TRTA: TRADE-RELATED TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Technical assistance and training courses for 2016-2017

The products are designed in line with the Progressive Learning Strategy (PLS) to promote higher levels of learning and ensure the development of participants' autonomy. The PLS constitutes a necessary strategic dimension which will complement Results-based management (RBM) in the successful implementation of WTO's TRTA activities. The activities have clearly identified objectives working towards measurable outcomes and more meaningful evaluation.

Click here to see the list of activities implemented in 2016.

Click here to access more information on events in 2017.

Key result (outcome) 1:

Target region Type of event Level Path Language(s) Description
Global A 1.(i) Geneva-Based Training Courses  Level 1 Generalist E/F/S Geneva-based Courses for LDCs - Introduction and Focus Activities - Geneva weeks
Level 3 Generalist E/F/S Applied Advanced Trade Policy Courses 
All regions A 1.(ii) Intermediate level activities Level 2 Generalist E/F/S Intermediate level activities for:  Africa (English); Africa (French); Arab and Middle East Countries; Asia and Pacific Economies; Caribbean; Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Caucasus; Latin America
Global A 6. Geneva-based Topic-specific Symposia Level 3 Specialist  E/F/S Geneva-based topic specific symposia for Capital-based officials
Global A 7. Other Geneva-based support Level 3 Specialist  E/F/S Advisory Role on Legal Issues (Art. 27.2 of DSU)
All regions A 8. Regional and Sub-regional Capacity-building programmes  Level 2 Generalist E/F/S Regional and/or subregional general capacity-building activities
Global B 1. Geneva-based Thematic courses Level 3/2 Specialist  E/F/S Advanced Thematic Courses and advanced workshops
All regions B 2. (i) National topic-specific activities Level 2/3 Generalist / Specialist  E/F/S National seminars and workshops - Assisting beneficiaries in conducting needs assessment and follow-up - Academic support missions 
All regions B 3. Regional and subregional seminars Level 2 Specialist  E/F/S 30 (sub) regional topic-specific seminars, including Trade Negotiations Skills
All regions B 7. Accessions     E/F/S China's LDCs and Accessions Programme (The China Programme):  Participation of LDCs in selected WTO meetings; LDCs TPR follow-up workshops; and, South-South Dialogue on LDCs and Development
Global D 1. Netherlands Trainee Programme Level 3 Generalist E/F/S Internships in the framework of the Netherlands Trainee Programme
Global D 2. WTO Regional Coordinator internship Level 3 Generalist E/F/S Regional Coordinator Internships:  Assistance to Group coordinators
Global D 3. WTO Mission internship Level 3 Generalist E/F/S Assistance to the Permanent Missions of Developing countries
Capital-based officials E 1. E-Learning:  online course Level 1 Generalist E/F/S Online course:  Introduction to the WTO
Level 2 Generalist /Specialist  E/F/S Online courses: The Multilateral Trade Agreements; The WTO and Trade Economics: Theory and Policy; Legal Underpinnings; Trade and Development; Trade Finance and the WTO; WTO Market Access Databases; Notification Requirements in the WTO; RTAs and the WTO; Technical Barriers to Trade; DSU in the WTO; Trade and Environment;  Market Access for goods and Non-Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) Negotiations; Trade Remedies and the WTO; Agriculture in the WTO; Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures; Trade in Services in the WTO; The Dispute Settlement System
not specified Generalist /Specialist  English Online course:  My Course - Create your own E-Learning Courses

 

Key result (outcome) 2:
Acceding governments are participating in accession negotiations, in line with WTO accession processes and procedures.

Target region Plan Chapter Level Path Language(s) Description
All regions B 2. (i) National topic-specific activities Level 2/3 Generalist /Specialist  E/F/S National seminars and workshops on Accessions
All regions B 7. Accessions       China's LDCs and Accessions Programme (The China Programme): WTO Accession Round Table meetings
Global D 4. WTO Accessions Internship  Level 1 Generalist  E/F/S China's LDCs and Accessions Programme (The China Programme): WTO Accessions Internship
Capital-based officials E 1. E-Learning:  online course Level 2 Generalist /Specialist  E/F/S Online course:  Accession to the WTO

 

Key result (outcome) 3:

Target region Plan Chapter Level Path Language(s) Description
All regions B 2. (iv) WTO Reference Centres and enquiry points Level 1 Generalist  E/F/S Establishment and/or upgrade of 10 WTO Reference Centres
All regions A 6. Geneva-based Topic-specific Symposia Level 2 Generalist  E/F/S Reference Centres managers' meeting

 

Key result (outcome) 4:

Target region Plan Chapter Level Path Language(s) Description
All regions B 6. Outreach Activities  not specified not specified E/F/S Outreach activities for Parliamentarians, Civil Society  and the media
All regions C 1. WTO Chairs programme not specified not specified E/F/S WTO Chairs programme: Grants of maximum CHF 50'000 to seven (7) WTO Chairs; Annual meeting WCP Advisory Board and WCP stakeholders; and, Academic support to WTO Chair holder institutions (missions, publications and joint publishing projects with the chairs)
All regions C 2. Academic Support Programme not specified not specified E/F/S Academic Support Programme: Donation of WTO publications to Universities and groups of scholars; and, support programme for doctoral  students (6 students over 6 months each)
E/F/S Academic Support Programme:  missions to Academic Institutions
All regions D 5. Young Professionals Programme Level 2 Specialist  E/F/S WTO Young Professionals' programme (YPP)

 

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