Through our management of the Trade Advocacy Fund (TAF), Crown Agents is working with the Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa (trapca) to launch a WTO Law and Dispute Settlement training programme for all TAF-eligible developing countries.
The training will include a post-graduate diploma in WTO Law and Dispute Settlement for government and Regional Economic Community (REC) officials, as well as an executive course on WTO law and dispute settlement for senior officials.
The training programme, the result of a grant awarded by TAF to trapca, aims to build the capacity of developing countries on matters relating to WTO law and dispute settlement to help improve their engagement in, and benefits from, the multilateral trading system.
Crown Agents' fund management team will work closely with trapca throughout the successful launch and delivery of this important training programme, focusing particularly on ensuring that the desired impact is achieved.
Alongside the training programme, TAF will also support trapca to develop a case study on the challenges faced by developing countries in utilising the WTO Dispute Settlement System and the potential challenges that may arise due to the proliferation of Regional Trade Agreements among developing countries. This case study will provide an important knowledge resource for developing countries in their attempts to engage successfully in the WTO Dispute Settlement System.
To apply, visit the trapca website and please look out for further information on the Crown Agents, TAF, and trapca websites for opportunities to register on further exciting training courses.
TAF is an initiative designed to help developing countries defend their interests and argue for change in the international trading system. TAF, which is implemented through the Trade Policy Unit of DFID and the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS), aims to benefit developing country governments, regional economic communities and the poorest and most vulnerable citizens through improved participation and pro-poor outcomes from international trade negotiations.
Crown Agents and Saana Consulting are the appointed fund managers with responsibility for the successful delivery of TAF and to ensure it meets its goals.