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Tuesday, 9 December 2014 - 9:00pm
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The global innovation and intellectual property landscape is witnessing rapid and far reaching changes. This dialogue is the first in a series of multi-stakeholder dialogues aimed reflecting on these changes and their possible implications for international cooperation. Convened by ICTSD, the dialogue will examine the implementation of the 2007 WIPO Development Agenda recommendations, a decade after the original Development Agenda proposal was launched.

In this context, the dialogue will look at the collective achievements and future challenges toward the establishment of a balanced and development–oriented intellectual property system, which effectively promotes innovation while supporting public policy objectives.

Webcasting of this event was cancelled due to unexpected circumstances.

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Reviewing the implementation of the WIPO Development Agenda: Issues and Challenges
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Thursday, 18 September 2014 - 9:00am to Friday, 19 September 2014 - 1:00pm

In the majority of African countries, the informal economy remains predominant. At the same time, most African countries are Least Developed Countries (LDCs) which are exempted from most TRIPS obligations until 2021 in accordance with the latest WTO extension decision adopted in 2013. Yet a number of African countries seek to use IP to generate greater value added for their agricultural products (such as coffee), traditional knowledge and genetic resources through, for example, the use of trademarks and geographical indications. Africa’s informal sectors are particularly adept at appropriating knowledge to facilitate rapid and locally relevant innovation. The session will look at the role of innovation and IP in Africa’s development process as well as how development partners can contribute with improved technology transfer (article 66.2) and better targeted technical assistance. Specific reference will be made to innovation in the informal economies and their contribution to Africa’s share in international trade

On line registration is now closed. Possibility to register on the spot as from 7:30 am on 1 October 

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Technology Transfer in the TRIPS Age: The Need for New Types of Partnerships between the Least Developed and Most Advanced EconomiesTechnical Note: The LDC TRIPS Transition Extension and the Question of RollbackIP Trends in African LDCs and the LDC TRIPS Transition Extension: Fikremarkos MersoMeaningful Technology Transfer to the LDCs: A Proposal for a Monitoring Mechanism for TRIPS Article 66.2
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Friday, 3 October 2014 - 4:00pm

Jointly implemented by ICTSD and World Economic Forum, the E15Initiative (E15) seeks to turn old and new challenges facing the global trade system into opportunities. The initiative engages world-class institutions and experts in defining the ideas, strategies and scenarios for how the global trade system can meet the challenges and demands of the world economy and sustainable development today and in 2025. Grouped into 15 thematic issues, over 200 E15 members, foremost experts from academia, practitioners, business, and former policy makers, are asked to commit their knowledge and expertise to develop policy options that reflect the best thinking in the field. 

The E15 expert group on Trade and Innovation will be meeting for the third time in Geneva, Switzerland on Monday, June 2 and Tuesday, June 3 to continue their discussions on topics at the intersection of trade and innovation, including digital trade, intellectual property rights (IPRs), research and development, and trade secrets. Innovation and new technologies are key drivers of economic growth and job creation. While trade liberalisation and investment flows contribute to technology diffusion and innovation, absorptive capacity plays a key role and the strengthening of national innovation capabilities can improve a country’s ability to engage in and benefit from international trade. Promoting innovation is thus a critical policy objective pursued by many governments in the context of a changing global landscape where global value chains have become a key conduit for technology diffusion, ICT goods and services are important drivers of business and growth, and intellectual property is a strategic asset for achieving a competitive edge in global markets.

Despite its growing prominence in the global agenda, innovation has received relatively little attention as a self-standing all-encompassing issue in the multilateral trading system. There is no single overarching WTO agreement that deals with innovation. Innovation related policies and measures span a wide range of WTO disciplines and rules relating to subsidies, intellectual property, information technology, investment, trade in services, and government procurement. Against this background, there is a pressing need for a fresh look at the trade and innovation nexus. The task of the expert group is to explore options to enhance the contribution of the global trading system in support of global and national innovation efforts.

Attendance at this event is by invitation only. 

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Monday, 2 June 2014 - 12:00am to Tuesday, 3 June 2014 - 11:00pm

In 2010, the WIPO General Assembly established a Coordination Mechanism to monitor and assess the implementation of the 2007 WIPO Development Agenda (DA) recommendations. It also requested the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) to undertake an independent review of the implementation of the DA recommendations. However, during the 11th and 12th sessions of the CDIP in 2013, no consensus was reached on the terms of reference of the review. This issue will be taken up again at the forthcoming 13th session of the CDIP (May 19-May 23, 2014).

Against this background, the aim of this informal dialogue is to examine more closely the numerous issues and challenges facing a review of the implementation of the WIPO DA recommendations in light of the lessons learned from similar international processes and experiences in the areas of trade and development (such as the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Aid for Trade Review). It will also reflect on the parameters for carrying out an effective review of the implementation of the WIPO DA recommendations. 

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Tuesday, 13 May 2014 - 2:00pm