July 1, 2019 - July 5, 2019

WTO ITTC Training Workshop for Market Access Development

On July 1-5, 2019, CLDP will sponsor the travel of 6 officials from the Government of Afghanistan to attend a World Trade Organization (WTO) trade policy workshop at the Joint Vienna Institute (JVI) in Vienna, Austria to develop methodologies for resolving market access and trade facilitation issues.  Attendees will discuss market access strategies in support of Afghanistan’s export-led economic growth initiatives and the promotion of cross-border trade with its regional partners.  Afghanistan’s participation in the JVI workshop is facilitated with the assistance of the WTO Institute for Training and Technical Cooperation (ITTC).

June 24, 2019 - June 28, 2019

Afghanistan Training Manual Workshop

On June 24-28, 2019, CLDP, in coordination with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), will hold the Training Manual Workshop - Part II.  It is a follow up to the Training Manual Workshop - Part I session held in Kabul on December 16-18, 2018.

June 17, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Afghanistan: Customs and Trade Facilitation Workshop with the Afghanistan Customs Department

On June 17-20, 2019 in Tbilisi, Georgia, CLDP will partner with the World Customs Organization (WCO) and the Georgia Revenue Service (GRS) to deliver a customs and trade facilitation workshop with the Afghanistan Customs Department.  The workshop will continue CLDP’s support of Afghanistan Customs’ modernization initiatives, which have helped increase the transparency and predictability of Customs operations in Afghanistan—a key component of fostering a better business environment in Afghanistan for trade and investment.

The June 2019 workshop will build on previous CLDP and WCO-facilitated Customs exchanges between Afghanistan and Georgia; and the program will focus on Afghanistan’s continued implementation of the World Trade Organization (WTO) Agreement on Trade Facilitation (TFA), as well as Afghanistan’s overlapping efforts to accede to the WCO Revised Kyoto Convention (RKC) for the simplification and harmonization of customs procedures.  In addition to transparency and Customs integrity topics, program participants will work during the 4-day exchange to identify regulatory frameworks for risk-based customs targeting, audit, and trusted trades programs. 

For information about CLDP and the WCO’s previous Customs exchanges between the Afghanistan Customs Department and the Georgia Revenue Service, please see “Afghanistan: CLDP Conducts Customs Project Management Training with the Afghanistan Customs Department, Georgia Revenue Service, and WCO.”

June 15, 2019 - June 21, 2019

Afghanistan e-Governance Assessment and Strategy Workshop in Estonia June 2019

CLDP will sponsor an e-Governance Assessment and Strategy workshop for Afghanistan to take place in Tallinn, Estonia on June 15-21, 2019. The program will consist of a 7-day workshop for 28 attendees (20 Afghan participants, 3 international experts, 3 local experts, and 2 CLDP staff).

May 13, 2019 - May 15, 2019

Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary/Phytosanitary Measures

CLDP will host a Meeting of the Central Asia-Afghanistan Expert Level Working Group on Sanitary/Phytosanitary Measures in Tbilisi, Georgia on May 13-15, 2019.

April 28, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Afghanistan: CLDP to Conduct Insolvency Law Implementation Workshop II

On April 28-30, 2019, CLDP will conduct the second of a series of workshops focusing on the requirements of the recently enacted Insolvency law.  

April 28, 2019 - April 30, 2019

Insolvency Law Workshop in Kabul

CLDP, will host a three-day Insolvency Law workshop at the U.S. Embassy compound in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 28-30, 2019. 

March 5, 2019 - March 9, 2019

MENA Region: CLDP Hosts the 9th Annual Middle East Pre-Moot

On March 5-9, CLDP, in partnership with the Royal University for Women (RUW), the Bahrain Center for Dispute Resolution, Mena Chambers Bahrain, and the Center for International Legal Studies of the University of Pittsburgh, hosted the 9th Annual Middle East Vis Pre-Moot at RUW in Riffa, Bahrain. The competition brought together 17 teams consisting of more than 100 students from Afghanistan, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Myanmar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, and the United Arab Emirates. The University of Colombo from Sri Lanka won the competition and the Royal Institute of Colombo, also from Sri Lanka, took second place. Before the competition, CLDP’s Vis Moot mentors and coaches conducted a three-day training. This five-day program was designed to prepare students for the Willem C. Vis Moot Competition (“the Vis Moot”) that takes place annually in April in Hong Kong and Vienna. The Vis Moot is the most prestigious international moot on commercial arbitration where more than 400 teams from over 100 countries compete on oral and written advocacy. The Vis Moot experience helps equip the participating students with the skills necessary to handle commercial business disputes and bolsters the rule of law in their respective countries.

November 15, 2018 - November 17, 2018

Afghanistan: eGovernance Roadmap Workshop

In November, 2018, CLDP hosted a workshop in Tallinn, Estonia to assist the Afghan Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies to develop a strategy to implement its roadmap on eGovernance.