tailor-made training and capacity-building programmes
IDEAS Centre offers tailor-made training and capacity-building programmes on the World Trade Organization (WTO), specific trade-related issues, WTO accession, WTO negotiations as well as negotiations strategy and tactics. These programmes can be delivered to public civil servants, academia, civil society or the private sector and are adapted to the needs of the client. A selection of such training is available on the left column.
IDEAS Centre has a long and vast experience of providing trade-related training and capacity-building support, which is often a prominent part of its assistance projects. In most of its accession projects, IDEAS Centre has provided/provides several seminars on WTO accession in general as well as on specific technical issues (agriculture, SPS, TBT, etc.).
It proposes workshops to its partners on matters under negotiations and of interest to the country as well as on emerging issues, such as Border Carbon Adjustment. IDEAS Centre is also regularly invited to provide analysis of an issue at stake in, for instance, WTO negotiations during workshops organised for various groupings such as the African, Caribbean, and Pacific Group of States or the Least-Developed Country Group.
The Centre also organises practical and hands-on training of one to six months for civil servants from partner countries. These traineeships take place at IDEAS Centre in collaboration with the WTO mission of the country in question and allow the intern to follow and focus on WTO activities and negotiations of interest to him/her and his/her country with the direct assistance of the Centre. IDEAS Centre has welcomed/welcomes trainees from Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, Lao PDR, Mali, Montenegro, Serbia and Tajikistan.