This course is offered free of charge as part of training activities under FAO’s Regional Initiative on Agrifood Trade and Market Integration. Limited slots are available and will be subject to a selection process conducted by FAO, taking into account in particular, the geographical distribution and gender balance. Priority will be given to the focus countries of the Initiative: Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan and Ukraine.
In the preparation of this course FAO draws from its extensive experience with providing guidance, capacity building and technical advice to its member countries on agricultural trade policy and multilateral trade negotiations, as well its normative work on the SPS issues.
A certificate of completion will be issued to participants who successfully complete all course-related assignments and assessments.
Participants who will show the strongest learning results as evidenced by assessments and meaningful participation in course discussions will be invited by FAO to a follow-up face-to-face workshop on WTO accession issues. The organizers will also consider in the selection process how the participants will sustain their knowledge and expertise for the benefit of a wider audience in the post-Soviet countries. The workshop will take place on 5 October 2017 in Tbilisi, Georgia. Up to ten slots for participants from this course are available. The organizers reserve the right to select eligible participants based on recommendations by the course mentors as well as availability of resources for the workshop.