World Trade Organization – Trade and Public Health Workshop. Interested individuals can now apply. See how to apply and other details.
The 6th African World Heritage Youth Forum is a capacity-building exercise focusing on Celebrating 50 Years of the 1972 World Heritage Convention and the African Youth in the Next 50: The Heritage We Want through African young professionals.
The Forum places an emphasis on the youth perspective of the World Heritage Convention towards promoting and increasing African youth participation in the stewardship and promotion of World Heritage in Africa in a creative and innovative approach.
The forum aims to:
- Promote holistic youth development and participation by recognizing youth as vital actors and partners in the implementation of the 1972 World Heritage Convention.
- Generate and strengthen collaboration between youth and heritage stakeholders through the promotion and preservation of World Heritage which requires partnerships of various stakeholders.
- Generate knowledge and interest for further promotion and preservation of World Heritage therefore enhancing sustainability.
- Expand the outreach of youth projects, promoting regional and international exchange of information through providing a platform for the creation of networks, exchange of knowledge, sharing of experience and success stories between and among the youth across Africa.
- Raise youth awareness and appreciation of issues and threats facing Africa’s heritage while stimulating their involvement in World Heritage activities that could bring direct economic benefits to local communities living in or around World Heritage properties in Africa.
- Motivate and equip young leaders with the tools to become catalysts of change.
- Encourage youth to improve their innovation and creative capacities in developing sustainable initiatives in their countries, which consider the present-day issues and aspirations of the African Union Agenda 2063 and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
The costs for the forum participation (return airfare, accommodation, meals, local transportation) in the Republic of Cameroon will be covered by AWHF, ICCROM and the Ministry of Arts and Culture of Cameroon.
Selected participants shall meet their own local costs in the country of origin, as well as visa application costs to enter the Republic of Cameroon.
Twenty-five (25) young heritage champions from African countries (including 10 from Central Africa countries) will be selected for the forum.
Applicants must fulfil the following requirements:
- African citizen between the ages: 21 – 35
- Minimum requirements: a post-secondary certified training and/or qualification
- Fluency in French (being the working language of the Forum) and ability to communicate in at least one of the other four official languages of the African Union (English, Portuguese, Arabic and Swahili)
- Available for the entire duration of the Forum
- Experienced in the field of World Heritage, working on conservation and promotion of heritage in their regular activities, along with other young people
- Active on online media and digital platforms (social media e.g. Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc)
The WTO will hold its annual Trade and Public Health Workshop in Geneva from 28 November to 2 December 2022, with a special focus on pandemic preparedness and response. The deadline to submit applications to participate is 30 September 2022.
The 16th WTO Trade and Public Health Workshop, organized in close collaboration with the Secretariats of the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), takes a holistic approach to the interlinkages between public health, trade, and intellectual property.
The Workshop will focus on pandemic preparedness and response. As in past years, the Workshop will build on the 2nd Edition of the WHO-WIPO-WTO Trilateral Study “Promoting Access to Medical Technologies and Innovation: Intersections between Public Health, Intellectual Property and Trade”, as well as the updated COVID-19 information note.
What is the workshop about?
In an intensive, one-week programme, delivered by expert speakers with different backgrounds and expertise, participants will examine the role that multilateral trade agreements play as part of the wider efforts to meet increasingly urgent public health needs.
Participants will also engage in targeted practical case studies designed to examine key policy tools and effectively apply them to foster public health outcomes. An outline of the draft programme is enclosed.
Who should apply?
The Trade and Public Health Workshop is designed for public sector policymakers who already have an advanced understanding of issues at the intersection of trade, intellectual property (IP) and public health, and who have practical experience in policy processes in these fields. Candidates should be proficient in English, the working language of the Workshop.
The WTO Secretariat has funding available for 30 participants from WTO Members and Observers eligible to benefit from technical assistance activities. Five additional places will be available for self-funded participants, including from developed Members.
How to apply?
Government officials from Members and Observers eligible to benefit from WTO training activities are invited to apply by 30 September 2022.
Detailed information regarding the application procedure is available here.
For more information and application details, see; World Trade Organization – Trade and Public Health Workshop website