- Vlasta Macku
The UNCTAD Virtual Institute is recruiting a project management intern for its Geneva-based team.
Eligible candidates must be Master's students or recent graduates who can commit to work five days per week (35 hours) for four to six months beginning February 1. Priority will be given to applicants with skills in filming, video-editing and distance learning development, as well as English-language drafting.
More than 30 participants from Vi core Moroccan member, Université Mohammed V – Souissi, and other institutions, including the External Trade Ministry and the Agence marocaine de développement des investissements, gathered for a videoconference on UNCTAD's 2015 World Investment Report (WIR) December 7.
The presentation by Mohamed Chiraz Baly, of UNCTAD’s Division of Investment and Entreprise, outlined recent global investment trends and discussed the reform of the investment regime and issues related to tax avoidance.
The Virtual Institute, with funding from the Government of Finland, granted a six-week fellowship at UNCTAD to Willy-Marcel Ndayitwayeko, of Vi core member university, the University of Burundi (UB), October 26 to December 4.
UB, a Vi member since June 2014, plans to launch a Master's programme in international and development economics to enable its undergraduate students of international economics to pursue a graduate degree in this area. The university also aims at training professionals in service who would wish to acquire specialized knowledge in international economics.
Policymakers in 30 countries can expect evidence-based analysis from national academics armed with newly acquired analytical skills assessing the impact of trade on their countries’ poor, gained through the third edition of the Virtual Institute online course on trade and poverty. Held September 14 to November 29, the course was funded by the Government of Finland.
The 51 graduates say they are keen to apply their new knowledge of data sources, tools, methods and policy-relevant research questions on trade and poverty in their teaching, research and work with their governments.