- Susana Olivares
UNCTAD and the Young Scholars Initiative invite Vi members to participate in UNCTAD's Summer School 2018, "Money, finance and debt – Old debates and new challenges," to be held September 3-7 in Geneva.
Co-organized by the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, the event aims to engage academics and policy experts, as well as young policymakers and scholars, in an international debate on globalization and the management of its consequences for developing countries.
The programme seeks to provide participants with insights regarding current policy within the context of developing countries in which UNCTAD is engaged. An interdisciplinary approach aims to deliver an integral theoretical, historical, economic and policymaking perspective on the topics covered.
Deadline for applications is July 13.
UNCTAD and the Center for Industrial Policy and Development of Vi Turkish core member, the Istanbul Commerce University, invite Vi members to participate in the upcoming International Summer School & Workshop “Applied Industrial Policy (& Beyond),” which will take place September 4-5 .
The objective of this capacity-building event is to provide an overview of the process of structural transformation and its linkages with development, in order to equip participants with knowledge of the key policy instruments that could accelerate the gradual transformation of the economic structure.
From 14 to 18 May 2018, the Vi organized a series of six presentations for 17 students of the Master's programme in International Trade Policy of Vi core member, the University of the West Indies (UWI).
Presentations were delivered by experts representing all UNCTAD divisions, covering a very wide range of topics such as “FDI trends and impact on development”; “Trade Facilitation Agreement and UNCTAD’s work o the Caribbean”; “Post-2015 development agenda”; “Climate change and development”; “Competition policy: UNCTAD and the CARICOM region”; and “Structural transformation for inclusive and sustained growth.”
Approximately 120 undergraduate students from Vi core university member, the Institute of Business Administration (IBA), Karachi, Pakistan, took part in a videoconference delivered by UNCTADs expert, Piergiuseppe Fortunato, May 4.
Fortunato, of the Division on Globalization and Development Strategies, based his presentation on UNCTAD's latest Trade and Development Report, entitled “Beyond Austerity: Towards a Global New Deal.”