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Trade and Poverty workshop: Call for ApplicationThe United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) is organizing a workshop on the teaching and research of Trade and Poverty for academic and research institutions in Africa, and is seeking qualified and motivated candidates wishing to participate.

The one-week workshop will be conducted in English, and will be held in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania, November 19-23. Deadline for applications is October 5.

The event is organized by the Virtual Institute in cooperation with UNCTAD's Division on Africa and the Least Developed Countries, the Trade Analysis Branch, and Virtual Institute member, the University of Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania.

The programme will address conceptual and methodological approaches to the teaching and research of the trade-poverty relationship, as well as resulting policy implications.

University teachers and/or researchers from African countries, in particular the Least Developed Countries, involved in teaching and research on trade, and economic and social development, are encouraged to apply.

UNCTAD will cover the attendance fee, travel, lodging and boarding expenses for selected participants, with a priority being given to candidates from the Least Developed Countries. We will also provide relevant publications and teaching materials free of charge. Participants will be responsible for obtaining valid visas and medical insurance for the duration of their stay in Tanzania.

Because the workshop will be conducted in English, candidates must have excellent written and verbal skills in this language.

For more information:

* Course prospectus
* Application form