NASTEC

No. NAM – 04/143/2020

23 September 2020

Subject: International Virtual Training Workshop on “Capacity Building in Developing Countries in the Management of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Geographical Indications (GI)”, 11-12 November 2020]

Greetings from the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre)!!

Creation, protection and management of Intellectual Property (IP) have become an instrument for national development in the context of internationalisation of trade and commerce and emerging world of knowledge. Its role in the complex situations arising out of changing technologies and political realities needs to be understood by scientists, technologists, legal experts, government officials, industries and business, civil societies and individual innovators. Developing countries have many challenges to overcome while evolving their own IP Systems in order to satisfy their public policy needs and developmental goals. In a world, where the economic growth of nations is driven increasingly by the creativity and knowledge of their people, effective IP Systems which provide incentives for innovation and create structures for sharing the results, are key to unlocking this human potential.

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) refers to the general term for the assignment of property rights through patents, copyrights and trademarks. These property rights allow the holder to exercise a monopoly on the use of the item for a specified period. IPR is prerequisite for better identification, planning, commercialization, rendering, and thereby protection of invention or creativity.

Geographical Indications (GI) is the newest addition to Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs), which identify a good as originating in the territory of a country, or a region or locality in that territory, where a given quality, reputation or other characteristics of a good is essentially attributable to its geographical origin. The GI is a unique form of Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) provided to the community of producers who have acquired traditional knowledge from generations and produce products with unique characteristics.

Considering the need for capacity building in this area, the Centre for Science & Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre) and the Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT), Egypt jointly announce the organisation of a 2-days International Training Workshop on “Capacity Building in Developing Countries in the Management of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and Geographical Indications (GI)” during 11-12 November 2020. The training workshop will be organized in Virtual Mode.

The training workshop aims to provide in-depth knowledge through interactive lectures and exercises about various aspects of IPR which influence decision making in science policy, planning of R&D, exploiting results of R&D and international collaboration.

Young researchers, scientists, government officials and policy makers, and representatives from industry and non-government organizations - who are engaged in the field of IPR and GI are invited to participate in this Virtual Training Workshop. Copies of the Announcement and blank Application Form are attached.

The following may please be noted:

  1. The event will be hosted by the Academy of Scientific Research & Technology (ASRT), Cairo, Egypt and will be organized in Virtual Mode.
  2. Last date for submission of applications to attend the Training Workshop is Friday, 30 October 2020.
  3. Scientists, researchers and other professionals from the Member Countries and S&T-Industry Members of the NAM S&T Centre desirous of participating in the Virtual Training Workshop should submit their filled-in application electronically to the NAM S&T Centre (E-Mail: namstcentre@gmail.com) as early as possible. Interested persons from other countries which are not the Members of the NAM S&T Centre may also submit their application for participation in the programme without payment of any Processing Fee.
    The following documents must be submitted as e-mail attachments:
    1. Filled in Application Form (Blank form enclosed)
    2. A short CV (Maximum two pages; in MS-Word format) [Format Enclosed]
    3. Opinion (a short para; in MS-Word format) how you qualify to participate in the Program.
  4. Selection of applicants will be made based on their academic and professional background, and relevance of their current engagements in the field.
  5. Other details are available in the attached Announcement.
  6. Information on the Member Countries and S&T-Industry Network Members of the NAM S&T Centre and names/addresses of the Focal Points in these countries/organisations may be seen on the Centre’s website www.namstct.org.
  7. English will be the official language of the Conference.

All correspondence may please be made by email. All documents may be prepared in MS-Word Format or electronically scanned and sent as attachments to the email.

THIS IS A GENERAL CIRCULAR, and not an individual invitation. You are requested to kindly forward this announcement to your concerned interested contacts for its wider dissemination. We solicit your kind cooperation in getting the best suited applicants for this valuable Virtual Training Workshop.

We solicit your kind cooperation in getting the best suited applicants for this valuable Virtual Training Programme.


Amitava Bandopadhyay, Ph. D.
Director General,
Centre for Science & Technology of Non-Aligned and Other Developing Countries (NAM S&T Centre),
Core 6A, 2nd Floor,
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road,
NEW DELHI - 110 003 (INDIA)
Ph. :( +91) (11) 24645134/24644974 (O)
Fax: (+91) (11) 24644973
E-mail: namstcentre@gmail.com
Homepage: http://www.namstct.org
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Workshop Announcement on Traing Workshop IPR & GI ASRT Egypt 11, 12 November 2020
Application Form Traing Workshop IPR & GI ASRT Egypt 11,12 November 2020
NAM Centre CV Format