Expert's Workshop on WTO Curriculum Development in Auckland
In view of the fact that major APEC member economies have already joined the WTO, the WTO-Related Human Resource Development Program was planned and proposed by the leading organizations of the APEC Human Resources Development Working Group (HRD-WG) . The program is intended to promote business activities in compliance with international rules including WTO rules in the APEC region. This program was approved in 2001 as part of the APEC Executive Capacity Building Project on International Rules. Under the program, curriculum and teaching materials were developed for training executives on WTO and other international rules while incorporating conditions peculiar to the APEC region, and several pilot seminars were held as well. IIST, as an organization representing Japan, led the organization of these events in cooperation with New Zealand and Canada.
Expertsβ Workshop on WTO Curriculum Development in Auckland
Dates: August 8 - 10, 2002
Place: The University of Auckland, New Zealand
Participants:17 experts on WTO and human resource development from 10 APEC members.
-Developing the framework and training
-Formulating a two-year action plan
-Identifying economies where APEC pilot seminars will be held
-Planning of pilot seminars in Asia(Manila, Beijing)and South America(Peru)
-Allocation of roles and responsibilities to develop teaching materials
Basic Questions to Address in Modules
The Curriculum will try to address the following key questions:
1.Why should I be interested in WTO?
2.What is the WTO and how does it work?
3.What is its potential impact on my organization or the organizations I represent?
4.What can I do to respond to WTO?
5.How can I influence the development of the rules of international trade?
Human Resource Development Dept.