Interim Review Meeting – 7Up4 Project

Banjul, The Gambia, July 29-30, 2009
July 29-30, 2009, Banjul, The Gambia

CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment & Economic Regulation (CUTS CCIER) in collaboration with Pro-Poor Advocacy Group (Pro-PAG), The Gambia organised an interim review meeting of the 7up4 project (Strengthening Constituencies for Effective Competition Regimes in Select Countries of Eastern and Southern Africa, on 29th – 30th July 2009 at Banjul, The Gambia. The event was also supported by the Gambia Competition Commission.

Partner organisations, competition scholars, practitioners, business representatives, policymakers, regional authority and representatives of the media from the region (and outside) reviewed the outcomes from the first phase of the project and suggested the way forward for finalising the research outcomes and launching the advocacy and the capacity building (including training) activities for the next phase.

Resource persons from across the world presented their views on specific aspects of competition policy and law, including the future of competition in the present economic downturn and beyond.