National Training Workshops on Competition Policy and Law in Eastern and Southern African Countries: Setting the Stage for Competition to Flourish
As a part of the project entitled, “Capacity Building on Competition Policy in Select Countries of Eastern and Southern Africa” (referred to as the 7Up3 project) implementation process, CUTS organised an international conference entitled, “Competition Policy, Private Sector Development and Poverty Reduction in Africa” on 29-30 March 2007 in Mauritius to showcase the outcomes of the research relevant for operationalising healthy competition regimes in the countries as well as the region.
Participants in this conference agreed that in order to operationalise competition regimes in the project countries (and indeed the region), it was necessary to develop a competition culture in them. Pursuing this goal it was decided to organise National Training Workshops on Competition Policy and Law would in each of the project countries (i.e., Botswana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia and Uganda).
Trainings in Mozambique and Botswana held in the month of July 2007. Namibia training started in the month of July and finished in the month of August. Mauritius and Malawi had their trainings in the month of August 2007. The training in Uganda and Ethiopia held in October September 2007. These three-day training workshops targeted representatives from multiple stakeholder groups (Civil Society, Business Community, Government Departments, Regulatory Agencies, and Media) in the project countries as trainees. Three to four international trainers engaged in each of these workshops. Experts were France, India, Kenya, South Africa, Switzerland, UK and Zambia in these training workshops.
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