The Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) approved in its Seventeenth Session (Geneva, April 11 to 15, 2016) the implementation of a project entitled Cooperation on Development and Intellectual Property Rights Education and Professional Training with Judicial Training Institutions in Developing and Least-Developed Countries .
The main objective of the project is to build capacity for the delivery of efficient and effective national IPR education and training programs for judges, magistrates, prosecutors and other members of the judiciary. The project also aims at creating self-learning “IPR Toolkits for Judges”, alongside establishing a global mapping of the existing IPR training institutions and initiatives for judiciaries.
Through the creation of online professional “communities of practice” on IPR issues for experience sharing and peer-to-peer learning, the project will foster networking and partnerships among national judicial training institutions.
The following four pilot countries have been selected, following a consultation process undertaken by member states, to represent their regions in the project launch: