||Under the framework of the implementation of the above refereed project in Least Developed Countries (LDCs), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has received a request from the Government of the Federal Democratic Republic of Uganda to participate in the implementation of the project. Accordingly, preliminary consultations took place between WIPO and the Uganda Registration Services Bureau (URSB) to discuss the necessary modalities for the launching of the project.
As recommended by the Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP), as the first step, it was proposed to organize with the support of WIPO a National Meeting to launch the project in Kampala, discuss and recommend roadmap for the implementation of the project.
The Meeting is expected to discuss and finalize identification of national experts for the establishment of the expert group on appropriate technology, the establishment of a multi stakeholders group, the nomination of national and international project consultants, and establishing the necessary terms of reference and timetable.
In view of the above, and following consultation with the URSB, it is proposed for your consideration to organize a National Meeting in Kampala, Uganda, on August 11 and 12, 2015 to launch the project and discuss roadmap for the implementation.
This meeting will be organized back-to-back with the Multi-Stakeholders Meeting on the Finalization of National Innovation and Intellectual Property (IP) Policy and Strategy for Uganda, which will take place in Kampala, on August 13 and 14, 2015, in order to save the resources of the Organization in terms of effective utilization of the available human resources, time and budget.
As the above activity will lead to providing another deliverables to Uganda (the other one is the completion of the IP Policy and Strategy for Uganda, above), I propose that two WIPO officials from the Division for Least Developed Countries constitute the WIPO t