Technical Assistance Database: Activity Details

Title: Inter-Regional Meeting for Portuguese-Speaking Countries
Description: This memorandum seeks your approval to organize a inter-regional meeting to promote WIPO-administered treaties with focus on the Marrakesh Treaty with a view to a prompt ratification/accession by Portuguese-speaking countries.
The proposed arrangements are as follows:
1. Title:
Inter-Regional Meeting for Portuguese-Speaking Countries
2. Venue: Praia – Cabo Verde
3. Dates: June 15 to 19, 2015
4. Organizers: WIPO in cooperation with the Government of Cabo Verde, the World Blind Union (WBU) and the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Brazil
5. Program: Draft program under preparation
6. Participants invited
by WIPO : Other than the host country (Cabo Verde), the heads of copyright offices of the following countries: Angola, Brazil, Equatorial Guinea, Guiné-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tomé and Principe (7).
The president and a technical expert of blind associations from the participating countries listed above.
8. Speakers: Expert from Argentina (financed by WIPO)
Expert from India (financed by WIPO)
Expert from Spain (financed by WIPO)
Expert from Brazil (financed by WIPO)
Expert from the United States of America (financed by WIPO)
Expert from Brazil (financed by WIPO)
Key NGOS (self-financed)
The Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disability (CRPD) (self-financed)
7. WIPO officials: Ms. Lanteri and Mr. Ferraz
8. Working languages: Portuguese and English with simultaneous interpretation
9. WIPO’s
contribution: WIPO will cover the
- Travel and DSA of the Heads of Copyright Offices
- Travel and DSA of 2 representatives of blind associations from each country participating
- Travel, DSA and honoraria for speakers (see above)
- Travel and DSA of the WIPO staff
- Cost of interpretation equipment and hiring of interpreters (2)
- Conference costs
10. Contribution of
host country: Conference room
A hospitality event
Logistic and administrative support
Type: Workshop
IP Subject Area: Multiple IP Fields
WIPO Sector: Copyright Law Division
Date From: 15/06/2015 - 19/06/2015
Venue City: Praia
Venue/Host Country: Cape Verde
Activity held in Language: English

Beneficiary / Participant Countries

Country Name No. of Members / Participants
South Africa 1
Sao Tome and Principe 3
Mozambique 3
Guinea-Bissau 3
Equatorial Guinea 2
Brazil 5
Argentina 1
Angola 3
Total Number of Participants:  21