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This masterclass will help Investment Promotion Agencies and other institutions with a mandate in investment promotion and facilitation to address the challenges posed by the current COVID-19 pandemic. The Masterclass Series on Investment Promotion, Sustainable Development and Recovery will offer a platform for dialogue for peer-to-peer exchange between IPAs, supported by international specialists experienced in trade, investment and development.

This online event which will be held between 24 August–26 September 2020 is organized by WAIPA, UNIDO, ILO and UNCTAD.


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Who attends this event?

Staff of investment promotion agencies and other government officials with responsibilities in investment facilitation, e.g. from Ministries of Foreign Affairs, of Trade, Commerce, planning and finance. Access is limited and prior online registration is required.

How will the masterclasses be conducted?

The masterclasses will be conducted online through webinars. Participants will have access to the ITCILO ecampus providing for reference material and opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas via discussion forums linked to each topic. The masterclasses will be conducted in English language.

What topics will this course cover?

The masterclasses will look into the following topics

  • FDI trends: what future will we face?
  • COVID 19 and the world of work:
  • Responsible business conduct and enterprises
  • Innovation and technology
  • How to harness the private sector in the response to COVID-19
  • Experience and knowledge sharing by IPA

When is the application deadline?

17 August 2020

Do you have any questions?

Read the FAQ or send an email to mne-gsc@itcilo.org


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