Posted on: May 20, 2021 Posted by: diasporadigital Comments: 0

Join the African Diaspora Council of Switzerland on Friday 21st May 2021, 3pm to 5pm Geneva time via Zoom Video Conference as they commemorate Africa Day 2021.

The event is under the theme “AfCFTA Implementation: Leveraging Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for deeper Economic Integration in Africa.”

The event website of African Diaspora Council of Switzerland states that:

“The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) became operational in January 2021. Negotiations on Phase II touching on issues like investment, competition policy and intellectual property rights (IPR) are still ongoing having been delayed due to the Covid-19. E-commerce and digital trade could be another issue. The conference will examine the background, rationale, objectives and possible approaches of AfCFTA IPR Protocol, creation of IP Innovation Ecosystems and the role of the Diaspora in the development of Intellectual Property in Africa and in host countries.”

Hosted by Dozie Celeste Ugochukwu, the event will be translated in both English and French and the Speakers include:

Abake Adenle – CEO and Founder, AJA.LA Studios

Neema Nyerere – MD, NND Consulting, IP and Brands

Neo T. Tlhaselo – Founding Director, Conversation with Africa

Fikremarkos Merso – Senior Expert on IPR, African Union

Ituku Elangi Botoy – Industry Property Information Officer, WIPO

Alexis Neuberg – President, Adept

Click here to register free for the conference.

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By: Theresa R. Fianko

Additional Information: African Diaspora Council of Switzerland Website

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