20 Jul 2010

WTI / NCCR Trade Regulation to contribute to new training programme at INCAE Business School

The World Bank Group pledges funding for training civil servants from Central American Integration System countries at Heads of States’ Summit.

On 20 July 2010 at the Summit of Heads of State of the Central American Integration System, the President of the World Bank Group, Robert B. Zoellik, launched a new executive training programme for senior officials from countries of the Central American Integration System.

The new training programme will be taught at INCAE (Instituto Centro-Americana de Empresas), Latin America’s No.1 ranked business school with campuses in San Jose, Costa Rica and Managua, Nicaragua, in partnership with faculty drawn from the ranks of the World Trade Institute and NCCR Trade Regulation network.

In addition to the WTI’s Deputy Managing Director and Director of Studies, Mr Pierre Sauvé, who advised in the development of the training programme’s curriculum, trade experts recruited include Prof. Peter van den Bossche (Maastricht University and WTO Appellate Body), Mr Roberto Echandi (former Ambassador of Costa Rica to the EU, WTI Program on International Investment/NCCR Trade Regulation), Prof. Simon Evenett (University of St. Gallen), Mr Gary N. Horlick (Law Offices of Gary N. Horlick, Washington DC), Mr Edwin Vermulst (Vermulst Verhaege Graafsma & Bronckers Advocaten, Brussels), Dr Arthur Appleton (Appleton Luff, Geneva) and Prof. Olivier Cadot (University of Lausanne).

The World Trade Institute is proud to contribute to this important initiative and to enhancing the human capital required for better engagement in regional cooperation and integration in the Americas. It looks forward to the start of the new programme in December 2010.