Date and Time: Wednesday 4th December 2013 ~~~ 16:30 – 18:00
Location: Orchid Room
Theme: Trade and Economic Development

Background document:

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Organizer: The Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide

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Session Objectives

• The objective of the session is to show how technology can be successfully applied in international trade and development
• Provide examples of tailored geo-economic technical assistance (economic, political, legal, security, Aid-for-Trade etc) to the regional/developing country dimension (eg Pacific, Africa, ACP, Small Island States, Mekong)
• With the use of innovative methodologies and new modes of delivery (private sector surveys, e-learning platforms, informed trade data collection and analysis, NSA consultations etc)

Synopsis

The objective of the session is to show how technology can be successfully applied in international trade and development. The session focuses on new modes of delivery of trade capacity training and how e-learning can enhance Aid for Trade and private sector engagement.

The Institute for International Trade at the University of Adelaide addresses this by providing experience based examples from its trade capacity training programmes and outlines how a multidisciplinary approach can lead to sustainable development.

The session will present a blended-learning strategy where e-learning serves as a complement to traditional face-to-face capacity training and with that enhances the overall transfer of knowledge. At the same time the strategy acts as a tool to tackle some of the key misunderstandings in international trade and development. In its set-up the strategy also links and facilitates communication between government, private sector and non-government stakeholders.