Strengthen Government officers capacity

As a direct result of strengthening the training and research capabilities of PITAD and other research institutes it is considered that these institutes will be better placed to impart their knowledge to government officers in the relevant ministries and implementing agencies.

In addition to the improvements to the core training already provided by PITAD, government officers will benefit from the provision of ad-hoc trainings on pressing trade issues by PITAD (an identified need), with assistance from key research institutes. All activities are intended to raise the requisite skill level and understanding of government officers on trade, regulatory and negotiation issues. Activities are motivated by the belief that government officers need to be well trained, well informed and continuously up to date on the most pressing trade issues.