The meeting on Cyberlaw Harmonization in the Economic Community of West African States began today in Geneva.
The meeting was opened by Geneviève Féraud, Head of the Knowledge Development Branch, UNCTAD, and Her Excellency Ms. Nakpa Polo, Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the Togolese Republic to the United Nations Office in Geneva. Ms. Féraud gave an overview of the TrainForTrade project, which was launched in West Africa in 2012 and will run until the end of 2015. The overall goal of the project is to accelerate progress in West-African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, the Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Mali, Senegal and Togo) towards the achievement of internationally agreed development goals, particularly MDG 8, through trade-related training and capacity building. The project is implemented in cooperation with the ICT Analysis Section of the Division of Technology and Logistics, UNCTAD.
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