The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) offers, as a part of its bilateral development assistance, Advanced International Training Programmes within different areas. One of the trainings is the "Intellectual Property for the Least Developed Countries" and it is organized in collaboration with the Swedish Patent and Registration Office.
Last week in Phnom Penh, Cambodia there has been a follow up to the initial training which was held in Stockholm in September. Two Tanzanian researchers have been participating, Ester Innocent from Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS) and Eugenia Kafanabo from University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM).
Eugenia gave a presentation about her current work on capacity development within intellectual property law for female entrepreneurs. Ester's project educates University lectures in intellectual property law and she is also investigating the possibility to have a module about intellectual property for postgraduate students. Her focus is intellectual property issues within the context of traditional medicine.
The training in Phnom Penh was organised by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, Sida and the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).