On its Tenth Anniversary: WIPO Academy Commends its Cooperation with AGIP

04 Dec 2008

AMMAN – On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Worldwide Academy, a special 134-page publication referring to the Academy’s “Decade of Excellence: Decade of Achievement” was issued.

This edition includes comprehensive information on the Academy’s programs, accomplishments and activities during the last ten years.

Moreover, the Academy devoted a special section of its publication to agreements and prospective of cooperation with institutions and organizations, mentioning in particular Abu-Ghazaleh Intellectual Property (AGIP), Talal Abu-Ghazaleh College of Business (TAG-College) and the Arab Society for Intellectual Property (ASIP).

According to this publication, cooperation between the WIPO Academy and AGIP offices began when Talal Abu-Ghazaleh, TAG-Org chairman and CEO, mandated members of staff to take the Academy’s distance learning (DL) courses as part of their career development.

These courses are recognized as qualifying courses for in-house training and career development. AGIP meets the cost of participation in the course. To date, some 198 employees have taken the Academy’s advanced DL courses.

Moreover, the publication sheds light on future collaboration that has been extended to other branches of the Organization, including ASIP. In this respect, the Academy and ASIP intend to offer other types of programs jointly for the benefit of Arab-speaking countries in the region.

Discussions are currently underway for the offering of a master’s of Intellectual Property in business with the Talal Abu-Ghazaleh College of Business. In addition, plans are under discussion to offer joint executive programs in collaboration with ASIP, and to set up a WIPO Summer School on Intellectual Property for the benefit of participants in the region.

It is worth noting that the Academy’s Dean, Dr. Mpazi Sinjela, and Altaye Tedla, the officer-in-charge for the distance learning program, visited the headquarters of AGIP, ASIP and TAG-College and were briefed on the facilities, activities and programs at each institution.

AGIP and ASIP enjoy close cooperation with WIPO with the aim of developing capacities and enhancing knowledge and understanding of this vital sector in the Arab region.



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