WIPO Issues Call For Papers On Evaluation Of IP And Development 09/06/2011 by William New, Intellectual Property Watch Leave a Comment Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The 2007 World Intellectual Property Organization Development Agenda instituted an evaluation process at the UN agency, and now WIPO is seeking best practices for evaluating the impact of intellectual property rights on development. The WIPO Evaluation Section has issued a call for papers for a seminar to be held in October. The Evaluation Section of the WIPO Internal Audit and Oversight Division has planned a series of workshops and seminars aimed at raising awareness of the new evaluation function among WIPO staff and stakeholders, according to sources. It is undertaking this through its 2010-2011 Biennial Evaluation Plan. A two-day evaluation seminar has been scheduled for 6-7 October 2011, at WIPO headquarters in Geneva. The seminar is entitled, “Learning from Evaluations of the Impacts and Effects of Intellectual Property (IP) on Development.” Information on the meeting, including the call for papers, is available here. The main focus of the October seminar is sharing good practices in the evaluation of intellectual property. The call for papers is aimed at sharing leading examples from across the world on the effects and impacts of intellectual property. Selected evaluators will be invited to present their work at the seminar, with paid honoraria and expenses. The list of possible paper topics for evaluation abstract submissions includes the effects of intellectual property aimed at promoting innovation and technology, effect on traditional knowledge, and the impact of capacity building. Other topics include the effects of: safeguarding creative heritage, global IP protection systems, IP infrastructure modernization programmes, implementation of international treaties, awareness-raising, technical assistance, public-private partnerships, cooperation between UN, bilateral and multilateral bodies, technology transfer, and gender or human rights. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Related William New may be reached at email@example.com."WIPO Issues Call For Papers On Evaluation Of IP And Development" by Intellectual Property Watch is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.