CSEND gave a speech entitled "Ensuring efficacy and efficiency of training investment based on ISO 10015 Quality Assurance" at a conference on the Role of Training in the Implementation of the Policy of Sustainable Spatial Development in Europe: ENTO, CLRACE, CEMAT, UDITE, at Council of Europe, Strasbourg on 15 March, 2005.
CSEND gave a presentation on "High Quality Resource as Key Requirement for National Economic Competitiveness" at National Productivity Corporation's seminar on 9 March, 2005 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Facilitated by OECD, CSEND gave two speeches entitled "Economic Growth, National Competitiveness and Education" and "Continuous Learning: Key Driver for Social and Economic Development" at Working Group 1: Education for Economic Development of the international education conference on Governance and Education for Sustainable Development and European Integration during 27 -29 January 2005 in Graz, Austria at the University of Graz.
CSEND chaired and gave a summary of group discussion on "Quality Evaluation in a Diversified Higher Education System - Summary of Group Discussion" at OECD/MOE International Seminar on the Development of Higher Education and Financing Policies. 12-13 July 2004. Beijing, People's Republic of China.
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Alternative Development Strategies for Bolivia: Rethinking Trade Negotiations in the Context of the WTO, FTAA and ACN.” Organised and hosted by the Universidad San Francisco de Asis and the Asociacion Boliviana de Econom?a Pol?tica de la Globalizacion, November 24, 2003; and hosted by the Diplomatic Association of Bolivia, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, November 25, 2003.
Development Options for Suriname in light of globalisation trends and negotiations at WTO and FTAA.
Trade in Educational Services (ES) is affecting the interests of many countries in trade, economics, education and culture resulting in heated debates between government representatives, private sector investors, teacher unions and student associations on how to approach liberalisation of this sector, if at all. What ever the approach, an agreement on GATS/ES should be sufficiently flexible to safeguard the multi-functional nature of education, as well as the different needs of developing countries’ education without falling into the trap of “managed trade” nor succumbing to short-term myopic protectionism.