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Invited speaking engagements: public domain

 

1Roundtable, Future Climate Law & Governance Research & Action Agenda.Governing Global Climate Change: Potential and Prospects of a Paris Accord (International Symposium), Lauterpacht Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, UK28 November 2015
Invited by Dr. Marie-Claire Cordonier Segger, University of Cambridge as Panel Member. Discussant: What are the priorities and prospects for law and governance research and practice, after Paris? The Role for SIDS.

 

2How Can International Law Protect Us From Natural Disasters?Human Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention, Global Conference, 1 July 2015 (Durham University, UK).Conference 28 June – 1 July 2015
Natural Disasters: intensity & frequency. Normative Frameworks for DRR. DRR, Climate Change & Sustainable Development. From Transformative Change to a Principled Approach. Talking Points: Opportunities & Challenges. ISCH COST Action IS1101 [European Cooperation in Science and Technology] programme.

 

3Book launch (Climate Justice: A Voice for the Future) and Pre-Dinner Keynote Speech, Durham CastleHuman Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention, Global Conference, 30 June 2015 (Durham University, UK).Conference 28 June – 1 July 2015
Final Conference: ISCH COST Action IS1101 Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory [European Cooperation in Science and Technology] programme. Invited by Chair of the Action, Dr Andrew Baldwin (UK)

 

4Chaired “Law and Humanitarianism” Panel on behalf of the Commonwealth SecretariatHuman Migration and the Environment: Futures, Politics, Invention, Global Conference, 29 June 2015 (Durham University, UK).Conference 28 June – 1 July 2015
Final Conference: ISCH COST Action IS1101 Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory [European Cooperation in Science and Technology] programme. Invited by Chair of the Action, Dr Andrew Baldwin (UK)

 

5Clusters in the South Pacific: Trade, Investment & Environmental Opportunities for Cruise Tourism in the Eco-Tourism and Infrastructure ClustersRegional Clustering Initiatives in the Pacific. Vanuatu Workshops and Conferences.Jan-Dec 2014
Regional Clustering Initiatives in the Pacific. Public & Private Sector Workshops, Chamber Workshops, Cluster Muster Workshop (February 2015), Strategy Workshop 14-16 April 2015), Project Workshops, CLIA (Cruise Lines International Association) Infrastructure Workshop on Sustainable Port Development, High-Level Steering Meetings

 

6Harmonising Provisions for “Climate Migrants” in Post-2015 International Climate, Development and Disaster Risk Reduction AgreementsClimate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory; Working Group II: Law and Policy; Second Workshop on “Climate Migrants”, University of Aristotle Thessaloniki, Greece18 October 2013
Funded by the ISCH COST Action IS1101 [European Cooperation in Science and Technology] programme

 

7The Essence of Climate Ethics through LawPeer-Reviewed Paper delivered to Workshop on ‘Multi-disciplinary perspectives on climate ethics’, Lake Como, Italy26-27th September, 2013
Invited by International Society for Environmental Ethics, Organizing committee: Marco Grasso (University of Milan-Bicocca) Ezra Markowitz (Princeton University) Simona Sacchi (University of Milan-Bicocca)

 

8The Economics of Environmental MigrationCOST Workshop, Sciences Po, Paris1 October 2012
Invited by Sciences Po as chair and discussant for panel session on “What needs to be done"? Panel members from IDDRI, Sciences Po; IOM; UNHCR; and ULAB/BCAS Dhaka. Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory. ISCH COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action IS1101.

 

9Constitutionalism of Climate Justice: An International Legal Framework for Responding to Climate Related Migration and DisplacementClimMig, Conference on Human Rights, Environmental Change, Migration and Displacement, Vienna20 - 21 September 2012.
Presented paper. Austrian Research Foundation for International Development (ÖFSE); Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Vienna; IDDRI, Sciences Po, Paris. A research project funded by the Austrian Climate and Energy Fund.

 

10Climate Change Induced MigrationFirst Networking Workshop on Human Rights Legal Frameworks in the Climate Change Regime; Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht7 September 2012
Panel Chair, Session III; Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory Working Group II: Law and Policy; First Networking Workshop on Human Rights Legal Frameworks in the Climate Change Regime; 6-7 September 2012; Utrecht University, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM). [ISCH COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action IS1101].

 

11Human Security and Transitional Legal Protection: Existing & Potential Normative Tools to Address Pre-emptive Climate Induced DisplacementFirst Networking Workshop on Human Rights Legal Frameworks in the Climate Change Regime; Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM), Utrecht7 September 2012
Presented paper. Legal Protection in Times of Climate Change, Session IV, 7 September 2012; Climate Change and Migration: Knowledge, Law and Policy, and Theory Working Group II: Law and Policy; First Networking Workshop on Human Rights Legal Frameworks in the Climate Change Regime; 6-7 September 2012; Utrecht University, Netherlands Institute of Human Rights (SIM). [ISCH COST (European Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action IS1101].

 

12Giving Meaning and Application to the Normative Principles of International Climate Law to Improve Water Governance20th Annual Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Conference, Wellington6 July 2012
Presented paper. Climate Change Panel; 20th Annual Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL) Conference; International Law in the Next Two Decades: Form or Substance? Wellington, New Zealand; 5 - 7 July 2012.

 

13Renewable Energy, Environment and Climate Change: Issues for the Pacific1st Pacific – EU Business Forum, Vanuatu, (on the fringe of the 95th Session of ACP Meeting and 37th ACP-EU joint Ministerial Meeting), Port Vila11 June 2012
Presented paper.

 

14Giving Meaning and Application to the Normative Principles of International Climate Law to Improve Water Governance in Times of Natural DisastersUtrecht University VKR luncheon21 May 2012
Delivered presentation on climate and water governance

 

15Le Changement Climatique et les Principes du Droit International‘Poets je Frans Op!’ (PFO), Utrecht University14 May 2012
Delivered presentation on the principles of international climate law, including the differences in English and French texts


Legal Principles Governing the International Climate Regime, the "fons principalis" to manage complexity and flexibility in international climate law; Workshop Environmental Law; 16th Ius Commune Conference, Utrecht University, The Netherlands, 24 November 2011.

16Maritime Carriage of Goods: Economic Law Issues – MauritiusWorkshop on the "UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea”, [Rotterdam Rules], Republic of Mauritius8 November 2011
Presented paper. This presentation set out an economic overview and discussed the structure of Mauritius' trade patterns (Inco terms); a review of the maritime shipping supply chain, trade facilitation, and competition; and an assessment of global and regional dynamics concerning the maritime law of the carriage of goods wholly or partly by sea.

 

17Private International Law of the Sea - Reform Proposals for MauritiusWorkshop on the "UN Convention on Contracts for the International Carriage of Goods Wholly or Partly by Sea”, [Rotterdam Rules], Republic of Mauritius.10 November 2011
Chair and Discussant Panel Debate. Panellists: Prof Michael Sturley, Prof Gertjan van der Ziel, Stuart Beare, Dr. Kofi Mbiah. The panel debate aimed to analyse the implementation issues arising if Mauritius were to adopt the Rotterdam Rules, to respond to controversies of concern to Mauritian stakeholders and those in the global media and to explore other options for consideration. On the basis of stakeholder consultations and a detailed study, the chair also presented a summary overview of the implementation options for Mauritius in considering private contract, Hague, Hague-Visby, Hamburg and Rotterdam Rules. The presentation outlined the pros and cons of each option.

 

18Implementing Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures: A Way Forward for Seychelles to Protect Plant, Animal and Human Life and HealthFacilitated and delivered instructional training over a four-day national workshop on Implementing Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures, Seychelles.29 November – 2 December 2010
Target Groups included Officials from the Trade Division of the Ministry of Finance, Seychelles; Seychelles Agricultural Agency; Seychelles Attorney General’s Office; Seychelles Food Control Unit; Seychelles Import Control Division and the private sector. Prepared and delivered the following tailored modules:
  • i.SPS Overview
  • ii.The WTO Accession Process and SPS
  • iii.Outcomes of the Sectoral Workshops on SPS (plant protection, animal health, public health and food safety)
  • iv.Legal Reform of Seychelles SPS Laws and Regulations
  • v.Transparency Provisions in the WTO’s SPS Agreement
  • vi.Establishing a SPS Notification Authority and Enquiry Point in Seychelles
  • vii.How do WTO Members meet their SPS Transparency Obligations? - Case Studies I: Notification Authorities and Enquiry Points
  • viii.How do WTO Members meet their SPS Transparency Obligations? - Case Studies II: SPS Implementation in Mauritius, South Africa and New Zealand
  • ix.Establishing and Operating a National SPS Notification Authority (including modules on drafting of workflows, making and responding to notifications, the WTO’s SPS Information Management System, and handling requests)
  • x.Establishing and Operating an Enquiry Point in Seychelles (including an overview of responsibilities, drafting workflows, handling enquiries)
  • xi.Publication of Regulations
  • xii.Setting up a SPS Notification Authority and Enquiry Point - Application in Seychelles;
  • xiii.Control, Inspection and Approval Procedures
  • xiv.Biosecurity and SPS
  • xv.SPS Balance Sheet, SPS Compliance Review and SPS Roadmapping sessions.

 

19Implementing Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) Measures: A Way Forward for Seychelles to Protect Plant, Animal and Human Life and HealthFacilitated a national validation workshop on SPS Measures. Seychelles3 December 2010
Participants included Officials from the Trade Division, Ministry of Finance, Seychelles; Seychelles Agricultural Agency; Seychelles Attorney General’s Office; Seychelles Food Control Unit; Seychelles Import Control Division and the private sector.

 

20Discussant on Ethiopia’s Accession to the WTO – Trade in Tourism ServicesTRAPCA (Trade Policy Training Centre in Africa), Trade Policy Forum 2010, Arusha, Tanzania.29-30 July 2010
Topical Issues in Trade Policy & Development in LDCs

 

21Challenges of Incorporating the Economic Acquis Communautaire of the East African Community in a New Common MarketSociety of International Economic Law (SIEL), Second Biennial Global Conference, University of Barcelona.8-10 July 2010
Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1632439

 

22Tonga Trade Policy Review and Trade Policy FrameworkMinistry of Labour, Commerce & Industries, TongaJan - March 2010
Facilitated Workshops and Public Private Sector Consultations: 27 January 2010, 1-5 March 2010. Interviewed and promoted trade and investment programme on Radio Tonga 21 January 2010 and 28 January 2010. Recommended framework for trade rules and negotiations, including framework for negotiating the EPAS and intra-Pacific RTAs; sustainable development; trade development and export promotion, including the re-organisation of the handicraft industry to benefit from inward remittances; trade facilitation; investment; and towards good governance, including improving the trade space for artisanal fisheries, traditional knowledge and aid co-ordination.

 

23Overview of the Investment Climate in SADCSADC Investment Forum, http://www.sadc-week.org/ .24 September 2009
Presented study including the review of BITS. The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) Committee of Ambassadors based in Brussels organized a “SADC week” between 21 and 26 September 2009. Other activities included investment promotion, tourism promotion and the promotion of culture.

 

24Comparative Review, ECOWAS & SADC Investment MarketsECOWAS 2009 Trade and Investment Conference, Brussels4-5 June 2009
http://www.ecowas-conference.org/. Bizclim (EC/ACP Group) sponsored event.

 

25SADC Lecturer on Legal Aspects of Trade within Southern African StatesSeminar on Legal Aspects of Trade Policy, Regional and Multilateral Trade Negotiations for SADC EPA.18 – 22 May 2009
TradeCom sponsored Seminar. Also designated by SADC Secretariat as the SADC Chair for four out of the five days.

 

26SADC Lecturer on International Trade Law July.Delivered over 25 Capacity Building seminars (minimum half a day each)2008 – May 2009
Delivered seminars on Services Trade Law, Investment Treaty Law, Government Procurement, Competition Law, Negotiating Skills and the Legal Aspects of Negotiations; and Sustainable Development at national and regional levels.

 

27Trade Facilitation in the ECOWAS RegionValidation Workshop, Abuja23-24 July 2008
Organised by the African Business Roundtable, NEPAD Business Group, and ECOWAS Secretariat with the support of Bizclim.Presentation on structuring an ECOWAS-wide Trade Facilitation programme to a project focused on measures aimed at realising a number of key recommendations made by the participants at the 2nd EU-Africa Business Forum (Accra, Ghana, June 2007): strengthening private sector engagement, improving trade and investment through reducing NTBs, and feasibility of setting up a Dispute Resolution Mechanism, similar to the EU’s “SOLVIT” platform within ECOWAS and between ECOWAS and the EU.Participants: government officials from ECOWAS States, small trader associations, Presidents of Chambers of Commerce and representatives from the ECOWAS private sector.

 

28Creating an Enabling Environment for Poverty Reduction through Trade and DevelopmentZANTRADE Conference: Presented to an SMZ initiative of the Ministry of Trade, Investment and Tourism Conference, Zanzibar.29/30 October 2007
Modules delivered: 1) Trade Policy Review; 2) Trade Development (traditional & non-traditional products, inc privatisation of spice industry); 3) Export Promotion (the role of intermediary organisations); 4) Tourism & Natural Resources (value chain analysis and positioning of intermediary organisations within the value chain for tourism); 5) Fair Competition & Consumer Protection (including TRIPS & Anti-Dumping, approximation of Competition Laws with mainland Tanzania and East Africa); 6) Trade Negotiations (SADC, EAC, NETT (EPA)); and 7) Planning, Economics & Investment (tax/tariff/duty exemption harmonisation; SME development and aid/donor co-ordination with Tanzania).

 

29Economic Partnership Agreements - Key Issues for TourismConference: Eastern Africa – EU Economic Partnership Agreements Opportunities and Challenges for the Private Sector of New Trading Arrangements, Kampala, Uganda25-26 June 2007
Presented study. Sponsored by the TRINNEX facility of PRO€INVEST in collaboration with the Uganda EC delegation, the Uganda Investment Authority, WAIPA and UNCTAD.

 

30Pacific ACP Services - Framework for NegotiationsPresentation delivered to the Pacific – EU Economic Partnership Agreements Conference: Opportunities and Challenges for the Private Sector of New Trading Arrangements27th– 28th November 2006
Presented study. Sponsored by the TRINNEX programme of CDE – PRO€INVEST, Port Vila, Vanuatu. Content: Overview of each PACP services schedule and proposals for GATS compliance and improvement.

 

31« AGCS : de quoi s'agit-il ? » (GATS: What is it all about?)Conference delivered to the Faculty of law at the University of Antananarivo. Presented a general overview of the GATS whilst elucidating strategic issues and barriers that obstruct services trade.23 June 2006
The focus was on the importance of using law to regulate international services trade and to ensure that Madagascar benefits from the positive externalities of progressive trade liberalisation, Antananarivo, Madagascar

 

32Le Secteur de Services à Madagascar - vers l’accès aux marchés à l’extérieur (The Services Sector in Madagascar - Towards Market Access)Antananarivo, Madagascar22 June 2006
Programme financed by the Programme Management Unit to Support the Integration of the ACP States into the Multilateral Trading System (MTS), a Programme established by the ACP Secretariat and the European Communities in 2002. Table Rond co-ordinated nationally by the Ministère de l’Industrialisation, du Commerce et du Développement du Secteur Privé Projet Madagascar

 

33Special & Differential Treatment: Legitimacy of a ‘Cultural Dialectic’Delivered to the 2nd International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, Hanoi & Ha Long Bay, Vietnam.9-12 January, 2006
 

 

34Services & EPAs [Economic Partnership Agreements]; PRO€INVEST Implementation Service - Centre for Development of Enterprise – TRINNEXDelivered at Meeting of the private sector of West Africa on the EPA, Dakar, Senegal.8 December 2005
Presented study. PRO€INVEST Implementation Service - Centre for Development of Enterprise – TRINNEX. [ACP Group & EC programme for promoting investment: http://www.proinvest-eu.org/]. Delivered at Meeting of the private sector of West Africa on the EPA. (Funding: a programme of the Group of ACP States and the EC for the promotion of investment and The National Council of Employers of Senegal in collaboration with TRINNEX, PRO€INVEST facility of the EC), Dakar, Senegal, 8 December 2005.

 

35Human Resources and Development3rd International Conference, Entrepreneurship in Africa: Sustainable Globalisation; Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria, South Africa.4 November 2004
Invited chair and discussant

 

36Monetary Union In The West African Context: The Importance Of Intra-Regional Harmonisation In The Fight Against PovertyDelivered at the 3rd International Conference, “Hierarchy & Power in the History of Civilisations”18-21 June 2004
Presented research paper. Russian State University for the Humanities School of History, Political Science and Law, Moscow, Russia (http://www.civreg.ru)

 

37Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures: A Food Sovereignty Framework for the ACP Group of States in Achieving WTO Compliance.Delivered presentation at ESA Regional Workshop on EPA Negotiations, Nairobi, Kenya25-26 May 2004
Presented study. PRO€INVEST Implementation Service - Centre for Development of Enterprise – TRINNEX.

 

38Renforcement des Etats ACP - Faire Face à la Libéralisation : Mesures Prises Contre le Dumping/Subventions/Sauvegardes/SPS.Séminaire régional de sensibilisation pour les pays francophones de l'AFOA. Antananarivo, Madagascar30-31 March 2004
Presented study. « Renforcement institutionnel des organisations intermédiaires du secteur privé en vue d’améliorer leur capacité à influer sur les négociations commerciales et liées aux investissements dans le cadre de l’Accord de Partenariat Economiques (APE) »; PRO€INVEST Implementation Service - Centre for Development of Enterprise – TRINNEX.

 

39L’Institution des APEs dans le cadre de l’Accord de Cotonou : Enjeux pour le Secteur Privé.Séminaire régional de sensibilisation pour la région CEMAC; Yaoundé, Cameroun25-26 March 2004
Presented study. PRO€INVEST Implementation Service - Centre for Development of Enterprise – TRINNEX. « Renforcement institutionnel des organisations intermédiaires du secteur privé en vue d’améliorer leur capacité à influer sur les négociations commerciales et liées aux investissements dans le cadre de l’Accord de Partenariat Economiques (APE) »

 

40NEPAD – Engendering a New Partnership between Africa’s Public and Private SectorsAfrican Studies Association of Australasia & Pacific Annual Conference; Adelaide, Australia1-3 October 2003
Presented joint research study (with Le Pape C)
http://www.ssn.flinders.edu.au/global/afsaap/conferences/2003conf/abstracts.htm.

 

41Regional Implications for Europe, Africa, the Caribbean & the PacificAfrican Studies Association of Australasia & Pacific Annual Conference; Adelaide, Australia1-3 October 2003
Presented joint research study (with Le Pape C)
http://www.ssn.flinders.edu.au/global/afsaap/conferences/2003conf/abstracts.htm.

 

42Enterprise Development in Africa; The African Informal Sector - A Factor Neglected by the NEPAD?2nd International Conference, Entrepreneurship in Africa: Towards Economic Independence; Windhoek, Namibia17-18 Sept 2003
Presented study on the informal sector

 

43The Future of DevelopmentSeminar at UN Summit on LDCs, Brussels, Belgium.May 2001
Seminar presented as recipient of UN award “Young Entrepreneur” received at 8th World Summit of Young Entrepreneurs

 

44The Digital Communications Revolution - A New Industrial ParadigmPublic Workshops and Seminar Series delivered for Orange plc; U.K2000
Seminar series delivered throughout the UK.

 

45“Riding the Revolution” and “Killer Applications”: Using IP and Electronic Commerce as a Catalyst for Business Transformation.Public Workshops and Seminar Series delivered for BT Global plc; Asia and Europe1999
Seminar series delivered throughout Asia and Europe.

 

46Understanding Your Customer’s Supply Chain: Using Technology to Integrate a Customer’s Supply Chain to Add Economic Value.Public Workshops and Seminar Series delivered for BT Global plc; Asia and Europe1999
Completed comprehensive study on supply chain integration. Seminar series delivered throughout Asia and Europe.

 

47Global Reach: Using and Integrating Mobility to Raise Awareness and Stimulate Demand.Public Workshops and Seminar Series delivered for BT Global plc; Asia and Europe1999
Seminar series delivered throughout Asia and Europe.

 

48Pricing and Marketing of Genetically Improved Radiata Pine Seed (also termed “Controlled Pollinated” or “CP” seed)Crown Forestry Management Ltd. New ZealandOctober 1997
(With Shouler I). Public presentations on behalf of Proseed, New Zealand’s major producer of radiata pine seed.Focus on sustainable development of forests. Historically an operating division of Crown Forestry Management Ltd, a state enterprise, Proseed was placed under the management of Ngai Tahu in 2005.