Events Report: July 2021

19 Aug 2021
19 Aug 2021

By Ghati Nyehita (doctoral researcher & OpenAIR Queen Elizabeth Scholars fellow)

We attended several virtual events in July 2021. Prof Caroline Ncube spoke at the following events:

On 23 - 24 July 2021 we attended the African International Economic Law Network (#AfIELN) 2021 Biennial Colloquium (Virtual): Covid-19 and International Economic Law: Africa's Experiences and Responses, July 23-24. It was a jam-packed two days with a vibrant and full program. Prof Ncube participated in Roundtable 2: Career Paths in International Economic Law. Given her vast experience in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development, she provided some insight into career paths in that field. 

On 23 July 2021 Prof Ncube presented a paper entitled Global Context: IP & Healthcare at TRALAC's annual conference in the session on Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for Africa’s healthcare sector. She discussed how IP laws can be used to resolve COVID 19 pandemic related needs. In this regard, oulined the African Group's position on the TRIPS Waiver Proposal, then she explained the opportunities presented in the AfCFTA IP Protocol for African states to provide IP based reforms to meet healthcare needs. View the presentation at