Training Programme – Drafting and Negotiating Investment Treaties: Zimbabwe, August 2014
tralac presented a short course (18-29 August 2014), at the request of Zimbabwe’s Ministry of Finance and Economic Development in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, on ‘Drafting and Negotiating Investment Treaties,’ for participants from the Ministry (including the Revenue, Legal Services, Investment Promotion Departments), the Zimbabwe Investment Authority (ZIA), and the Attorney General’s Office.
The course covered the following:
Context of investment governance in the 21st century global economy, characterised by fragmentation of production in global value chain configurations, and the increasing importance of services in investment, production and trade
Key features of investment governance, including bilateral investment treaties (BITs) or Bilateral Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements (BIPPAs), investment international trade agreements and regional integration arrangements; current debates on matters pertaining to bilateral investment treaties (e.g. investor-state dispute resolution, the role of BITS in investment promotion)
The interface between domestic economic policy (including investment incentives) and international investment treaties
The role of investment and investment governance (including state contracts) in specific sectors such as mining
Course participants: Varaidzo Zifudzi, Thabai Dhliwayo, Jameson Mukaratirwa, Kholisani Moyo, Tranos Mbiragayi, Ephraim Mukucha, Chengetanai Musarah, Farai Sagonda, Dumezweni Ncomanzi, Blessing Mutsambwa, Rumbidzai Musakaruko, Felisters Chikandiwa