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SUSAN ISIKO ŠTRBA 46 Avenue du Gros-Chêne, 1213 ONEX, Switzerland Telephone: or , I. PERSONAL PROFILE Dr. Susan Isiko Štrba is Visiting Senior Research Fellow at the School of Law of the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg; a Senior Research Affiliate at the University of Minnesota s Intellectual Property and Development Program and Tutor at the World Intellectual Property Organizations (WIPO) Academy. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Boston University (International Campus), Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva. Dr Isiko Štrba combines teaching and research with providing policy and legislative advice and technical training to governments, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs. She focuses on International Intellectual Property, trade and development, having spent over 15 years researching, addressing policy issues and providing consultancy for various institutions and Governments including, the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the European Union and the African Union. Isiko Štrba advises governments, international organizations, negotiators and NGOs. She has previously worked for Ochieng Oduol and Co. Advocates in Nairobi (Kenya) and Bakibinga and Co Advocates in Kampala (Uganda). Isiko Strba s research has focused particularly on the impact of intellectual property laws in facilitating culturally relevant sustainable economic development and growth consistent with domestic institutional and innovation priorities in developing countries. She is the author of International Copyright Law and Access to Education in Developing Countries: Exploring Multilateral Legal and Quasi-Legal Solutions, a leading guide to the functioning of international copyright law for the public interest in developing countries. She has also published numerous journal articles in the field of IP and development. II. EDUCATION a. University education Doctorat en relations internationales (PhD) (International Law), Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and University of Geneva (Geneva, Switzerland). Mention: Très bien avec les félicitations du jury (summa cum laude) (2010) Diplôme d études supérieures en relations internationales (LLM) Graduate Institute of International Studies (Geneva, Switzerland) (2001) Bachelor of Laws (LLB), Makerere University (Kampala, Uganda) (1995) 1 b. Relevant training Understanding Europe: Why it matters and what it can offer you; HEC (Paris, France) (2014) Project Management: Understanding the Basics (University of California, Irvine) (2015) WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property, 2016 III. EMPLOYMENT a. Current academic positions and affiliations Visiting Senior Research Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (Since ) - Conduct research on various topics related to intellectual property, trade and development - Lecture intellectual property (LLB and LLM) - Co-supervise and supervise PhD students Senior Research Affiliate, University of Minnesota (Intellectual Property (IP) and Development Program) (Since 2011) Research on Intellectual Property (IP) and Trade as they relate to development. Present results of research in different fora seminars, workshops etc, or to the relevant stakeholders Write background papers for developing country negotiators at WIPO, especially the African Group Help African Group at WIPO to prepare the negotiating texts Provide technical advice to African Group and several other developing countries during negotiations in various multilateral fora Speak at various workshops Draft proposals for research grants Tutor, The WIPO Academy (Distance Education Program) (Since 2013) Tutor course on Intellectual Property and Electronic Commerce Participated in special project on intellectual property and development Edited module on Intellectual Property and Competition Wrote a paper for the WIPO Academy on electronic commerce and public domain/limitations and exceptions for education and other uses in developing countries. Tutor course on Copyright and Related Rights Edited and evaluated the course on Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Cultural Expressions Edited and evaluated the course on Collective Management of Copyright Monitor the commencement of each course by each learner using online facilities Reply promptly to all questions sent by learners via Post on discussion fora topics for discussion Conduct and animate debates prior to providing final conclusions Motivate active participation of learners and monitor their performance on required assignments Set, mark and grade exams Provide summaries of new landmark cases on particular subjects 2 Consultant, WIPO (since 2013) Provide policy and legislative advice and technical training in Malawi, Swaziland and The Gambia. Particular activities include: Conduct desk and field research on the IP and innovation situation in the relevant country Provide a strategy on how to use intellectual property to boost sectors where the specific country has a comparative advantage in the region Provide draft an IP Strategy Provide guidance on how to draft an IP policy Lobby and solicit policy leaders support for the IP Strategy Lead field research (through focus group, one-on-one interviews, etc) on the intellectual property situation Provide policy advice on how to develop the copyright industry for economic growth and development Provide capacity building on how to strike a balance between IP protection and the public interest Provide technical assistance on how to increase trade benefits from copyright and traditional knowledge Provide policy advice on a National Intellectual Property Development Plan Present the results of field research and provided technical advice on how to use the intellectual property system for innovation and economic development Provide an IP Audits Provide an IP and Development Plan or IP Strategy Provide capacity building on how to use flexibilities in IP to develop the relevant country s technology and Innovation potential b. Other current positions and affiliations Member of Executive Council, Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) Member, Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) c. Past employment i. Teaching experience 2014 Community Teaching Assistant, Harvard Law School and the Berkman Centre for Internet and Society Follow and provide teaching assistance in the CopyrightX course 2013 Visiting Lecturer, The Graduate Institute, Geneva, (Executive Education Program). Within the framework of the Executive Education Training Program on Bilateral and Multilateral Trade Agreements, Negotiations and Dispute Settlement, I gave capacity building courses on: Intellectual Property in the WTO and Inter-Institutional Cooperation with WIPO; Intellectual Property and International Trade Enforcement and Dispute Settlement; Intellectual Property and Electronic Commerce 2012 Visiting lecturer, Boston University (Study Abroad program in Geneva) Lecture on international economic law, with special focus on Intellectual Property 3 ii. Consulting and other experience Consultant, Permanent Delegation of the African Union (AU) in Geneva (2015) Participated in and prepared reports of the Geneva African Group meetings Represented the AU in assigned conferences and meetings organised by the relevant International Organisations based in Switzerland related to WTO, WIPO, UNCTAD, UNOG and any other related issues and reporting to the supervisor Provided policy advice and guided the African Group to come to a common position during negotiations in relevant international organizations based in Switzerland Wrote reports on negotiations, conferences and other meetings of particular importance and interest to the AU Followed up and reported on the implementation of AU program activities in WTO, WIPO, UNCTAD, UNOG, UNEP, etc Drafted policy papers for the African Group Meetings and Workshops, relevant Conferences of Ministers of the African Union and other policy organs of the African Union; Wrote speeches or speaking notes for the Permanent Representative Drafted proposals on issues at stake in WTO, WIPO, UNCTAD, etc. Consultant, UNCTAD/WHO, Project on improving access to medical products in developing countries through building capacity for local production and related technology transfer (2014) Helped finalize the UNCTAD Policy manual on building local capabilities for production and innovation of medical products: policy analysis and policy coherence issues; in particular, I o Edited the chapters on trade policy, investment policy, intellectual property policy, and science, technology and innovation policy o Revised the chapter on Industrial policy Conducted research on best practices in trade policy, intellectual property policy, investment policy, industrial policy and public health Wrote a case study on Thailand s vaccines program demonstrating how Thailand has put in place enabling institutions, created supporting policies and various activities and programs aimed at improving the capacity for the local production of vaccines Wrote a case study on how Brazil has used the economic-industrial health care complex to address issues of capacity for local production of pharmaceutical products Wrote a paper on Africa s capacity for local production of pharmaceutical products and related technology transfer Assisted in preparatory work towards the capacity-building workshop and training activities in Ethiopia by, among other things, liaising with the permanent mission of Ethiopia in Geneva Drafted teaching modules Consultant, IQsensato Consulting ( ) Provided expert advice on trade, IP and development IP Expert, Project on the Implementation of the WTO Decisions on TRIPS and Public Health in COMESA member states, Enabling Environments Ltd and Cardno Emerging Markets, (Project funded by the European Development Fund) ( ) Presented research on how to use drug regulation and patents to attract foreign investment in 4 the manufacture of pharmaceutical products in COMESA Wrote a paper outlining a model for the use of patents and drug regulation to promote direct manufacture of pharmaceutical products in COMESA by attracting donor-funded procurement (especially by the Global Fund) as a way to ensure sustainable production of medicines Coordinated consultations with WHO, The Global Fund, UNCTAD, WIPO, WTO and various regional and national organizations to ensure coherence and avoid duplication of efforts Developed a sector strategy for investment in the pharmaceutical industry and promotion of regional trade in pharmaceutical products in COMESA Organized visit of my team to and coordinated interviews with the staff of the only WHO prequalified pharmaceutical plant in Uganda, Quality Chemicals Ltd Organized interviews with drug procurement officers in Uganda prior to the Workshop on TRIPS and Public Health in COMESA, which took place in Kampala, Uganda, from 1-5 March 2011 Gave a presentation on patents and drug regulation for public health Expert Advisor, International Centre for Trade & Sustainable Development (2010) Provided expert advice at 20th Session of the WIPO Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (WIPO, June 2010) and the WIPO Open-ended Consultations on Copyright Limitations and Exceptions for Persons with Print Disabilities and on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances (WIPO, May 2010) Consultant, TradeCom (program funded by the European Development Fund) (2010) Provided capacity building on trade benefits and costs to African members of the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific Group of countries (ACP) for supporting the European Union s agenda on geographical indications in the WTO Doha Round Negotiations (Douala, Cameroon and Cape Town, South Africa) Wrote report of the regional workshop on Geographical Indications Adding Value to Limited Volumes, organized for the English-speaking African ACP countries, TradeCom/ARIPO, Cape Town Wrote report of the Séminaire régional sur la protection des indications géographiques dans les pays africains du Groupe Afrique, Caraïbes, Pacifique (ACP), TradeCom/OAPI, Douala Research Associate, IQsensato (2009) Wrote opinion papers on IP negotiations in multilateral fora External Collaborator, International Labour Organization (2003 ) Conducted research and wrote a paper on equal employment opportunities for men and women in Uganda. Legal Officer, World Health Organization ( ) Drafted memoranda on various legal issues for the WHO Secretariat during the Fifth and Sixth Sessions of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Body of the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control Trainee, World Health Organization (2002 ) Wrote weekly reports and final report 58th Session of the (then) Commission on Human Rights (18 March 26 April, 2002) Wrote report on the OHCHR/UNAIDS/WHO Meeting on Realizing the Right to Health: Access 5 to HIV/AIDS-related medication (3 April 2002, Palais des Nations) Wrote a summary report on the Panel on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: the Right to Health in practice (Palais des Nations, 11 April, 2002) Wrote a summary report on the 14 th Meeting of the Chairpersons of the United Nations Human Rights Treaty Bodies (Palais Wilson, June, 2002) Followed and wrote a report on the 28th Session of the Committee Against Torture (Palais Wilson, 29 April 17 May 2002). Researched for and wrote original drafts of fact sheet on the right to health and access to HIV/AIDS drugs ; Provided input on the fact sheet on health and human rights d. Selected Public speaking and conferences Presenter, 5 th Global Conference of the Society of International Economic Law, Johannesburg, South Africa, 7 9 July 2016 Presenter, 35 th Conference of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, Krakov, Poland, June 2016 Presenter, WIPO-WTO Colloquium for Teachers of Intellectual Property, Geneva, Switzerland, June Presenter and moderator, National Intellectual Property (IP) Policy Workshop : Elaboration of a National Intellectual Property Development Plan (IPDP) for the Kingdom of Swaziland. (Dec ). Presenter, Workshop on the Strategic use of IP for Technological Capacity Building, Economic Growth and Development, Mbabane, Swaziland. (May 19 20, 2014) Panelist, presenter and discussant, Open A.I.R Conference on Innovation and IP in Africa and 3 rd Global Congress on Intellectual Property & the Public Interest, Cape Town. (Dec 9-1 4, 2014). Presenter and moderator, National Intellectual Property (IP) Policy Meeting: the Strategic Use of IP for Technological Capacity Building, Economic Growth and Development, Blantyre, Malawi. (Oct 17 18, 2013). Moderator and presenter, WIPO at Crossroads, Washington, DC. (Sept 12-13, 2014). Presenter, 2 nd Global Congress on Intellectual Property and Public Interest, Rio de Janeiro. (Dec 15 17, 2012). Participant, 31 st Annual Congress of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property, Methods of Teaching in Intellectual Property, Chicago. (Jul 29 Aug 1, 2012). Presenter, Campus International d été: les dynamiques du droit d auteur, (International Summer Seminar: Copyright in Motion), Centre d Etudes et Recherche en Droit d Immatériel, Université Paris Sud 11, Paris. (July 9 13, 2012). Presenter, International Copyright Regulation and Access to Education: Challenges, New Access 6 Models and Prospects for New Principles, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich. (May 14 15, 2012). Presenter, First Conference of the Post Graduate and Early Professionals and Academics (PEPA) of the Society of International Economic Law, Hamburg. (Jan 27 28, 2012). Presenter, Worskhop on Public Health and Access to Life Saving Medicines in the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Kampala, Uganda. (March ). Presenter and Rapporteur, Séminaire régional sur la protection des indications géographiques dans les pays africains, du Groupe Afrique, Caraïbes, Pacifique (ACP), TradeCom/OAPI, Douala. (April 27 28, 2010). Presenter and Rapporteur, Regional Workshop on Geographical Indications - Adding Value to Limited Volumes, TradeCom/ARIPO, Cape Town. (May 10-11, 2010) IV. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS a. Books Susan Isiko Štrba, International Copyright Law and Access to Education in Developing Countries: Exploring Multilateral Legal and Quasi-Legal Solutions, (The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, Graduate Institute Series, 2012) Susan Isiko Štrba, Dispute Settlement under the TRIPS Agreement in Relation to Human Rights: on the Issue of Balance, (Geneva: Graduate Institute of International Studies, 2001). b. Book Chapters Susan Isiko Štrba, Intellectual Property Pluralism in African Development Agendas: The Role of African Institutions and Actors, in Susy Frankel, (ed) Intellectual Property as Functional Pluralism: The Parameters, Challenges and Opportunities of Variation, ATRIP Intellectual Property Series, (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017) (Forthcoming) Susan Isiko Štrba, The Implementation of the Convention for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) in the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO), WIPO-WTO Colloquium Series, World Intellectual Property Organization, 2017) (forthcoming) Susan Isiko Štrba, The Role of Public Private Partnerships in Intellectual Property Governance: The case of the Accessible Books Consortium, in Margaret Chon, Pedro Roffe, and Ahmed Abdel Latif, Public Private Partnerships, Global Intellectual Property Governance and Sustainable Development, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), (forthcoming) Susan Isiko Štrba, Specialized Intellectual Property Courts in Africa: the Case of Uganda, in Pedro Roffe and Christoph Geiger, Global Perspectives and Challenges for the Intellectual Property System (A CEIPI-ICTSD publication Series, No. 2, 2016). Susan Isiko Štrba, A model for Access to Education and Innovation in Developing Countries, in Daniel Gervais ed. Intellectual Property, Trade and Development, Second Edition, (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014): pp c. Journal Articles 7 Susan Isiko Štrba, Intellectual property in African Development Agendas: Global IP Governance Institutions and African Regional IP Arrangements with focus on Plant Variety Protection, Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, (forthcoming, 2016). Susan Isiko Štrba, Contract versus property: fashioning the debate for Africa, International Review of intellectual Property and Competition, (Forthcoming, 2016) Susan Isiko Štrba, Developing socially responsive intellectual property management policies: software licensing in Africa, Intellectual Property Quarterly (forthcoming, 2016). Susan Isiko Štrba, Institutional and Normative Considerations for Copyright and Access to Printed Copyrighted Material for Educational Uses: Rethinking Incremental Solutions through Limitations and Exceptions, Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, vol.3 No. 2 (2013): pp d. Other Selected research output April 2011 April 2010 May, 2010 Report on the Implementation of WTO Decisions on TRIPS and Public Health in COMESA Member States Report on Séminaire régional sur la protection des indications géographiques dans les pays africains, du Groupe Afrique, Caraïbes, Pacifique (ACP), TradeCom/OAPI, Douala Report on Regional Workshop on Geographical Indications - Adding Value to Limited Volumes, TradeCom/ARIPO, Cape Town V. RESEARCH INTERESTS International Intellectual property Human rights Science, technology and innovation Intellectual Property, Trade and development VI. SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES Languages English (mother tongue), French (workin
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