TERI-ITEC Courses 2011-12: Course VI - Trade and sustainable development: issues for developing countries



TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)/ Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme (SCAAP), government of India, for this programme. Under the programme, seven courses are being offered for the year 2011-12. These are: climate change, decentralized energy solutions, sustainable development, energy-efficient technologies, solar energy, biotechnology, and renewable energy and trade and sustainable development.

Each individual course is a three-week long residential programme conducted in India, attended by participants from other developing countries. The courses are designed to meet the needs of senior and mid-level government and non-government officials from ITEC/SCAAP countries.

Advantages of attending the course

Increased understanding of various dimensions of each course;
Development of practical knowledge through demonstrations and field visits; and
Wider exposure to India as the course lectures are complemented by study tours.

Course eligibility

Bachelors/Masters degree; work experience of 2 years.

Number of participants - 30

Course details

TERI's Centre for Global Agreements, Legislation, and Trade (GALT) is offering a three-week training programme on 'Trade and sustainable development: issues for developing countries' under the aegis of the India technical and economic cooperation programme of the ministry of external affairs of the government of India. The programme will be conducted at TERI Gram, Gurgaon and Delhi.

The programme has been designed to offer understanding of trade issues from the perspective of sustainable development, rather than trade and environment linkages per se. Thus, trade's linkages with economic growth, equity, and environmental sustainability, as well as human development, will be integral components of the programme.

The course will commence with an introduction to trade and sustainable development issues, followed by comprehensive learning on sustainable development in multilateral trade and environment regimes, non-tariff barriers and sustainable development, concerns of developing countries and small and medium enterprises (SME), and emerging issues in trade and sustainability.

Apart from TERI's in-house experts, some of the leading Indian experts on these issues will join the programme as resource persons. The programme is likely to be attended by government officials and academics, as well as NGO officials from several developing countries of Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

Besides classroom lectures, participants will be taken for field visits to Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, which will include visits to export-oriented textile and leather units and stone carving units. They will also visit a few rural areas where unique sustainable development projects are in operation. The programme will provide a huge opportunity for lateral learning and in getting connected with people from other developing countries.


The cost of the course, travel, and stay of the selected participant will be borne by ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India).

Application procedure

Fill up the ITEC/SCAAP application form and submit it to respective nodal government department/agency designated to nominate candidates. The nodal department/agency will, in turn, forward the applications to the Embassy/High Commission of India.

The selected participants would be informed by the Indian Embassies of the respective ITEC/SCAAP countries.

ITEC Website


Hostel accommodation for the participants would be arranged at the TERI Retreat or at TERI University .

TERI Retreat is a training complex located a mere 35-minute driving distance from the heart of Delhi in Gual Pahari, Gurgaon. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city, this 36-hectare training complex is a perfect example of sustainable, green, and productive habitat created through application of scientific methods and technique.


For further information, please contact

ITEC Coordinator Course Coordinator
Ms Swati Ganeshan
Research Associate
Resources, Regulation, and Global Security Division
The Energy and Resources Institute
Darbari Seth Block, IHC, Lodhi Road
New Delhi, India
Tel. +91-11-2468 2100, 4150 4900
Fax +91-11-2468 2144, 2468 2145
E-mail: swati.ganeshan@teri.res.in
Mr Nitya Nanda
Centre for Global Agreements, Leg. & Trade
Resources, Regulation & Global Security Division
The Energy and Resources Institute
Darbari Seth Block, IHC Complex, Lodhi Road
New Delhi 110 003, India
Tel. +91-11-2468 2100, 4150 4900, 2612 2222
Fax +91-11-2468 2144, 2468 2145, 2612 2874
E-mail: nitya@teri.res.in
Date: 28 Nov - 16 Dec 2011 Theme: Trade
Location: RETREAT, Gual Pahari, Gurgaon
Category: Training

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Mr Nitya Nanda
Resources, Regulation & Global Security Division
E-mail: nitya@teri.res.in