Kolkata, West Bengal, India, January 27-28, 2006

CUTS Centre for International Trade, Economics & Environment (CUTS-CITEE), Jaipur with an active support from Novib (Oxfam Netherlands) and NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation), New Delhi, will organise the Second Focused Training Seminar under the GRANITE project on January 27-28, 2006 at Hotel Middleton Inn, Kolkata, West Bengal.

The two-day seminar will serve a multi-fold objective inclusive of imparting skills to articulate and analyse sectoral issues (agriculture and textiles) and also to focus on evaluation of the activities under the GRANITE project in its first year of implementation (from January 2005 to December 2005), in eight selected states i.e. Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.

The seminar also aims to discuss at length the learnings gained from the Sixth WTO Ministerial held at Hong Kong in December 2005 and to share experiences from the project partnering organisations, who attended it. Beside, planning for the next phase of GRANITE project i.e. post 2006 will also be devised.

The members of National Coordination Unit (NCU) of CUTS-CITEE and nodal persons and programme coordinators from all project-partnering organisations from eight states will attend the seminar.

For further information please contact:
Punyarupa Bhadury/Swati Chaddha
Ph: 91.141.228 2821/513 3259
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