The WTO Chairs Programme

Launched in 2010 as a capacity-building programme, the WTO Chairs Programme (WCP) aims at enhancing knowledge and understanding of the multilateral trading system among academics and policy makers in beneficiary countries. It promotes and supports trade-related academic activities at universities and research institutions. The WTO provides financial, scientific and technical support to its partners with respect to research, curriculum development and outreach activities.

A new cycle of four years will commence in 2021 and conclude at the end of 2024. Up to 21 academic institutions will be selected to participate. Academic institutions established in developing and least-developed countries as well as acceding and recently acceded countries which are members or observers of the WTO are invited to fill out the Expression of Interest form below in order to be notified of next steps towards phase III of the programme.


Expression of Interest

Candidates are invited to complete an "Expression of Interest" form below at their earliest convenience.

Form · Expression of Interest


For further information please refer to the WTO Chairs Programme Description


WCP Programme Description Description du programme WCP Descripción del programa WCP

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