Building Consensus

…bringing together stakeholders to raise awareness, build consensus, and increase the development orientation in technical assistance and capacity building on trade and investment

Nigeria Services Consideration Workshop  

NUGGET International Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria
8th May 2009

The National Association of Nigerian Traders (NANTS) in collaboration with ILEAP organised a stakeholders meeting on May 8th 2009 with the objective of “reviewing the Nigerian GATS conditional offer and setting an agenda towards building a consensus around such an offer in the EPA and/or expanding such an agenda in the EPA”. Building on the Accra Services agenda of March 2009, the one-day workshop, was attended by all public sector services related MDAs, as well as selected private sector services thematic groups. More specifically, the focus of the workshop was to:

  • Achieve a critical analysis of the sectors, a thorough regulatory audit of the sector;
  • Promote consensus building, encouraging better stakeholders understanding of the domestic services trade dynamics;
  • Provide an evaluation of choices and careful selection of priorities coupled with the acquisition of adequate infrastructure capacity;
  • Facilitate negotiations and generated an outline of potential implementation commitments.

Final Report