John Chalsty, Chairman of The Mandela Institute's USA Advisory
an alumnus of The University of the Witwatersrand and chairman
of The Mandela Institute's USA Advisory Board, I would like to
outline the three areas that we are presenting for support by
US Friends of The Mandela Institute.
President Mandela gave his name to the Institute as a center for
education about global trade in developing countries, "Capacity
Building", which concerns education on global trade for Developing
Countries, has become a significant initiative of the World Trade
Organization and its members including the USA and South Africa.
The high quality education of the Mandela Institute and South
Africašs important role in the WTO elevate the strategic significance
of, and important regional opportunities for, The Mandela Institute.
You will have seen the recent newsletter, also available on this
web site, which describes a symposium on Capacity Building in
New York earlier this year. The three areas summarized for your
Capacity Building: Conference at Wits on Capacity Building
by the Office of the United States Trade Representative, The Mandela
Institute will offer a week long conference on Capacity Building
in Johannesburg, teaching aspects of global trade to government
and private sector employees from all countries in Africa. Appropriate
technology will be employed to enhance effectiveness and benefits,
for example through distance learning, video and print materials.
Intellectual Property a Chair in Intellectual Property and visiting
quality instruction in Intellectual Property enhanced by visiting
professors in this area of great international importance will
provide another opportunity for The Mandela Institute to demonstrate
leadership in its commitment to exemplary education.
Center a Resource and Conference Center
a Center for conferences, resources, research, quality teaching
and meetings will enable The Mandela Institute to become a preeminent
advocacy group, think tank and publisher while retaining its leadership
role in effective education. In this way, The Mandela Institute
will advance trade, trade initiatives and Capacity Building in
Developing countries, especially in Africa. Regional initiatives
and conferences will be enhanced by the application and use of
appropriate information technology.
this choice of funding, I hope you will write or call if you are
interested, have questions or would like to make a gift. For Section
501 (c) (3) purposes, US checks are made payable to The University
of the Witaterstand Fund, Inc, a corporation under Section 501
(c) (3) and may be mailed to The Mandela Institute, PO Box 7101,
New York, NY 10150.