A sound competition policy, along with a good competition law helps in fostering competition, economic efficiency, consumer welfare, investment and freedom of doing business. This course is therefore designed to inculcate necessary knowledge and skills among the participants to deal with the issues relating to anticompetitive agreements, abuse of dominance, exclusion as well as exploitative practices, enforcement of competition law against anticompetitive agreements and addressing bottlenecks to completion enforcement in Sub-Saharan Africa. Further, due to the fact that regional agreements hold an important potential to overcome the main obstacles in the enforcement of competition laws, the course will also examines, the national-regional competition authority institutional relationship, international and regional cooperation in competition law and policy, regional cooperation in combating cartels and regional competition enforcement using case studies from COMESA, EAC, ECCAS, ECWAS, SADC, and UEMOA.
Who is it for?
The course is designed for policy advisers, senior decision-makers responsible for regulation and competition policy both at a national and regional economic community level.
Expected Training Outcomes
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
demonstrate a clear understanding of the theoretical foundations of competition policy and regulation;
critically examine policy issues in competition policy and regulation both at a national and regional level;
critically evaluate real-word cases in completion policy and regulation;
critically evaluate the different approaches to regulation and competition policy;
apply the principles of competition policy to the current practices of policy intervention to facilitate investment and fair competition;
acquire analytical skills in regional competition law areas including: merger control, abuse of dominance issues, restrictive agreements within commercial contracts, public procurement and competition due diligence.
Demonstrate a clear understanding of the expected role of different stakeholders and groups in order to ensure better market competitiveness at the national and regional level.
Fee and Other Costs
The fee for the programme will be US$ 1,800 this includes tuition, presentation material and other documentation. It also includes lunch and refreshments during each working day.