NORCODE to hold Training Program on Collective Management of Copyright, Tanzania

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NORCODE African Regional Training Program on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights is scheduled to take place between November 20 to 30, 2017 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

The Training Program is organized by the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE), in cooperation with the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) and World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO Academy). Assistance for the training program is also provided by the following international, non-governmental organizations:

  • International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO)
  • The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) (tbc)
  • International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) (tbc)
  • The Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights (SCAPR) (tbc)

In addition the program is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, and the University of Agder, Norway.

Target Participants

The program is primarily tailored for persons in a leading position in a collective management organization (CMO). It is equally well suited for government representatives who, as policy makers want to enhance knowledge on how the copyright system functions in practice.

Up to 20 participants will be selected from countries in Africa where collective management of rights currently exists.

Time and Place

The onsite training will take place from November 20 to 30, 2017 in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Substantial work will be undertaken by the participants in their home countries both prior and after the training.


The overall goal of the training will be to provide a broad understanding of the role and functions of collective management in different creative industries; Importance of solid governance structures and sustainability in collective management operations; Importance of sound licensing and distribution systems; Opportunities and challenges of digital exploitation on rights management. The training will also concentrate on solutions in emerging topics selected by the partnering organizations.

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Ufuoma is a Senior Editor and Director of Regulatory Policy at NLIPW. She assists clients in the protection of copyrights, trademarks and patents. She counsels clients regarding validity and infringement matters and has experience acting against the infringement of IP and addressing counterfeit issues. She holds a Masters degree (LL.M.) from Columbia Law School, New York and a law degree from the University of Nigeria (LL.B. Honors). She is admitted to practice law in Nigeria and in the State of New York. Ufuoma cut her teeth in the intellectual property practice groups of some of the largest law firms in Nigeria and has years of experience working with major non-profit organizations in New York. Email: