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Jacqueline Barnett, Director of Innovation Support and Technology Transfer, was invited by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) to give seminars on technology transfer In Banjul, The Gambia, earlier this year. The seminar was hosted by WIPO in collaboration with the Attorney General’s Office of the Ministry of Justice and the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO).

The seminar was on the “The importance of patents and the Patent Cooperation Treaty for Research Institutions and Universities”. Jaci gave four lectures on Knowledge Transfer, Licensing and Commercialising IP, IP Policies and Setting up a Tech Transfer Office.

Jaci travelled with WIPO representative ‘Nyalleng Pii, as well as an ARIPO representative, Christopher Kiige. They were hosted by Cherno Marenah, the Registrar General in the Attorney General’s office.

'Nyalleng, Christopher, Cherno and Jaci outside the Ministry's Office in Banjul

Beach scene, The Gambia

Jerma Beach Hotel

Street scene, Banjul