Experts, including IFRRO CEO Caroline Morgan, gathered in Sharjah on 27 and 28 February, to discuss establishing the Arab World’s first Reproduction Rights Organisation (RRO) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Organised by the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), in collaboration with the Emirates Intellectual Property Association (EIPA) and Emirates Writers Union (EWU), the forum aimed at analysing global RRO models that could best fit the UAE according to their legal system.
Among the speakers, Caroline Morgan, IFRRO’s CEO, addressed the important role that RROs play in the economy and highlighted the necessary governance requirements for the setting up of a successful RRO.
Michael Healy, Executive Director of International Relations at CCC, discussed the financial aspects of setting up a CMO, and Tarja Koskinen-Olsson discussed the possible models of operation for RROs.
More information about the event is available here and here.