Dr Joan Apecu

Trapca House, Esami Road, P.O Box 3030, Arusha,Tanzania

Dr Joan Apecu

Head of the Trade Negotiations Committee Section and Economic Affairs Officer - WTO

Biography

Dr Apecu is the head of the Trade Negotiations Committee Section and Economic Affairs Officer for the Council and Trade Negotiations Committee division of the World Trade Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.  Dr. Apecu completed her doctoral studies in international law with a focus on international trade law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva Switzerland with a magna cum laude degree. She holds a Master of Law Degree (LLM), cum laude, in international trade and investment law, from the universities of Pretoria (South Africa) and the Amsterdam Law School (The Netherlands), a postgraduate diploma in legal practice from the Law Development Centre in Uganda and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Makerere University in Uganda. She has published on topics including the participation of African Members at the World Trade Organization, Legal and Institutional Aspects (1995-2010); the law of Contract in Uganda; and, Intellectual Property law in Uganda.