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This workshop will introduce participants to free trade agreements being negotiated in nearly every developing country that may adversely impact access to affordable generic medicines. The workshop will highlight key features of FTAs that are of public health concern and showcase advocacy by PLHIV networks and other health groups to such negotiations.

14:30
Opening remarks
14:45
Introduction on free trade agreements
15:15
Why should activists be worried about FTA negotiations?
Kajal Bhardwaj, Independent Lawyer, India
15:45
Group work and role play on understanding negotiating dynamics
16:15
Panel discussion on activist strategies from India, Argentina and Morocco to counter FTAs
16:45
Closing remarks