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 From the 29th to the 30th of May 2023, the African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) Regional Training for Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) was held in Harare. Mr. Bemanya Twebaze, Director General of ARIPO, formally launched the event, which was attended by Board Chairpersons and CEOs from ARIPO Member States. Uganda Performing Rights Society (UPRS) and Uganda Federation of Movie Industry (UFMI) were among the Ugandan CMOs that participated.

The two-day workshop intended to improve CMOs’ effective management of intellectual property rights by utilizing best governance practices. Chairman Mr. Okello Kelo Sam and CEO Ms. Nassuna Morrine Sharon represented UPRS at the training. The Director General of ARIPO emphasized the significance of transparency, accountability, and good governance in building stakeholder trust in the IP system in his remarks.

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