In general, in Africa there is a low participation in international agreements in IP. This activity, focused on OAPI member states, will aim to promote accession to all international treaties that the gap analysis will present useful in facilitating international trade for these focus countries. This will be done via training of state actors (training sessions and regional conferences) on the advantages and flexibilities of treaties for commercial development. The sessions and conferences will provide evidence-based data and good practice examples for African policymakers. Collaboration with other relevant stakeholders, such as WIPO and WTO, will be sought to tap into synergies and avoid duplication.