Susan Isiko Štrba, University of the Witwaterstrand, South Africa

Dr Susan Isiko Štrba combines teaching and research with providing policy, legal, legislative advice and technical training to governments, intergovernmental organizations and NGOs. She is currently a visiting Senior Research Fellow at the School of Law, University of the Witwatersrand, where she lecturers intellectual property in the LLB and LLM programmes, co-supervises PhD students as well as conducts research on various topics related to intellectual Property, trade and development.

She is a Senior Research Affiliate at the University of Minnesota’s Intellectual Property and Development Program and a tutor at the WIPO Academy. She has been a visiting lecturer at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva and the Boston University, International Campus in Geneva.

Dr Isiko Štrba has provided extensive policy, legislative and technical advice to the World Health Organization (WHO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the African Union (AU), the European Union, a number of African governments and various non-governmental organizations. Before joining the international arena, she practiced law with Ochien’g Oduol & Co Advocates in Nairobi, Kenya and Bakibinga & Co Advocates in Kampala, Uganda.

She is the author of International Copyright Law and Access to Education in Developing Countries: Exploring Multilateral Legal and Quasi-Legal Solutions, a leading guide to the functioning of international copyright law for the public interest in developing countries. She has also published numerous journal articles in the field of IP and development.

She a member of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) and the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), where she is currently a member of the Executive Council and a collaborator with the Open African Innovation Research (Open AIR).