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There are currently 24 WGO Training Centers.
For more information on a specific center, please click on the link below.

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

WGO Addis Ababa Training Center

Director: Dr. Amir Sultan 
Launch: 18 April 2015

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Ankara, Turkey

WGO Ankara Training Center

Director: Prof. Sedat Boyacioglu
Launch: 18 April 2015

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Bangkok, Thailand

WGO Bangkok Training Center

Directors: Prof. Nonthalee Pausawasdi and Sathaporn Manatsathit
Launch: 20 March 2006

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Blantyre, Malawi

Director: Prof. Melita Gordon
Launch: 10 May 2016

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Bogota, Colombia

WGO Bogota Training Center

Director: Dr. Luis Carlos Sabbagh
Co-Director:  Dr. Diego Aponte
Launch: 6 August 2008   

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Brasilia, Brazil

WGO Brasilia Training Center

Director: Dr. Liliana Mendes
Launch: 15 July 2023   

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Cairo, Egypt

WGO Cairo Training Center

Director: Prof. Ibrahim Mostafa
Co-Director: Prof. Ahmed ElBehiry
Launch: 1 March 2004   

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Karachi, Pakistan

WGO Karachi Training Center

Director: Prof. Wasim Jafri
Launch: 1 May 2003

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Khartoum, Sudan

Director: Dr. Abdelmounem E. Abdo
Launch: 10 January 2015     

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Lagos, Nigeria

Director: Dr. Ganiyat Oyeleke
Co-Director:  Dr. Adedapo Osinowo
Launch: 18 April 2015    

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La Paz, Bolivia

WGO La Paz Training Center

Director: Dr. Miguel Villa-Gomez
Co-Director: Dr. Guido Villa-Gomez
Launch: 14 March 2005 

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La Plata, Argentina

WGO La Plata Training Center

Director: Francisco Tufare
Co-Director:  Dr. Néstor Chopita
Launch: 21 March 2007

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Mexico City, Mexico

WGO Mexico City Training Center

Director: Dr. Miguel A. Ramírez
Co-Director: Dr. Enrique Coss
Launch: 28 July 2008    

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Nairobi, Kenya

Director: Prof. Elly Ogutu     
Co-Director: Dr. Thomas Mutie
Launch: 6 May 2016

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New Delhi, India

WGO New Delhi Training Center

Director: Dr. Shiv Kumar Sarin
Co-Director: Dr. Manoj Kumar Sharma
Launch: 26 April 2015 

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Porto, Portugal

WGO Porto Training Center

Director: Prof. Guilherme Macedo
Co-Director: Prof. Susana Lopes
Launch: 9 June 2015     

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Porto Alegre, Brazil

WGO Porto Alegre Training Center

Director: Dr. Mario Reis Álvares-da-Silva
Launch: 30 November 2012 

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Rabat, Morocco

WGO Rabat Training Center

Directors: Professors Laila Amrani and Amine Benkabbou

Launch: 1 January 2003

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Rome, Italy

WGO Rome Training Center

Director: Prof. Guido Costamagna
Co-Director: Prof. Cristiano Spada
Launch: 11 May 2006  

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SAGES-ADD, South Africa

Director: Prof. Gill Watermeyer
Launch: 23 June 2000 

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San Jose, Costa Rica

WGO San Jose Training Center

Director: Dr. Herbert Burgos
Co-Director:  Dr. Marcela Porras Alfaro
Launch: 5 March 2010

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Suva, Fiji

WGO Suva Training Center

Director: Prof. Joji Malani,
Adjunct Assoc.: Prof. Chris Hair and Assistant: Prof. Mai Ling Perman
Launch: 26 October 2008

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Xi'an, China

WGO Xi'an Training Center

Director: Prof. Kaichun Wu     
Launch: 20 March 2015

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Yangon, Myanmar

WGO Yangon Training Center

Director:  Prof. Than Than Aye
Co-Directors:  Assoc. Prof. Thein Htut, Prof. Win Phyu Phyu Myint and Prof. Moe Myint Aung
Launch: 16 March 2015

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