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Side Event
#1899
WG ABS 9
2010-03-26

Sharing the Harvest: A look at current benefit sharing practices among the community of users of genetic resources for food and agriculture.

A diverse panel will describe normative benefit sharing practices currently being used in their research communities. This panel will provide insights about benefit sharing practices from a range of perspectives: among basic biological researchers (in the US university and small biotechnology co ...

Side Event
#1959
WG ABS 9
2010-03-26

ABS LIKE-MINDED IN SPIRIT GROUP OF WOMEN LUNCH

The Group, which was inaugurated at ABS-8 last November, will hold a luncheon meeting on Friday 26 March. All women participants at ABS-9 are warmly invited to attend including representatives from governments, NGOs, ILCs, civil society and industry. The purpose of the luncheon is to get to kn ...

Side Event
#1698
WG ABS 9
2010-03-25

Biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples, Local communities, and the formation of networks

The purpose of this event will be to talk about the formation of formal networks to protect natural resources and traditional knowledge. The workshop will discuss these issues within the larger context of the indigenous movement in the Americas. It will also provide specific pitfalls in the fo ...

Side Event
#1699
WG ABS 9
2010-03-25

Participatory Approaches to Implementing the IRABS through Community Empowerment Including Launch of ABS Sustainable Forest Management Study

There is increasing recognition of the critical need to enable indigenous peoples and local communities to effectively engage with all stages of ABS agreements. This event will focus on innovative participatory approaches and tools that aim to empower communities to take ownership over ABS proce ...

Side Event
#1690
WG ABS 9
2010-03-24

LEAVING ROOM FOR FUTURE ABS NORM DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL REGIME – THE EXAMPLE OF AGRICULTURAL MICROBIAL GENETIC RESOURCES

Speakers will address how – in the longer term -- access and benefit sharing norms under the International Regime could be fashioned to support the use of microbial genetic resources in agricultural research and development, ultimately contributing to increased food security. Because there is n ...

Side Event
#1691
WG ABS 9
2010-03-24

Community Protocols for ABS and the International Regime

Community protocols are an important tool for facilitating PIC and equitable benefit-sharing with ILCs. Experience will be presented of: 1) a Quechua community biocultural protocol for Equitable Benefit-Sharing in the Potato Park, Peru - a legal instrument already functioning in practice; 2) a K ...

Side Event
#1697
WG ABS 9
2010-03-24

Biodiversity, Indigenous Peoples, Local Communities, and the Protection of Traditional Knowledge Associated Natural Resources under ABS

The goal of this event will be to talk about provisions needed to ensure that traditional knowledge associated to natural resources is protected under ABS. Concrete examples will be provided and indigenous models will be used to exemplified the need to protect traditional knowledge using indige ...

Side Event
#1783
WG ABS 9
2010-03-24

Key issues on the final stage of IR negotiations: reflections and proposals

This side event aims to present and discuss substantial issues that have been only marginally addressed or debated under the negotiations of the International Regime on ABS. These include: analysis of the concepts of sovereignty and genetic resources as natural information widely shared around ...

Side Event
#1879
WG ABS 9
2010-03-24

Defusing Disclosure in Patent Applications

The event will discuss the outlines of a positive strategy to strengthen legal certainty in the International Regime while supporting WIPO's role in finding coherence across national IP systems through the IGC on ABS, TK and Folklore

Side Event
#1692
WG ABS 9
2010-03-23

ABS contracts for non-commercial academic research – two models

Jointly, stakeholders from a provider and a user country (Colombia and Switzerland) present their complementary models for contracts especially designed for non-commercial academic research. The Universidad Nacional de Colombia in Bogotá presents its proposal of a "Contrato Marco" (framework co ...

Side Event
#1694
WG ABS 9
2010-03-23

SIDE EVENT ON NON-COMMERCIAL BENEFITS RESULTING FROM BASIC RESEARCH

To show the non-commercial benefits of the cooperation relationship and to present how the project has been implemented and is conducted in the host country, placing an emphasis on the non-commercial benefits for the countries of origin. DFG will present the DFG-Ecuador Project / RU 816

Side Event
#1773
WG ABS 9
2010-03-23

The Operation of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

The event will provide information on the experiences and update on recent developments in the operation and functioning of the Multilateral System of Access and Benefit-sharing under the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Side Event
#1929
WG ABS 9
2010-03-23

ACCESS & BENEFIT SHARING FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL PRODUCTS

The view of the International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association on the effect of the International Regime on Access and Benefit Sharing on the Biological Control Industry

Side Event
#1689
WG ABS 9
2010-03-22

An international regime on ABS: Essential Questions with Regard to Scope

The functionality and strength of an international regime on ABS depends to a great extent on its scope. Whether the parties will agree to a broad and inclusive scope depends on how the different sub-sectors of genetic resources will be dealt with in an international regime and what genetic reso ...

Side Event
#1693
WG ABS 9
2010-03-22

Access and Benefit-sharing for genetic resources for food and agriculture

The Chair and other Members of the Bureau of the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture will present the Commission's work on access and benefit-sharing for genetic resources for food and agriculture, including FAO Conference Resolution 18/2009.

Side Event
#1928
WG ABS 9
2010-03-22

ABS AND THE NEW CBD STRATEGIC PLAN

Access to genetic resources and Benefit Sharing (ABS) is one of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) along with conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity. Thus implementation of ABS provisions within the Convention need as much attention as the othe ...

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