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Webinar series on digital sequence information on genetic resources

Three webinars on DSI will take place in December 2020 and early 2021.

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, in collaboration with the ABS Capacity Development Initiative, is organising an informal global webinar series to share information related to digital sequence information on genetic resources (DSI).

This webinar series aims to foster a common understanding of DSI and its importance and linkages to:

This webinar series is open to everyone interested in understanding how DSI is being addressed under the CBD, in preparation for the third meeting of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.

 

More information:

Notification

Digital sequence information on genetic resources

The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-sharing

 

Webinar Schedule and Registration

Understanding digital sequence information on genetic resources: a technical overview of its production, distribution and use

7:00am-10:00am EST   (12:00pm-3:00pm UTC)

Digital sequence information on genetic resources (DSI) found its way onto the international agenda of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and its Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing in 2016. But what does DSI mean? How is it generated? Who is using DSI and for which purposes? How is DSI being dealt with in international fora?

Hosted by: The ABS Capacity Development Initiative

This session will be in English, with French interpretation. Click here for more information.

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Process and recent outcomes related to digital sequence information on genetic resources under the CBD

9:00am-11:00am EST  (2:00pm-4:00pm UTC)

Hosted by the CBD Secretariat with the participation of the Co-Chairs of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG), this event will present key findings of the three peer reviewed studies carried out during the inter-sessional period and the outcomes of the AHTEG on DSI.

Hosted by: The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity

Agenda:

  -  Welcome remarks and objectives of the webinar

  -  Brief overview of the origin of DSI and process under the CBD

  -  Key findings of peer reviewed studies 

  1. DSI: Concept, scope and current use
  2. Combined study on digital sequence information in public and private databases and traceability
  3. Domestic measures on DSI                        

  -  Q&A

  -  Key Outcomes of the AHTEG
      --  Summary of key outcomes presented by AHTEG Co-Chairs

  -  Q&A

  -  Wrap-up, next steps and closure of webinar

This session will be in English.

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Policy options for access and benefit-sharing and digital sequence information on genetic resources

(Time and Date to be determined)

Hosted by the CBD Secretariat and moderated by the Co-Chairs of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020), this event invites different stakeholders to present policy options being proposed to address DSI-related issues.

Hosted by: Secretariat for the Convention on Biological Diversity

More details to follow