Community Protocols for ABS and the International Regime
Asociacion ANDES (Peru), Fundacion Dobo Yala (Panama), Natural Justice (South Africa) and IIED
Date and Time
24 March 2010 13:15 - 14:45
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 Kuna biocultural protocol for access to biodiversity/TK developed by the Congreso General Kuna, Panama; and 3) a Raika pastoralist biocultural protocol in India, and a biocultural protocol in Sabah, Malaysia (developed with Natural Justice). Lessons for the International Regime will be identified.