ACCESS AND BENEFIT-SHARING (ABS) IN CANADA: THE JOURNEY, THE ROAD, AND THE DESTINATION
Date and Time
6 November 2015 13:15 - 14:45
The event examines ongoing developments in Canada to create awareness on ABS pursuant to the Nagoya Protocol pending Canada's ratification. It puts in perspectives the work of an SSHRC-funded research initiative under the auspices of ABS-Canada (abs-canada.ca) which seeks to mobilize stakeholders (Aboriginal communities, industries, researchers and civil society organizations) for constructive dialogue and capacity building toward an Aboriginal-sensitive ABS policy in Canada. The events would provide preliminary insight on the outcomes of recent Focus Group on ABS in the Maritime region organized by the ABS-Canada in partnership with Aboriginal Organizations in the region as one of three planned focus ABS groups across Canada.