Today in Nagoya, a COP10 side event will present the findings of a global research project on "Protecting Community Rights over Traditional Knowledge: Implications for customary laws and practices".
The event is hosted by the International Institute for Environment and Development, Asociacion ANDES (Peru), the Centre for Chinese Agricultural Policy (China), Ecoserve (India) and ICIPE (Kenya). Food will be provided.
Case studies from Peru, China, India and Kenya will be presented, including work on community biocultural protocols, registers and products. A collection of short films will be shown and lessons for the international protocol on access and benefit-sharing will be identified.
The event takes place at 18.15--19.45 at Nagoya Gakuin University, which is just a few minutes (walking) behind the exhibition area at COP10.
Download the related reports from the following links….
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