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Krystyna Swiderska
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What is your name?
What is your job title?
Senior researcher
What organisation do you work for?
What aspects of biodiversity are you most interested in?
Access and benefit sharing, Agriculture, CBD negotiations, Traditional knowledge
What languages do you speak?
English, Spanish and French
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I work with developing country partners who conduct action-research with indigenous and local communities in areas of important bio-cultural diversity - my role is to link local findings to international policy such as the Biodiversity Convention. Our focus is on traditional knowledge, genetic resources and bio-cultural heritage - how to protect community rights over them and strengthen them for community subsistence, food security, biodiversity conservation, and resilience/adaptation to climate change.

Krystyna Swiderska's Blog

Last chance to salvage new agreement on genetic resources

Hello all,

This Saturday governments are meeting in Montreal for the final negotiations of an international protocol on access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing (18-21 September). The protocol is due to be adopted at Nagoya in October. But significant areas of disagreement remain, and unless these are resolved, the protocol will make little difference.

Here is a link to the IIED news item on this, and my IIED…


Posted on September 17, 2010 at 10:30

BBC article on the Access and Benefit-Sharing Protocol

Hello everyone,

I've just published an article on the Biodiversity Convention's ABS protocol on the BBC website. The protocol is meant to control access to genetic resources and traditional knowledge, and ensure that the benefits…


Posted on July 13, 2010 at 16:08

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