The International Training Programme on “Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources – in support of innovation” will focus on intellectual property as a tool to support innovation in developing countries for the benefit of industry, research institutions and farmers. Emphasis will be made on building networks between the participants to create better understanding of the different needs and roles of various stakeholders.
The program will offer a unique opportunity to have a direct dialogue with different stakeholders and their organizations. Unique on-site study visits, scientific lectures and direct interactions with their practical Genetic Resource and Intellectual Property Rights operations will enable the participants to gain a first-hand understanding of practical questions and solutions, develop their change projects and future collaborations and support networks with the other stakeholders.
Genetic resources at an intersection of fundamental areas like economic growth, food security, and finding responses to climate change to fight poverty will be examined, including the cross-roads of international obligations, national innovation strategies, innovation and the needs of farmers.
The training programme will be organised and conducted in English.
Who should apply?
The Programme is directed towards policymakers and their advisers as well as persons at a senior decision-making level from the government sector, the university or other research organisation, the private sector or farming organisation who are or who will be involved in issues concerning intellectual property or innovation in relation to genetic resources.
The following countries are invited to nominate candidates: Cambodia, Indonesia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Philippines, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.
The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) will cover all costs related to all programme phases except personal expenses, visa fees or any local airport taxes and departure fees.
Closing date for applications is February 23, 2018.
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