The International Training Programme is directed to individuals that are policy-makers with a mandate to implement changes relevant for intellectual property and innovation in relation to genetic resources. The programme is aimed towards organisations within government, research, business and organisations connected to intellectual property and the farming sector. The programme fosters change on an individual level, organisational level and ultimately on a national level.
Economic growth, food security, and finding responses to climate change are fundamental areas to fight poverty and for implementing Agenda 2030. During the programme, genetic resources at an intersection of these fundamental areas will be examined, including the cross-roads of international obligations, innovation and the needs of farmers. This programme will focus on intellectual property as a tool to support innovation in developing countries for the benefit of industry, research institutions and farmers.