Making ABS work: A public-private dialogue

ABS Initiative

Marriot Champs-Élysées, 70 Av. des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
2 June 2017
Provisional agenda

As the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol accelerates, the exchange of ideas and experiences among stakeholders becomes fundamental. This public-private dialogue, organized by the ABS Capacity Development Initiative and the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT), seeks to engage participants from governments, intergovernmental organizations, research institutes, companies and business associations in constructive discussions on the realities, opportunities and challenges of designing and navigating requirements on access and benefit sharing.

8:30 – 9:00 Welcome coffees & Registration
9:00 – 9.30
Welcoming words
Rik Kutsch Lojenga (UEBT) and Suhel al-Janabi (ABS CDI)

Introduction of participants

9:30 – 11.00
Group discussions: Understanding ABS procedures
Brazil, France, Madagascar, Morocco, Panama, South Africa

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee
11:30 – 12.15

‘Open space’: Key approaches to making ABS work Participants select topics for group discussion, including:

  • Link between sourcing and innovation
  • Streamlining access requirements
  • Defining ‘utilization of traditional knowledge’
  • Harnessing non-monetary benefit sharing
  • Calculating fair and equitable monetary benefits
  • Checking compliance: What kind of reporting and checkpoints work?
  • Understanding provider-user interface in R&D
  • Others

12:15 – 13:00 Plenary discussions
13:00 – 13:15 Closing remarks
13:15 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:00
Informal exchanges, in parallel, upon invitation only.
Stevia and fair and equitable benefit sharing:
Issues and opportunities
Strategies to promoting business engagement in biodiversity-based R&D

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