Investing in human and institutional capital to build and strengthen critical capacities and streamlined guidelines that will leapfrog the implementation of delivery-able Access and Benefit Sharing partnerships under the Nagoya Protocol
In this thematic area, we will be looking at key industries using genetic resources. This will provide an overview of market dynamics and explore major trends in R&D and demand for access to genetic resources
Survey based investigations showed that there is a huge knowledge gap with regards to understanding the business models of the different industries using genetic resources. By having a basic understanding of how the markets for genetic resources operate, providers, regulators, negotiators and investors will identify current and potential utilizations of a given material. By knowing how resources are being or will be potentially used, they will be better equipped not only to unfreeze the lengthy discussions over years to assign a realistic value for a given resource or knowledge, and by realistic we mean a one that is just, equitable and mirrors business realities, but also to change the narrative underlying ABS partnerships.
One way of building critical capacities is to develop industry-specific and across-industry guidelines to mirror the different modalities according to which industries access and use genetic resources and its associated traditional knowledge. Another way could be through bottom-up ABS compliant value chains. Doing so will undoubtedly promote biodiscovery partnerships by enabling providers, regulators and users to draw realistic pathways given the current and future trends and determinants of R&D cycles in the industries using genetic resources.
- Understanding the business models of key industries using GR/aTK
- Valorization of GR through bottom-up ABS Compliant Value Chains (Time for ACTION methodology)
- The business case for gender mainstreaming into ABS partnerships (MIND Your Step tool)
- Sectorial guidelines to promote delivery-able ABS partnerships
- Webinar on Blockchain as an Innovative Tool to Improve the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS
- Live stream session on challenges and opportunities for research and private sector investment (COP14: Side event).
- Understanding the business models of key industries using Genetic Resources/Traditional Knowledge (PPT)
- The Project Darwin-Lamarck. Using blockchain and other technologies for ABS.