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'Genetic Resources and Information:Finding Solutions for Equitable Access and Benefit Sharing' Workshop

The Law Futures Centre (LFC) and the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA) are holding a free workshop to explore solutions to equitably sharing the benefits of information about genetic resources under the Convention on Biological Diversity (and Nagoya Protocol), the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework.

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together experts and practitioners to share their experiences with access and benefit sharing information about genetic resources with the prospect of improving the efficiency and effectiveness of practices.

The expected audience will be plant and animal breeders, public health practitioners, industry associations, research and development corporations, government departments, seed distributors and their representatives, agricultural sector advisers/consultants, intellectual property lawyers, and academics.


  • Professor John Benzie, Acting Head of Sustainable Aquaculture, WorldFish and Professor of Marine Molecular Biodiversity, University College Cork
  • Emily Carroll, Agricultural Productivity, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources
  • Ben Phillips, Director, Protected Areas Policy and Planning, Parks Australia
  • Dr Fran Humphries, Research Fellow, Law Futures Centre, Griffith Law school, Griffith University

Date:     Wednesday 6 December 2017

Time:     8.30am Registrations, 1.00pm Close

Venue:  Common Room, University House, The Australian National University, Canberra

Cost:    This is a free event

A preliminary draft program can be downloaded here.

Further information can be found on the ACIPA website.