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Webinar on ABS & Digital Sequence Information (DSI)

Webinar on ABS & Digital Sequence Information (DSI)

Dna Image By Pete Linforth From Pixabay
PHoto: DNA Image By Pete Linforth From Pixabay

During the Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBC) in Egypt, on November 2018, the debate on how to deal with ABS of Digital Sequence Information (DSI) has been intense. Divergent views were expressed on what is covered under the term and which term is best used, if and how access and utilization should be governed, and which modalities of benefit sharing would be appropriate.

The issue is now being treated intersessionally by the CBD, with a goal to be taken up again at the Fifteenth CBD COP in China, within the overarching context of the post-2020 framework.

In this Webinar, that will take place on September 25th at 4 PM (EEST), four experts will present practical examples of how the issue can be handled at the national level, without necessarily waiting for a multilateral solution at the international level.

To attend the webinar, register here.

The session will follow the given agenda.

Alejandro Lago, UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project Manager – Welcome and opening of the webinar.

Hendrik Segers, Belgian National Focal Point to the Convention on Biological Diversity – Setting the scene: ongoing legal and policy deliberations in the CBD and post2020 context.

Balakrishna Pisupati, Chairperson of nonprofit international think tank FLEDGE– Understanding Digital Sequence Information (DSI) from the Nagoya Protocol perspective.

Jorge Cabrera Medaglia, Professor of Environmental Law, University of Costa Rica. – Legal measures and contractual examples addressing DSI-related issues at the national level.

Claudio Chiarolla, UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project Regional Specislist – IP considerations on biotechnological inventions comprising the use of DSI, disclosure requirements and sequence listings in patent applications.

Followed by Q&A – 20 min.

For further information on the session and speakers click here.

Recording of this session as well as presentations shared during the event will be later on published on the Global ABS Community. To access these and other ABS related contents it is mandatory to be a registered member of the community. Click here to become a member and complete your professional profile.



Event Details


25 September 2019




UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project



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