STRONG High Seas Capacity Development Series – Introduction to Marine Genetic Resources

18/11/2021 - 9:00 - 12:30


The STRONG High Seas project will be running a series of virtual capacity development workshops through 2021.

We welcome anyone with an interest in Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction, with particular focus on the Abidjan Convention Region. We hope that the series will provide the participants with tools and knowledge to share with their colleagues and across national departments to help the countries of the Abidjan Convention to enhance ocean governance in the region and implement the BBNJ treaty in their national context after its ratification.

A certificate will be issued to all those who participate in a minimum four of the events in the series.

Simultaneous translation will be available in English and French for all events.

The first of the series was held in June and introduced participants to the United Nations Law of the Sea and Biodiversity Beyond National Jurisdiction. The fourth interactive virtual workshop will introduce you to the topic of Marine Genetic Resources and discuss the path from discovery to commercialisation. These themes are under discussion as part of the BBNJ negotiations.

Event 4: Introduction to Marine Genetic Resources
Date: 18th November 2021
Time: 09:00 – 12:30 Abidjan Time * 11:00 – 14:30 South African Time
Registration: here

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