24/11/2020 – FAO-oriGIn Series of Webinars on “Contributing to SDGs through quality linked to geographical origin”. Online event: Indigenous people, local communities and traditional knowledge

Online event on Indigenous people, local communities and traditional knowledge.

Date: 24 November 2020

Time: 3-5.30 PM

Program and presentations


Ms. Florence Tartanac and Mr. Wend Wendland, Director, Traditional Knowledge Division, Global Issues Sector, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)

15.10-15.30-GIs and indigenous people, key issues:

Using GIs to protect promote and preserve TK and TCEs, Ms. Alexandra Grazioli, Director, Lisbon Registry, and Ms. Daphné Zografos Johnsson, Senior Legal Officer, Traditional Knowledge Division, WIPO
GI strategies for Indigenous Peoples, Ms. Gennifer Meldrum, Ms. Anne Brunel, Bioversity/FAO

15.30-16.00-Cases from over the world:

Empowering tradition bearers with GI: Examples from India, Ms. Ananya Bhattacharya, Director, Banglanatak dot com
Argan oil from Morocco, Ms. Fatima Amehri, president of the Argan oil association AMIGHA
Handicrafts in Colombia, Mr. Alexander Parra Peña, Artesanía de Colombia, Subgerencia Desarrollo y Fortalecimiento del Sector Artesanal

16.00-17.00- Discussions

17:00-17.30-Wrap up and conclusion

Mr. Yon Fernández-de-Larrinoa, Chief of the FAO Indigenous peoples Unit


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