Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida) offers Advanced International Training Programmes on "Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources - in support of innovation".

This programme is directed to persons that are policy-makers with a mandate to implement changes relevant for intellectual property and innovation in relation to genetic resources. The target organisations are within government, research, businesses and organisations connected to intellectual property and the farming sector.

The programme focuses on training and supporting to strengthen, adapt and maintain capacity in participating organisations to define and achieve short- as well as long-term goals. The participants will use the latest developments in their areas of work, supervised by skilled colleagues and experts; they will develop a network of colleagues from other countries among themselves and be able to uniquely network with diverse stakeholders of genetic resources, including users, researchers, policy makers and international institutions working on genetic resources and intellectual property.

The Swedish Patent and Registration Office (PRV) organise the programme in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) involving Swedish partners, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI) and We Effect.

Read more about the programme objectives, content, structure and admission requirements in the brochure below.

Target regions: Africa and Asia

Closing date for applications: 23 November 2018

Training: 24 March - 12 April 2019

Intellectual Property Genetic Resources 2019_Information brochure
Intellectual Property Genetic Resources 2019_Application
List of invited Countries