Workshop Report (Panama, 2007). Protecting community rights over traditional knowledge: implications of customary laws and practices
This five day workshop brought together researchers and indigenous organisations involved in the project ‘Protecting community rights over traditional knowledge’. The project entails case studies with indigenous communities in India, China, Peru, Panama and Kenya, to explore and develop appropriate tools for protecting community rights to knowledge and genetic resources. The aims of the workshop were to share action- research findings and methods since the last partners meeting in 2005, identify common findings for policy-makers and local communities, and plan next steps.