7th ABS Working Group
Formalizing Prior Informed Consent (PIC) with Indigenous and Local Communities (ILCs) – Experiences on the Ground
3 April 2009, Paris, France
The event took stock of first experiences with formalizing PIC with ILC on the ground, including through the establishment of biocultural protocols. Examples from South Africa, Namibia, India and other countries were presented.
The discussion focused on whether such approaches could provide practical tools for the implementation of ABS provisions on the ground.
The side event was organised by the ABS Capacity Development Initiative for Africa in partnership with UNESCO.