[A2k] Development Agenda committee mandates WIPO to examine Bolivia, Barbados, Suriname and Bangladesh prize proposals

Thiru Balasubramaniam thiru at keionline.org
Mon Dec 13 05:22:22 PST 2010


http://keionline.org/node/1033

Development Agenda committee mandates WIPO to examine Bolivia,  
Barbados, Suriname and Bangladesh prize proposals
By thiru
Created 13 Dec 2010 - 9:14am
On Friday, 26 November 2010, the 6th session of the WIPO Committee on  
Development Agenda and Intellectual Property approved a project  
entitled "Project on Open Collaborative Projects and IP-Based Models".  
As mentioned in KEI's previous posting [1] on this subject, this  
project endeavors to implement Recommendation 36 of the Development  
Agenda which states:

"Recommendation 36 (Cluster D): To exchange experiences on open  
collaborative projects such as the Human Genome Project as well as on  
intellectual property models"
At CDIP 6, Bolivia requested the WIPO secretariat to examine the prize  
proposals submitted by the governments of Bangladesh, Barbados,  
Bolivia and Suriname to the WHO Expert Working Group on R&D Financing.  
The Committee accepted this proposal with Bolivia's amendments.

This 30 month long project with a budget line of 895,000 Swiss francs  
includes the following language instructing WIPO to organize an  
experts meeting to "exchange best practices on open collaborative  
projects such as the Human Genome Project.... the Prize Proposals  
submitted by the Governments of Bangladesh, Barbados, Bolivia and  
Suriname (BBBS proposals) to the WHO Expert Working Group on R&D  
Financing"... thus undergirding the expected work of the inchoate WHO  
consultative expert working group on R&D in its consideration of the  
BBBS proposals.

Source URL: http://keionline.org/node/1033
Links:
[1] http://keionline.org/node/1027
[2] http://keionline.org/sites/default/files/cdip_6_6_RevBBBS.doc





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