Zambia: Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act, 2016 (Act No. 16 of 2016)

June 7, 2016

Zambia: The Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Genetic Resources and Expressions of Folklore Act, 2016 (Act No. 16 of 2016) was assented on June 6, 2016, and enacted on June 7, 2016. It provides for the legal framework for the protection of, access to, and use of, traditional knowledge, genetic resources and expressions of folklore, which guarantees equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of those resources and effective participation of holders.