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【経済・社会・文化的発展における知的財産の役割に関する政策対話】アフリカにおけるビジネス競争力強化のためのイノベーション・知的財産・価値付加 - 若手起業家向け地域フォーラム『Critical Role of Intellectual Property (IP) and Innovation for Youth Entrepreneurship and Start-ups (若手起業家やスタートアップ企業にとって知的財産・イノベーションが果たす重要な役割)』


2022年4月25~26日にかけ、WIPOは、ルワンダ共和国政府、東アフリカ科学技術委員会 (EASTECO) 、アフリカ特別顧問室 (OSAA) 、アフリカ広域知的財産機関 (ARIPO) およびアフリカ知的財産機関 (OAPI) と共同で、日本国特許庁からの財政支援を受けて、若手起業家を対象とした政策対話を開催しました。オンライン形式で開催された本政策対話から具体的な成果を得ることを目指して、本イベントのフォローアップとして、中長期的プロジェクトを推進することがWIPOより提案され、参加者に歓迎されました。


パートナー機関の各代表 (下記参照) より開会・歓迎の挨拶をいただきました。

  • Clare Akamanzi氏 (ルワンダ開発局 (RDB) CEO、閣議メンバー)
  • Fortunate Muyambi氏 (東アフリカ科学技術委員会 (EASTECO) 事務局長)
  • Bemanya Twebaze氏 (アフリカ広域知的財産機関 (ARIPO) 事務局長)
  • Denis L. Bohoussou氏 (アフリカ知的財産機関 (OAPI) 事務局長)
  • 安田 太氏 (日本国特許庁 審査第一部長)
  • Cristina Duarte氏 (アフリカ特別顧問室 (OSAA) 事務次長)

(写真提供: WIPO)