The Program is open to up to 20 women entrepreneurs – such as artisans, designers, traditional musicians and dancers, researchers, healers or small-scale farmers – who are planning or have already initiated a project based on TK and/or TCEs and that includes an IP component.
The Program has a practical approach and consists of two phases:
The training phase will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, from November 11 to 15, 2019. Participants will:
acquire basic knowledge of the main principles, systems and tools of the IP system as they relate to TK and TCEs;
share and learn from each other’s experiences and meet potential partners that can provide support with the implementation of their projects;
further develop and implement TK or TCEs-based projects that have an IP component.
The mentoring phase will take place in 2020. During this phase, participants are expected to implement the project they have selected.
Mentors will be assigned to guide the implementation of the IP components of the projects.
Mentoring will principally take place through email and phone.
Candidates should be able to effectively communicate in English, French, Spanish or Russian. Simultaneous interpretation will be provided from and into these languages during the Geneva-based Workshop.