The Hidayatullah National Law University and Chhattisgarh State Biodiversity Board is organising a National Conference on Protection of Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity: Problems and Prospects on 27 and 28 July, 2022.
Chhattisgarh is replete with many National Parks and Biosphere Reserves which makes it one of the Biodiversity hotspots. Achanakmar- Amarkantak Biosphere Reserve is one such place which has been recognized by UNESCO.
Approximately 80% of the population of Chhattisgarh is rural and dependent on agriculture and agriculture-based small industries. Farmers still use traditional methods and rely more on organic farming. Medicinal rice and Chloroxylenol produced in State are well known for their use. Therefore, the traditional knowledge of the people of the State needs recognition to a greater extent and adequate protection under the legal regime.
The Biological Diversity Act, 2002 has created a legal framework to protect traditional knowledge and allows the community to derive benefit from sharing and commercialization of the same. It’s aim is to ensure that benefits arising out of the use of biological resources must be equitable.
Against this backdrop, the conference aims to bring civil society, government agencies, academia, research scholars, and students to deliberate on the obstacles faced in preserving traditional knowledge. It will also include the discussions on the potential of the Biodiversity Act to promote traditional knowledge and the prospect of the Act to economically empower the community.
For this purpose Research Papers/Articles in English are invited from Academicians, Professionals, Practitioners, Researchers, Students of law, social science and environmental science, and other stakeholders on the emerging issues and related areas on the broader sub-themes given below:
Legal protections for traditional knowledge and biodiversity
Traditional Knowledge and Access Benefit Sharing
Role of Institutions/Civil Society in the protection of Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity
Intellectual Property and Traditional Knowledge Traditional Knowledge and Sustainable use of Biodiversity Business and Biodiversity
Corporate responsibility and Biodiversity Conservation
Biodiversity and Corporate Social Responsibility
Community Rights and International Framework
Indigenous Knowledge and Environment Protection
Traditional Knowledge and World Trade
These sub-themes are only suggestive and not exhaustive. Papers that are not covered under the above-mentioned sub-themes yet hold relevance in the thrust area may also be considered. The Selected papers based on quality may be published in the form of an edited book with ISBN.
Dates to Remember
Deadline for the Submission of Full Paper along with Abstract: July 22, 2022
Intimation of Acceptance for Paper Presentation: July 23, 2022
Deadline for Registration & Fee Payment (only if the paper is accepted): July 24, 2022
Date of Conference: July 27-28, 2022