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Open A.I.R. has released a Briefing Note and video looking at the network's research into potential use of geographical indications (Gis) to brand locally specific products -- such as certain Nigerian textile designs and particular varieties of Ethiopian coffee.

An Open A.I.R. Briefing Note entitled "Optimising Benefits from Publicly Funded Research" highlights the need for African policymakers to ensure that intellectual property (IP) policies do not undermine researchers' participation in international "open science" collaborations.

Open A.I.R. has published a Briefing Note entitled "Managing Benefits from Traditional Knowledge (TK)" based on research into the workings of the bio-cultural community protocol (BCP) and "TK commons" established by the Kukula medicinal healers in Bushbuckridge, South Africa. The Note outlines key research findings and provides recommendations to African TK-holders and policymakers. The Briefing Note has a companion video interview segment on Open A.I.R.'s Afrinnovation YouTube channel.

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