Namibia Research Symposium 2010

Djims Milius from the IP Unit served as a resource person on IPR issues during the Namibia Research Symposium 2010 in Windhoek, Namibia from September 15-17. The event was the first national research symposium of its nature organised by government in Namibia as an initiative from the Ministry of Education, Directorate of research, science and technology.  As part of its Vision 2030, Namibia aspires to become a knowledge-based industrialized country by 2030. Government ministries and other stakeholders seek to understand the experiences of other emerging and developed economies in that regard, as well as the necessary ingredients for developing dynamic innovation systems within these economies. Djims presented an “Intellectual Property Rights Discussion Paper” and a paper on the “Legal and Ethical Issues Pertaining to Stem Cell Research and Gene Patenting”. The event was co-sponsored by the UNESCO, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, and the German Embassy among others.