World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
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Mr. Sherif Saadallah
Executive Director, Dept. of External Relations
sherif.saadallah@wipo.int
Documents & Reports

Partnerships & Commitments
The below is a listing of all partnership initiatives and voluntary commitments where World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is listed as a partner in the Partnerships for SDGs online platform.
Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI)

The Access to Research for Development and Innovation (ARDI) program, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), provides patent offices and academic and research institutions in developing countries with free or low-cost access to over 20,000 journals, books and reference works across numerous scientific and technical disciplines.By improving access to scholarly literature from diverse fields of science and technology, ARDI seeks to:-reinforce the capacity of developing countries to participate in the global knowledge economy; and-support researchers in developing co...[more]

Partners
WIPO
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI)

The Access to Specialized Patent Information (ASPI) program, administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), provides patent offices and academic and research institutions in developing countries with free or low-cost access to sophisticated tools and services for retrieving and analyzing patent data.ASPI aims to support developing countries in more fully exploiting their innovative potential by leveraging the valuable information contained in patent documents to develop new solutions to technical problems faced at the local and international levels.

Partners
WIPO International Bureau
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Caribbean Regional Framework for the Protection of Traditional Knowledge, Traditional Cultural Expressions and Genetic Resources

In the Caribbean Region, the WIPO Secretariat is facilitating an on-going Member State-led process aimed at the development of a regional instrument on genetic resources (GRs), traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs). This process was initiated at the WIPO Regional Ministerial-Level Meeting on Intellectual Property for Caribbean Countries in 2006. Recognizing the importance of establishing mechanisms to preserve indigenous Caribbean culture and to protect expressions of folklore and other traditional knowledge, as reflected in the Caribbean Community's Revised ...[more]

Partners
WIPO Secretariat
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Pacific Traditional Knowledge Action Plan

WIPO's collaboration with the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS), through the implementation of a Traditional Knowledge Action Plan (TKAP), aims to assist certain Pacific Island States to develop national legislative protection systems for traditional knowledge (TK) and traditional cultural expressions (TCEs), building on a Pacific Model Law previously developed by Pacific Island States with the assistance of WIPO, as well as on the developments taking place in the WIPO Intergovernmental Committee on Intellectual Property and Genetic Resources, Traditional Knowledge and Folklore (IGC). W...[more]

Partners
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat (PIFS)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs)

Technology and Innovation Support Centers (TISCs), whose establishment and development is supported by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), are designed to provide innovators in developing countries with access to locally based, high quality services related to technology information. The aim of TISCs is to help innovators in developing countries to exploit their potential and to create, protect, and manage their intellectual property (IP) rights.Services offered by TISCs may include:- access to online patent and non-patent (scientific and technical) resources and IP-related pu...[more]

Partners
WIPO
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
WIPO Community Cultural Entrepreneurship Work: Rastafari and Maroon Training Program

The Community Cultural Entrepreneurship Work: Rastafari and Maroon Training Program has the objective of providing hands-on technical training in the documentation of cultural heritage and greater understanding of the management of the intellectual property (IP) aspects related thereto. The training program for communities helps them to record, document and preserve their own cultural traditions and creative expressions while simultaneously managing their IP interests. The program enables communities to acquire the requisite technical skills and provides the equipment to record, document and d...[more]

Partners
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Jamaican Intellectual Property Office (JIPO), Ethio-Africa Diaspora Union Millennium Council, American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, USA
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
WIPO GREEN

WIPO GREEN is an interactive marketplace that promotes innovation and diffusion of green technologies by promoting skill and technology sharing. WIPO GREEN consists of an online database and network that brings together a wide range of players in the green technology innovation value chain, and connects owners of new technologies with individuals or companies looking to commercialize, license or otherwise access or distribute a green technology. SIDS will benefit from technological innovation in the areas of clean energy, energy efficiency, waste water treatment and sustainable agriculture of...[more]

Partners
ADB, AUTM, Bamboo Bikes Initiative, Cambridge IP, DKPTO, EACIN, EcoMachines Incubator, Environmental Law Institutor, FICPI, FORTEC, GIVEWATTS, HKTDC, IPEX-C, ICC, ICTSD, infoDev/World Bank, Innovation Insights, Inovent INPI (Brazil Patent Office), IP*SEVA, JIPA, Kenya CIC, League of Arab States, LESI, NEUW Ventures, Patent Agent Association, India (PAAi), PIIPA, R20 Regions of Climate Action, Robi...[more]
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
WIPO Patent Landscape Reports

WIPO Patent Landscape Reports is a WIPO activity which was launched in 2010 as a Development Agenda Project "Developing Tools for Facilitating Access to Patent Information", adopted by the WIPO Committee for Development and Intellectual Property. Its objective is facilitating access of developing and least developed countries to the technical, business and legal information included in patent literature. A Patent Landscape Report (PLR) provides a snapshot view of the patenting activity in a particular area of technology (e.g., in public health, food ad agriculture, climate change and energy). ...[more]

Partners
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals
Women & Trade - Economic Empowerment of Women in the Pacific (Papua New Guinea)

Women play a key role in Pacific economies. They however operate largely in the fragmented informal sector where the lack of organisation, management, quality orientation, and access to markets jeopardize their capacity to grow and develop their businesses; in turn undermining the region's potential to use trade as a driver of growth, employment and poverty reduction.The purpose of the partnership is to provide businesswomen with the capacity to capitalise on potential opportunities to participate in formal markets, and as a result increase the economic benefits businesswomen in the Pacific re...[more]

Partners
International Trade Centre (ITC) World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Australian Government: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Government of Papua New Guinea Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC), Papua New Guinea Associations of Bilum producers in Papua New Guinea's highlands
Action Network
Sustainable Development Goals