Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property in Kenya

Institute of Economic Affairs

Biodiversity, Traditional Knowledge and Intellectual Property in Kenya    File Size: 1.11 MB Downloads: 11055
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09 October 2012

While it is acknowledged that the Kenyan Government has put in place initiatives to deal with the biopiracy menace, there is evidence that the country has lost several biological resources which have ended up in foreign hands, without any benefits accruing to the local community where the resources and knowledge was extracted. This, therefore, raises the questions: 

Youth Research Compendium

Institute of Economic Affairs

Youth Research Compendium    |   File Size: 7.83 MB Downloads: 9674   |   Post Date: 04 October 2012

That Kenya has a large and growing youthful population is an indisputable matter. The salience of this demographic feature found empirical confirmation during the National Population and Housing Census held in 2009. With the established fact of a youthful population come a number of certainties and uncertainties in the medium to long term for the country. Because Scenarios building provide a useful methodology for examining and holding conversations during periods of uncertainty, the opportunity opened up for the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA-Kenya) to undertake its second Scenarios project based on examining the question of a large and growing youthful population.

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