PGRIP supports young researchers participating in the 2018 CBD conference

Many young scientists dedicate their career to modern biotechnology for the public good. Their hard work echoes the international consensus since 1992 (UNCED, Rio de Janeiro) that modern biotechnology can contribute significantly to strengthening sustainable agriculture, health care and environmental protection. These notions have been galvanized in the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD, 1992), which recognizes that access to and transfer of biotechnology are essential elements for the objectives of the CBD. Next CBD conference will take place in Egypt on 17-29 November 2018 and include also discussions about the Cartagena protocol on Biosafety and the Nagoya protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing. PGRIP is providing financial support to four young researchers from Mexico, Peru and Uganda to participate and make their voices heard on this global arena.