GUIDLINE AND TOOLKIT FOR ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING OF TRADITIONAL KNOWLEDGE ASSOCIATED WITH GENETIC RESOURCES IN RWANDA
The search for and collection of biochemical and genetic resources in the environment for the purposes of developing commercially-valuable products for pharmaceutical, agricultural, cosmetic and other applications is governed by procedures that ensure fair and equitable access and benefit sharing. This document presents the toolkit and guideline for access and benefit sharing related to traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources in Rwanda. The guideline has been informed by national laws, policies and regulations, stakeholder input and the Nagoya Protocol. The guideline does not change or supersede any existing legal rights or obligations of stakeholders as presented in national laws, orders and regulations.