Mainstreaming of intellectual property and what it represents is the mainstay of the network. As a Pan African not-for-profit network of parliamentarians across the world, we take deliberate and sustained action to advance IP in Africa by ensuring first and foremost that parliaments are made aware of their mandate of bringing prosperity to those they represent by making laws that advance economic development.
We focus on capacitating parliamentarians to appreciate the importance of the knowledge economy of which IP is the centre pivot.
Ensuring that all parliamentary discourse from national budget, appropriations, constitutionalism etc. will reflect IP advancement and protection.
Legislators and Local Government officials are capacitated on relevant IP issues.
Ensuring that Protocols and conventions acceded to by representatives of governments are quickly brought before the August House and ratified.
Giving IP-related bills legal life and ensuring that motions relevant to IP advancement are tabled and exhaustively debated culminating in the passage of good IP legislation and policies.
Ensuring that international organisations that have unfairly benefited from African IP especially Traditional Knowledge (TK) and Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCEs) will be asked by the Network to fully account and restitute where necessary.
Ensuring that governments are lobbied to come up with budgets that both speak to research and development and help advance IP registration and protection.
Your contribution will enable us to support our employees and continue advancing the African IP agenda.