Managing benefits from Traditional Knowledge (TK)
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University of Cape Town
This Briefing Note highlights the findings from Open A.I.R. research into the workings of the bio-cultural community protocol (BCP) and traditional knowledge commons, or "TK commons" established by the Kukula Traditional Health Practitioners Association in the Bushbuckridge region of northeastern South Africa. The Note also provides recommendations to African TK-holders and policymakers, information on key international protocols relevant to TK access and benefit-sharing, and recommended further reading.