Indigenous Knowledge Forum 2019
INDIGENOUS KNOWLEDGE FORUM
12-13 JUNE 2019
MOOT COURT, UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY
The 2019 Indigenous Knowledge Forum will be launching the Garuwanga Project draft report for general public discussion and consultation providing an opportunity for revision before the final report is released. This is the last activity for the Garuwanga Project.
The Nagoya Protocol, which came into force on 12 October 2014, has already been ratified by 113 UN member states and the European Union. Implementation of the Protocol requires the establishment of national focal points and competent national authorities (which may be one and the same). Such authorities, if created as non-government organisations and/or if governed by representatives of the communities they are intended to protect, could help Indigenous communities to achieve self-determination in accordance with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Self-determination refers to a peoples’ right to freely determine their political status and freely pursue their economic, social and cultural development. The theme of this Forum is, therefore: Models for a Competent Authority – Facilitating Self-Determination.
Focussing on access to and the sharing of benefits from the use of traditional or Indigenous knowledge and culture, this Forum will bring together scholars and experts with the objective of facilitating discussion and information exchange on international experiences with competent authorities.
The Indigenous Knowledge Forum invites interested participants to submit an abstract of 300 words by 1 February 2019. Abstracts should include the speaker’s name and institutional affiliation and be emailed to:
Professor Natalie Stoianoff
Garuwanga Project Lead Chief Investigator
Papers presented at the Forum may be submitted for publication in the third volume of the Indigenous Knowledge Forum book series.
The University of Technology Sydney is an inner city campus, located near Central Railway Station, Darling Harbour, and Chinatown. It is very well located with regard to hotels, restuarants and public transport.
The IKF will be held in the Moot Court, which is located as you enter the University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law Building (Building 5), corner of Quay St and Ultimo Rd, Haymarket, Sydney - see map here.
Go to the link here to see the IKF program, and here for abstracts and details of presenters and session chairs.
There will be no registration fee for the Forum. Please register here.
Accommodation will be available for conference participants at several hotels in the vicinity of the IKF venue.
The Mercure Sydney, 818-820 George Street, Sydney. Tel: +61 2 9217 6666.. There is a special rate for this hotel - available until Tuesday 28 May - of AUD 210 per room for a Queen room. Also included is a full buffet breakfast. Book by telephone, or by email to , and quote the Booking Code UTS0619. If booking after this date, please be aware that rooms will be subject to availability and prices may vary.
The Novotel Sydney Central, 169-179 Thomas Street, Sydney. Tel: +61 2 9281 6888. This hotel can offer 10% discount to conference participants. Call the hotel on the above number or email , and quote the Booking Code UTSJ0619.
Four Points by Sheraton, 88 Broadway, Chippendale, Tel: +61 2 8288 8888 (entrance via 4 Central Park Ave.).
Holiday Inn, Darling Harbour, 68 Harbour Street, Darling Harbour, Tel: +61 2 9291 0200.