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ELSI Friday Forum | Benefit-sharing and Pharmaceutical Development in Africa: What Does Equity Mean?
Join us on Friday, November 12, 2021, for the next ELSI Friday Forum: Benefit-sharing and Pharmaceutical Development in Africa: What Does Equity Mean?


There is an ongoing concern that collaborative genomic research conducted in lower- and middle-income countries by partners in high-income countries, is not always of benefit to the people who participate in such research. In this forum, we will consider newly emerging approaches to benefit sharing in the context of the collection of African genomic samples by companies based elsewhere. Building on an actual case study of a “contractually committed profit-sharing” approach, this session discusses the meaning of “co-creation,” stewardship and the role of community engagement. What does fairness and equity mean in commercial collaborations with lower to middle income countries? South African genomics researcher Prof Michele Ramsay and Cameroonian bioethicist Dr Nchangwi Munung discuss the ethics of benefit-sharing in the context of the history of genomics research and colonial history in Africa.

Panelist: Nchangwi Munung, PhD (University of Capetown)
Panelist: Michéle Ramsay, PhD (University of the Witwatersand)
Moderator: Jantina De Vries PhD (University of Capetown)

To continue the conversation please join fellow audience members for an informal discussion in a Zoom meeting immediately following the forum. The link will be placed in the Zoom Chat during the forum. For those who cannot attend the live event, the forum will be recorded and archived on the ELSIhub Video page.

Closed captioning and/or transcripts will be provided for live and recorded events.

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Nov 12, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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