To enhance the value of local products and inform geographical indications (GI) producers in the ASEAN region about how they can benefit from having their GIs protected, ARISE+ IPR is supporting the 5th and 6th editions of the AsiaGI training in 2020 and 2021, respectively.
AsiaGI is a 1-week training course on GIs hosted every year in one ASEAN country. The 5th edition of AsiaGI, the e-AsiaGI 2020, took place online between 12 October and 13 November 2020. More than 20 GI producers, IP officials and government officials from IP-related and agriculture-related ministries will have an opportunity to participate in training on the concepts of GIs, the GI protection system and marketing and branding strategies, among other topics. ARISE+ IPR will sponsor the participation of GI producers and IP Officials from all the ASEAN member states in this training opportunity.
Following the success of the e-AsiaGI 2020, ARISE+ IPR continued to provide support to the e-AsiaGI 2021. The training was organised virtually from 1 March and 2 April 2021. Participants spent 5-6 hours a week to participate in the five-week training. The training consisted of pre-recorded videos, readings, quizzes, group work, an online forum, and 1-2 online meetings a week for questions and answers.