Safeguarding Innovation: Preparing the Ground for Access and Benefit Sharing in Rwanda
Have you ever heard of the term ‘Access and Benefit Sharing’- or ABS in short? ABS is an internationally agreed mechanism for accessing genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, and sharing benefits arising from their utilization. Uh, sounds cryptic, right?…
Government Officials get Ready to Regulate the use of Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge in Samoa.
Under the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), a selected team of officials from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (Division of Environment and Conservation) were capacitated in the use of the ABS Clearing House…
The Nagoya Protocol on ABS bolsters Belarus to better manage its Genetic Resources and associated Traditional Knowledge
The UNDP-GEF Global Project on access to genetic resources and benefit sharing (ABS) will end in December 2020, but it is gradually coming to an…
Knowledge Sharing on ABS with Myanmar´s Competent Authorities and Stakeholders
Two events on knowledge sharing on the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) and a consultation activity with national competent authorities on drafting…
Why is ABS important? A message of Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Basma Bint Ali from Jordan
During the workshop on “Implementation of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) from the use of Genetic Resources in Jordan: A practical approach”, organized by the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, from July 17th to 18th in the Dead Sea, Jordan, Her Royal Highness (HRH) Princess Basma Bint Ali, Chairperson of the National Biodiversity Committee and Founder of the Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan, sent this message raising awareness on the importance of ABS.
UNDP-GEF ABS around the world
There is a global ABS project with 24 countries and national ABS projects in 16 countries
UNDP-GEF Global ABS ProjectUNDP-GEF National ABS Project