Implementing a Community of Practice and Global Cooperation Framework on ABS
Multisectoral collaboration is very important for attaining and sustaining successes from a global project like the Global ABS. To facilitate bilateral and multilateral collaboration among countries at the regional and global levels, the project is establishing a global cooperation framework on ABS, which will include a knowledge sharing platform for governments, indigenous peoples and local communities, research and academic institutions, private sector entities, and other stakeholders worldwide. The aim is to enrich ABS knowledge production and sharing at the global level and thus strengthen capacities to implement ABS mechanisms under the Nagoya Protocol.
Targets under this component are to:
- Establish a global Community of Practice on ABS;
- Identify 50 ABS experts and integrate them into a regional and global database;
- Fulfil at least 15 technical assistance requirements at the regional and global levels;
- Develop 20 knowledge products on specific ABS topics at the national, regional and global levels, including a publication presenting ABS cases and their contribution to the SDGs for COP-14 of the Convention on Biological Diversity holding in November 2018.