Strengthening the capacity of indigenous and local communities to contribute to the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
Indigenous peoples and local communities are at the centre of ABS because they are not only the custodians of biodiversity but are also the holders of traditional knowledge that directly leads researchers to the potential uses and characteristics of associated genetic resources. Their participation is essential in identifying new and existing sources of genetic resources and documenting information regarding their properties and possible uses.
Targets under this component are to:
- Support the development, design and implementation of awareness-raising campaigns targeted to indigenous peoples and local communities in 22 countries;
- Develop 25 biocommunity/biocultural protocols and/or traditional knowledge registries adopted by indigenous peoples and local communities in 22 countries.