Webinar on the Global ABS Community: sessions in English, Spanish, Russian and French

Webinar on the Global ABS Community: sessions in English, Spanish, Russian and French

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The Global ABS Community is the community of practice of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, implemented by the United Nations Volunteer Programme as a responsible party of the project. This online platform offers the opportunity to share knowledge, exchange experiences and disseminate information on the Nagoya Protocol implementation around the globe.

The Global ABS Community, which promotes a global cooperation framework on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS), is oriented to all ABS stakeholders i.e. institutions, private sector entities, research and academic institutions, international organizations, IPLCs and ABS practitioners.

This webinar presents the functionalities, thematic areas, services and knowledge base of the Global ABS Community, in order to provide a better understanding of the platform and its benefits for registered members. Likewise, a virtual tour through the platform will be provided in English, Spanish, Russian and French on the following dates:

English: March 17th, 2020 at 9:00 am Panama. Register here.

Spanish: March 17th, 2020 at 11:00 am Panama. Register here.

Russian: March 18th, 2020 at 16:00 Belarus. Register here.

French: March 25th, 2020 at 16:00 Istanbul. Register here.

Arabic: Rescheduled. Stay tuned for more info.


Welcome Remarks

The UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project at a glance(10 minutes)

The Global ABS Community (15 minutes)

Virtual tour( 10 minutes=

Q & A .

About the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project

The UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project “Strengthening legal frameworks, human resources and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol” assists 23 countries in the development and strengthening of their national ABS frameworks, human resources, and administrative capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol. 

The project seeks to achieve this by strengthening the legal, policy and institutional capacity to develop national ABS frameworks; building trust between users and providers of genetic resources to facilitate the identification of bio-discovery efforts; strengthening the capacity of indigenous and local communities to contribute to the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol; and implementing a community of practice and global cooperation framework on ABS. 

Event Details


17 March 2020




Fernando Lopez



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