Region: Africa

Application du Protocole de Nagoya: les Comores affichent un engagement ferme

Moroni, 25 mai 2020 – Les députés comoriens ont adopté à l’unanimité, le 21 mai 2020, la loi d’application du Protocole de Nagoya sur l’Accès aux ressources génétiques et le partage juste et équitable des avantages (APA) découlant de leurs utilisations. Le texte a aussitôt été promulgué le lendemain par le décret présidentiel N°20-081/PR. Le …

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Kenya has presented its National Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism

Since April 2020, information about biodiversity activities and relevant documents related to Access and Benefit Sharing are available through the National Biodiversity Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) for Kenya. The launch of the platform represents one step forward on the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in the country. The website, presented as a participatory integrated system …

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

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, …

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Botswana keeps sending forth its ABS regime

The Department of Environmental Affairs of the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, Conservation and Tourism and the United Nations Development Programme under the implementation framework of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project “Strengthening human resources, legal frameworks and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol” organized a four-day capacity building workshop from 28-31 January 2020 in …

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Unlocking Kenya´s Business Potential Arising from the use of its Traditional Knowledge

The United Nations Development Programme in Kenya, in partnership with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, the Council of Governors (CoG) Secretariat, the National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) and the Kenyan Wildlife Service, organized an expert meeting at the Tafaria Castle and Countryside hotel from 22-26 October 2019, to unravel how to unlock the country´s …

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Webinar on Private Sector Experiences on ABS: Challenges and Recommendations

Private companies from the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, agriculture, biotechnology and other sectors use genetic resources for the development of products that are essential to society and contribute to implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Nagoya Protocol and national ABS laws and policies provide the guidance, rules and procedures under which these companies can access and …

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