4 Tools on Volunteering and its Contributions to the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol

4 Tools on Volunteering and its Contributions to the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol

Volunteerism is a synonym of service for society’s development. Volunteers constitute an important element towards the achievement of the sustainable development goals, they promote union, cooperation, strength, and inspire people to keep working for a better future.

For the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, the work of volunteers has not gone unnoticed. To promote this, the project, in collaboration with UNV and UNDP, created an innovative partnership scheme to develop activities to support the strengthening of the national ABS legal frameworks, human resources, and institutional capabilities to implement the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing- ABS.

Learn more on how this partnership works, how it was implemented and what are its contributions to the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project through the following materials:

UNV Component support to the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project

The UNV component of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS project works in 5 countries of the Latin American and the Caribbean region: Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Panama, and Uruguay.

It seeks to build capacities of national volunteers in order to promote awareness-raising on the importance of genetic resources, traditional knowledge and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits from their use, in order to foster the participation of indigenous and local communities in national ABS processes.

Webinar on The Value of Volunteerism for Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing (ABS)

This webinar, held within the frameworks of the International Day for Biological Diversity and titled: Our solutions are in Nature, and with welcome remarks from Toily Kurbanov, Deputy Executive Coordinator of UNV, and Midori Paxton, Head Ecosystems and Biodiversity of UNDP, presented key results and experiences of activities implemented under the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project with the added value of volunteerism in the Latin American and the Caribbean region.

Access this webinar in its Spanish version here.

VOLUNTEERING FOR ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING Stories of a UNDP-UNV partnership towar ds the sustainable use of biodiversity in Latin America

This photo essay showcases different stories from the voice of the UN volunteers that supported the awareness-raising campaigns, developed biocultural community protocols among others, within the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit sharing.

Guía metodológica de Encuestas de Conocimientos, Actitudes y Prácicas (CAP) sobre Acceso y Participación en Beneficios (Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) survey toolkit for their design and implementation on ABS matters)

The KAP survey methodological toolkit on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) was elaborated from the UN Volunteers experiences within the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project. It compilates useful information in order to design, implement and systematize the KAP surveys, its objectives, lessons learned and the contributions of the volunteering in their application.

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