Capacity building workshop for ABS practitioners, IPLCs, researchers and the private sector

Capacity building workshop for ABS practitioners, IPLCs, researchers and the private sector

Dates:  9-12 April 2019                                                                                 

Place: Istanbul (IRH)

Contact: Claudio Chiarolla

The Community of Practice Workshop on the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing, organized by the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project, aims at strengthening the capacities to deal with legal, policy and practical issues relating to the management and governance of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge in the context of bioprospecting.

Among the participants of the event are national ABS focal points, ABS practitioners and policymakers, indigenous peoples and local communities, researchers and private sector representatives from Eastern Europe, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and Arab and Asian countries of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project and their partner countries and institutions.

The Community of Practice Workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to:

  1. Exchange knowledge, experiences, best practices and lessons learned on ABS implementation;
  2. Increase the awareness of ABS institutions, indigenous peoples and local communities, the academic/scientific community and the private sector on issues regarding the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on ABS;
  3. Consider and further elaborate options to address the above issues and concerns; and
  4. Strengthen regional and cross-regional cooperation through the community of practice on ABS at the regional level, as part of the Global Community of Practice on ABS facilitated under the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project.

The key focal areas of the workshop will consider status and lessons learned on approving and implementing ABS legal frameworks – including ABS permit systems and supporting tools to monitor and track the use of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge. Initial findings and lessons learned from bioprospecting pilots, ABS partnerships and value chain development in the biotrade/bioprospecting sectors; how to design gender-smart ABS value chains by using the newly developed “MIND Your Step! Gender Assessment Tool”; the protection of traditional knowledge in the ABS context, including through the development of biocultural community protocols (BCPs) by and for indigenous peoples and local communities; and regional and cross-regional cooperation.

Ten sessions will be broadcast live in russian:

April 9th

Register here for the Opening Session of the Community of Practice Workshop on the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit-Sharing, organized by the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project.

Register here for This is Session I: Introduction of ABS legal frameworks and sharing of countries’ practical experiences.

Register  here for Session II: Going into depth. Information sharing under the Nagoya Protocol.

April 10th

Register here for Special Session: Challenges and Opportunities for ABS cooperation in the Research and Plant Breeding Sector.

Register here for Session III: Gender and ABS: Presentation of MIND Your Step! Gender Tool and how to use it to analyze and design gender-smart ABS value chains.

Register here for Session IV: Building trust and enhancing the transparency and traceability of genetic resources: practical options and mechanisms.

April 11th

Register here for Session VI: Development of ABS permit and monitoring systems: key objectives and practical features.

April 12th

Register here for Session VII: Setting the scene – The legal protection of traditional knowledge.

Register here for Session VIII: Training module on developing BCPs and their possible domestication in European, CIS, Arab and Asian countries of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project.

Register here for the Final session: Closing remarks by IRH Management / UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project.


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María Agustina Rato

Web Content and Communications Officer, UNDP - GEF Global ABS Project / United Nations Volunteer Component

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