Seychelles

The ABS Policy was developed (Annex 1 Seychelles) and approved by the Cabinet of Ministers in December 2018. The draft ABS Bill was developed (Annex 2 Seychelles) and validated in July 2019. This document was sent to AGs office in September 2019. The Bill is still pending with the AG because of priority laws being dealt with and inadequate capacity to tackle all the laws because of the volume of work. ABS regulations drafted (Annex 3 Seychelles) and technically validated pending their official adoption. 

Capacity Development

Increase by X% in the capacities of national and state competent authorities and related agencies to develop, implement, and enforce national ABS domestic legislation, administrative or policy measures for ABS – including a CHM, as measured by the UNDP ABS Capacity Development Scorecard:

  • 62% (level at 31 December 2020, end of the project in Seychelles) (Annex 4 Seychelles).

National Policy Measures

Number of national policy measures adopted for protecting TK, innovations and practices, and customary uses of biological and genetic resources:

  • The Traditional Knowledge Access, innovation and Practice Guidelines for Seychelles were developed (Annex 5 Seychelles). 

CHM Development

Number of countries with a national ABS CHM, an improved web page with relevant ABS information, or a national biodiversity CHM with ABS-related information:

  • An online portal has been developed in collaboration with the CBD Secretariat and also the technical support from Kenya and it is currently being tested by the Ministry of Environment. The ABS procedures and information will be uploaded as soon as they are finalized and formally adopted. http://seychellesbiodiversitychm.sc/

National abs policy development

21 national ABS framework proposals drafted and submitted for approval to competent authorities.

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