ABS Contract Tool and Training Materials (Available in English & Russian)

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The following resources were generated/used as part of a Regional Training on Negotiating and Drafting ABS Agreements under the Nagoya Protocol. The training took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from November 20th to 22nd, 2019, and was organized by the National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center (NBBC), Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, in partnership with the UNDP Country Office in Tajikistan, within the framework of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project “Strengthening human resources, legal frameworks and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol”.

Please use the links below to access the resources:

Training Summary Report

The ABS Contract Tool V2.0 (English version)

The ABS Contract Tool V2.0 (Russian version)

Training materials/presentations (English version)

Training materials/presentations (Russian version)

UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project Video

UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project Video 2

Fernando Lopez

Fernando Lopez

Fernando Lopez is the Regional Coordinator of the UNV Component that supports the implementation of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project. Fernando coordinates and supports the implementation of national level activities in five countries in LAC (Honduras, Panama, Dominican Republic, Ecuador and Uruguay) and supports the implementation of the Global ABS Community, the Community of Practice of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project. He has more than five years of experience in the Panamanian non-profit sector providing administrative and technical support to several environmental organizations and projects in the country. He holds a Master’s degree in Life Sciences Economics and Policy from the Technical University of Munich and a BSc. in Business Administration from Towson University, Maryland.