Strengthening human resources, legal frameworks, and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol
Strengthening human resources, legal frameworks, and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol (Global Access Benefit Sharing)
The implementation of the basic measures of the Nagoya Protocol in the participating countries will unleash a wide range of monetary and non-monetary benefits for providers of genetic resources. Some of these benefits should be reinvested in the conservation and sustainable use the biological resources from where the genetic resources were obtained and hence fulfil the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The UNDP/GEF Project looks at the development and strengthening of their national ABS frameworks, human resources, and administrative capabilities to implement the Nagoya Protocol.
The project seeks to achieve this by:
a) strengthening the legal, policy and institutional capacity to develop national ABS frameworks;
b) building trust between users and providers of genetic resources to facilitate the identification of bio-discovery efforts; and
c) Strengthening the capacity of indigenous and local communities to contribute to the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol.
For more information, download the project factsheet.
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