Monday, June 6, 2011
AN EXPLANATORY GUIDE TO THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL ON ABS
IUCN-INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE
A clear understanding of the text of the Nagoya Procol on ABS and the resulting obligations for the contracting Parties as well as ABS procedures is of essential importance for the future implementation of the Protocol at the national level. IUCN is developing an explanatory guide to the Nagoya ABS Protocol which will aim to enhance the understanding of the protocol text and contribute to improve the capacity of government officials and different stakeholders to implement it. A core team of leading ABS experts were brought together to contribute to this exercise in consultation with an Advisory Group. IUCN officials and some members of the team presented the outline of the Guide and shared initial ideas with participants to the ICNP.
BIOCULTURAL PROTOCOLS: NURTURING ABS-TK IMPLEMENTATION AND NAGOYA PROTOCOL AWARENESS RISING APPROACHES IN THE ANDEAN REGION
QUECHUA-AYMARA ASSOCIATION FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOODS, ANDES
This workshop presented experiences and lessons learned from a variety of existing initiatives and activities related to the use of Biocultural Protocols for indigenous knowledge, access and benefit-sharing and related inter-cultural awareness-raising activities in the Andean region. Case studies discussed why Biocultural Protocols are critical for, and how they can effectively facilitate, the implementation of the international regime on access and benefit-sharing. In addition, they create appropriate intercultural processes and measures for raising awareness of the importance of genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, and related access and benefit-sharing issues.
REPORT FROM THE REFLECTION MEETING ON ART 10 ON THE NEEDS AND MODALITIES FOR AN INTERNATIONAL MECHANISM
FRIDTJOF NANSEN INSTITUTE
This side event aimed at reporting the informal conversations and reflections on the Nagoya Protocol Article 10 on the needs and modalities of a Mechanism for Benefit-sharing.