In the framework of the UNDP-GEF project on strengthening human resources, legal frameworks and institutional capacities for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, held a workshop on “The contribution of women in the conservation of genetic resources and traditional knowledge in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol”. The workshop was attended by residents of Bozorboy Burunov jamoat, from among farmers, gardeners, local communities and stakeholders.
Providing women with access to genetic resources and traditional knowledge, obtaining relevant benefits from their use, as well as involving women in making political and economic decisions on environmental issues were key topics of the past workshop.
In the context of the country's efforts to achieve sustainable development goals, discussed issues of gender equality and empowerment of women. In the discussions, participants shared their experiences and knowledge regarding traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources and recognized the Nagoya Protocol as an important document for ensuring equal participation in obtaining benefits from the use of genetic resources in Tajikistan.
The Nagoya Protocol has become one of the instruments of state policy in the field of environmental protection and food security in the context of access to genetic resources and the equitable distribution of benefits from their use.
Along with the workshop, an exhibition of handicrafts and folk art was organized, during which local residents and guests could enjoy excellence of local crafts, talk about traditional knowledge in embroidery, culinary, pottery and decorative arts.
Tajikistan ratified the Nagoya Protocol in 2014, thus the country assumed responsibility for implementing and integrating the key provisions and principles of this Protocol into the national legal system. Currently, Tajikistan, along with other 24 countries, is part of the Global Project “Strengthening human resources, legal frameworks and institutional capacities for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol”.