May 29, 2019 in Khujand, a workshop held on “ABS policy, cooperation between providers and users of genetic resources under the Nagoya Protocol and ABS principles”. In the workshop participation of 25 persons from the representatives of the Environmental Protection Department, scientists and specialists of KSU named B. Gafurov, branches of the Institute of Botany and the Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Tajikistan, a branch of the Institute of Animal Husbandry of the TAAS, representatives of public organizations and local media as well as another stakeholders. In the course of the workshop, experts from the NBBC and experts presented presentations and reports related to the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and the ABS principles in Tajikistan and in other countries.
In particular, the issues of capacity building of specialists for the further implementation of the Nagoya Protocol activities in the Republic of Tajikistan were discussed, as well as one of the main issues is awareness raising of all stakeholders. NBBC experts shared their experience and knowledge in the preparation of contracts and agreements between providers and users of genetic resources and the traditional knowledge associated with them. Participants presented with the experience of other countries in the preparation of contracts and agreements, as well as the process of receiving an application and granting approval for the use of the genetic resource of plants, animals and microorganisms.
One of the most important issues is the traditional knowledge associated with the use of genetic resources. During the workshop, the participants were given a presentation on the role of traditional knowledge in the framework of the Nagoya Protocol implementation on their role and importance in accordance with the ABS principles. In general, participants received additional knowledge and information on the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Tajikistan and in other countries.