November 20 - 22, 2019 Dushanbe, Tajikistan
National Biodiversity and Biosafety Center of the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan in partnership with UNDP Tajikistan Country Office conducts a three-day training “Negotiating and drafting agreements on ABS principles” on November 20-22, 2019 within the framework of the UNDP / GEF project “Strengthening staffing resources, legal framework and institutional capacity to implement the Nagoya Protocol”. The training is held with the participation of partner countries - Albania, Belarus, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, participants in the global project to implement the Nagoya Protocol.
The main purpose of the training is to increase the potential of all interested parties in negotiating, drafting agreements and related issues on the principles of ABS in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol and other international treaties.
At the training, will be presented training modules, will be completed practical activities and knowledge sharing. Participants in groups and discussions will discuss prospects and problematic issues with ABS specialists from each of the partner countries. Country experts will share their individual experiences in special sessions and training events.
The training will present the experience and examples of Tajikistan, as well as international experience in negotiating and drafting agreements on access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol.
Particular attention will be given to enhancing the capacity of National Focal Points for access and benefit-sharing, practitioners, politicians, as well as indigenous peoples and local communities, academics, and the private sector to address legal, political and practical issues related to management of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge.
UNDP supports work on a global scale to improve the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol, therefore, at the training, each country will present its presentation and experience in implementing the Nagoya Protocol.
The efforts of the UNDP / GEF project in Tajikistan are aimed at increasing the political, legal and institutional capacity to develop a national framework for access and benefit-sharing, improving communication between users and providers of genetic resources, as well as strengthening the capacity of specialists from ministries, academic and scientific organizations , public organizations and local communities in the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and ABS principles.