Strengthening the Implementation of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing Regimes in Latin America and the Caribbean | ABSCH-CBI-SCBD-207631 | Capacity-building Initiative | Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House

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Capacity-building Initiative (CBI)

  published:18 Aug 2016

Strengthening the Implementation of Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing Regimes in Latin America and the Caribbean
Regional or sub-regional
  • Colombia
  • Costa Rica
  • Cuba
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Panama
  • Peru
April 22, 2011
June 30, 2014
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
PO Box 30552 (00100)
00100, Kenya
Phone: +254 20 7621234,
International Union for Conservation of Nature - Sur (IUCN SUR)
Av. República del Salvador N34-127 y Suiza. Edificio Murano Plaza, Piso 12, 170515.
Quito, Quito
17-17-626 Quito, Ecuador
Phone: +593 2 3330684,
Ministerio del Ambiente (MINAM)
Av. Javier Prado Oeste 1440, San Isidro.
Lima, Lima
, Peru
Phone: +51 1 6116000,
GEF website (
Taller_ABS_MINAM_2014.pdf (/api/v2013/documents/6DB8ED9A-D868-7D5D-4156-47F701C63A47/attachments/Taller_ABS_MINAM_2014.pdf)
Detailed information
Objectives: (1): To strengthen the capacity of countries to develop, implement and apply the CBD provisions related to access to genetic resources and benefit sharing as well as to traditional knowledge associated to these resources. (2): To increment the understanding and the negotiation skills of countries regarding ABS agreements /contracts, in a way that will contribute to align bioprospecting projects and national ABS decisions with the CBD, while also benefit progress under the CBD's International ABS Regime. Components: 1. Building capacity to deal with challenges and opportunities of ABS/TK, and promote best practices 2. Promoting ABS/TK regimes and agreements that effectively integrate legal, technical and social aspects 3. Consolidating countries’ capacity to partake in the international ABS/TK arena and promote the sustainable use of biodiversity
    • Institutional capacity development
    Information on funding
    • Global Environment Facility
    Global Environment Facility (GEF)
    1818 H Street, NW, Mail Stop N8-800
    Washington D.C.,
    20433, United States of America
    Phone: (202) 473-0508,
    Capacity-building outcomes
    Access and Benefit Sharing Clearing-House (ABS-CH)
    • Key area 1: Capacity to implement and to comply with the obligation of the Protocol
    • Key area 2: Capacity to develop, implement and enforce domestic legislative, administrative or policy measures on access and benefit-sharing
    • Key area 3: Capacity to negotiate mutually agreed terms
    • Key area 4: Capacity needs and priorities of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders, including the business sector and the research community
    • Key area 5: Capacity of countries to develop their endogenous research capabilities to add value to their own genetic resources
    • 2.1 Developing a domestic policy framework on ABS
    • 2.3 Setting-up new or amending existing ABS legislative, administrative or policy measures with a view to implementing the Protocol
    • 2.5 Establishing institutional arrangements and administrative systems for ABS
    • 2.7 Promoting compliance with domestic legislation or regulatory requirements on ABS
    • 3.1 Promoting equity and fairness in negotiation of MAT, including through training in relevant legal, scientific and technical skills
    • 3.4 Promoting better understanding of business models in relation to the utilization of genetic resources
    • 4.5 Enhancing the capacity of ILCs, in particular women within those communities, in relation to access to genetic resources and/or TK
    • 4.6 Negotiating favourable MAT
    • 5.3 Undertaking research and taxonomic studies related to conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of its components and bioprospecting
    Additional Information
    El Taller Nacional "Análisis Jurídico e Institucional relacionado al acceso y Participación de los Beneficios" se llevó a cabo bajo el mandato del Grupo Temático Jurídico Institucional dentro del Grupo Ad Hoc sobre acceso a los recursos genéticos y participación en los beneficios constituido por el Ministerio del Ambiente de Peru en el marco de la Comisión Nacional de Diversidad Biológica, como parte del proyecto Regional PNUMA/GEF ABS LAC “Fortalecimiento de la implementación de los regímenes de ABS en América Latina y el Caribe”.