Developing and Implementing a National Access and Benefit Sharing Framework - Malaysia | ABSCH-CBI-SCBD-239349 | Capacity-building Initiative | Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House

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Capacity-building Initiative (CBI)

  published: 21 Jun 2021

Developing and Implementing a National Access and Benefit Sharing Framework - Malaysia
GEF Agency Project ID: 5191
National/Federal
  • Malaysia
Yes
No
No
Completed
January 7, 2014
January 7, 2019
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
New York,
, United States of America
Phone: +1 (212) 906-6389,
Fax:
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE)
Wisma Sumber Asli, No.25 Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4
Putrajaya,
62574, Malaysia
Phone: +603 8000 8000,
Fax: +603 8889 2672,
Websites: www.nre.gov.my,
Malaysia_UNDP-GEF Project Document.pdf (/api/v2013/documents/6554A524-E958-813E-BCD6-CB8231CF38EF/attachments/Malaysia_UNDP-GEF%20Project%20Document.pdf)
5191 Malaysia ABS CEO DOC_ 26 08 2013_FINAL (1).doc (/api/v2013/documents/61F5E604-AE41-2535-FC52-D314DB300E48/attachments/5191%20Malaysia%20ABS%20CEO%20DOC_%2026%2008%202013_FINAL%20(1).doc)
Detailed information
To strengthen the conservation and sustainable use of biological and genetic resources in Malaysia through developing the national framework for the implementation of Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) under CBD. Components: 1. Development of National Policy and Regulatory Framework for ABS (including TK) 2. Institutional Arrangement for Implementing ABS Laws and its Subsidiary Regulations 3. A Platform to Create Awareness and Disseminate Information on ABS (including TK)
  • Government
  • National/Federal
  • Indigenous people and local communities
  • Institutional capacity development
  • Provision of legal/technical support
Information on funding
  • Government budget
  • Non-governmental organization/Foundation
  • Private Sector
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
1818 H Street, NW, Mail Stop N8-800
Washington D.C.,
20433, United States of America
Phone: (202) 473-0508,
Fax:
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
GPS Coordinate : (3.236497648345289, 101.63186073303222)
Kepong,
52109, Malaysia
Phone: +603-62797000,
Fax: +603 62731314,
Websites: www.frim.gov.my/,
Sabah Biodiversity Centre (SABC)
Natural Resources Office, Chief Minister’s Department 11th Floor, Wisma Innoprise 88817 Kota Kinabalu
Sabah,
88817, Malaysia
Phone: 088-423 111, 088-255 462,
Fax: 088-250 753,
Sarawak Biodiversity Centre (SBC)
KM20, Jalan Borneo Heights Semengoh Locked Bag No. 3032
Kuching Sarawak,
93990, Malaysia
Phone: 00 6 082 610610,
Fax: 00 6 082 611535,
Websites: www.sbc.org.my,
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
New York,
, United States of America
Phone: +1 (212) 906-6389,
Fax:
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (NRE)
Wisma Sumber Asli, No.25 Persiaran Perdana, Presint 4
Putrajaya,
62574, Malaysia
Phone: +603 8000 8000,
Fax: +603 8889 2672,
Websites: www.nre.gov.my,
USD$7,803,000.00
Capacity-building outcomes
There was no assessment done on gender under this project. However, this project is aware that there is a need to take into account gender in every aspect of the project. This has been observed by all NRE and implementing entities in carrying out their activities. The draft ABS law is a gender neutral law which acknowledge that any neutral person can act as resource provider where the context admits. During the consultation session with ILCs conducted in March 2014 on the draft ABS law saw the participation of women ILCs. Their participation to the consultation session was facilitated and aided by the logistical support provided by the Department of Indigenous People (JAKOA).
20191104_Terminal Evaluation - Malaysia ABSII.pdf (/api/v2013/documents/61F5E604-AE41-2535-FC52-D314DB300E48/attachments/20191104_Terminal%20Evaluation%20-%20Malaysia%20ABSII.pdf)
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 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
  • 1.2 Raising awareness of the importance of GR and TK, and related ABS issues
  • 1.3 Mapping of relevant actors, including other relevant international instruments on ABS, and existing expertise for the implementation of the Protocol
  • 1.5 Establishing mechanisms for domestic interagency coordination
  • 1.6 Employing the best available communication tools and Internet-based systems for ABS activities including providing information to the ABS Clearing-House
  • 2.1 Developing a domestic policy framework on ABS
  • 2.2 Taking stock of existing domestic measures to identify gaps in light of the obligations of the Protocol
  • 2.3 Setting-up new or amending existing ABS legislative, administrative or policy measures with a view to implementing the Protocol
  • 2.4 Developing regional model legislation
  • 2.5 Establishing institutional arrangements and administrative systems for ABS
  • 4.2 Developing minimum requirements, as appropriate for MAT to secure the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of TK
  • 4.5 Enhancing the capacity of ILCs, in particular women within those communities, in relation to access to genetic resources and/or TK
  • 5.3 Undertaking research and taxonomic studies related to conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of its components and bioprospecting
Additional Information
The project, through the draft ABS bill, acknowledges indigenous and local communities (ILCs) being an integral player when it comes to biological resources associated to traditional knowledge as well as on biological resources associated with the ownership of ILCs on land where they have the rights as established by law. The project, through the law also supports the livelihood of indigenous and local communities through development of prior informed consent protocols, and benefits sharing mechanism for biological resources and TK where ILCs are concerned. The project’s objective is to provide a national framework on access and benefits sharing to and from the use of biological resources for commercial purpose in Malaysia. This include the use of traditional knowledge of ILCs. ILCs’ livelihoods are improved by two ways: firstly by way of improvements in the conservation and protection of biodiversity and ecosystems due to the recognition of the value and use of biological resources and secondly by the benefits that can be sharedto the ILCs if the TK and biological resources are used for commercialization.