A Bottom Up Approach on Access and Benefit Sharing: Community Level Capacity Development for Successful Engagement in ABS Value Chains in Cameroon (Echinops giganteus) | ABSCH-CBI-SCBD-239354 | Capacity-building Initiative | Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House

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Capacity-building Initiative (CBI)

  published:10 Jun 2021

A Bottom Up Approach on Access and Benefit Sharing: Community Level Capacity Development for Successful Engagement in ABS Value Chains in Cameroon (Echinops giganteus)
GEF Agency Project ID: 5387, GEF Project ID: 5796
National/Federal
  • Cameroon
Yes
No
No
Completed
October 22, 2016
December 31, 2019
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
New York,
, United States of America
Phone: +1 (212) 906-6389,
Fax:
Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED)
P.O. box 320
Yaounde,
, Cameroon
Phone: +237 22 22 87 35,
Fax:
Websites:
Cameroon_06-11-14_MSP_PIF_Document_FINAL.pdf (/api/v2013/documents/8C743A4E-DF5A-5651-230E-4491AEC00C94/attachments/Cameroon_06-11-14_MSP_PIF_Document_FINAL.pdf)
Cameroon_5796_GEFReviewSheetGEF_2014-06-11.pdf (/api/v2013/documents/8C743A4E-DF5A-5651-230E-4491AEC00C94/attachments/Cameroon_5796_GEFReviewSheetGEF_2014-06-11.pdf)
5387 Cameroon MSP ABS CEO March 30.docx (/api/v2013/documents/8C743A4E-DF5A-5651-230E-4491AEC00C94/attachments/5387%20Cameroon%20MSP%20ABS%20CEO%20March%2030.docx)
signed_Cover Page Cameron pims 5387.pdf (/api/v2013/documents/8C743A4E-DF5A-5651-230E-4491AEC00C94/attachments/signed_Cover%20Page%20Cameron%20pims%205387.pdf)
Cameroon ID5796 MSP Approval Letter .pdf (/api/v2013/documents/8C743A4E-DF5A-5651-230E-4491AEC00C94/attachments/Cameroon%20ID5796%20%20MSP%20Approval%20Letter%20.pdf)
5387 MSP Cameroon ABS_Prodoc October 18.docx-3.docx (/api/v2013/documents/8C743A4E-DF5A-5651-230E-4491AEC00C94/attachments/5387%20MSP%20Cameroon%20ABS_Prodoc%20October%2018.docx-3.docx)
ABS Final Evaluation Report Cameroon bottom up approach.pdf (/api/v2013/documents/8C743A4E-DF5A-5651-230E-4491AEC00C94/attachments/ABS%20Final%20Evaluation%20Report%20Cameroon%20bottom%20up%20approach.pdf)
Detailed information
Selected indigenous and local communities in Cameroon participate successfully in ABS compliant value chains based on genetic resources (GRs) and associated traditional knowledge (aTK) Components: 1. Facilitating the engagement of ILCs in ABS value chains and strengthening their capacity on ABS 2. Integrating lessons learned into national law making and/or implementation processes with the aim of harmonizing customary practices with national ABS regulation, including through the development of an appropriate system to document and protect traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources where such is desired
    • Provision of capacity development tools, resources and knowledge products
    • Institutional capacity development
    • Provision of legal/technical support
    Information on funding
    • Government budget
    USD$2,000,000.00
    Capacity-building outcomes
    Increased ILCs capacity to engage with and benefit from ABS agreements in at least one ABS-value chain for Echinops giganteus Customary laws and good practices of ILC engagement in target ABS-compliant value chains for Echinops giganteus are disseminated and inform law making and implementation processes as part of a harmonisation process between customary laws and good practices with the national ABS policy.
    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 4: Capacity needs and priorities of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders, including the business sector and the research community
    • 1.2 Raising awareness of the importance of GR and TK, and related ABS issues
    • 4.1 Participating in legal, policy and decision-making processes
    • 4.2 Developing minimum requirements, as appropriate for MAT to secure the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of TK
    • 4.3 Developing community protocols in relation to access to TK and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of that knowledge
    • 4.4 Developing model contractual clauses for benefit-sharing 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
    • 4.6 Negotiating favourable MAT
    • 4.7 Increasing understanding of the obligations of Parties
    Additional Information