Strengthening the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in the Cook Islands | ABSCH-CBI-SCBD-239350 | Capacity-building Initiative | Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House

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Capacity-building Initiative (CBI)

  published: 21 Jun 2021

Strengthening the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing in the Cook Islands
GEF Agency Project ID: 5317
National/Federal
  • Cook Islands
Yes
No
No
Completed
July 6, 2015
July 6, 2018
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
New York,
, United States of America
Phone: +1 (212) 906-6389,
Fax:
The Cook Islands National Environment Service (NES)
P.O. Box 371
Rarotonga,
, Cook Islands
Phone: (682) 21256,
Fax: (682) 22256,
Websites: nescookislands.com/,
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Detailed information
To develop and implement a national Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) framework, build national capacities and support an ABS Agreement based on Traditional Knowledge and Public-Private Partnership. Components: 1. Strengthened National Regulatory and Institutional Framework for ABS 2. Capacity building and awareness raising for the implementation of the National ABS Framework 3. Bio-discovery and benefit-sharing Agreement based on Traditional Knowledge on Bone and Cartilage Regeneration
  • Government
  • National/Federal
  • Indigenous people and local communities
  • Private Sector
  • Provision of capacity development tools, resources and knowledge products
  • Institutional capacity development
  • Provision of legal/technical support
  • Research/analysis
  • Trainings
Information on funding
  • Bilateral
  • Government budget
  • Non-governmental organization/Foundation
  • Private Sector
Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Washington,
, United States of America
Phone: +1 (202) 473-0508,
Fax:
Ministry of Finance and Economic Management (MFEM)
P.O Box 120
Rarotonga,
, Cook Islands
Phone: +682 29 521,
Fax: +682 29 520,
Websites: www.mfem.gov.ck,
Ministry of Cultural Development (MOCD)
Avarua,
, Cook Islands
Phone: +68 2 27 025,
Fax:
Websites:
Office of the Prime Minister (OPM)
Avarua,
, Cook Islands
Phone: + 682 25494,
Fax: 682 23792,
Websites:
Aronga Mana (traditional tribal councils) (NEC)
Aronga Mana (traditional tribal councils)
Rarotonga,
, Cook Islands
Phone: + (682) 21256,
Fax: + (682) 22256,
Websites:
Te Ipukarea Society (TIS)
Te Ipukarea Society, PO Box 649
Rarotonga,
, Cook Islands
Phone: +682 21144,
Fax:
Websites: tiscookislands.org,
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
New York,
, United States of America
Phone: +1 (212) 906-6389,
Fax:
National Environment Service Cook Islands (NES)
Rarotonga,
, Cook Islands
Phone: + (682) 21256,
Fax:
Crown Law Office (CLO)
Rarotonga,
, Cook Islands
Phone: + (682) 29337,
Fax:
USD$2,429,137.00
Capacity-building outcomes
ABS Nagoya Cook Islands_TE Final Report.pdf (/api/v2013/documents/C26DE138-4ACD-E1CC-D686-3344DFB2A1EB/attachments/ABS%20Nagoya%20Cook%20Islands_TE%20Final%20Report.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 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
  • 1.1 Enabling ratification of, or accession to, the Protocol
  • 1.2 Raising awareness of the importance of GR and TK, and related ABS issues
  • 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
  • 2.6 Developing procedures for granting or refusing to grant prior informed consent (PIC)
  • 2.7 Promoting compliance with domestic legislation or regulatory requirements on ABS
  • 3.2 Developing model sectoral and cross-sectoral contractual clauses
  • 3.3 Developing and implementing pilot ABS agreements
  • 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
  • 5.1 Developing and using methods for valuation of genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge
  • 5.2 Facilitating transfer of technology and developing infrastructure for research and building technical capacity to make such technology transfer sustainable
  • 5.3 Undertaking research and taxonomic studies related to conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of its components and bioprospecting
Additional Information
The primary objective of the project is to develop and implement a national Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) legal framework, build national capacities and support an ABS Agreement based on Traditional Knowledge and a Public-Private Partnership. The project will focus on three components: 1) strengthened national regulatory and institutional framework for ABS; 2) capacity building and awareness raising for the implementation of the National ABS Framework; and 3) bio-discovery and benefit-sharing agreement based on Traditional Knowledge on Bone and Cartilage Regeneration. The project takes advantage of the traditional medical knowledge to use a common Cook Islands biological resource (Hibiscus tiliaceus) to accelerate bone healing and cartilage repair. The project will aim to commercialize its genetic properties and benefit the Cook Islands, local communities and contribute to the implementation of customary biodiversity and sustainable use practices, known as ra’ui .