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E-Learning Modules: Establishing Legal Frameworks for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol
Technical Authors: Jorge Cabrera, Olivier Rukundo Expert Advisors: Valérie Normand, Kathryn Garforth, Beatriz Gomez, Erie Tamale Editors: Yolanda Saito, Carla Bengoa, Vidya Vijayaraghavan Expert Reviewers: Sonia Peña Moreno, Hartmut Meyer, Hiroji Isozaki, Alejandro Lago, Andreas Drews, Alberto Pacheco
Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)   ABSCH-ORG-SCBD-238920-1
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International Development Law Organization (IDLO)   ABSCH-ORG-SCBD-206949-1
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All rights reserved. These e-learning modules have been jointly developed by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) and the International Development Law Organization (IDLO), with all intellectual property rights owned by the SCBD. They may be reproduced by any method without fee for any educational purposes, provided that the source is acknowledged. For copying in other circumstances or for reproduction in other publications, prior written permission must be granted from the copyright owner. Requests should be directed to the SCBD at secretariat@cbd.int.
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The modules present in a step-by-step manner the provisions of the Protocol, possible policy options for their implementation and practical examples of measures taken by countries. They are designed for learners to build a strong foundation of knowledge on the core concepts related to the Protocol and its implementation. The modules also include a quiz to review the information learned and additional available resources for consultation. Eight (8) e-learning modules are available covering the following themes: Designing ABS measures, an introduction: - Legal Reform - Policy-setting What are the core elements of ABS measures - Institutional Arrangements - Access to Genetic Resources - Benefit-sharing - Compliance - Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities How to build ABS measures that work - Supportive measures The modules are available on the CBD e-learning platform in English, French and Spanish and are currently being translated into Russian. The modules were developed by IDLO and SCBD, with funding from the Japan Biodiversity Fund, as training materials for the Capacity-building Programme to Support the Establishment of Legal Frameworks for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in 2015-2016.
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Government officials
Expertise Level: Intermediate