Tag Article | Access and Benefit-Sharing Clearing-House

How does the ABS Clearing-House benefit the indigenous people and local communities and how can they contribute?

  05 Jul 2018

Indigenous people and local communities (IPLCs) may use the ABS Clearing-House to share information on how to access traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources. In order to do so, it is just necessary to open a CBD account.

Community protocols and procedures, customary laws, model contractual clauses and competent authorities on ABS are some examples of the information IPLCs can publish on the ABS Clearing-House. This information can be published as a reference record and when this information is part of the national legal framework it should be published through the publishing authority as a national record. 

Indigenous and local communities also contribute to the ABS Clearing-House with awareness-raising and capacity building materials on the Nagoya Protocol. It is possible to share materials in indigenous languages.