1 November 2022
N O T I F I C A T I O N
Information webinar on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources 3 and 4 November 2022
I am pleased to inform you that an information webinar on digital sequence information on genetic resources will be convened by the Co-chairs of the Open-ended Working Group on the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (WG2020). As you will recall, at the fourth meeting of the Open-ended Working Group (WG2020-4), the Informal Co-Chairs’ Advisory Group was to lead substantial work on digital sequence information (recommendation 4/2), which the Working Group will consider at its fifth meeting, in view of fulfilling its mandate to present a recommendation to the Conference of the Parties at its fifteenth meeting on how to address digital sequence information in the context of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.
This information webinar will be held on Thursday, 3 November 2022, from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (EDT, UTC-4) and on Friday 4 November, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. (EDT, UTC-4), with a view to accommodating participants in different time zones. The webinar is intended to inform Parties and stakeholders about the official document on digital sequence information on genetic resources, CBD/WG2020/5/3, prepared by the Executive Secretary for the Working Group at its fifth meeting. Part of this document summarizes the co-leads’ report on the outcomes of the Informal Co-Chairs’ Advisory Group on digital sequence information on genetic resources, in particular its report CBD/WG2020/5/INF/1. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation of the official document.
The information webinar will be conducted in English and one of the sessions will be fully recorded and made available on the CBD website to accommodate those unable to take part. Participants are invited to pre-register to the webinar using the following link: (3 November session or 4 November session). I encourage you to participate in the information webinar and take part in the question-and-answer session.
Please accept, Madam/Sir, the assurances of my highest consideration.
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema