The ABSprojectSamoa
The ABSprojectSamoa
today marked a significant milestone with the launching of several products that were produced under the project. These include translated copies of:
✅ the Faleseela Biocultural Community Protocol (BCP)
✅ the Aopo Biocultural Community Protocol (BCP)
✅ the Guidelines on Access and Use of Traditional Knowledge (TK Guidelines) associated with the Genetic Resources of 🇼🇸
✅ the Biodiscovery Partnership Analysis Report for 🇼🇸
The 3-year project was implemented by UNDP in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment Samoa, the Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme – SPREP and the Scientific Research Organisation of Samoa in collaboration with other key stakeholders.
The implementation of the Global Access and Benefits Sharing (ABS) Project since 2017 assisted 24 countries in developing & strengthening their national ABS frameworks, human resources and administrative capabilities to implement the Nagoya Protocol of which Samoa became a Party in 2014.
The local communities involved are Aopo village, Savaii, and Faleseela village, Upolu.

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