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ICNP Recommendation

. Measures to assist in capacity-building and development and the strengthening of human resources and institutional capacities in developing countries and Parties with economies in transition

1/2.Measures to assist in capacity-building and development and the strengthening of human resources and institutional capacities in developing countries and Parties with economies in transition

The Intergovernmental Committee for the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising From their Utilization,
Recalling Article 22 of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from Their Utilization, Recognizing that capacity-building and development under the Nagoya Protocol should be demand-driven, based on the needs and priorities identified through national self-assessments,
Taking note of the previous and ongoing ABS capacity-building initiatives supported by the Global Environment Facility, the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture and other organizations and institutions, including the ABS Capacity Development Initiative that has expanded from Africa to other regions, and of the experiences and lessons learned from those initiatives,
Emphasizing the role of bilateral and multilateral cooperation in the implementation of capacity-building and development activities for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol,
Taking note of the Action Plan on Capacity-building for Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing adopted by the Conference of the Parties at its seventh meeting, Emphasizing the need for the full involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders, including women, in capacity-building and development initiatives,
Recognizing the usefulness and cost-effectiveness of subregional and regional approaches to capacity-building and development in particular where countries have similar biological resources and common capacity-building and development needs,
Emphasizing the important role of the Global Environment Facility as the institutional structure carrying out the operations of the financial mechanism of the Nagoya Protocol in supporting capacity building and development for the effective implementation of the Protocol,
1.Recommends the development of a strategic framework for capacity-building and development under the Nagoya Protocol on the basis of domestic needs and priorities identified by Parties, including those identified by indigenous and local communities and the proposed elements contained in the annex, in accordance with Article 22 of the Protocol;
2.Invites Parties, other Governments, international organizations, indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders to submit to the Executive Secretary views and information on their domestic needs and priorities and the proposed elements of the strategic framework for capacity building and development under the Nagoya Protocol;
3.Requests the Executive Secretary to prepare, in consultation with Parties, a questionnaire to facilitate the submission of views and information referred to in paragraph 2 above, taking into account the deliberations in the first meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee and the outcomes of the capacity-building workshop organized prior to that meeting;
4.Also requests the Executive Secretary to prepare a synthesis of the views and information received for consideration by the second meeting of the Intergovernmental Committee;
5.Invites Parties, especially developed country Parties, other Governments, international organizations, the Global Environment Facility, regional development banks and other financial institutions, to provide to Parties financial resources to support capacity-building and development initiatives for the effective implementation of the Protocol.

Annex

PROPOSED ELEMENTS OF THE STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR CAPACITY-BUILDING AND DEVELOPMENT UNDER THE NAGOYA PROTOCOL

  • Objectives
  • Experience and lessons learned from past and ongoing access and benefit-sharing capacity building and development initiatives
  • Guiding principles and approaches to capacity-building and development, including those specified in Article 22
  • Key areas for capacity-building and development and measures to build or develop capacity under each of the key areas, taking into account those specified in paragraphs 4 and 5 of Article 22
  • Mechanisms for the implementation of capacity-building and development measures
  • A coordination mechanism and its possible elements, including the reporting of capacity-building and development initiatives to the ABS Clearing-house as specified in paragraph 6 of Article 22,
  • Cooperation among Parties and with relevant processes and programmes
  • Monitoring and review, including developing a set of indicators to facilitate the monitoring and review of the implementation of the strategic framework and to assess the impact of access and benefit-sharing capacity-building and development initiatives
  • Possible sequence of actions for the implementation of the strategic framework, including a possible roadmap of activities to assist countries in defining their priorities and corresponding timelines
  • Financial and other resource requirements
  • Other possible elements