At its first meeting, the Conference of the Parties serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol (COP-MOP) adopted the strategic framework for capacity-building and development to support the effective implementation of the Nagoya Protocol (decision NP-1/8
). Parties, other Governments, indigenous peoples and local communities and relevant organizations are invited to develop and implement capacity-building and development activities consistent with the strategic framework, and to share information on capacity-building initiatives
and capacity-building resources
through the ABS Clearing-House
Article 22 of the Nagoya Protocol provides that Parties shall cooperate in the capacity-building, capacity development and strengthening of human resources and institutional capacities to effectively implement the Protocol in developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition. In doing so, Parties are required to fully take into account the needs of developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition for financial resources and facilitate the involvement of indigenous and local communities and relevant stakeholders.