2019-2020 inter-sessional period

AHTEG on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources

An Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group (AHTEG) on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources was established by COP decision 14/20. The AHTEG had the mandate to:
  • Consider the compilation and synthesis of views and information and the peer-reviewed studies;
  • Develop options for operational terms and their implications to provide conceptual clarity on digital sequence information on genetic resources;
  • Identify key areas for capacity-building.

The outcomes of the AHTEG will be considered by the open-ended inter-sessional working group established under decision 14/34 to support the preparation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework. Recommendations by the open-ended inter-sessional working group on how to address digital sequence information on genetic resources in the context of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework will be considered by Conference of the Parties at its fifteenth meeting.

A meeting of the AHTEG on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources took place between 17 to 20 March 2020. The meeting was made possible thanks to the financial support of the European Union. The documents for the meeting of the AHTEG are available at the following webpage: https://www.cbd.int/meetings/DSI-AHTEG-2020-01.

Parties, other Governments, indigenous peoples and local communities, relevant organizations and stakeholders were invited to nominate experts to the AHTEG in accordance with decision 14/33. The composition of the AHTEG was announced in notification 2019-096.

The outcomes of the AHTEG can be found here in the AHTEG report 2020.