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Community-Based Natural Resources Management in Namibia and the role and potential of equitable access and benefit sharing

Ministry of Environment and Tourism

Date and Time
19 October 2012 13:15 - 14:45

Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 11)

The side event will give an overview of Namibia's Community Based Natural Resources Management (CBNRM) Programme and how the devolution of legal rights over elements of biodiversity and the provision of technical support has empowered communities to conserve and sustainably utilize their natural resources. The event will also touch on some local level examples of access and benefit sharing in Namibia and how ABS can contribute to the future evolution of the CBNRM Programme in Namibia