The Action Plan on Capacity-building for access and benefit-sharing was adopted at
the seventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties in February 2004 and is
contained in the annex to
decision VII/19F. The Action Plan
recognises that in view of the multiplicity of actors undertaking
capacity-building initiatives for access to genetic resources and
benefit-sharing, mutual information-sharing and coordination at all levels
should be promoted to encourage synergies and to identify gaps in coverage.
On this basis, the database on capacity-building projects was developed to
facilitate information-exchange on ongoing capacity-building activities. The
database includes information on various ongoing capacity building projects
related to access to genetic resources and benefit-sharing. Each record
contains basic information about each project, including: its status, countries
or regions covered by the project, the lead organization(s) and contacts,
funding details, objectives and activities, outcomes and lessons learned.
Detailed information should be requested directly from the respective contact
Parties, Governments and relevant organisations who wish to submit information
on relevant capacity-building projects for inclusion in the database are
invited to complete the
data entry form and return it to the Secretariat at
email@example.com or fax: (514) 288-6588.