Activity 2: Strengthen the capacity of indigenous and local communities, and other stakeholders

Below are the global and regional obligations in this activity:
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Component 1: Strengthen the capacity of indigenous and local communities

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Strengthen capacity of indigenous and local communities to negotiate benefit-sharing arrangements: CBD Decision VI/22, 11 and CBD Decision VI/22, Annex (Expanded programme of work on forest biological diversity)SEE COMMENTARY 1
  • Take measures to enhance and strengthen the capacity of indigenous and local communities to be effectively involved in decision-making related to the use of their traditional knowledge subject to their prior informed approval and effective involvement: CBD Decision V/16, 3 and CBD Decision V/16, Annex (Programme of work on the implementation of article 8(j) and related provisions of the CBD)SEE COMMENTARY 2
  • Providing countries: Support measures to enhance indigenous and local communities' capacity to represent their interests fully at negotiations: CBD Decision VI/24, 4 and CBD Decision VI/24, Annex (Bonn Guidelines on Access to Genetic Resources and Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising out of their Utilization)SEE COMMENTARY 3
  • Strengthen capacity of indigenous and local communities to negotiate benefit-sharing arrangements: CBD Decision VI/22, 11 and CBD Decision VI/22, Annex (Expanded programme of work on forest biological diversity) SEE COMMENTARY 4
  • Strengthen the capacity of indigenous and local communities to assess, inventory and monitor genetic resources and related traditional knowledge, with their approval and consent, using the Global Taxonomy Initiative and other relevant initiatives: CBD Decision VII/19, F.2 and CBD Decision VII/19, F, Annex (Action Plan on Capacity-building for Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing)SEE COMMENTARY 5
  • Develop and strengthen the capacities of indigenous and local communities for participation in decision-making, policy formulation and implementation and for conservation, management and product development with regard to genetic resources and to enable them to benefit from the use of their traditional knowledge and practices related to genetic resources: CBD Decision VII/19, F.2 and CBD Decision VII/19, F, Annex (Action Plan on Capacity-building for Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing)SEE COMMENTARY 6
  • Strengthen the capacity of indigenous and local communities to engage in equitable benefit-sharing arrangements in regard to genetic resources related to mountain biological diversity, taking into account the Bonn Guidelines: CBD Decision VII/27, 2 and CBD Decision, Annex (Programme of work on mountain biodiversity)SEE COMMENTARY 7
Component 2: Strengthen the capacity of stakeholders

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Promote the involvement of relevant stakeholders by providing support for capacity-building, in order for them to be actively engaged in various stages of ABS arrangements, such as in the development and implementation of mutually agreed terms and contractual arrangements: CBD Decision VI/24, 4 and CBD Decision VI/24, Annex ((Bonn Guidelines on Access to Genetic Resources and Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising out of their Utilization)SEE COMMENTARY 8

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Author Commentary 1

This refers to Activity b) under Programme Element 1, Goal 5, Objective 1 , of the expanded programme of work on forest biological diversity. Benefit-sharing under this Objective relates to benefits resulting from the utilization of forest genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge.

Author Commentary 2

This refers to Task 1 under Section II, Element 1 of the programme of work on the implementation of CBD article 8(j) and related provisions of the CBD.

Author Commentary 3

This refers to provision 16(a) (vii) of the Bonn Guidelines.

Author Commentary 4

This refers to Activity b) under Programme Element 1, Goal 5, Objective 1, of the expanded programme of work on forest biological diversity. Benefit-sharing under this Objective relates to benefits resulting from the utilization of forest genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge

Author Commentary 5

This refers to provision B.5(c) of the Action Plan on Capacity-building for Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing.

Author Commentary 6

This refers to provision B.5 (j) of the Action Plan on Capacity-building for Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing.

Author Commentary 7

This refers to Action 1.4.1 of the CBD programme of work on mountain biodiversity. The Bonn Guidelines on Access to Genetic Resources and Fair and Equitable Sharing of the Benefits Arising out of their Utilization were adopted by CBD Decision VI/24, 3 and are included in the annex to that decision.

Author Commentary 8

This refers to provision 20(b) of the Bonn Guidelines.