Activity 3: Provide information and education to indigenous and local communities

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Component 1: Provide information and education to indigenous and local communities

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Promote the involvement of relevant stakeholders by providing information, especially regarding scientific and legal advice, in order for them to be able to participate effectively: 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 1
  • Strengthen public education and awareness focusing on indigenous and local communities and all relevant stakeholders at local, national and regional levels: 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 2
Component 2: Develop strategies to promote awareness and access to information

Directly relevant obligations and commitments

  • Develop, implement and evaluate, in cooperation with indigenous and local communities, strategies aimed at promoting awareness and enhancing access by indigenous and local communities to information on issues relating to Article 8(j) and related provisions of the Convention: CBD Decision VI/10, 27 SEE COMMENTARY 3

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Author Commentary 1

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

Author Commentary 2

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

Author Commentary 3

CBD Article 8(j) refers to traditional knowledge of indigenous and local communities.