Southeast Asia Training-Workshop on Building Institutional and Stakeholders Capacities on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization (ABS) PDF Print E-mail
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The Terrace, 9th Floor
The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand
20 to 21, and 23 August 2012
08:00 – 18:00

ACTIVITY DESIGN

SCOPE

  • Regional ABS Project and Training-Workshop
  • Nagoya Protocol on ABS
  • Toolkit/Manual on ABS: ABS Concepts
  • Toolkit/Manual on ABS: Traditional Knowledge (TK)
  • Toolkit/Manual on ABS: Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and Mutually Agreed Terms (MAT)
  • Toolkit/Manual on ABS: Role of Customary Law and Practices
  • Toolkit/Manual on ABS: Best Practices in Developing ABS Policies/ Compliance/ Safeguards
  • ABS Supply Chain
  • IUCN Explanatory Guide to Nagoya Protocol on ABS
  • Eight Fields of Action: Stakeholder Analysis, Policy Objectives, and Priorities
  • ABS Fieldtrip: Traditional Practice and Local Community Experience
  • Capacity Needs Assessments: Stakeholders, and Organizations
  • Public Awareness Strategy
  • ABS CHM and Regional Information Needs
  •  CapB-3 and ICNP-2

 

OBJECTIVES

  • Provide venue to appreciate and understand about ABS
  • Disseminate toolkits/manuals on ABS for review and use by the participants
  • Discuss ABS concepts, its role in biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods, and emerging ABS issues, and identify options
  • Discuss countries’ experiences related to ABS topics
  • Analyze stakeholders, legislative and institutional capacities in developing and implementing national ABS framework
  • Present and discuss public awareness strategy
  • Identify options, priorities and modalities for the Regional CHM and regional information needs
  • Observe and appreciate ABS practice in Thailand
  • Provide overview of IUCN’s Explanatory Guide on NP on ABS, and results of CapB-3 and ICNP-2.

 

 

TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Training-Workshop (72 participants: 45 – project sponsored trainees (5 per participating country x 9 countries); 10 – other sponsored trainees; 4 – resource persons; 7 – guests; 6 – ACB facilitators)

Participating in the Training-Workshop will be key educators (tertiary level) and NGO representatives/facilitators, ABS National Focal Points, country representatives of Competent National Authority, and an indigenous/local community leader from each of the countries – Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste and Viet Nam. Other participants are resource speakers from UNU-IAS, GIZ, IUCN, country representative, and host country guests, and facilitators.

EXPECTED OUTPUTS

  • Set of manuals/ toolkits on ABS related topics on TK, PIC procedures, role of customary law and practice, and best practices in developing ABS policies in appropriate language for targeted trainers
  • At least 2 trainers from each participating country involved in regional training of trainers on ABS and Traditional Knowledge
  • Trainers as resource persons in the conduct of national work plan on ABS
  • Network of ABS Focal Points and Competent National Authority representatives
  • Regional stakeholder and institutional capacity analyses report (analyzing possible roles, responsibilities, and capacities)
  • Regional training/workshop report
  • 2 representatives of local and indigenous communities participated in regional training/workshop
  • Regional public awareness strategy document
  • Consolidated list of favored options, priorities and modalities for Regional CHM and information needs
  • Participants as active stakeholders during implementation of national work plan on ABS and supportive to harmonizing national ABS frameworks


Southeast Asia Training-Workshop
on Building Institutional and Stakeholders Capacities
on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits
Arising from their Utilization (ABS)

The Terrace, 9th Floor
The Imperial Queen’s Park Hotel
Bangkok, Thailand
20 to 21, and 23 August 2012
08:00 – 18:00


Time

Agenda

Partners Involved

Day 0 – Sunday, 19 August – Arrival of participants

Day 1 – Monday, 20 August (0800 to 1800)

0800 – 0830

Registration of Participants

Thailand and ACB

0831 – 0900

Opening Remarks

  • ONEP-MoNRE (tbc)
  • UNEP-GEF – Mr. Max Zieren, Task Manager
  • GIZ - Dr. Berthold Seibert, Project Director, BCCP (tbc)

 

0901 – 0915

Overview of the Regional ABS Project and Relevance of Training-Workshop

Mr. Anthony Foronda, UNEP-GEF ABS Project Coordinator, ACB

0916 – 0930

Capacity Impact Survey

 

Ms. Corazon de Jesus, Technical Staff, ACB

0931 – 1000

Overview of Nagoya Protocol on ABS

Mr. Geoff Burton, Adjunct Senior Fellow, UNU-IAS

1001 – 1015

Morning break
Whole group photo

 

1016 – 1045

Training Mechanics
Toolkit/Manual on ABS: Introduction and concepts

Geoff

1046 – 1200

Toolkit/Manual on ABS: Traditional knowledge

Geoff

1201 – 1330

Lunch break
Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, and Lao PDR group photos

 

1331 – 1500

Toolkit/Manual on ABS: Prior informed consent and Mutually Agreed Terms

Geoff

1501 – 1530

Afternoon break
Malaysia, Myanmar, and Philippines group photos

 

1531 – 1700

Toolkit/Manual on ABS: Role of customary law and practices

Geoff

1701 – 1715

Singapore, Thailand, Timor-Leste, and Viet Nam group photos

 

1716 – 1800

Meeting with countries’ ABS-NFP

ACB & ABS-NFP

1830 – 2030

Welcome dinner

ONEP-MoNRE

Day 2 – Tuesday, 21 August (0800 to 1800)

0800 – 0830

Highlights of Day 1 and overview of Day 2

Anthony

0831 – 1000

Toolkit/Manual on ABS: Best practices in developing ABS policies/ Compliance/Safeguards

Geoff

1001 – 1015

Morning break

 

1016 – 1145

ABS Supply Chain: Industry’s interest

Geoff

1146 – 1200

IUCN Explanatory Guide to Nagoya Protocol on ABS

Dr. Scott Perkin, Head, Regional Biodiversity Conservation Programme, IUCN-Asia

1201 – 1330

Lunch break

 

1331 – 1340

Introduction: Eight Fields of Action (FoA)

Dr. Andreas Drews, Manager, ABS Capacity Development Initiative, GIZ

1341 – 1350

Open discussion

 

1351 – 1430

Workshop: Stakeholder analysis by country

 

1431 – 1440

Policy Objectives for Eight FoA

Andreas

1441 – 1500

Workshop: FoA by country

 

1501 – 1530

Afternoon break

 

1531 – 1640

Continue FoA workshop

 

1641 – 1745

Country presentations

Country representatives

1746 – 1800

Information on fieldtrip

Ms. Pattarin Sanghaisuk, Sr. Environmental Official, ONEP-MoNRE

Day 3 - Wednesday, 22 August

 

Fieldtrip to explore traditional practice and local community experience at Bann Santitham, Chachoengsao Province

ONEP-MoNRE

Day 4 – Thursday, 23 August (0800 to 1800)

0800 – 0815

Highlights of Days 2 and 3, and overview of Day 4

Anthony

0816 – 0820

Capacity Needs Assessment Workshop Mechanics

Andreas

0821 – 0905

Workshop proper

 

0906 – 1000

Country presentations

Country representatives

1001 – 1015

Morning break
CNA and NGO/CSO representatives group photos

 

1016 – 1025

Role of Regional Organizations Workshop Mechanics

Andreas

1026 – 1130

Workshop proper

 

1131 – 1200

Stakeholder presentations

Stakeholder representatives

1201 – 1330

Lunch break
Academe and ILC leaders group photos

 

1331 – 1500

Public Awareness Strategy

Mr. Rolando Inciong, Head, Public Affairs Unit, ACB

1501 – 1700

ABS CHM and Regional Information Needs
Afternoon working break

Dr. Sheila Vergara, Director, Biodiversity Information Management Unit, ACB

1701 – 1715

Highlights of Capacity Building – 3 and 2nd ICNP meeting in New Delhi, India (29 June to 06 July 2012)

Atty. Elpidio Peria, Philippine Negotiator (tbc)

1716 – 1800

Closing Messages

Dr. Raman Letchumanan, Head, Environment Division, ASEAN Secretariat (tbc)
Ms. Clarissa Arida, Director, Programme Development and Implementation Unit, ACB

Day 5 – Friday, 24 August, Homebound for most participants