Country : South Africa
Summary : National/International Consultant to conduct a 5-day Access and Benefit Sharing Contract Law training
TPD Ref No : 36178316
Document Ref. No. : 59098
Financier : Self Financed
Purchaser : UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME (UNDP)
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Tender Details : National/International Consultant to conduct a 5-day Access and Benefit Sharing Contract Law training&#rl;&#nl;&#rl;&#nl;South Africa, through the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, is part of the UNDP-GEF Global ABS Project titled: "Strengthening human resources, legal framework and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya Protocol" which aims to facilitate the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS). Under Component 1 of the project, Strengthening the legal, policy and institutional capacity to develop national ABS frameworks, a 5-day training session on ABS Contracting, specifically ABS Contract Law, with government, communities and industry representatives, is envisaged. South Africa is actively engaged in bioprospecting activities which involve the exploration of biodiversity for valuable genetic resources that may be used for commercial purposes. The bioprospecting/biotrade sector has demonstrated the potential for significant development and growth, contributing to job creation, rural development, and the conservation of our natural resources. According to the Convention on Biological Diversity, "Access and benefit-sharing (ABS) refers to the way in which biological or genetic resources may be accessed, and how the benefits that result from their use are shared between the people or countries using the resources (users) and the people or countries that provide them (providers)." There are many institutional frameworks, international and national, which play a critical role in assisting governments in developingtheir national policies, legislations and programs to ensure that access to genetic resources and associated traditional knowledge, and the sharing of benefits thereof, happen in a fair and equitable way. Chapter 6 of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004); and the Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing Amendment Regulations (BABS Regulations) are a few examples of the foundational and compulsory frameworks and legislation that is administered by the Department. In So...
Deadline : 20 Sep 2019
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