Nagoya protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing

Objective:
Fair  and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the use of genetic resources which contributes to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.

Date adopted: 29th October 2010

Signed: 1st February 2012

Ratified: 7th April 2014
 
Entered into Force: 12th October 2014

Government Obligation:
Sustainable use, access and benefit sharing   arising from use of genetic resources.

Focal Points:
ABS National Focal Point
Principal Secretary Ministry of Environment and Foresty
ABS National Focal Point
 
ABS Competent National Authority
National Environment Management Authority


Projects/Initiatives:
Global ABS project. It is funded by UNDP- GEF. Its aim is to review existing biodiversity laws and help in developing new legal instruments for the implementation of Acces- Benefit Sharing (ABS) in the country.