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National Workshops on Strategic Communication for Effective Implementation of ABS Mechanisms

12 Jul, 2019

India, being a party to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) enacted Biological Diversity Act, 2002 to “provide for conservation of..

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State-wide Workshops for Block Development Officers across 32 districts in Tamil Nadu

11 Jul, 2019

As per the Section 41(1) local bodies are mandated to constitute of Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC). However, in the absence of..

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Document on Good Practices of Access and Benefit Sharing launched in Chennai

08 Jul, 2019

The development of Good Practices of Benefit Sharing with communities is one of the three key objectives of the..

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Training of Trainers for Operationalising Biodiversity Management Committees in Tamil Nadu

27 Jun, 2019

The ABS Partnership Project conducted an orientation workshop in collaboration with the Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board (TNBB) and..

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Initiative for Capacity Building of BMCs: Exposure-Workshop at National Conference

27 May, 2019

Fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of biological resources is seen as one of the most important objectives of..

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GIZ celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity 2019 at Chennai

22 May, 2019

22nd May was proclaimed by United Nations as the International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness on..

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Discussing a Sector-Specific Approach with Seed Industries on Access and Utilisation of Biological Resources

09 May, 2019

Following the business dialogues held in January 2019 at Hyderabad and Chennai facilitated through the..

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Workshop on Certification and Sustainable Trade of Bio-resources

16 May, 2019

Dehradun, 16th May: “Certification of bio-resources is a new concept and it will help in improving the economy of the people in the state. To ensure sustainability of..

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Roundtable on Integration of Biodiversity in Company Policies of Spice Industry at Kochi

04 May, 2019

The CEO’s from the Spice Industry participated in the round table on Integration of Biodiversity in Company Policies of Spice Industry on..

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Operationalising Biodiversity Management Committees: Trainings for BMC Secretaries across Tamil Nadu

08 Apr, 2019

The Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board completed the constitution of block-level Biodiversity Management Committees (BMC) across 385 blocks in the..

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Business Dialogue on Facilitating Compliance on Biodiversity Act, 2002 and 2014 Guidelines on Access and Benefit Sharing

07 Mar, 2019

The ABS Partnership Project in collaboration with Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board (MSSB) and Marattha Chamber of Commerce Industries and..

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Workshop on role of Media in Effective Implementation of Biological Diversity Act, 2002 in Uttarakhand

06 Mar, 2019

“Community is the custodian of Bio-resources and Biodiversity Act, 2002 gives the power to the communities. This Act will benefit the..

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Building Awareness Among Gram Panchayats on Biodiversity Management Committees and People’s Biodiversity Register

01 Mar, 2019

The second workshop for Biodiversity Management Committee (BMC) members and the local community was organised for building awareness..

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Workshops on e-filing of applications for accessing biological resources held at Chennai in February 2019

14 Feb, 2019

The National Biodiversity Authority (NBA) launched an online portal in 2017 for submitting applications to access biological resources. Since then..

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Workshop on Capacity Building of Biodiversity Management Committees for People’s Biodiversity Register documentation and ABS

12 Feb, 2019

The Central Himalayan Environment Association (CHEA) and the Almora Forest Division, with support of GIZ and Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board, organised..

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Consultation Workshop on Analysis of Value-Chain of Medicinal Plant Trade in Tamil Nadu Held in February 2019

01 Feb, 2019

The Access and Benefit Sharing Regulations, 2014 provides guidelines for implementing the third objective of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002, i.e. fair and..

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Business dialogues on Access and Benefit-sharing held at Hyderabad and Chennai in January 2019

23 Jan, 2019

The implementation of access and benefit-sharing (ABS) in India came into force in 2004 following the notification of..

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Building Awareness Among Gram Panchayats on Establishing Biodiversity Management Committees and Preparing People’s Biodiversity Register in Maharashtra

28 Dec, 2018

Applied Environmental Research Foundation (AERF) has initiated capacity building activities and support in the documentation of..

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Workshop on Effective Implementation of the Biodiversity Act, 2002 for Nodal officers of Maharashtra

19 Dec, 2018

The Government of Maharashtra published a Gazette Resolution on 14th September 2018 that appointed the Divisional Forest Officers or Deputy Conservator of..

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Training for Secretaries of Biodiversity Management Committees at Salem and Madurai, Tamil Nadu, in December 2018

18 Dec, 2018

The Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Partnership Project, along with the Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board (TNBB), conducted trainings for secretaries of..

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Workshop on Biodiversity Governance and Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) for NGOs and Community-based Organisations at Tamil Nadu in December 2018

13 Dec, 2018

The Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Partnership Project and Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board (TNBB) conducted a workshop for..

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Meeting with Industries and Institutions Accessing Snake Venom on ABS compliance under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 at Chennai

24 Oct, 2018

The Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Partnership Project has been engaging with commercial users of biological resources to create awareness on..

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Workshop on Biodiversity Act and ABS for Traders of Bioresources of Uttarakhand

28 Nov, 2018

A workshop was organised by the Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board (UBB) and GIZ for bioresource traders of Uttarakhand on the Biodiversity (BD) Act 2002 and..

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Forest Development Corporation staff trained on Biodiversity Act

27 Nov, 2018

A workshop was organised by the Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board (UBB) and Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) project, GIZ, in Niranjanpur (Dehradun, Uttarakhand) on..

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Contribution of ABS Partnership Project, India, in side-events at the 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at Egypt

27 Nov, 2018

Contribution of ABS Partnership Project, India, in side-events at the 14th meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity at Egypt

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Workshops on capacity needs assessments for Biodiversity Management Committees held in November 2018 at Madurai, Tuticorin and Namakkal, Tamil Nadu

23 Nov, 2018

The Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Partnership Project is supporting three pilot states: Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Uttarakhand. The objectives of the..

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Communication Strategy for ABS in India launched at the UN Biodiversity Conference at Egypt

22 Nov, 2018

The Access and Benefits Sharing (ABS) Partnership Project, India, contributed in a side-event titled “Does everyone know everything? – Connecting with your audience and..

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India’s insights on head starting implementation of Access and Benefit Sharing and launch of an online course on ABS

15 Nov, 2018

Side Event at COP14 to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), 27th November 2018, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt

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Workshop on documentation of People’s Biodiversity Registers for District Nodal Officers at Chennai

13 Nov, 2018

The documentation of People’s Biodiversity Registers (PBRs) is one of the main functions of Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs), as established under the..

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State-wide Workshops on Implementation of Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Access and Benefit Sharing Mechanisms in Tamil Nadu

02 Aug, 2018

Tamil Nadu Biological Diversity Rules were notified in 2017, following which 385 block-level Biodiversity Management Committees were..

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Consultation meeting with Irula community to operationalise Access and Benefit Sharing Provisions on Snake Venom Extraction and Trade held in Chennai

01 Aug, 2018

The Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board (TNBB), Chennai along with the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), Chennai and..

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Side event on ‘Capacity Development for the Implementation of Nagoya Protocol’ during the 2nd Meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Implementation (SBI) in Montreal, Canada

10 Jul, 2018

Dr Sujata Arora, Senior Advisor, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, New Delhi participated in the side-event, ‘Capacity Development for..

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Participation in the annual conference of the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) ‘Beauty of Sourcing with Respect’ in June 2018 in Paris, France

20 Jun, 2018

Mr T. Rabikumar, Secretary, National Biodiversity Authority, participated in the Union for Ethical BioTrade (UEBT) annual conference for..

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Workshop on Training of Trainers on Access and Benefit Sharing

30 May, 2018

Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board (MSBB) in cooperation with ABS Partnership Project organized two events on..

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Participation in third Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Dialogue in May 2018 at Mexico City, Mexico

25 May, 2018

Dr. B Meenakumari, Chairperson, National Biodiversity Authority, participated in the “Third ABS Dialogue on Key Challenges and Practical Ways Forward for..

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Session on “Sustainability, equity and biodiversity-friendly production” held at Global Exhibition Services in Mumbai

16 May, 2018

Projects on Private Business Action for Biodiversity (PBAB) and the Access and Benefit Sharing..

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National Workshop for developing Communication Strategy to enhance awareness on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 held in Chennai

03 May, 2018

Capacity building and raising awareness on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) are one of the key components of the..

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Workshop and Dialogue on Access and Benefit Sharing for Business at Chennai and New Delhi in April 2018

27 Apr, 2018

The National Biodiversity Authority, Chennai, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, New Delhi and..

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Training on concept and protocol in constituting Biodiversity Management Committees (BMCs) under the Biological Diversity Act, 2002

21 Apr, 2018

The Access and Benefit Sharing Partnership Project conducted training on the concept and protocol in constituting..

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Inception workshop and launch of Access and Benefit Sharing Partnership Project in Tamil Nadu

27 Feb, 2018

The Access and Benefit Sharing Partnership Project was officially launched in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on 27 February 2018. The workshop was..

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Lemongrass - More than Just a Plant

21 Feb, 2018

Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is one of the important tradable bio- resources in Uttarakhand. It is a well-known cure for..

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Workshop on implementation of Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Access and Benefit Sharing Mechanism

09 Feb, 2018

The Tamil Nadu State Biodiversity Board in collaboration with GIZ organized a workshop on the implementation of..

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ABS mechanism and Conservation of Traditional Knowledge systems through Patents and IPR regime

30 Jan, 2018

A one day interactive workshop on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) mechanism and Conservation of Traditional Knowledge..

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Establishment of Market Linkages between Users from Nagpur & Providers of bio-resources from Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra

08 Jan, 2018

Location: Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board, Nagpur

Maharashtra State Biodiversity Board (MSBB) in cooperation with..

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ABS Workshop for Bio-resource Based Industries of Uttarakhand

15 Dec, 2017

 ABS Workshop for awareness generation and Bio-resource Based Industries of Uttarakhand in Dehradun

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An Interactive Workshop on Awareness Generation and the Implementation of Pilot Studies in Uttarakhand

15 Dec, 2017

ABS Partnership Project Organised Workshop for Officers of Uttarakhand Forest Department at Dehradun

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A workshop on Advancing Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Brussels

21 Nov, 2017

Brussels, Belgium
The ABS Partnership project participated in an international exchange on key challenges and practical ways forward in implementation of Nagoya Protocol

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Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and GIZ sign the Implementation Agreement for the Access and Benefit Sharing Partnership Project.

09 Nov, 2017

The National Biodiversity Authority, an autonomous and statutory body of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH India on..

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ABS contribution to implementing the SDG's

02 Oct, 2017

The Access- and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Partnership Project supports the Indian government in the conservation of the country’s..

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Celebration of International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 at Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board, Chennai, India

22 May, 2017

International day for Biological Diversity was celebrated at Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board (TNBB) in association with Tamil Nadu Forest..

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International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 celebration at Maharashtra

22 May, 2017

On the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity (IDBD), a workshop was organised at Nagpur, Maharashtra by Maharashtra State..

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Workshop on the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and Access and Benefit Sharing Regulation 2014 for line department officials, Theni District in Tamil Nadu

29 Apr, 2017

The Tamil Nadu Biodiversity Board and GIZ organized a workshop on the Biological Diversity Act, 2002 and ABS Provisions 2014 under the Access..

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Special parallel session on "Scope and Challenges in Implementing Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) in India"

05 Apr, 2017

14:00-15:00hrs; Board Room, Forest Research Institute, Dehradun

At the XIX Commonwealth Forestry Conference, GIZ had a special parallel event on the “Scope and Challenges in Implementing ABS in..

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International Day for Biological Diversity 2017 celebration at Uttarakhand

22 Mar, 2017

ICFRE Auditorium, Dehradun, Uttarakhand

On the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB), an event was organised at Dehradun, Uttarakhand by Uttarakhand State Biodiversity..

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Indo-German Access and Benefit Sharing Partnership Project

16 Nov, 2016

The ABS Partnership Project aims at strengthening the capacities of the National Biodiversity Authority (NBA), State Biodiversity Boards..

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Knowledge and Experience Sharing Workshop on ABS

28 Jun, 2016

A two day workshop organised under the Access and Benefit Sharing Partnership Project, brought together 35 representatives from the..

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