05 Apr, 2017
At the XIX Commonwealth Forestry Conference, GIZ had a special parallel event on the “Scope and Challenges in Implementing ABS in India”. Apart from the Key note address, special presentation on ABS Global Perspective and Abs-Initiative, an open discussion was held on the topics as under:
Group Picture after the session in front of the FRI building
Around 86 participants attended the session, consisting of senior offcials form State Biodiverisity Board of Maharashtra, Uttarakhand & Tamil Nadu; ABS Partnership Project team members; Indian/Foreign delegates of CFC 2017; and scientists & research fellows of FRI & WII.
The key highlight of the session were presentation on ‚‘System of governance of Access & Benefit Sharing (ABS) and existing national legal framework in India for ABS Implementation‘ by Dr R S Rana, non-officio member NBA. Followed by presntations on ABS Global Perspective & ABS Initative by Dr. Suhel al-Janabi, GIZ & Progress of GIZ-ABS India Partnership Project by Dr Aeshita Mukherjee, GIZ.
Second half of the session consist of panel discussion on topics such as, Role of NBA in implementing ABS with SBBs in India; Achievements & Challenges of SBBs in finalising ABS; Obligation of Researchers under BD Act vis-a-vis ABS; Role of CII in bridging gap between Industries and NBA on ABS; and Beyond benefit claimers: community role in ABS decision making.
Involvement of forest department and other relevant government departments in planning, resource mobilisation and benefit sharing.
Left: Dr. Konrad Uebelhör, Middle: Dr. B. Meenakumari, Right: Dr. Rakesh Shah
Active panel discussion in the Board room of the FRI
Read here what The pioneer" reported about the session.
For more information on the XIX CFC, please click here.
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