Building Capacity for Regionally Harmonized National Processes for Implementing CBD Provisions on Access to Genetic Resources and Sharing of Benefits

Project Summary

The objectives of the project are to: (1) strengthen the capacity of Southeast Asian countries to implement the CBD provisions on ABS through the development of full and effective national ABS frameworks; (2) increase understanding of ABS issues among stakeholders and the general public and strengthen national capacity for country negotiators to have full understanding of issues and preferred options in the negotiation on the international ABS regime in a way that protects national interests and promotes equitable benefit sharing; and (3) improve public understanding of the contribution ABS can make to biodiversity conservation and sustainable livelihoods.

Project Details

GEF Project ID
Project Type
Medium-size Project
Focal Areas
Funding Source
GEF Trust Fund
Implementing Agencies
United Nations Environment Programme
Executing Agencies
ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
GEF Period:
GEF - 4
Approval Fiscal Year:

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Project Preparation Grant Amount
GEF Project Grant
750,000 USD
Co-financing Total
750,000 USD
GEF Agency Fees
75,000 USD
Total Cost 1,500,000.00 USD

Project Timeline

Received by GEF
03 Dec 2008
Concept Approved
11 May 2009
Project Approved for Implementation
16 Mar 2011
Project closed
01 Jan 2014