National Inception Workshop for the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Project

The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Biodiversity Management Bureau, with support from the UNDP Philippines, conducted the National Inception Workshop for the project “Implementing the National Framework on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge in the Philippines” or the Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Project on June 9-10, 2022. The National Inception Workshop aimed to validate and harmonize strategies for the Project Results Framework and Multi-year Work Plan. It was also an opportunity to invite initial commitments from key stakeholders to support the ABS project’s full implementation for the next 6 years.


The ABS Project aims to increase economic opportunity and biodiversity conservation for local communities and indigenous peoples in the Philippines, stemming from fair and equitable sharing of biodiversity benefits. This endeavor supports three Sustainable Goals (SDGs): reduced inequalities (SDG 10), responsible consumption and production (SDG 12), and life on land (SDG 15).



The ABS project aims to develop at least two (2) bioproducts from local genetic resources of Banaba (????????????? ????????) in Region III and Pili tree (???????? ?????? and ???????? ?????????) in Region V. read more

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