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 (𝘓𝘢𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘰𝘦𝘮𝘪𝘢 𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘤𝘪𝘰𝘴𝘢) in Region III and Pili tree (𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘮 𝘰𝘷𝘢𝘵𝘶𝘮 and 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘶𝘮 𝘭𝘶𝘻𝘰𝘯𝘪𝘤𝘶𝘮) in Region V. read more