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Caribbean ABS Week: From global goals to local implementation

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019 — Caribbean Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) Week will take place within the framework of the multi country project, Advancing the Nagoya Protocol in the Caribbean Region, implemented by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) aimed at generating awareness of and support for the Nagoya Protocol, under the Convention of Biological Diversity.

WHAT

Activities for the week will take place in Trinidad and Tobago and will include:

  • Official Opening of ABS Week (January 29, 2019);
  • Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol within the Caribbean Region;
  • A high-level Ministerial Meeting (January 30, 2019);
  • A multi-stakeholder workshop, on various technical, policy and administrative matters related to accessing genetic resources and sharing of the benefits derived from their utilization (January 29, 2019);
  • A Biodiversity Expo (January 29-31, 2019) including cultural presentations; and
  • A School Debating Competition (Thursday, January 30, 2019 from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm).

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The media, organisations and individuals interested or engaged in the economic valuation of biological resources, promotion of traditional knowledge, herbal practitioners, traders of genetic resources and other members of the public are all invited to visit the biodiversity expo.

WHEN

Activities will be held from January 29-31, 2019.

WHERE

The Hilton Trinidad Hotel and Conference Centre, Port of Spain, Trinidad

For additional Information, please visit the ABS Caribbean website here.

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