Collaborative support for the Nagoya Protocol Project

Posted on Sun, 29/07/2018

UNDP and GEF supporting the Migratory Soaring Birds (MSB) Project are also supporting another important regional project on “strengthening human resources, legal frameworks, and institutional capacities to implement the Nagoya protocol”: a supplementary agreement to Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD) that focuses on access and benefit sharing of genetic resources. 

UNDP/GEF projects aim to support and complement each other where possible and in this case, the two projects have three countries in common namely Egypt, Jordan and Sudan.

The Nagoya protocol project in Jordan held a national stakeholders consultation workshop 24-26 July 2018 attended by the MSB project to raise the knowledge and capacity about the Nagoya protocol.

Moreover, much of the active work in the workshop was dedicated to discuss in details the first draft of the national bylaw of Nagoya protocol in Jordan incorporating the view, changes and amendments debated by the zealous participants. Once finalized, the bylaw will be submitted through the Ministry of Environment to be endorsed by the Prime Ministry.

BirdLife International Middle East Partnership Secretariat is strengthening its relationships with the Ministry of Environment and UNDP in Jordan – among other stakeholders in order to collaboratively deal with growing environmental challenges and grasp many common opportunities.