| FNI PROJECTS
The Access and Benefit Sharing Research
focuses on the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
in Africa and internationally, with emphasis on its provisions on access to
genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits derived
from the utilization of these resources (ABS). It is a contribution to the
multi-donor ABS Capacity
Development Initiative aimed at building human and institutional
capacity in African countries in this regard.
Linked to this
project, the overall goal of FNI's participation is to improve the knowledge
management and knowledge foundation related to working on ABS in Africa and
internationally. The following five particular research needs will be addressed
with the purpose of enabling effective implementation of ABS in Africa and at
the international level:
ABS interfaces with other
issue areas and challenges for policy coherence.
Analysis of ABS experiences in Africa.
Options for African impact on the negotiations of the
international ABS regime and for substantive achievements regarding benefit
User country measures.
Analysis of the tools of the
Project leader at FNI: Morten Walløe Tvedt
Tvedt, Morten Walløe,
ABS Implementation: Challenges and Opportunities for the Nagoya Protocol'.
Biores, Vol, No 8, 2014, pp. 9-13.
Pisupati, Balakrishna, Protected Areas and ABS: Getting Most of the
Two. FNI Report 4/2014. Lysaker, FNI, 2014, 13 p.
Christian, G. Kristin Rosendal, Steinar Andresen and Morten Walløe
Tvedt, The Australian ABS
Framework: A Model Case for Bioprospecting?. FNI Report 1/2014.
Lysaker, FNI, 2014, 42 p.
Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge,
'Access and Benefit Sharing Agreement
on Teff', Trade Insight, No 1, 2013, pp. 29-31.
Jorge Cabrera, Morten Walløe Tvedt, Frederic Perron-Welch, Ane
Jørem and Freedom-Kai Phillips,
The Interface between the
Nagoya Protocol on ABS and the ITPGRFA at the International Level: Potential
Issues for Consideration in Supporting Mutually Supportive Implementation at
the National Level. FNI Report 1/2013. Lysaker, FNI, 2013, 59 p. (Version française
Andersen, Regine and Tone Winge, The Access and Benefit Sharing Agreement
on Teff Genetic Resources: Facts and Lessons. FNI Report 6/2012.
Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 159 p.
Rosendal, G. Kristin, Ingrid Olesen and
Morten Walløe Tvedt, Access to, Equity and Protection
of Genetic Resources in Ghana: The Case of Tilapia (O. niloticus). FNI
Report 15/2012. Lysaker, FNI, 2012, 28 p.
røverhistorie om genressurser: Slik mistet Etiopia rettighetene til sitt
tradisjonelle korn' ('Genetic Resources: The Story of How Ethiopia Lost the
Rights to its Traditional Teff'), Gen-i-alt, 20.06.2012. In
Tvedt, Morten Walløe and Ole Kristian Fauchald,
'Implementing the Nagoya
Protocol on ABS: A Hypothetical Case Study on Enforcing Benefit Sharing in
Norway'. The Journal of World Intellectual Property, Vol 14, No 5, 2011,
Tvedt, Morten Walløe,
A Report from the
First Reflection Meeting on the Global Multilateral Benefit-Sharing
Mechanism. FNI Report 10/2011. Lysaker, FNI, 2011, 18
Samndong, Raymond Achu,
ABS Capacity Development
Initiative for Africa: The Case of Prunus Africana in Cameroon.
FNI Report 11/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 28 p.
Walløe and Olivier Rukundo, Functionality of an ABS
Protocol. FNI Report 9/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 25 p.
G. Kristin, Access to and
Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources in Cameroon: Legal and Institutional
Developments and Challenges. FNI Report 8/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 29
Rosendal, G. Kristin, Analytical Framework
for Analysing Experiences from Case Studies of ABS in Africa. FNI
Report 7/2010. Lysaker, FNI, 2010, 11 p.
Andersen, Regine, Morten
Walløe Tvedt, Ole Kristian Fauchald, Tone Winge, Kristin Rosendal and
Peter Johan Schei, International Agreements and
Processes Affecting an International Regime on Access and Benefit Sharing under
the Convention on Biological Diversity: Implications for its Scope and
Possibilities of a Sectoral Approach. FNI Report 3/2010. Lysaker, FNI,
2010, 47 p.
Young, Tomme R. and Morten Walløe Tvedt,
Blocks of a Functional ABS System. FNI Report 7/2009. Lysaker, FNI,
2009, 66 p.
concept 'Genetic Resources' &ABS and the Interfaces with other
International Frameworks. Powerpoint presentation, Cali, Columbia, 22
Andersen, Regine, International Frameworks for
Access and Benefit Sharing. Powerpoint presentation, Cape Town, South
Africa, 25-29 January 2010.
Young, Tomme Rosanne and Morten
Building Blocks of a Functional ABS System - a legal study of functionality
issues in ABS. Powerpoint presentation, Montreal, Canada, 9 November
Tvedt, Morten Walløe, Forests, forest genetic
resources and Intellectual Property Rights. Powerpoint presentation,
Nairobi, Kenya, 24 June 2009.
|Related focal points of
Biodiversity and genetic
Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) (Germany)
|Recent media coverage:
Ethiopias bio-diversity resources', The Ethiopian Herald,
Theft', Sodere, 26.12.2012.
the TPLF ruling junta gave away Ethiopias genetic rights to teff',
Ethiopian Review, 28.11.2012.
nytt fra Østfronten' ('ABS Negotiations: Nothing New on the Eastern
Front'), ABC Nyheter, 25.10.2010. In Norwegian.
Norge for ABS-brems' ('Praises Norway for Holding Back on ABS'), ABC
Nyheter, 24.10.2010. In Norwegian.