Balancing Building Blocks of a Functional ABS System

FNI Report 7/2009. Lysaker, FNI, 2009, 66 p.

This report is a contribution from the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI), Norway, as part of a research project on Access and Benefit Sharing carried out in co-operation with the multi-donor ABS Capacity Development Initiative for Africa. The Initiative is supported by the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Institut de l’énergie et de l’environnement de la Francophonie (IEPF) and carried out in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity. The implementation of the Initiative is commissioned by BMZ to the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) GmbH. Starting in 2009, the FNI research project is aimed at improving the knowledge foundation and management related to working on ABS in Africa and internationally.