A Compendium of Selected ABS Laws in Africa
Peter Munyi, icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health
Olivier Rukundo, Centre for International Sustainable Development Law (CISDL)
Fabian Haas, icipe - African Insect Science for Food and Health
ABS legislation cited and discussed for:
Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda
This compendium seeks to provide an experience-sharing platform for those countries that have ABS legislations in place in Africa. The compendium further aims at providing a practical tool for countries who have to date no national ABS legislations and who may benefit from the approaches and practical experience that other countries have taken. The six countries whose laws are presented here share one thing in common: they have gone beyond their national environmental legislation and provided for a level of detail on how ABS arising from the utilization of biological and genetic resources should occur in their countries. Therefore it is not all African countries that are listed by the CBD Secretariat as having ABS measures in place that are the subject of this compendium.