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The African Union Commission (AUC)

The AUC takes a strong role in political coordination of biodiversity related negotiations and in political coordination and guidance for the harmonized implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Africa.

The Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (DHRST) of the African Union and the AUC endeavour to mainstream ABS in AUC policy and development agendas.

As requested by the AUC, the ABS Initiative has conducted a gap analysis of the AU Model Law on ABS. DHRST requested the ABS Initiative to extend its financial and technical support and to fund and coordinate the drafting of Guidelines for a Coordinated Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Africa. A Memorandum of Understanding with the AUC is being developed to foster cooperation towards achieving the Aichi Targets and specifically Aichi Target 16 on ABS.

Partner countries Countries with ABS Initiative activities