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Side and parallel events:

Fourteenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 14) & Third meeting of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Nagoya Protocol on ABS (COP MOP-3)

13-29 November 2018, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt

The ABS Capacity Development Initiative (co-)organized and participated in several events during the COP 14. Here is a list of the events including respective links to more detailed information on the CBD website:

ABS and BioTrade for SDGs and post-2020 agenda - Session jointly organized by UNCTAD, SCBD, ABS Initiative & UEBT. 15 Nov., 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Business and Biodiversity Forum

Capacity Development for the Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol - Organized by ABS Initiative & SCBD. 18 Nov., 1:15 pm, Summit – Working Group II, Building 1. SE #2807

Mutually Supportive Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol and the Plant Treaty - Organized by Bioversity International, SCBD, ITPGRFA & ABS Initiative. 18 Nov., 6:15 pm, M7 – Youth Room, Building 1. SE #2739

Cooperation between Nagoya Protocol CNAs – Why is it important? And what can be done to promote implementation of the Protocol - Organized by German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) in collaboration with SCBD & ABS Initiative. 20 Nov., 1:15 pm, El Wadi – Contact Group 6 Room, Building 1. SE #2966

How is intellectual property relevant to traditional knowledge and genetic resources? – WIPO Secretariat's recent practical resources - Organized by WIPO. 20 Nov., 6.15 pm, Aswan – JUSCANZ Room, Building 1. SE #2741 

“Does Everyone Need to Know Everything”? -Demystifying Communication on Access and Benefit-sharing (ABS) - Jointly organized by ABS Initiative & SCBD. 21 Nov., 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. CEPA Fair

Online System for ABS Applications, Permits and Tracking Utilization of Genetic Resources - Organized by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) of Kenya & ABS Initiative. 21 Nov., 1:15 pm, El Wadi – Contact Group 6 Room, Building 1. SE #2809

Genetic Resources, Justice and Reconciliation: Canada and Global Access and Benefit Sharing  - Organized by ABS Canada, McGill University & ABS Initiative. 21 Nov., 6:15pm, Red Sea – GRULAC Room, Building 1. SE #2612

Community Exchanges: an Empowering Approach to Disseminating ABS Learning - Organized by Indigenous Information Network (IIN), UNU-IAS, Natural Justice & ABS Initiative. 22 Nov., 1:15 pm, Siwa – Business and Industry Organizations Room, Building 1. SE #2876

Assessing Pathways Towards a Global Multilateral Benefit Sharing Mechanism - Organized by Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), McGill University & ABS Initiative. 26 Nov., 1:15 pm, Summit – Working Group II, Building 1. SE #2692

Bioprospecting/Biotrade in South Africa - Organized by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) of South Africa & ABS Initiative. 26 Nov., 1:15 pm, El Salam – Contact Group 4 Room, Building 2. SE #2817

Community Protocols - Lessons learned for ABS and launching of the BCP Guidelines - Organized by Natural Justice, League for Pastoral Peoples and Endogenous Livestock Development (LPP) & ABS Initiative. 26 Nov., 1:15 pm, Dahab – Contact Group 3 Room, Building 2. SE #2618