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ABS in Eastern and Southern Africa

28 September-2 October 2009, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

This workshop provided participants from the Eastern and Southern African region with an opportunity to exchange views and identify regional priorities feeding into the annual Pan-African workshop.


  • Support the development of national ABS policies and measures by promoting information exchange
  • Identify the potential for regional harmonisation/coordination of national ABS policies.
  • Develop elements of a strategy for Communication, Education and Public awareness (CEPA) in the context of ABS in order to further the development and implementation of national ABS measures.

The workshop was hosted by the Institute for Biodiversity Conservation and organised by the ABS Capacity Development Initiative for Africa.