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Kenya is the host country of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) where many workshops organized by the ABS Initiative have taken place.

Kenya is a beneficiary of the UNEP/GEF-4 Capacity Building Project for Africa.

The ABS Initiative provides continuous support to drafting legislation in cooperation with the Kenya Wildlife Service (KWS) and the National Environment Management Association (NEMA) against the background of many bioprospecting cases, particularly extremophiles in the Soda Lakes.

The 2nd Pan-African ABS Workshop took place in Kenya's capital Nairobi in December 2007. This event was followed by many others in Nairobi.