As a technical Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA) activity the Initiative supported the compilation of a compendium of the ABS legislation in six African countries, i.e. Cameroon, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda. The ABS compendium seeks to provide an experience-sharing platform and provide a practical tool for countries who have no existing national ABS legislations. These countries might benefit from the approaches and practical experience which other countries have taken. The compendium was launched during a side-event at the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (COP 10).
Currently the ABS Initiative and Uganda are preparing to cooperate with respect to a national capacity building workshop focusing on the domestication of the NP.