𝐏𝐂𝐒𝐃𝐒 𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐩𝐞𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐍𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 (𝐂𝐍𝐀𝐬) 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐒𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐄𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐜 𝐀𝐬𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 (𝐒𝐄𝐒𝐒𝐀) 𝐖𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐢𝐨𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐆𝐮𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐬

by | Mar 1, 2024

𝐅𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟕-𝟐𝟗, 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟒; 𝐁 𝐇𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐥, 𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐳𝐨𝐧 𝐂𝐢𝐭𝐲, 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐢𝐥𝐚-

The activity is part of the 6-year project entitled Implementing the National Framework on Access and Benefit Sharing of Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge in the Philippines (ABS Project), funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and implemented by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Biodiversity Management Bureau (DENR-BMB) in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).
The said activity aims to (1) consider CNAs comments in the draft policy measure including the various entry points and management measures for social and environmental safeguards and the appropriate gender-responsive provisions and mechanisms; (2) refine the current draft policy and incorporate concerns relating to streamlining and harmonizing the various agency processes relevant to the grant of access and the execution of relevant ABS Agreement that meets the requirements of Republic Act No. 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business Law; (3) identify further necessities and requirements per agency before the revised draft may be made ready for adoption by the respective heads of the competent national authorities; and (4) assess the potential social and environmental risks and impacts, with emphasis on gender and cultural dimensions.

Present in the workshop are representatives from the respective CNAs, including the DA, DENR-BMB and DENR Central Office, NCIP, and PCSD, as well as IP representatives from Region III. Further, the workshop session for SESSA was also participated by representatives from various research and academic institutions.

📷 ABS Project