The Nagoya Protocol Regional Dialogue Workshop has been held at the ARC Building, Lyceum of the Philippines University, Manila, on November 22 and 23, 2022.
Following the Convention on Biological Diversity (1992) which defined the principle of access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization (ABS), the Nagoya Protocol aims at the implementation of ABS by the countries that are parties to the protocol. These international agreements have led to the progressive implementation of different regulations and procedures at different scales, with very strong consequences on the execution of research projects mobilizing biological resources and traditional knowledge. In the Southeast Asian region, countries have implemented the Nagoya Protocol at different speeds. This workshop, that brought together Representative of different Indigeneous communities, representatives of international institutions and the IRD Nagoya protocol team has be an opportunity to compare the experiences of each country (Philippines, Laos, Vietnam).