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1 FIRST ABS CAPACITY-BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR AFRICA NOVEMBER KNBG, CAPE TOWN, RSA.

2 FIRST DRAFT ACCESS AND BENEFIT SHARING BILL OF THE KINGDOM OF SWAZILAND: 2006

3 PURPOSE: Establish and confirm SWDs sovereignty over its natural resources, issues of ABS and other matters incidental thereto

4 PARTS. PARTS. I. Definitions II. Governance of ACT, e.g. - Application - Focal Point - Establishment and constitution of GRB

5 Parts cont. III. Creation of Conservation of Districts and Conservation communities. - Functions of a District Conservancy - Its powers & Composition of Committee

6 Parts cont. IV. Community Rights V. Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit Sharing - Protection of community rights and knowledge.

7 Parts cont. VI. Permits -Application of access permit - Stakeholders notification of application - Determination of application - Public notification - Power of the Board to intervene

8 Parts cont. VII. Access and Benefit Sharing - Right of withdrawal or place restrictions on consent and access - Right of local communities to access, use and exchange - Prospecting fees - Access & collection for commercial use

9 Part VII cont. - Material transfer agreements - Non-transferability of permit - Access for academic/research purposes

10 Parts cont. VIII. Recognition and Protections of Farmers rights - Application and structure for implementation - Farmers rights - Rights of communities - Rights for researchers - Exclusion of certain varieties - Form of application

11 Parts cont. IX. Benefit Sharing - Benefit sharing mechanism - Types (or forms) of benefit sharing a) monetary benefits b) Non-monetary benefits X. Biological Diversity Fund

12 THANK YOU! BY FREDDY MAGAGULA


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