WCC 2012 Res 116 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
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In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
IUCN Members: 
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IUCN Commissions: 
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IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy 2013-2016 (CEESP)
IUCN Species Survival Commission 2013-2016 (SSC)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Parties to the CBD in general (which might be IUCN state members too)
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Convene stakeholders/NetworkingIn the framework of a scoping project in the COMIFAC region, IUCN convened all the ABS national focal points of the 10 Central African countries. Two reports specifying the needs and support needed were prepared and recommendations made of where IUCN could focus its actions in the near future to support the implementation of the Protocol.
Education/Communication/Raising awarenessAs part of the activities within a GEF project lead by our SUR Office, GPU and ELC developed awareness raising, training and general information material on the Protocol. This material has recently been added to the ABS Clearing House of the CBD and will be presented again at a meeting on capacity building in mid-September 2015.
Policy influencing/advocacyEncouraging Parties to CBD to ratify and implement the Protocol using our policy position papers as appropriate
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
See descriptions above.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
A follow-up project to be presented to the French under the IUCN-France Framework Agreement is being prepared at the moment. The idea is to agree on additional funding to carry out the activities that were identified as priority in the COMIFAC region and then expand to other regions as appropriate.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
Capacity-buildingMaterializing specific CB activities identified in the scoping exercise. Through new partnerships, seek further funding for CB activities in other regions (e.g. the Caribbean together with ORMACC and in Asia with ARO).
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