Capacity Building for the Ratification and Implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing in Vietnam ABS

Lead country

Viet Nam

Participating countries

Viet Nam

Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From October 10, 2016 to June 10, 2021

Project ID: 5303

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration
  • Mainstreaming biodiversity


  • Access and benefit sharing
  • Biodiversity financing


  • Conserved areas


  • Key biodiversity areas (KBAs)
  • Terrestrial protected areas
  • arine and coastal protected areas

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Aquaculture
  • Tourism

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Institutional mechanism and system building
  • Policy advice


  • Law regulation
  • Governance
  • Capacity building


  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Institutional framework
  • Traditional knowledge application
  • Research

Social inclusion

  • Private sector
  • Local community/CSOs

Gender equality

  • Women decision making
  • Livelihoods for women

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender targeted


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Improve resilience

SDG target(s)

  • 15.6 Promote fair, equitable benefits sharing

Conventions and protocols

  • Nagoya protocol (ABS)
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
  • National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs)

Private sector(s)


Hot topic

  • Public-private partnership

Project objectives

To develop and implement a national Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) framework, build national capacities and support an ABS Agreement based on Traditional Knowledge and Public-Private Partnership.

USD $2,077,000

Grant amount

USD $9,850,000

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($2,077,000)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Viet Nam

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