Strengthening of National Capacities for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising From their Utilization to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Lead country


Participating countries


Project status

Under implementation

Implementing period

From January 25, 2017 to January 29, 2021

Project ID: 5375

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Technical team

  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity Programme

Technical area(s)

  • Ecosystem management and restoration


  • Access and benefit sharing
  • Wildlife conservation


  • Conserved areas


  • Productive landscapes/Seascapes
  • Key biodiversity areas (KBAs)

Transformed sector(s)

  • Agriculture
  • Forestry and other land use
  • Other sectors

UNDP role(s)

  • Capacity development / Technical assistance
  • Innovative approaches
  • Support functions


  • Management operation
  • Law regulation
  • Capacity building


  • Species and genetic diversity
  • Wildlife and habitat conservation
  • Knowledge/Data management
  • Institutional framework
  • Laws/ Policy/ Plan formulation
  • Awareness raising
  • Alignment
  • Institutional capacity building

Social inclusion

  • Local community/CSOs
  • Private sector

Gender equality

  • Women decision making
  • Women's cooperatives and groups

Gender result effectiveness scale

  • Gender responsive


  • Systems pathway

Risk reduction target(s)

  • Reduce exposure
  • 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

  • Structural/system transformation

About this project


The project will strengthen the implementation of and compliance with the NP offering greater legal certainty and transparency for GR suppliers and users by providing elements for the creation of a national legal framework that promotes and fosters prior informed consent to access and use GR and associated traditional knowledge, while strengthening the opportunities for fair and equitable sharing of profits arising from their utilization, based on mutually agreed conditions. The above will favor developing incentives for conservation of biological diversity and sustainable use of its components; promoting sustainable development and will contribute with the efforts by the international community to stop the loss of biodiversity and avoid misappropriation of GR and associated TK.


Enhance in Mexico in a participatory manner, the capacities of national authorities (SRE, SEMARNAT, SAGARPA, CDI, SE), as well as the legal and institutional framework in relation to genetic resources, associated traditional knowledge and benefit-sharing, according to institutional conditions for the implementation of the “Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising From their Utilization to the Convention on Biological diversity” (NP).

USD $2,308,105

Grant amount

USD $8,938,579

Leveraged amount (co-financing)


Source(s) of fund

Sources of fund


  • Global Environment Facility – Trust Fund ($2,308,105)

Implementing partner(s)

  • Government of Mexico

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