Session 5

(Closing): Building “the ABS we all need” for the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework

25 November 2020

ABS leaders invite to a journey on the main lessons learned throughout this webinar series, with an open debate on the best ways to address remaining challenges and opportunities to make significant contributions to face a new decade of ABS.

Wednesday, Nov 25, 2020

9:00 AM New York time / Panama time (2 hours)


World leaders, key donor, development and capacity-building institutions, representatives from indigenous peoples and local communities, researchers, countries and private sector invite you to a journey on the key messages and lessons learned derived from the Global ABS Conference 2020. Participants will discuss challenges and opportunities for a new decade of ABS in the Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework.


Taukondjo Sem Shikongo

Convention on Biological Diversity

He served as Africa’s Chief Negotiator for the negotiations of the Nagoya Protocol in 2010.

Alejandro Lago


He was directly involved in the negotiation of the Nagoya Protocol and since its adoption has been actively supporting its implementation globally.

Jillian Campbell

Convention on Biological Diversity

She has more than ten years on analyzing data to build capacities and support countries.

Kent Nnadozie


Over the last decade, Mr Nnadozie has worked on legal and policy matters and intergovernmental processes, with FAO and the Int. Treaty.

Hugo Schally

European Commission

Head of Unit of the Multilateral environmental co-operation in DG Environment of the European Commission.

Andreas Drews

ABS Initiative

He guided the transformation of the Africa-focused ABS Initiative into a multi-donor platform with long-term funding for ABS capacity development in the African, Caribbean, and Pacific regions.

Carlos Manuel Rodríguez


Pioneer in the development of Payment for Ecosystem Services initiatives and strategies for forest restoration, ocean conservation, and de-carbonization. Expert on environmental policy.

Santiago Carrizosa


He has more than 25 years of experience in project management and advising to multiple countries and international organizations in areas of environmental policy and biodiversity conservation.

Amber Scholz


Deputy to the Director at Leibniz Institute DSMZ, the German Collection for Microorganisms and Cell Cultures, in Braunschweig, Germany.

Markus Wyss

Strain Director

Chair of the ABS Task Force of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), since 2019.

Jennifer Corpuz Tauli


She is the former coordinator of the Indigenous Peoples’ Rights and Policy Advocacy Program of Tebtebba – Indigenous Peoples’ International Center for Policy Research and Education.

Lactitia Tshitwamulomoni


Co-chair of the Ad Hoc Technical Expert Group on Digital Sequence Information on Genetic Resources (AHTEG). Deputy Director at the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries.

HRH, Princess Basma bint Ali of Jordan


Chairperson of the national committee for biodiversity and the founder of the Royal Botanical Garden of Jordan and is one of the champions of ABS and biodiversity conservation in the region.

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