Hi there. Can I tell you what I dream of doing?
I want to contribute for Indonesia to achieve a functional legal system of Access& Benefit Sharing (ABS) by strengthening national capacities & the legal framework governing the ABS mechanism. My vision is for Indonesia, a country rich in its biodiversity, to preserve& benefit from the utilization of its genetic resources. This is only achieved with having a robust ABS legal framework and functional system
It's all part of making a better world.
With Indonesia succeeding in having a robust ABS system, our country could be the first test subject and be a model for other developing countries in preserving and utilizing their genetic resources, and help them with their ABS framework in their countries. This would help all developing countries to increase their income thus economy and development whilst also preserving their biodiversity.
This is really going to help people.
The impact of my vision will be mainly felt by poor farmers, indigenous people, agriculture sector, forest and environment sector, biotechnology sector (governments, agencies, research institutions, universities)
It's not just about having an idea though - here are the things I know I can achieve:
National capacity on understanding the Nagoya Protocol is raised on a wider scope and comprehensive ABS framework and functional ABS system
Prevent biopiracy and unauthorized access to GR, as well as provide legal certainties to industries and research centers in accessing and obtaining the provider’s GR and traditional knowledge
More opportunities for development countries on accessing technology transfer in conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.
I'm going to make this happen, and this is how I know it'll make a difference.
The indicator of how I can measure my visions are as follows:
- Harmonization of laws
- Effective law enforcement (clear sanctions)
- Number of people trained among relevant stakeholders from the raising awareness activities
- Number of Prior Informed Consent, Mutually Agreed Terms and IRCC established
- Dissemination of developed materials/toolkit
Thanks for listening to me. Will you help me build a better world?