Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on the Convention on Biological Diversity

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) published the “Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on the Convention on Biological Diversity” on 10 December 2021. The training manual has been prepared in response to the requests in decisions X/40, XII/12 and XIII/23 of the Conference of the Parties to facilitate capacity development activities for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities. It has been developed in collaboration with the Forest Peoples Programme and with the generous support of the Government of Japan through its Japan Biodiversity Fund.

Based on the training of trainers approach, the training manual is intended to engage trainers, at the local level, in coaching new trainers for delivering and presenting the Convention’s work related to indigenous peoples and local communities. It addresses topics including an introduction to the Convention and its Protocols, key Articles of the Convention related to indigenous peoples and local communities, traditional knowledge and customary sustainable use of biodiversity, the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs), national reports, monitoring biodiversity and traditional knowledge status, and the post-2020 global biodiversity framework.

This training manual is the first in a three-part series. Module 2 “Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on Customary Sustainable Use of Biological Diversity” and Module 3 “Training Manual for Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities on the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization” are scheduled to be released in 2022.

Click here to download the English version of the training manual

Click here to download the Spanish version of the training manual

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