International Consultant for the Drafting of a National Traditional Knowledge Policy incorporating Appropriate Legal Instruments on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing (ABS) in Seychelles
UNDP Country Office - SEYCHELLES | Published May 14, 2018 - Deadline May 24, 2018
This consultancy aims to support:The identification, the drafting and assist the validation process of a national traditional knowledge policy in Seychelles. This policy should be simple, efficient, adapted to national and local circumstances and coherent with existing and planned mechanisms in complementarity with other national or global ABS related instrument.The Seychelles in drafting country specific processes and guidelines, in line with national and local circumstances of local communities, to access their knowledge, innovation and practices related to genetic resources and to ensure a fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization, for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.The national traditional knowledge policy to be developed, should be compliant with the Nagoya Protocol and the CBD. In line with national and local circumstances, the instruments shall include both a legislative and a regulatory component covered by this consultation.The national consultant will be aided by the international consultant who will provide clear orientations and high quality advisory services to guide the work of the national consultants, covered by this consultation throughout the process of design, drafting and the validation process of nationally appropriate traditional knowledge policy in compliance with the Nagoya protocol and the CBD.The national traditional knowledge policy should be based on the findings and recommendations of the analysis and consultations with key national and local stakeholders as indicated in the Project Document of the Global ABS Project.Key ResponsibilitiesThe consultant(s) will adhere to National procedures for development and adoption of National guidelines, regulations, policies and legislative mechanisms, in various levels of consultations and liaisons with the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change.The consultant will be responsible to undertake the following specific tasks and services:The national consultants will be given the necessary guidance, methodology and technical inputs by the International Consultant (referred to from here on as IC) to assess if there are any existing national institutional frameworks on TK, Genetic resources and deliver an analysis for the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol;Within this analysis; document any existing and evolving legislations and regulations related to TK (traditional knowledge), GR (genetic resources) and ABS in Seychelles (work in parallel with the Legal Consultant);Draft the national traditional knowledge policy and working alongside the IC, document the appropriate legal instrument(s) and amendments of the legislative and regulatory components (depending on national and local circumstances and while ensuring compliance with the provisions of the Nagoya protocol and the CBD (the proposed instruments should provide a clear description of the operational mechanisms for Monitoring the use of GR/TK and dispute management including penalties. It should also provide standard clauses for Prior Informed Consent (PIC) and Mutually Agreed Terms (MAT) and elaborate a guideline on how to apply the regulations clarifying both access procedures for applicants and user procedures for compliance measures).Deadline for Submission: 24 May 2018 on UNDP jobs - https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=78853. All submissions should be made through this link.. Offers received via any other method will not be accepted..