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The ABS Initiative focuses on long-term cooperation. We are grateful for the continuing financial support of donors and the close relationship with our implementing partners. These are the lifelines of the ABS Initiative. They enable the Secretariat to constantly improve and enhance its ability to develop country and regional level capacities in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific.

Members of the ABS Initiative form the core of the network - donor countries, development agencies, multilateral organizations, foundations and non-government organisations.

  • African Union Commission
  • Bioversity International
  • BMZ funded bilateral projects and programmes, e.g. Algeria, Cameroon, COMIFAC, Madagascar, Namibia.
  • Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI)
  • Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • GEF Small Grants Programme (SGP)
  • International Development Law Organization (IDLO)
  • International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resource for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA)
  • International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Natural Justice
  • PhytoTrade Africa
  • Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • Secretariat of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM)
  • Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD)
  • Secretariat of the Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)
  • Union for Ethical Biotrade (UEBT)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • University of Cape Town (UCT)
  • University of New South Wales (UNSW)