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28/09/2022

Children from native communities learn ancestral techniques to conserve their biodiversity

This is possible with the “ABC of ABS” initiative developed within the framework of the GEF-ABS-Nagoya project.

More than 230 children and adolescents from four regions of the country are learning to use the ancestral knowledge of their respective communities to conserve the native species of our biodiversity.

 

This is carried out thanks to the initiative “The ABC of ABS”, promoted by the Ministry of Environment (Minam) since 2021, through the GEF-ABS-Nagoya project in Amazonas, Loreto, Moquegua and San Martin (ABS: Access and benefit-sharing).

 

José Álvarez, General Director of Biological Diversity of this sector, informed that, through the use of didactic and playful techniques, the participants also learn the importance of valuing such learning, which is transmitted from generation to generation in their communities and families.

In the photo, children from the native communities of Sawi Entsa and Morroyacu, in San Martín, participated in workshops conducted in the Awajún language.
In the photo, children from the native communities of Sawi Entsa and Morroyacu, in San Martín, participated in workshops conducted in the Awajún language.

 

He also announced that a new workshop will be held next October for three communities in the Amazon region to raise awareness of the value of our flora and fauna. “With these workshops we promote the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources and the protection of associated traditional knowledge, in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol, promoting the welfare of the people,” added.

 

This non-formal educational experience encourages the valuation of traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources, for a future fair and equitable sharing of the benefits derived from their use.

The “ABC of ABS” is an educational experience that involves children and adolescents to recognize and value the traditional knowledge of their communities related to genetic resources.
The “ABC of ABS” is an educational experience that involves children and adolescents to recognize and value the traditional knowledge of their communities related to genetic resources.

 

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In the last workshop developed in August, 86 girls and boys from four bilingual intercultural education institutions from the native communities of San Rafael, Morroyacu, Sawi Entsa and Nueva Vida; from the San Martín region participated. The sessions were conducted in the Awajún language.

 

About the GEF-ABS-Nagoya Project

 

This project, financed by the Global Environmental Facility (GEF) and implemented by the Ministry of Environment, Profonanpe and UN Environment, aims to strengthen national capacities for the effective implementation of regimes for access to genetic resources and traditional knowledge in accordance with the Nagoya Protocol and thus contribute to the conservation of biodiversity and the well-being of people in the country.

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