Biodiversity - African women for sustainable development discuss biodiversity in Brazzaville.
The Network of African Women for Sustainable Development (REFADD) is organizing a regional workshop here at which members will be taught how to access genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their use, PANA learnt from official sources.
Organized by REFADD in collaboration with a German company, Deutsche Gesellschaft, the theme of the workshop, which began Thursday, is 'Women and ABS process in Central Africa: how to influence the implementation at national level'.
PANA reports that the workshop is being attended by REFADD members from Gabon, Chad, Cameroon, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Rwanda and Burundi.
'This workshop is an opportunity for us to know the tools to work with towards the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources,' Eulalie Bshige, chairperson of REFADD, said in her opening speech.
The Convention on Biological Diversity was adopted at the Earth Summit in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The convention's main objective is to maintain the ecological balance while moving towards global economic development.