Access and Benefit Sharing Workshop Suva, Fiji

Important Dates

Registration: 12-31 January, 2024

Workshop: 14-16 February, 2024

Location: The University of the South Pacific, Marine (Lower) Campus

Contact: USP IAS ABS Workshop Secretariat   phone: +679 8674277 fax: +679 3231534

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About the Workshop

This workshop is organized by the Institute of Applied Sciences (IAS) of the University of the South Pacific (USP) in collaboration with the Periodic Table of Food Initiative (PTFI) Centre of Excellence (South Pacific), Alliance Bioversity and CIAT International and the American Heart Association (AHA) under the PTFI South Pacific project to promote capacity building and understanding the Nagoya Protocol.

The PTFI Centre of Excellence (South Pacific) is funded by the AHA and Rockefeller Foundation.

This workshop will:

  • Provide an overview of the key features of the Nagoya Protocol on access and benefit-sharing (ABS) and relevant international developments
  • include an exchange of experiences on steps taken by Fiji and other countries in Oceania region towards ratification and implementation
  • include a stakeholder consultation on ABS issues related to food and agriculture
  • discuss the formation of an indigenous advisory committee at USP
  • provide familiarization training on material transfer agreement (MTA)
  • include discussions and formulation of prior informed consent and data sharing agreements.


Main Lecture Theater Room Number: 136001

Side Event/Meeting Rooms: M.107A and M.107B

Workshop Dinner: Bure by the Sea*

*Please note daily tea and lunch will be served in the Bure as well


Marine Logde

The MARINE LODGE is located at the lower campus right beside the sea and the Suva Point beach park and 10 minutes walk to the Sports City Complex and Damodar City Centre, several shops, supermarkets and the Upper Campus. The rooms are ensuite with the option of a double or single bed.

Daily Rates for the USP Staff & Students are:

FJ$120.00 per night

Present your USP Alumni card and get 10% off on daily rates

Daily Rates for the non-USP Community are:

FJ$150.00 per night

Novotel Suva, Lami Bay, Fiji

$370 FJD pn (inclusive of breakfast)

Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, Fiji

$577 FJD pn (inclusive of breakfast)

Holiday Inn Suva, Fiji

$476 FJD pn (inclusive of breakfast)

Tanoa Plaza Hotel, Suva, Fiji

$380 FJD pn (inclusive of breakfast)

Quest Suva

$476 FJD pn (inclusive of breakfast)

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