ABN accompanies Africans in voicing their views on issues such as food and seed sovereignty, genetic engineering, agrofuels, biodiversity protection, extractive industries and the rights of small-holder farmers.We focus on indigenous knowledge, ecological agriculture and biodiversity related rights, policy and legislation. We pioneer culturally-centred approaches to social and ecological problems in Africa through sharing experiences, co-developing methodologies and creating a united African voice on the continent on these issues.

ABN wins the Lush Spring Prize Influence Award 2018

African Biodiversity Network (ABN) has been selected as a winner of a Lush Spring Prize Award in the Influence category of the 2018 Spring Prize. This award is given to organisations that are campaigning or lobbying to influence policy, regulation or public opinion in support of regeneration. This prize is aimed at supporting those who are changing the context in which we are all working; who are helping to build and strengthen the regenerative movement.
The award ceremony was held in at Emerson College near London, UK, on 16th May 2018. Simon Mitambo, attended the award ceremony on behalf of ABN to receive the award.
We wish to congratulate all the ABN partners who participated in the preparation of this award. We extend our  sincere thanks to our international partner, the Gaia Foundation who were part of this process in lobbying the African Commission for the legal recognition of sacred natural site through a resolution (372) and our able Chairman Dr. Sulemana Abudulai for his tireless efforts in travelling to the Banjul and representing the ABN and the Gaia Foundation. We also extend our appreciation to the Institute for Culture and Ecology (ICE) for the recommendations for the award.

Finally we thank the following partner organizations for working with custodians to develop a report to the African Commission calling for the recognition of sacred natural sites and territories and custodial governance systems: GRABE Benin, EarthLore Foundation (Zimbabwe/South Africa), NAPE (Uganda), AFRICE, SALT, and MELCA Ethiopia. This award was passed in record time as a resolution 372 by the African Commission in May, 2018. This is a product of a highly collaborative endeavour, involving custodians, communities, partners and allies in our network.

Simon Mitambo of ABN collects the Lush Spring Influence Award on behalf of the organisation.

ABN Strategic Plan 2016-2018

March against genetically modified mosquitoes in Burkina Faso

Ali Tapsooba of CCAE addresses journalists in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

As part of the preparations for the march against genetically modified mosquitoes scheduled to be held on Saturday, 2 June 2018 in Ouagadougou – place of the revolution le (Citizen s’ collective for agro ecology) organised a press conference on Tuesday 15 May 2018 in the cultural area / hands of the world Napam Beogo to inform public of the progress of the March and especially the reasons for its fight against the release of genetically modified mosquitoes in Burkina Faso. If genetically modified mosquitoes will be released in Burkina Faso environment, it will be a disaster to African population. We need support for the voices of Africa to be heard by the policy makers nationally and internationally. We kindly request you to join us on 2nd June 2018 to support the event.

For more information please contact, Mr. Christian Legay for more ccaeburkina@gmail.com; christian.legay@fasonet.bf;autreterreburkina@yahoo.fr.

Dans le cadre des préparatifs de la marche contre le niébé BT et les moustiques génétiquement modifiés prévue le samedi 2 juin 2018 à Ouagadougou – place de la révolution le CCAE ( Collectif Citoyen pour l’Agro Écologie ), a organisé une conférence de presse ce mardi 15 mai à 9h30 à l’Espace Culturel / Mains du Monde Napam Beogo afin d’informer l’opinion publique du déroulement de la marche et surtout les raisons de sa lutte contre le lâcher des moustiques génétiquement modifiés au Burkina Faso.