Johanna von Braun and Gino Cocchiaro (Natural Justice) attended a workshop for access and benefit sharing (ABS) facilitators in Bonn, Germany, this week. The weeklong workshop was organized by the ABS Capacity Development Initiative for Africa and led by experienced facilitators working in ABS. It helped participants gain knowledge and practical experience with large groups and multi-stakeholder methods for facilitating ABS-related workshops at the national and regional levels. Other participants attending the workshop were from a range of African countires, including Mozambique, Kenya, Cameroon, Ghana, and Nigeria. In addition to gaining valuable experience from the in-depth training, Johanna and Gino have also been invited to be part of a network of facilitators working on ABS in Africa.