Established in the late 1990s, the African Biodiversity Network (ABN) was registered as a Trust in Kenya in 2010. Now, with 36 partners in 12 countries, the network offers a unique approach to building sustainability and community resilience. A particular focus is the empowerment of indigenous/local communities across Africa to revive their bio-cultural diversity, especially seed, and protect areas of ecological, cultural, economic and spiritual significance. The ABN uses exchange programs, training, knowledge sharing and community dialogues to strengthen indigenous knowledge, ecological agriculture and biodiversity related rights, policy and legislation. The ABN approach addresses Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 1-3, 5,12 & 13.