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Partnerships

The Biodiversity for Development Initiative is working with a number of partner organizations to better mainstream biodiversity considerations into policies, plans, programmes, and projects. At each level of intervention, the initiative develop a range of activities as mentioned below:

  • At the global level

    ... by collaborating with bilateral and multilateral development cooperation agencies (including relevant UN programmes and initiatives), development banks, development research institutes, international conservation and development NGOs;
    • Establishment of a professional network;
    • Organization of international workshops;
    • Elaboration of guidelines/guidance;
    • Development of communication tools: newsletters, leaflets, exhibits, etc.

  • At the regional level

    ... by establishing partnerships with economic and sectoral bodies, regional development banks and UN Regional Economic and Social Commissions;
    • Organization and assistance with regional workshops;
    • Strengthening linkages with the United Nations Regional Economic and Social Commissions (UNRESC), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) / Global Environment Facility (UNDP/GEF), UNEP and IUCN Regional Offices;
    • Promoting South-South Cooperation (SSC): exchange of information on biodiversity issues, dissemination of lessons learned (good practices, cases studies), and organization of workshops;
    • Development of joint information material.

  • At the national and local levels

    ... through CBD National Focal Points, ministries in charge of environment, planning, budget, and planning as well as with national and local NGOs.
    • Elaboration of training modules focusing on selected economic development sectors;
    • Collection of case studies and constitution of a database on good practices and lessons learned;
    • Review of national cross-sectoral policies;
    • Dissemination of information and capacity-building material to CBD NFPs, sectoral ministries and NGOs.

    Most of the initiative’s partners’ web sites can be found under the related web sites section.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme