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The Bio-Bridge Initiative

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The Bio-Bridge Initiative (BBI) is a new overarching programme focused on catalyzing and facilitating technical and scientific cooperation (TSC) among Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and to its Protocols on biosafety (Cartagena Protocol) and on access and benefit-sharing (Nagoya Protocol).

BBI facilitates TSC among Parties by:
  • linking Parties that have specific technical and scientific needs with Parties or institutions that are able to provide the necessary technical support and resources to meet those needs through mutual partnerships; and
  • creating the space for countries and institutions to share knowledge, good practices and lessons learned with each other.

In accordance with decision XII/2, BBI focuses particularly on providing support to developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

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  • Call for Request for Assistance under the Bio-Bridge Initiative
    • The Secretariat is pleased to invite developing country Parties and Parties with economies in transition to submit requests for assistance under the Bio-Bridge Initiative using the form available here. Relevant notification can be found here. The deadline was extended to November 30 2016 (see notification).
  • Wildlife Acoustics - Grant Program
    • The Wildlife Acoustics Grant Program offers product-in-kind grants to biologists, researchers, conservationists, and students worldwide to promote use of bioacoustics for data collection and/or analysis. The deadline for application is 15 November 2016.

    For more information, please click here

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