Partnering Role to Facilitate the National Implementation of the Clearing-House Mechanism
Based on the concrete recommendations formulated in the International Expert Meeting in Bonn
, 25-29 June 1997 on “Building the Clearing-House” one recommendation concerned the “Parenting or Partnering Role” of Parties. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, would like to support actively the implementation of this recommendation facilitating the participation of yet non-web connected CHM-National Focal Points (NFP) to the Clearing-House Mechanism.
In Paragraph 26 (i) of the report of the Bonn-Meeting the core recommendation reads:
“Establish CHM Partnering for non-webconnected NFPs by those NFPs who have access to the Internet and additional space on their server for this kind of bilateral collaboration. This also would help to create CHM-identity among the Parties.”
This means, that one Party 'parents' for a certain time only some general information for a non-webconnected CHM-NFP, either text and/or images. Normally this should extent as long as the 'parented' country has got its own access to the Internet, by eg. applying for the GEF Enabling Activities
to implement the National CHM. The kind and amount of information and its presentation will be matter of discussion between the two partners. The Secretariat sees its role in the provision and dissemination of this facility to all CHM-NFPs interested in this subject. Therefore the Secretariat will publish on this page and via printed as well as electronic media (E-mail) the names of those countries submitted their interest so far in taking over a Partnering role within the CHM. Interested CHM-NFPs who would like to take over a 'Partnering ' role should contact the Secretariat to be placed on this list. Those CHM-NFPs
interested in using the ' Partnering ' service should contact directly one of the CHM-NFPs mentioned below.
For information on partnering projects, please contact the National Focal Point Clearing-House Mechanisms in: