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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 develops 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, key sectors, 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.

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme