Biodiversity for Development Good-Practice Guides
The Biodiversity for Development unit is developing a series of Good Practice Guides
focusing on the role biodiversity can play in relation to poverty alleviation and development.
A sector-based approach will be adopted with specific communication and public awareness material linking biodiversity with different development sectors.
To this effect, good practice guides focusing on sectors such as forestry, tourism, pastoralism, drinking water, fisheries, health, and quarrying are being developed by the initiative and partnering organisations. These training guides serve as a resource to assist Parties in the mainstreaming of biodiversity into targeted development sectors, as well as policies and programmes addressing poverty alleviation.
They present a set of policy, strategic planning, and legislative tools including a suite of best-practice initiatives in selected development sectors which can serve to advance the integration of biodiversity conservation in that sector. They also provide a list of reference materials related to the sector, including case studies and references to other training programmes.
The guides are targeted at experts, practitioners, policy-makers and planners in each respective development sector, including National Focal Points of the Parties to the Convention, mid- and top-level government officers involved in planning and policy development, programmes officers in implementing agencies of the Convention and bi-lateral development cooperation agencies, international conservation and development NGOs, private sector planners, developers, consultants / specialists and industry groups.
Each guide comprises two main components: a handbook and a power point presentation. Hard copies can be ordered upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org