To date, two series of NBSAP regional and sub-regional capacity-building workshops have been organized.
The first series
was organized in 2008 and 2009, in response to decision VIII/8
(paragraph 6), with the purpose to strengthen national capacity for the development, implementation, review and update of NBSAPs and for mainstreaming biodiversity concerns into relevant sectors and cross-sectoral strategies, such as poverty eradication strategies. The workshops were organized with the generous financial support of a number of donors including Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Norway, Singapore, Spain, the United Kingdom, the United Nations Environment Programme, the Center for Biodiversity of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the Central African Forests Commission (COMIFAC). More »
The second series
was organized in 2011, 2012 and 2013 with purpose to assist countries in establishing national targets in the framework of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and in revising and updating NBSAPs in line with the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020
). The workshops were organized with the generous financial support of Japan and other donors. The workshops held in 2012 and 2013 followed up on those conducted in 2011. More »