GEF Early Action Support Webinar Series – Webinar #3: Strengthening NBSAPs by Integrating Capacity Building and Technical and Scientific Cooperation

In this third webinar of the GEF Global Biodiversity Framework Early Action Support Project, the CBD Secretariat oriented attendees to the key elements of Decision 15/8 and Target 20, and guided them to consider how to integrate these during NBSAP alignment and revision.

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 Languages: English, French, Spanish
Dates: 26, 27 June 2023 (English). Click on your preferred language above to view the schedule in other languages.
Sessions: 2 sessions (English)
Commitment: 90 min


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To realize our shared global commitment of halting and reversing biodiversity loss, and putting nature on a path to recovery, an effective enabling environment is needed that strengthens the ability of individuals and institutions to contribute successfully. CBD Parties and other actors also need to have knowledge, tools, technologies, and institutional capacity to effectively plan, prioritize, mobilize resources, implement, and monitor national strategies and actions to achieve the goals and targets of the GBF.

At CBD 15th Conference of Parties (COP 15), reflecting this, Parties adopted Decision 15/8 and Target 20 on capacity development and technical and scientific cooperation. In these decisions, nations are called upon to identify and prioritize their capacity needs; to put in place enabling environments to facilitate capacity development and technical and scientific cooperation; and to integrate these components into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs).

During this webinar, the CBD Secretariat oriented attendees to the key elements of Decision 15/8 and Target 20, and guided them to consider how to integrate these during NBSAP alignment and revision. The session also explored how to prepare a capacity development action plan, and discussed steps to improve capacity development initiatives and programs. Finally, presenters identified practical steps that Parties and partners can take to promote science, technology, innovation, and other knowledge systems; strengthen relevant networks; and facilitate the exchange of information, experiences, skills and technical know-how, including through the NBSAP Forum.

Webinar objectives

This webinar:

  • Oriented attendees to the key elements of Decision 15/8 and Target 20, and guided them to consider how to integrate these considerations during the NBSAP alignment and revision;
  • Explored how to prepare a capacity development action plan, and discussed steps to improve capacity development initiatives and programs;
  • Identified practical steps that Parties and partners can take to promote science, technology, innovation, and other knowledge systems; strengthen relevant networks; and facilitate the exchange of information, experiences, skills and technical know-how, including through the NBSAP Forum;
  • Promoted awareness and understanding of the long-term strategic framework on capacity-building and development and the technical and scientific  mechanism;
  • Explained why and how Parties and other actors should identify and prioritize their capacity needs;
  • Encouraged Parties to put in place enabling environments and strengthen organizational capacity to facilitate capacity development and technical and scientific cooperation;  and
  • Provided guidance and support to Parties on integrating capacity development components in their NBSAPs or developing dedicated national capacity development action plans.

Sessions

The webinar was offered in three languages: English, French, and Spanish. Webinar recordings are available in the Course Content section on this page.

Webinar agenda

Length of the presentation  Presentation Presenter
10 min Welcome and Logistics
  • English: Casandra Llosa (UNDP)
  • Spanish: Casandra Llosa (UNDP)
  • French: Marion Marigo (UNDP)
10 min Presentation of the GBF-EAS project
  • English: Christina Supples (UNDP)
  • Spanish: Casandra Llosa (UNDP)
  • French: Marion Marigo (UNDP)
30 min Presentation on Strengthening NBSAPs by integrating Capacity Building and Technical and Scientific Cooperation
  • English: Erie Tamale (CBD)
  • Spanish: Kristina Taboulchanas (CBD)
  • French:
30 min Q&A session All participants
10 min Closing
  • English: Casandra Llosa (UNDP)
  • Spanish: Casandra Llosa (UNDP)
  • French: Marion Marigo (UNDP)

Questions?

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Casandra Llosa at casandra.llosa@undp.org.

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Course Includes

  • 2 Modules
  • 7 Activities

Meet the speakers


Kristina Taboulchanas, Head of Monitoring, Programme Management Officer, CBD Secretariat

Kristina supports the Secretariat’s capacity-building, technical and scientific cooperation programme of work. Prior to joining the Secretariat, she led a technical cooperation program between the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Brazilian Ministry of Environment. From 2007 to 2014, she coordinated ECLAC’s regional work on environmental statistics and accounts supporting countries to strengthen their environmental information systems. Prior to joining the UN, she worked at Canada’s International Development Research Centre that funds research projects in developing countries. She holds a graduate diploma in Policy and Program Evaluation from the University of Carleton and a Master’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Dalhousie.


Erie Tamale, Senior Programme Management Officer and Head of the Capacity Building and Knowledge Management Unit, CBD Secretariat

Erie has worked in the CBD Secretariat for the last 22 years. Prior to joining the Secretariat, he worked with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) International in Switzerland and Kenya for 6 years and prior to that he worked with the Ministry of Environment in his native country, Uganda.