Mapping Nature for People and Planet in Cambodia: Second consultation

How can we use spatial data to identify critical areas where nature-based actions can address national biodiversity, climate and sustainable development priorities? In this second international virtual consultation, policy makers and spatial data experts from Cambodia will work with an international team to explore the science behind mapping Essential Life Support Areas (ELSAs) mapping and co-create the final ELSA map for the country

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26 October and 2-3 November 2021 ICT

Two to three-hour sessions

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Language: English and Khmer
Type: Virtual workshop

Stakeholder consultation summary 

We are pleased to welcome you to the stakeholder consultation! This virtual meeting room will allow you to: 

  • Download background information and key documents for the consultation
  • Access the link to join all consultation sessions on Zoom 
  • Watch video recordings of each session 
  • Interact with other participants through a forum 
  • Continue discussions and peer-to-peer (P2P) exchanges after the consultation ends 

Objectives of the consultation

  • Review the project vision and the findings from the first consultation and subsequent data collection process 
  • Overview of Systematic Conservation Planning (SCP), the science behind the project
  • Weight – or rank the importance of – collected data sets on biodiversity, climate change, and human well-being
  • Co-create and iterate upon Cambodia’s ELSA map via the country’s ELSA webtool
  • Discuss results of the analysis, potential application, and next steps

Important documents


Report from the Second Stakeholder Consultation 


Report from the First Stakeholder Consultation 


Consultation Agenda


Question and answer document from live session


Course content

Additional training on Systematic Conservation Planning

We are excited to share a customized technical training on Systematic Conservation Planning (SCP) for South Africa. This optional additional training aims to provide an introduction to SCP, and explain clearly how SCP is used as part of the ELSA analysis . No previous experience in SCP is needed.

The training is developed by UNDP and PacMARA (Pacific Marine Analysis and Research Association). PacMARA is a Canadian charitable organization based in Victoria, British Columbia, of science and planning professionals dedicated to building and increasing capacity in marine and coastal planning in Canada and internationally.

The training focuses on :

  • Introduction to Systematic Conservation Planning (SCP)
  • Decision support tools for SCP
  • Elements of the ELSA process
  • Spatial data for mapping ELSAs
  • Interpreting and communicating results

We will be generating a Certificate of Completion for learners who:

  1. Watch all the videos entirely, AND
  2. Answer the quizzes in each session correctly

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Jyotiraj Patra

Very much look forward to the consultation!

Lea Phillips

Exciting for you all to join us for this consultation in two weeks!