The CEBioS programme is housed and executed at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), where it belongs to the Operational Directorate ‘Natural Environment’. CEBioS is part of the ‘BIOPOLS’ group (Belgian forum for biodiversity policy) and is closely associated with the Belgian Focal Point to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).
The CEBioS programme is financed by the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD) through a protocol of cooperation between the Ministry of science policy and the Ministry of development cooperation.
CEBioS stands for ‘Capacities for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’ and is also known as ‘the DGD-RBINS programme’.
The CEBioS programme is carrying out capacity building for partners of the Belgian cooperation in the field of biodiversity conservation and sustainable management linked to poverty eradication. It works in the framework of international obligations of Belgium under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the EU biodiversity strategy to 2020 and the Belgian biodiversity strategy 2020.