2018 MRV call
Call for projects for valorising existing data and establishing biodiversity indicators around protected areas
The framework agreement between the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGD) and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) aims to contribute through its CEBioS program to a better knowledge of biodiversity and biodiversity policy and a better implementation of international environmental conventions in developing countries.
In order to measure, monitor and report on the state of biodiversity, particularly in the context of the implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and other conventions, indicator development is a key tool for monitoring the implementation of National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and for reporting at national or local scale. This goes hand in hand with the collection of data to establish these indicators. Such indicators can also be used to measure policy and project progress, support policy-making, and so on.
This call aims at promoting links between the worlds of science and policy in order to develop such biodiversity indicators in the buffer zones of protected areas in English-speaking countries that are partners of the Belgian development cooperation.
The deadline to apply is 17 December 2017.
The full text of the call is available here.