The Protocol of Cooperation between the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGD) and the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) aims to contribute to a better knowledge of biodiversity linked to sustainable development and to reach a better implementation of international environmental conventions in developing countries.
In the framework of its 'public awareness' component, RBINS desires to strengthen the activities of CHM National Focal Points in their contribution to the implementation of the CBD. National CHMs play an essential role in the education and information of the general public and policy makers, on the value of biodiversity and on the opportunities offered by the Convention.
The Belgian CHM partnership regularly launches calls for proposals in order to help partner countries implement activities to raise awareness on the importance of biodiversity and the services it provides, in order to reach Aichi target 1 of the Strategic Plan 2011-2020 of the CBD.
See here for more information on CHM public awareness calls.