CEBioS participation at the 1st IPBES Capacity-building Forum, in Dehradun, India
The meeting took place in Dehradun, India from 19 to 22 October 2015. It was co-hosted by the Wildlife Institute of India and the National Biodiversity Authority of India.
It gathered over 65 participants from 50 countries.
The mandated functions of IPBES include catalysing financial support for capacity-building activities “by providing a forum with conventional and potential sources of funding”. Aiming to develop the IPBES Capacity-building Forum as an effective arena for cooperation, IPBES is seeking to work with institutions that fund and/or themselves undertake relevant capacity building activities.
The aims of the meeting were to promote dialogue amongst receivers, implementers and funders of capacity-building (CB) activities, with the aim of: exploring opportunities for cooperation on aligned investments in capacity-building needs; furthering partnerships for piloting and delivering the IPBES capacity-building programme; and planning further action, including preparation for future meetings of the forum.
The next steps are the following:
- Keep priority capacity building needs under review (i.e. based on assessment findings).
- Pilot the fellowship, exchange and training programme
- Develop the matchmaking role of IPBES.
It will also be important to develop a business model, governance, pilot programme and a plan on matchmaking.
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