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News 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.

Release date 27/10/2015
Contributor mlsusini
Keywords capacity building,

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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