Capacity building for the Clearing-House Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity in South Asia, through informing the public and training post graduate students: A Case Study for Sri Lanka
The objective of the project is “to create awareness among post graduate students on Clearing-House Mechanism of the Convention on Biological Diversity and build their capacity on how to make use of it for conservation activities”.
Sri Lanka has 12 state run universities and out of them, three universities are conducting post graduate courses on environment and related fields. There are about 200 – 250 students enrolled for their postgraduate studies on environment and related fields annually. These students will be the future environmental, wildlife or forest managers of the country, who will make decisions or implement the policies to protect the country’s rich biodiversity. Therefore, by helping to build their capacity on biodiversity conservation, we would be able to contribute towards achieving the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity.