Successful Side-Event from CEBioS and UNESCO at COP15

Find here presentations and pictures of our CEBioS & UNESCO side-event.

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CEBioS & UNESCO held a side-event during COP15. First, we presented a sample of best practices and lessons learnt from 10 years of Capacity Development in Africa, with some examples about the Global Taxonomy Initiative, Monitoring-Reporting-Verification (MRV), Awareness raising, Habitat Monitoring and the Clearing House Mechanism. All this also fitted into our efforts to mainstream Biodiversity into the realm of development Cooperation and the Sustainable development Goals.

A second part was devoted to the presentation of a new practical manual on ecosystem services assessment in African Biosphere reserves: the ‘EVAMAB’ 3-year project was financed by the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO) and coordinated/implemented by CEBioS and a consortium of Belgian and African Universities.

Find the presentations below:

With also words from Issaka Maman Sani from Niger.

Thanks to Prof. Liette Vaseur (Unesco chair, Brock Un., Canada) and Meriem Bouamrane (Unesco HQ, Paris) for their rich insights on links between Biosphere Reserves, Ecosystem Services, stakeholders and SDGs.