Capacities for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development
Building capacities for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity in partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation
CEBioS – ‘Capacities for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development’ – is a programme financed by the Directorate-General for Development Cooperation (DGD) and housed at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS), where it belongs to the Operational Directorate ‘Natural Environment’ and more specifically the BioPolS group (Belgian Biodiversity Policy Support Group).
CEBioS assists partner countries of the Belgian Development Cooperation to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) as well as other international agreements related to the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity.
CEBioS in Short
Working at the interface between science, practice and policy, CEBioS’ activities are centred around four axes
Where CEBioS operates
CEBioS is active in more than 15 countries
A mushroom bio-culture project in collaboration with VVOB and the Provincial School Inspection Services.
“A critical look at fishing in Lake Tanganyika: will future generations still have access to fish?” is our latest policy brief, available in three languages.
Apply for a CEBioS grant
CEBioS regularly launches calls for proposals for short term grants, dedicated projects, trainings, workshops, policy support, public awareness, etc. aimed at promoting the description, monitoring, conservation, sustainable use and management of biodiversity in the partner countries.
Upcoming events & latest news
The EVAMAB Manual: Guidance for the assessment of ecosystem services in African Biosphere Reserves: a way forward to sustainable development, was launched at the IUCN Africa Protected Areas Congress in Kigali.
This second conference will address issues related to preserving the natural environment of the Congo Basin, linked to biodiversity, health, climate and resilient social ecological systems.