The Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 has formed a global framework around which most countries have developed or revised NBSAPs. While primarily linked to implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the Strategic Plan was envisaged as a common approach for all biodiversity-related conventions, and elements have been incorporated into the recent Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The first week of the “Introduction to Resilience for Development” MOOC kicked off with a highly motivating webinar, titled “The power to change the Earth system? The Anthropocene from a personal viewpoint” and presented by Dr. Sarah Cornell, a global change researcher at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University.
We are offering a FREE, two-part, trilingual Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - Introduction to Resilience for Development. It will be facilitated in English, French, and Spanish. The course is designed for policymakers and practitioners working in the sustainable development and conservation planning sectors, but is open to anyone. Click this link to register today - https://goo.gl/QpUxjY.
UNEP-WCMC has made available in Russian its e-learning course "Including Ecosystem Services in NBSAPs"
This module is available in the NBSAP Curriculum of ConservationTraining at
The Protected Area Systems: Management and Design e-course was conducted from 1 June - 24 August, 2016. It was co-hosted by the United Nations Development Programme in collaboration with the NBSAP Forum, Institute of Francophonie and Sustainable Development (IFDD), and the Partnership for Coastal and Marine Conservation in West-Africa (PRCM).
Here are the links posted on the Forum in English, Spanish and French by course moderators summarising the discussions and assignments undertaken by participants during the eight weeks course.
This module discusses the importance of having a good communications strategy for National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans. It then proceeds to describe the steps that you would need to take to develop a communications strategy, including some of the practical issues that should be considered. Finally, the module also talks about fundraising to support implementing the communications strategy.
This module was prepared with funds from the GEF, through the Biodiversity Planning Support Programme (BPSP), UNEP, in collaboration with the CBD Secretariat. Version 1 – July 2007
This course provides guidance on how to design and implement agriculture policies and programmes that are gender-responsive, sustainable, contributing to gender equality, and therefore able to improve food and nutrition security.
Learners can select the lessons of their interest, for a total of about 14 hours of self-paced learning.
Click here: http://www.fao.org/elearning/#/elc/en/course/FG
This course will help individuals gain a clear understanding of why it is important to take into account gender and social issues when dealing with land tenure, and what actions must be adopted so that women and men from different social groups can equally participate in and benefit from land tenure governance processes.
The course consists of 6 lessons, of approximately 30 to 40 minutes duration each:
Lesson 1 - Introduction to gender-equitable governance of land tenure