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E-Learning Modules

The NBSAP Forum provides free, web-based learning opportunities that build your professional capacity to develop and implement NBSAPs. We offer over 30 free, self-paced online courses on the Aichi Biodiversity Targets and elements of the NBSAP and 6NR revision and implementation processes. At the end of each course, you will receive a certificate of completion. You can take our courses when and where you like with minimum disruptions in your busy working schedule. Enrolling in our e-learning courses is simple. Simply click on the course you are interested and taking. The Forum will take you to a Partner website where our modules are hosted. You can create your profile at no cost, and get started today. We look forward to learning with you!

This Module explains how to prepare or update an NBSAP- the main instrument for implementation of the Convention at the country level. 

Introduces the subject of target setting for NBSAPs, including key concepts, definitions and principles, the context of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the Aichi Biodiversity Targets as a flexible framework for target setting.

Covers aspects related to appropriate technology, including the use of GIS and remote sensing.

Covers aspects related to integrating protected areas into the wider landscape, seascape and strategies, including the development of conservation corridors, and mainstreaming protected areas into other sectors.

Covers aspects related to management planning, including instructions on how to integrate climate change adaptation into management plans.

Covers aspects related to the design of a national protected area network, including instructions on how to conduct an ecological gap assessment.

Covers aspects related to protected area participation, including participation of indigenous and local communities.

Covers aspects related to the protected area policy environment, including protected area policies, incentives, and legal frameworks.