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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 course introduces you to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety to the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Protocol seeks to ensure an adequate level of safety in the transfer, handling, and use of living modified organisms (LMOs) resulting from modern biotechnology that may have adverse effects on biological diversity. This e-course is comprised of four lessons. It will take you 90 minutes approximately to complete the course, excluding additional materials. You are required to answer at least 80% of the assessment questions correctly in order to obtain a course certificate.

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. This course was developed in partnership with the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

The International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture addresses the issue of Farmers’ Rights in Article 9, and in its Preamble. The International Treaty advises Contracting Parties to protect and promote Farmers’ Rights in accordance with national laws. This course examines its origins and treatment in the International Treaty and presents somepractical activities for the realization of Farmers’ Rights. It will take you 3 hours approximately to complete the course, excluding additional reading material. You are required to answer at least 80% of the assessment questions correctly in order to obtain a course certificate.

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. This course was developed in partnership with the Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR-FA).

This course aims to enhance your knowledge regarding the role of the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS). The course has five units, beginning with an introduction to the CMS Family; followed by the Institutional Framework and Funding of the CMS; Functions relating to Administration, Finance and Communication;  Meeting of the CMS Family Decision-making Bodies; Implementation; and National Reporting. This Course is targeted to government officials charged with the responsibility for implementing CMS and its family of instruments - both those of many years´ experience and those recently appointed. It will take you about three hours to complete the entire module, excluding additional reading and websites. You are required to answer at least 80% of the assessment questions correctly in order to obtain a course certificate.

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. This course was developed in partnership with the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS).

International travel and trade are greater than ever before. As people & commodities move around the world, organisms that present risks to plants travel with them.This course introduces you to the International Plant Protection Convention (IPPC), an international plant health agreement that aims to protect cultivated and wild plants by preventing the introduction and spread of pests. It will take you around 2 hours to complete the course, excluding additional training materials. You are required to answer at least 80 per cent of the assessment questions correctly in order to obtain a course certificate. 

Note on Partners: The InforMEA Initiative brings together Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) to develop harmonized and interoperable information systems for the benefit of Parties and the environment community at large. It is facilitated by UN Environment and financially supported by the European Union. This course was developed in cooperation with the Internaitonal Plant Protection Convention (IPPC). 

 

Land-use planning frameworks have traditionally focused on developing settlements and related infrastructures with limited consideration of biodiversity conservation and climate adaptation and mitigation requirements. It is underused in maximizing win-win solutions for human well-being and sustainability under the threat of global climate change. Awareness and knowledge of land-use planning as a tool for biodiversity and climate resilience are to be raised and strengthened among relevant actors at various levels. https://vimeo.com/246437360

Resilience thinking includes the ability to persist in the face of challenges, adapt to new realities, or transform to fundamentally new paths for development. Resilience thinking is more than a theory, more than a set of tools. It is a way of seeing the world, offering a new perspective of how change in the world happens. Resilience thinking provides a new approach for building understanding and taking action in a complex world that is deeply interconnected and ever-changing. Trailer: https://youtu.be/7RJISedkqVE

Applying Resilience Thinking to National Biodiversity Plans discusses how resilience thinking can be used to help facilitate delivery of the global biodiversity and development agendas. With a focus on national biodiversity plans, the course shows how resilience thinking can inform policymaking, planning, and implementation to deliver on the ABTs and the SDGs. This course builds on the module Understanding Resilience Thinking, which introduces the concept of resilience and shows how resilience assessments can be used to address pressing conservation and development challenges. 

Understanding Resilience Thinking introduces the concept of resilience and shows how you can use resilience assessments to address pressing conservation and development challenges. You will learn about the key steps for conducting resilience assessments,  and how to use these results to develop effective sustainable development and conservation actions.