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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!

Teaches you the principles of marine protected area management over 12 modules, with an emphasis on strengthening local capacity and increase access to information across the Coral Triangle. The module was developed by the Coral Triangle Center (CTC).

Provides an introduction to designing the legal framework for a national protected areas system and discusses core principles to account for during the design process, such as marine and transboundary protected areas, and protected area connectivity. 

This course explores the rationale and challenges of enhancing synergies among the biodiversity-related conventions. You will also learn how NBSAPs can be used to achieve implementation of the conventions at national and regional levels.

Presents a framework to assist you to understand why, and identify how, spatial data and mapping can be incorporated into NBSAPs. 

Introduces the subject of ecosystem services, why they are important, and how they can be incorporated into different sections of NBSAPs. It will also help you to identify and prioritize NBSAP actions and milestones for achieving ecosystem services related targets.

This Module introduces and provides the background for a package of training modules that provide practical guidance for preparing and/or updating NBSAPs and making best use of them once they have been prepared.

This module explains how to go about mainstreaming gender in the NBSAP process.
This Module discusses the role that states, provinces, cities and other local authorities and subnational entities play in implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, and in achieving the Aichi Biodiversity Targets.