This study adopts the BIOFIN methodology to estimate expenditure on biodiversity-related activities in Namibia between 2007/08 and 2012/13, and projects this forward to 2020/21 under a 'business as usual' scenario. It was produced by the Namibia Nature Foundation (NNF) with funding from the Resource Mobilisation (ResMob) project. The ResMob project is being co-ordinated by the Ministry of Environment and Tourism (MET) in collaboration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, commissioned by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
The overall aim of the ResMob project is to ensure that sufficient financial resources are available to enable the full implementation of Namibia's Second National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP2). This study represents the first step in the ResMob project as it develops a baseline of biodiversity expenditure in Namibia which can subsequently be compared to the biodiversity-financing needs (as defined in NBSAP2) to estimate the size of the resource or financing gap; i.e. the level of resources that need to be mobilised in order to meet the needs for financing biodiversity conservation in Namibia.
The full report and accompanying annex document can be found below.