This guide is aimed at people who are involved in national or sectoral development planning who want to highlight how biodiversity contributes to economic and social development and make sure that opportunities and risks are no longer ignored by development policy, plans and budgets. It may also be useful for those who are developing or revising an NBSAP and want to check it supports poverty reduction and social inclusion.
The guidance aims to:
- Understand the mainstreaming process – biodiversity into development and development into biodiversity
- Draft better NBSAPs and use them better
- Provide information about helpful tools and approaches that have been tested in African contexts.
The guidance will support readers to acquire the ability and skills to select, assemble, analyse and present compelling evidence on the links between biodiversity and national development priorities, and to develop a communication strategy to support all these aims. The contents is based on the learning and experience of the African Leaders' Group, representing eight African countries.