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Mainstreaming biodiversity and development: Tips and tasks from African experience

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Do you want to mainstream biodiversity concerns into development policy and planning? Are you involved in national or sectoral development planning and want to highlight how biodiversity contributes to economic and social development, and define ways to improve this? Or perhaps you want to mainstream development concerns into biodiversity policy and planning? Are you developing or revising a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) and want to make sure it really supports poverty reduction and social inclusion?

If so, this guide aims to help you to:
1) Make better use of the NBSAP revision opportunity;
2) Understand the mainstreaming process – biodiversity into development and development into biodiversity – and find out more about helpful tools and approaches;
3) Acquire the ability and skills to select, assemble, analyse and present compelling evidence on the links between biodiversity and national development priorities; and
4) Develop a communication strategy.

The guide is available in English ( http://pubs.iied.org/14650IIED.html) , Spanish (http://pubs.iied.org/14650FIIED.html ) and French ( http://pubs.iied.org/14650FIIED.html )

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