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Draft Biodiversity Status Maps for Your 6NR - Afghanistan

At the beginning of the 6NR process, we challenged Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity to double the number of maps used from your 5NR to your 6NR. Are you on track to meet this challenge? We have exciting news for you!  Using the UN Biodiversity Lab, and the global datasets available within it, we created 18 draft biodiversity status maps for your country.

COP14 Poster - Sri Lanka on Assessing the Effectiveness of NBSAP implementation

During the one-day day workshop on "Using National Reporting to Improve NBSAP Implementation and Development of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework", at COP14 in Sharm-el-Sheik, Egypt, Sri Lanka took part in the World Cafe and presented its findings on Assessing the effectiveness of NBSAP implementation. Results are presented in this poster. 

How to overcome the language barrier for non-English speaking 6NR team

In Kyrgyzstan 6NR team consists of 8 hired experts and members of the working group from state institutions, NGOs and academia, almost all of them do not speak English, that is a common challenge for expert society in Kyrgyzstan. UNDP Kyrgyzstan decided to deliver all  6NR learning products and webinars to the 6NR team providing simultaneous translation to Russian. Listening and discussing  7 webinars on 6NR from NBSAP forum took 2 days.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: 2018 GYBN REGIONAL YOUTH CAPACITY BUILDING WORKSHOP FOR ASIA

Building upon the success of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) 2017 series of Capacity-Building Workshops and thanks to generous support from the Japan Biodiversity Fund, the European Commission, the CBD Secretariat, the African Wildlife Foundation, Engajamundo and the Telangana Forest

Learning Opportunity

UN Biodiversity Lab | Regional Orientation Webinar | Asia

We are excited to announce that the regional inception workshop on the UN Biodiversity Lab for Asia will take place on 29 August 2018! By the end of 2018, Parties are required to submit a Sixth National Report (6NR), and will need to use data and indicators to assess their progress.

Learning Opportunity

UNDP Afghanistan - International Consultant (Spatial Data Expert)

UNDP Afghanistan is looking for qualified Offeror for the following National Consultancy assignment under individual contract with UNDP/6th National Report to UN Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD), Home based and Kabul, AFGHANISTAN. We appreciate your usual cooperation in circulating the advertisement as wider as possible. Interested Offeror may visit the link given below to see more details and to apply by the deadline given below.

Traditional Knowledge of Kyrgyz People for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

The Kyrgyz Republic is a developing country that facing many challenging issues after transition period, on the way of building independent economy, improving well-being of nation and conserving fragile natural resources for present and future generations. The problem of conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity is critical due to overuse of this natural asset. Therefore adaptation of Sustainable Development Goals for the needs of country’s development is very important, especially taking into account that Kyrgyz people has a long history of sustainable coexistence with environment.

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