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NBSAPs 2.0 Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development: Third International Workshop Report

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'NBSAPs 2.0 Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development' is a three-year project coordinated by IIED and UNEP-WCMC to build resilient and effective national biodiversity strategies and action plans (NBSAPs). These aim to influence development decisions and improve outcomes for biodiversity and poverty.

This report presents proceedings from the third annual workshop of the NBSAPs 2.0 Mainstreaming Biodiversity and Development Project,1 held in Okahandja, Namibia, 23 – 25 July 2014. Attended by 34 professionals and practitioners from African countries and international institutions working in the environment, finance, social and development sectors, the main objectives were to:

• Share experiences on biodiversity mainstreaming and integrating development issues into revised NBSAPs.
• Define what success looks like for biodiversity and development mainstreaming.
• Share experiences, ideas and approaches for addressing some of the key implementation challenges identified by participant countries.
• Using participants mainstreaming experience, draw out best practice to inform the further development of the project’s mainstreaming guidance.

Published by IIED, September 2014

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