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Mainstreaming biodiversity and development. Tips and tasks from African experience


Book/Report, 46 pages

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:
-Make better use of the NBSAP revision opportunity
-Understand the mainstreaming process – biodiversity into development and development into biodiversity – and find out more about helpful tools and approaches
-Acquire the ability and skills to select, assemble, analyse and present compelling evidence on the links between biodiversity and national development priorities
-Develop a communication strategy.

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This Darwin Initiative and BMZ-funded project is supporting African countries to use their revised national biodiversity and strategy action plans (NBSAPs) as a vehicle for integrating biodiversity into development policy and planning.

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Introduction to mainstreaming biodiversity and development