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IIED and partners at the UN Biodiversity Conference (CBD COP14)

IIED and partners will participate in a number of side events as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP14) in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt from 17-29 November 2018. Throughout the two weeks colleagues will discuss wildlife crime, governance of protected areas, and biological and cultural diversity among other things.

Find out more about our conference participation at the IIED website and below for some highlights and recommended reading.

Second Wildlife Forum

Second Wildlife Forum


IIED, as part of the Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management (CPW), is organising the 2nd Wildlife Forum on the margins of the CBD COP14 on 21 November 2018.

Under the central theme "Sustainable Use for Conservation and Livelihoods", the Forum will bring together stakeholders from across the globe to discuss sustainable use and conservation and stimulate debate to advance policy dialogues. Representatives from across sectors will meet to discuss, share experiences and seek creative solutions to the issues related to wildlife and people. The forum will also see an increased participation of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities.

The event will generate key recommendations to send to CBD COP14, contributions to the post-2020 agenda and recommendations on sustainable wildlife management.

For further information about the Forum, including the programme and how to register, please visit https://www.wildlife-forum.com/.
Social Assessment for Protected and Conserved Areas (SAPA) Methodology manual for SAPA facilitators
News

IIED publishes updated guide to social assessment for protected areas 

Just in time for the CBD COP14, we've published the new, expanded second edition of 'Social Assessment for Protected and Conserved Areas (SAPA) Methodology manual for SAPA facilitators' which incorporates practical learning from sites in five countries and strengthens focus on governance and equity.

Find out more and download the updated guide.
Governance Assessment for Protected and Conserved Areas (GAPA): Early experience of a multi-stakeholder methodology for enhancing equity and effectiveness
Working paper, 64 pages

Governance Assessment for Protected and Conserved Areas (GAPA): Early experience of a multi-stakeholder methodology for enhancing equity and effectiveness

There is abundant literature on the theory of governance and conservation practitioners are increasingly familiar with the concepts of accountability, effective participation and equitable benefit sharing. But what do these terms mean in the context of conservation? How do you assess strengths and challenges with respect to these concepts at a particular site in a way that encourages key stakeholders to work together to improve the situation? This report describes a multi-stakeholder approach to governance assessment where the stakeholders do the assessment.  


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