1st East African Sub-regional training on “Utilization of IPBES assessment outcomes in national policy-making” under-way at the AAU-HoAREC&N HQs in GBG, Ethiopia

The 1st face-to-face capacity building training with the title “Utilization of IPBES assessment outcomes in national policy makingis underway in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The training is organised with a particular focus on the IPBES Assessment Report on Invasive Alien Species, as a driver of global biodiversity loss and multiple options on how to utilize the contents of the assessment in national and sub-national policy making.

The two-day training (6-7 November 2023) is being held at the eco-friendly HQs of the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network, Addis Ababa University (AAU-HoAREC&N), within the premises of the Gullele Botanic Garden.

The participants of the training are the National Focal Points (BES experts) drawn from over 30 countries from East, West and Central Africa sub-regions. The two days training will be offered by international experts from CoKnow-Consulting in Germany, which is one of the implementing partners of the CABES project.

The training comprises sessions on presentation of case study on the use of scientific/research results in policy making and co-producing a list of strategies and tactics to utilize IPBES assessment outcomes in national policy making. It will also highlight the IPBES assessments of Invasive Alien Species and Sustainable Use of Wild Species, identification of useful practices, measures, capacities and tools provided by the assessment as well as strategies and tactics to plan the utilization of useful policy options.  

CABES Capacity Development Program (CCDP)

CABES is a capacity development initiative for biodiversity and ecosystem services experts aimed at developing and strengthening the capacity of professionals in biodiversity and related fields in West, East and Central Africa sub-regions to effectively engage in the IPBES processes (www.ipbes.net).

CABES (www.cabes.online) aims to promote knowledge exchanges and foster cross-border collaboration amongst multi-stakeholder groups including researchers, practitioners from the public and private sectors, as well as CSOs and ILK holders. CABES is supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).