Project Steering Committee Meetings
 
First Project Steering Committee Meeting/Kick-off Meeting
Location: Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism; Sarajevo, BiH
Date/time: November 28th, 2012; 11:00 – 12:00
Number of participants: 8
Main topics of the Meeting:
• Nomination of members for the Project Steering Committeeand the Expert Group;
• Adoption of methodology, work plan and budget.
 
Second Project Steering Committee Meeting
Location: UN building; Sarajevo, BiH
Date/time: July 29th, 2013; 15:00 – 16:00
Number of participants: 4
Main topics of the Meeting:
• Work planfor the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP)Project;
• Organization of the Project Steering Committee (PSC) Meetings, Expert Group Meetings and Stakeholder Meetings;
• Engagement of the experts (internal and external) in drafting the NBSAP document and the Fifth National Report;
• Introduction of the NBSAP Project (e.g. purpose and importance of the NBSAP Project, methodology, content of the NBSAP document, process of drafting the NBSAP parts), description of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011 – 2020 including 20 Aichi Targets, proposed national targets and indicators;
• Next activities based on developing and revising the First draft of NBSAP document, revising the national targets and indicators, drafting the Fifth National Report and the Action Plan;
• Preparation of additional questionnaires for obtainingnew data on biodiversity through certain Aichi Targets;
• Second Western Balkans Capacity Building Workshopin Kolašin, Montenegro (September 9th to 12th).
 
Third Project Steering Committee Meeting
Location: UN building; Sarajevo, BiH
Date/time: October 21st, 2013; 15:00-16:30
Number of participants: 8
Main topics of the Meeting:
• Progress on activities achieved since the Second Project Steering Committee Meeting;
• Presentation of content for the NBSAP document and the Fifth National Report;
• Presentation of national targets for the NBSAP document proposed by the Expert Group;
• Experiences and conclusions from the SecondWestern Balkans Capacity Building Workshop on Indicators as part of NBSAP held in Kolašin, Montenegro (September 9th to 12th);
• CHM (Clearing - House Mechanism)as a very important segment of the NBSAP Project which includes activities such as appointing the NFP (National Focal Point) for CHM, establishing a website with content and photos, design of logo, etc.;
• Key goals of “Global Support for Ratification and the Entry into Force of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing” in BiH;
• Presentation of a new Project created in cooperation between UNDP and UNEP titled “Enhancing Systematic Conservation Management and Biodiversity Monitoring in BiH: Assessment of Conservation Status of the Mountain PrenjHerpetofauna”.
 
 
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