Expert Group Meetings
 
First Expert Group Meeting
Location: CENER 21; Sarajevo, BiH
Date/time: March 15th, 2013; 15:00-16:30
Number of participants: 7
Main topics of the Meeting:
• Description of the NBSAP Project in general;
• Presentation of thestructure/content for the NBSAP document and the Fifth National Report;
• Distribution of tasksamong experts;
• Presentation of the Communication Strategy through the NBSAP Project;
• Presentationof direct and indirect threatson biodiversity;
• Discussion on deadlines for the NBSAP document(the proposed deadline for the First draft of NBSAP document - April 1st);
• Discussion on the list of preliminary national targets in compliance with the StrategicPlan and Aichi Targets;
• Discussion on indicators.
 
Second Expert Group Meeting
Location: CENER 21; Sarajevo, BiH
Date/time: May 10th, 2013; 10:00 – 12:30
Number of participants: 7
Main topics of the Meeting:
• Comments on contents of the First draft of NBSAP document;
• Guides for Aichi Targets (published on the CBD website );
• Discussion on technical details –harmonization of document structure and terminology;
• Development of national targets and indicators;
• Second Stakeholder Meeting and identification ofkey stakeholders;
• Next steps - finalization of national targets, development of Action Plan and indicators;
• Discussion on other suggestions from the experts.
 
Third Expert Group Meeting
Location: CENER 21; Sarajevo, BiH
Date/time: September 19th, 2013; 11:00-13:00
Number of participants: 8
Main topics of the Meeting:
• Western Balkans Capacity Building Workshop on Indicators as part of NBSAP–impressions andmain messages, materials for theexperts;
• Key conclusion from the Workshop: BiH has so far achieved greater progress regardingthe NBSAP document and the realized activities in comparison with its neighboring countries;
• Discussion on the plan of activities from September 2013 to March 2014;
• Presentation of the table containing a comparison betweenthe Fourth National Report and the Fifth National Report through chapters;
• Discussion on which parts of the NBSAP (2008 – 2015) can be used in writing the new NBSAP and which targets proposed by the NBSAP (2008 – 2015) can be linked to the new NBSAP;
• Discussion on the table showing the progress of activities,i.e. programs and tasks planned in the NBSAP (2008 – 2015), in order to describe and rate the progress in the new NBSAP document and the Fifth National Report as well asto identify the factors that have hindered the progress;
• BiH (Sarajevo) as a possible host country for organizingthe Workshop IAS / GTI i.e. Invasive Alien Species within the Global Taxonomy Initiative for the Region of Central and Eastern Europe with the support ofthe Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
 
Fourth Expert Meeting
Location: CENER 21; Sarajevo, BiH
Date/time: October 21st, 2013; 09:00-10:00
Number of participants: 7
Main topics of the Meeting:
• Revision of the national targets proposed by the Expert Group prior to the Intersectoral Meeting;
• Discussion of the role of each expert at the Intersectoral Meeting;
• Proposals for the preparation of presentationsbyeach expert forthe Third Stakeholder Meeting;
• NBSAP document updating - introduction, progress of activities, current state of biodiversity through Aichi Targets;
• Deadlines for the Fifth National Report.
 
Fifth Expert Meeting
Location: CENER 21; Sarajevo, BiH
Date/time: January 10th, 2014; 10:00-12:30
Number of participants: 6
Main topics of the Meeting:
• Important dates for upcoming activities;
• Fourth Stakeholder Meeting - organisation and purpose of the Meeting;
• Discussion on tasks among experts and deadlines;
• Experiencesof expertsin drafting earlier reports as well as the process of NBSAP (2008-2015) preparation and approval;
• Discussion on the table showingtheprogress of activities planned in the earlier phase of the NBSAP document;
• Discussion on the First draft of Fifth National Report including comments within all chapters.
 
 
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