Workshops
 
Western Balkans Capacity Building Workshop on Indicators as part of NBSAP updating
Location: Hotel Garden City; Konjic, BiH
Date: March 19th-22th, 2013
Number of participants: 16
The overall objective of the Workshop was to strengthen the capacity in the development of indicators as part of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) updating process. Participants included representatives from government ministries, national environmental agencies, NGOs and research centres. Representatives from the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD), UNEP Regional Office for Europe (UNEP ROE), UNEP Office in Sarajevo, the European Centre for Nature Conservation (ECNC) and Zoi Environment Network also participated in the Workshop and contributed their expertise in information sources, monitoring systems and NBSAP. The Workshop facilitation was led by Philip Bubb from the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) Secretariat. The programme consisted of a mix of presentations, interactive group work and training exercises, designed to promote the development of national targets and indicators as part of the NBSAP updating process.
 
Second Western Balkans Capacity Building Workshop on Indicators as part of NBSAP updating
Location: Bianca Resort and Spa; Kolašin, Montenegro
Date: September 10th-12th, 2013
Number of participants:16
The overall objective of the Workshop was to strengthen the capacity in the development of indicators as part of the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) updating process. It was designed to follow the firstWorkshop on the same subject, held in Konjic, BiH in March 2013. The Workshop facilitation was led by Philip Bubb and Sarah Books from the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP) Secretariat, with Thierry Lucas and Jennifer Emond from UNEP ROE. The programme consisted of a mix of presentations, interactive group work and training exercises, designed to promote the development of national targets and indicators as part of the NBSAP updating process.
 
Regional Capacity-building Workshop to Adress Invasive Alien Species and to Achieve Aichi Biodiversity Target 9 in the Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Location: Hotel Europe; Sarajevo, BiH
Date:December 9th-12th, 2013
Number of participants: 35
The Workshop was organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Environment and Tourism of the Government of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and NGO CENER 21, with the generous financial support of the Government of Japan. The aim of the Workshop was to consider how to develop National Strategies and Action Plans for Invasive Alien Species as part of the updated National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans taking into account decisions of the Conference of the Parties and other elements of the international regulatory framework relevant for invasive alien species. The main topics were: identification of invasive alien species issues in the region and possible measures; national experiences in addressing the issue of invasive alien species; elements to be incorporated into National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans; summary and recommendations.
 
 
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