Online training on ‘nature-based solutions for global challenges’ in Asia and Pacific

20 December 2020

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In recent years Nature-based Solutions (NbS) have received considerable attention both at international level as well as in development cooperation. Increasingly politicians, sector planners and infrastructure builders are aware of the value of intact ecosystems and the services they maintain for human wellbeing. Authorities have the challenging task to manage multiple actors combining aspects of adaptation, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction with urban development, while fulfilling their commitments to international frameworks such as the climate and biodiversity regime. How can authorities efficiently address conservation management and governance challenges, especially in times of increasing societal uncertainty and growing impacts of climate change?

With the support of the SNRD AP Innovation and Learning Fund 2020 as well as co-financing by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Sector Programme Conservation of Biodiversity on Land and in cooperation with the International Academy for Nature Conservation of the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (Bundesamt für Naturschutz, BfN), an online training on NbS will be organised in February 2021. The online training will not only provide an overview of the NbS concept and showcase good practice examples, it will also facilitate networking among GIZ staff and partners in the region. In doing so the training aims to contribute to building momentum towards a successful implementation of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework, where NbS play a significant role. The implementation is supported by adelphi and many other conservation practitioners and partners from the region.

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The training is structured into 4 half-day online training sessions to be held in February 2021. Target groups are GIZ projects in Asia and Pacific and their partners. A training certificate will be awarded at the end of the course. Participant slots for the upcoming training in February 2021 are already full with participants having signed up from India, Indonesia, Laos, Mongolia, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka. However, a modular training concept for replication is under development and will be available early 2021. If you are interested in hosting a training tailored to the specific needs in your country or region, please get in touch with us.


Contact Persons:

Carina van Weelden (Biodiversity WG, SNRD AP) and
Carolin Frisch (Sector Programme Conservation of Biodiversity on Land)

Link to further materials (e.g. link to factsheet on IDA):

SNRD AP Innovation and Learning Fund 2020 application form:

Key buzzwords / “tags”
NbS, post-2020 global biodiversity framework, training