|Project title||Building biodiversity education informatics to strengthen the capacities of stakeholders for effective communication on biodiversity and its conservation|
|Implementing Institutions||Center for environment Education, Thaltej Tekra, Ahmedabad - 380 054
Gujarat, India in Association with UNESCO and Convention on Biological Diversity
|Abstract||Proposed project intends to strengthen the capacities of parties for effective communication of the values of biodiversity and the importance of ecosystem services in decision making, addressing capacity building needs of IPBES as in concept note category 5 (5.2), by providing a global platform for sharing & exchange of information & knowledge; tools & methodologies ; skills & capacities. This has not been done adequately with required intensities and depth including investments. The project addresses Aichi Biodiversity Target 1 and has the potential to contribute to the other 19 targets.
|Project Description||Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)is of seminal relevance to the processes facilitating effective implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets, as it has the power to move society from awareness to action. Recognizing the crucial role of ESD as an important tool in aiding these processes, CBD has placed it among the 20 Aichi Biodiversity Targets.
There are significant gaps in the understanding of ESD processes among practitioners and stakeholders. Hence, there is a need to build adequate capacities, particularly among policy makers & communities, in ESD with respect to the scope, depth, tools, skills, cross cutting & multidisciplinary approaches it provides to the processes, to bring in the desired changes in decision making for biodiversity conservation.
The proposed project intends to address this need which matches with the IPBES capacity building needs (5a).Through an interactive web tool and dialogues; the project will provide a global platform on ESD to facilitate the implementation of Aichi Targets. It aims to generate & manage the data base on ESD activities & processes; engage partners for wider sharing of information, learning, implementation & scaling up; identify innovative practices to educate stakeholders; assist countries in the development of strategies & tools to support relevant communication and learning objectives.
While this project will build on the Education and Communication programmes of CBD and UNESCO on Biodiversity, the focus will be on capacity building. The project will support collaborative educational initiatives of CBD and CEE.
|Project Objectives and expected Achievables||Objectives
To provide a global platform on ESD to facilitate the implementation of Aichi Biodiversity Targets through an interactive website that will facilitate
1.Generation and management of exclusive data , information and knowledge on biodiversity education including activities and processes across a wide range of geographical situations, climates , culture and stakeholders
2.Engagement of relevant partners for wider sharing of information, learning, implementation and scaling up;
3.Identification of innovative concepts and practices which have demonstrated / demonstrating impressive impacts in the achievement of Aichi Biodiversity targets to encourage , educate and engage relevant stakeholder groups in concerted action for biodiversity conservation.
4.Assisting countries in the development of guidelines, tools and materials supporting relevant communication and learning objectives
5.Collaborative educational projects between countries across the globe
1.Beta version of the website which is mobile friendly: 4 months
2.Forum creation for dialogues at regional and international levels : 12 months
3.Final version : 12 months
4.Content generation , management and updates including analysis of the ESD from the submitted National Reports and the NBSAPs : Ongoing
5.Engagement of stakeholders : Ongoing
Measuring the achievements
The project will be assessed with reference to the Key Performance indicators of ESD (Awareness , Knowledge, Values and Attitude , Skills, Action / Participation ). Google analytics will be used to measure these indicators in terms of exposure (To what extent has the project created exposure to content / message); Engagement (To what extent did the stakeholders interact and engage with the content including skills ); Influence (To what extent are the perceptions / values and attitudes got influenced ) ; Impact / Action (What is the level of participation / what actions have been taken ?) . The data / content quality; geographical coverage of information; engagement of partners; innovative practices documented will also be measured.
|Seeking Resources for:||Project implementation|
|Type of Resources/Support needed:||Financial|
Building biodiversity education informatics to strengthen the capacities of stakeholders for effective communication on biodiversity and its conservation
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Projects and activities of interest to IPBES and partners