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Building capacity

The IPBES 2030 work programme includes “building capacity” as one of its six objectives.

IPBES capacity-building works to enhance knowledge and skills of institutions and individuals to enable and facilitate engagement in the production and use of IPBES products. We aim to build capacities that strengthen the science-policy interface for biodiversity and ecosystem services for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity, long-term human well-being and sustainable development.

The IPBES Capacity-building Rolling Plan describes strategies for addressing capacity-building needs and approaches for working with partners. Collaboration with partners is a key element in the implementation of the rolling plan, and crucial for the success of the work on capacity-building under IPBES. All contributions to the implementation of the rolling plan are presented to the IPBES Plenary.

You may contribute to IPBES capacity-building through:

  • Contributions to the IPBES trust fund
  • In-kind contribution to the capacity-building work of IPBES
  • Direct technical or financial support to other institutions on priority capacity‑building needs
  • Alignment of capacity-building activities

For further information on IPBES capacity-building, please see the capacity-building rolling plan and the mandate for our work. If you are interested in supporting IPBES work on capacity-building or if you have any questions about our work, please contact [email protected].