Impact Tracking Database - Robert Spaull - 13/07/2018

Informative Title/Headline (English only) : 
West African initiative to facilitate networking and capacity building to support the IPBES work programme
Language(s) of Evidence of Impact: 
Description of Impact(s) (English Only): 
Connecting biodiversity and ecosystem service (BES) experts from West African universities, research institutions, and existing science-policy interfaces. Annually conducted workshops act as exchange platforms and as distribution hubs for IPBES outputs, supplemented by discussion groups to connect experts and policy makers across West Africa and beyond. A Master of Science (MSc) program on BES assessments is also being established in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, addressing participants from all 15 West African ECOWAS countries.
Type(s) of Impact(s) Generated (English Only: 
New/changed network
Relevant IPBES element(s): 
Conceptual Framework
Source: 
Website
Date/range of ‘Implementation': 
November, 2017
Scale of Impact: 
Subregional
Region of Impact: 
Africa
Submitted by
Salutation: 
Mr.
First Name: 
Robert
Last name: 
Spaull
Institution: 
IPBES
Position/Title: 
Head of Comms
IPBES Role (If Any): 
Secretariat: Bonn
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