Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the WHO regional office for Africa, this regional capacity-building workshop will provide a forum for parties and experts from the health and biodiversity sectors to: discuss the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, in particular as it relates to health issues; discuss regional best practices in terms of incorporating biodiversity and health considerations in national and regional biodiversity conservation programmes; strengthen capacity and identify further capacity needs for the implementation of the Strategic Plan; identify possible joint activities to achieve health and biodiversity co-benefits for consideration in national biodiversity strategies and action plans; and promote trans-boundary/regional cooperation and support networks on health and biodiversity issues and strategies.
dates: 2-5 April 2013 location: Maputo, Mozambique
The workshop, convened by the World Bank, the UN Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation in Developing Countries (UN-REDD) and the Commission des Forets d'Afrique Centrale (COMIFAC), is to take stock of the scientific work in Central Africa on the assessment of carbon stocks. The workshop will have a particular focus on allometric equations in the context of REDD+.
dates: 2-5 April 2013 location: Yaounde, Cameroon
The Global Mechanism (GM) of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the German Cooperation (GIZ), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the Sylva Mediterranea and the Moroccan High Commission for Water and Forests and the Fight against Desertification are co-organizing this workshop. Participants will discuss: funding options for sustainable forest management (SFM), and the how sustainable financing mechanisms for SFM can be designed in the MENA region; current patterns of forest financing in the countries of the Collaborative Partnership on Mediterranean Forests (CPMF); innovative financing solutions for the forestry sector; and national roadmaps for the development of sustainable financing solutions for SFM.
dates: 3-5 April 2013 location: Rabat, Morocco