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Connect - mainstreaming biodiversity information into the heart of government decision making

Biodiversity and ecosystem services are essential components of a healthy economy, relevant across all sectors of society. However, the continued loss of the world's biodiversity is having significant consequences across a range of sectors including poverty reduction and development.

In order to achieve truly sustainable development, governments must integrate biodiversity and ecosystems services information into their decision making processes.

Connect will work with the governments of Ghana, Mozambique and Uganda to provide a showcase of how biodiversity information can be made more credible, salient and legitimate for decision-makers.

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Using an innovative demand, supply and sustain model the project will:

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1Understand Demand

Clearly understand the in-country demands for, and the barriers to using, biodiversity information within government decision making including clarifying the format, timing and packaging required

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2Ensure Supply

Mobilise and repackage existing biodiversity data and information from a range of sources (national and international) to meet a number of the above demands

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3Sustain the flow of information

Strengthen the connection between government decision makers and biodiversity and ecosystem services data providers in order to sustainably provide policy-relevant, spatially explicit information to meet ongoing national needs

News & Documents

The Seventh Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment

The Seventh Special Session of the African Ministerial Conference on the Environment
UNEP-WCMC was present at AMCEN to provide support on the positioning of mainstreaming in general including the Connect project.
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Data for Decisions Workshop

Data for Decisions Workshop
Workshop success in Cape Town
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Global Communications Strategy

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‚ÄčThe Global Communications Strategy for the Connect project.
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National Workshops

National Workshops
Each of the Connect Project National teams will undertake four national workshops to move through the project activities and engage with key stakeholders
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Connect Project Flyer

Connect Project Flyer
The Connect Project Flyer has been created to help promote the projects aims and activities. The flyer is available to download here in both English and Portuguese.
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Connect Project proposal document

Connect Project proposal document
The Connect Project was approved by the GEF in April 2016. The full proposal documents are available here.
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