Building European and Central Asian capacities for IPBES
|Project title||Building European and Central Asian capacities for IPBES|
|Implementing Institutions||Center for Ecology and Natural Resources - Academician Sulejman Redzic
Faculty of Science (http://www.pmf.unsa.ba)
Address: Zmaja od Bosne 33-35, 71 000 Sarajevo
University of Sarajevo (http://www.unsa.ba/s/index.php)
|Country(ies)||Countries of EE and CA region|
|Abstract||A poor participation of the eastern European countries has been noticed in IPBES meetings. This refers both to EE/EU and EE/non EU countries, but reasons are different. The project is to strengthen human capacities in linking science and governments. There is a plan to: support the participation of regional experts at MEP, TF and authors meetings; organizing a workshop to inform the regional scientific community on the process of ECA assessment and to explore a common EE-EU interest for an establishment of new PhD curricula in interdisciplinary environmental studies in EE region.|
|Project Description||The human capacities and financial resources that can link scientific community and policy processes in EE region still are far from sufficient. There is no simple focus to help the growth of capacities. Both short and long term actions are needed.
For long term effects, an different education pattern is the basic. Decades long isolation has resulted in a great number of narrowly specialized cadres, whith low global referentiality. Nationally, their efficiency in nature management is also weak, because of inabilities to perceive social, economic and legal aspects of the biodiversity. The project will explore the interest of European countries in forming an international interdisciplinary environmental curriculum on the Faculty of Science, University of Sarajevo, that would include other then biological knowledge on biodiversity.
For short term actions, the participation of EE countries in IPBES expert meetings must be addressed. During the First author meeting for ECA assessment, an exceptionally low participation of EE and CA has been noticed. The participation of EE/EU countries is reduced due to financial reasons, but for those outside the EU it is traditionally weak.
Two different actions are required. Firstly, there is a need to inform EE and CA scientific communities on IPBES, assessment process and its roles in policy making. Therefore, an informative workshop for EE and CA experts is planned after the second draft of ECA assessment. Secondly, project predicts direct support to the participation of EE/EU countries in MEP, TF and other expert meetings.
|Project Objectives and expected Achievables||Project objectives:
•Establishing long term capacities in EE region for the fair science-policy platform. The objective will be measured through the reported interest in forming a new curricula.
•A greater participation of representatives from the region of eastern Europe in the reporting of expert opinions related to regional and global assessment of IPBS.
•December 2015:Establishment of project management plan
|Seeking Resources for:||Project development|
|Type of Resources/Support needed:||Financial|