Institutions and organisations looking to contribute to IPBES' work on capacity-building can do so by providing technical and/or financial support to capacity-building projects directly supporting the implementation of the capacity-building rolling plan. The projects and activities listed below are looking for technical and/or financial support, and have undergone a rigorous review by the task force on capacity-building. The projects are grouped in two categories:

  • Projects and activities aligned with IPBES' work on capacity-building
  • Projects and activities of interest to IPBES and partners

Institutions and organisations interested in providing technical or financial support, or learning more about the projects, can contact the technical support unit on capacity-building on

Projects aligned with IPBES' work on capacity-building seeking support
Project title Organisation
Biodiversity and ecosystem services in agricultural production Nigerian Institute for Oil Palm Research
Capacity building for biodiversity conservation among Community Based Organizations projects funded under the Tropical Forest Conservation Fund’s Small Grants Program in Guatemala Fundación para la Conservación de los Recursos Naturales y Ambiente en Guatemala (FCG)
Capacity building for biodiversity conservation on indigenous territories in Guatemala Fundación para la Conservación de los Recursos Naturales y Ambiente en Guatemala (FCG)
Capacity Building Workshops in Central and Eastern Europe Institute for Biodiversity Network
Development of a functional network for ecosystem services valuation and integration in policy in Benin CERCLE POUR LA SAUVEGARDE DES RESSOURCES NATURELLES (CESAREN ONG)
IPBES African Young Fellows Capacity Building Initiative Bayreuth Center for Ecology and Environmental Research (BayCEER)
Planning for ILK participation in IPBES through Centre of Excellence on Traditional Knowledge Forest Peoples Programme (FPP)
Providing support to African countries for the creation of IPBES National Committees/Platforms Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)
Sub-global Assessment Network LAC Hub Work Programme 2016-2018 Instituto de Investigación de Recursos Biológicos Alexander von Humboldt
Supporting decision-making and building capacity in China through the use of multiscale ecosystem assessments UNEP-WCMC
Supporting decision-making and building capacity through national ecosystem assessments UNEP-WCMC
To be confirmed: Unlocking biodiversity information for ecosystem assessments in the southern Africa region South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
Projects and activities of interest to IPBES and partners
Project title Organisation
A novel master course for capacity building in modelling biodiversity and ecosystem services Queen Mary University of London
Adding value to the Agricultural Biodiversity Assessments (ABD): Analysis and synthesis of the roles of ABD in livelihoods and natural resources management in the Dryland Systems Bioversity International/CGIAR
An Ecosystem Based Approach for Sustainable Management of Coastal and Mangrove Biodiversity (ENGAGE) The United Nations University – Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH)
Biodiversity data and indicator development and provision for IPBES regional and global assessments Yale University
BON in a Box Africa: Toolkits for Biodiversity Observations Group on Earth Observations - Biodiversity Observation Network
BSPIN - Biodiversity Science-Policy Interfaces Network for Early Career Scientists - Summer School Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ)
Building biodiversity education informatics to  strengthen  the capacities of stakeholders  for effective communication on  biodiversity  and its conservation Centre for Environment Education
Building capacity in scenario use and implementation Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)
Building European and Central Asian capacities for IPBES University of Sarajevo
Building expert capacity in scenario development for regional and global assessments Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB)
Building policy-maker capacity to action science Institute of Natural Resources NPC
Capacity building among traditional East-Central European herders and farmers for IPBES MTA Centre for Ecological Research
Capacity building for development,  use of national biodiversity indicators and biodiversity reporting Biodiversity Conservation Agency (BCA)
Capacity building for meaningful multi-stakeholder participation in decision making for integrated ecosystem management Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)
Capacity building for participatory assessment of ecosystem services in drylands Partners in Development
Capacity Building for Viet Nam’s National Wetland Ecosystem Assessment Biodiversity Conservation Agency (BCA)
Center for Culture, Biological Biodiversity and Policy Interphase - University of Eldoret. UNIVERSITY OF ELDORET
Comparative Assessment of Ecosystem Services in Diverse Socio-Ecological Systems in Response to Land Use and Climate Variability Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)
Connecting ecosystem services and biodiversity with worldwide research in landscape ecology Centre d'Etudes, de recherche et de formations forestières (CERF-Bénin)
Connecting the Dots: Building Capacity Across the Life-Cycle of Biodiversity Observations in the Tropical Andes Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network – GEO BON
Convening and Connecting Studios to Advance Meaningful Multi-Stakeholder Engagement Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History
Development of capacity-building to close the gap between biodiversity and human health FIOCRUZ - Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fundação Oswaldo Cruz)
Enhancing the natural capital's contribution to green growth through improved decision making regarding biodiversity and ecosystem services Optimal Development Consult
Green Education GCS - TP member
Greening the ASEAN economic corridors: mitigating risks and securing gains for food security, environmental services and social cohesion World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
GreenMatter Young Biodiversity Professionals Programme GreenMatter/Lewis Foundation
Improving Brazilian capacities for national assessments, biodiversity information management and mainstreaming of scientific data into policy Ministry of Science and Technology of Brazil (MCTI)
Mainstreaming marine biodiversity conservation within fishery. Centre for Economic and Social Studies (An ICSSR Institute under the MoHR- Goverment of India)
Moorea Biocultural Avatar UC Berkeley Gump Station
National Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (NPBES) in Kenya National Commission for Science, Technology and Innovation (NACOSTI)
Online tools for capacity building in Tropical Marine Ecology Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT - Enhancing Multi-Stakeholder Capacity in linking Environment and Development, facilitating an inclusive developmental planning M S SWAMINATHAN RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Promotion of eco systemic services for the mitigation of climate change impacts due to greenhouse effect (REDD+, PSE) Centre d'Etudes, de recherche et de formations forestières (CERF-Bénin)
Proposal Development: From observations to policy: Capacity building along the continuum from biodiversity monitoring to decision-support Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) South Africa
Protected Areas Ecosystem Services Assessment National Service of Protected Areas - SERNANP
QUICKSCAN ES support tool Alterra Wageningen
Reversing the Decline of Coral Reefs in The Bahamas The Bahamas National Trust
South-South Capacity Building for Ecosystem Management in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) UNEP-International Ecosystem Management Partnership (UNEP-IEMP)
Strengthening Capacities in Central America for the Generation, Management, Analysis, Publication, and Use of Biodiversity Information National Biodiversity Institute (INBio)
Strengthening knowledge in favor of biodiversity Organisatin Environnementale d'Education Pour Adultes (OREPA)
Strengthening West African Civil Society Organisations for improved biodiversity and ecosystem service management Birdlife International
Studies on faunal diversity of the sacred groves of Tamil Nadu with special reference to endemic and endangered vertebrates C.P.R. Environmental Education Center (CPREEC)
Sustainable management of natural resources for combating land degradation and conservation of biodiversity in the oases of western desert, Egypt Desert Research Center
The emergence of new forms of certifiable standards on biodiversity management Université Laval
To assess and formulate an ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (Eco-DRR) strategy to support Biodiversity conservation, ecosystem services and livelihood support in the Indian subcontinent Wildlife Institute of India
Towards the creation of a network of Andean and Neotropical pollinators Universidad Nacional de Colombia