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CABES – Capacity Development for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Experts in West, Central & East Africa
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Welcome to CABES

The goals of the CABES programme:

CABES – Capacity Development for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Experts aims to develop and strengthen the capacity of professionals in biodiversity-related fields in West, Central, and East Africa to engage in the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES, CABES is supported by the International Climate Initiative (IKI) of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV).

Goal one

to inform national decision-making processes amongst multiple stakeholder groups including researchers, practitioners from the public and private sectors, as well as non-governmental organisations (NGOs), indigenous and local knowledge (ILK) holders, women, and IPBES National Focal Points (NFPs) in target countries.

Goal two

to establish a network of science-policy platforms to contribute to the implementation of the IPBES rolling work programmes at national, sub-regional and regional level. Sub-regional refers to countries either in West, Central or East Africa, and the regional level represents the 38 countries.

Goal three

to train early career scientists, researchers and facilitators to manage science-policy interfaces (SPIs). Finally, CABES will develop capacities to support the implementation of political decisions for the management and sustainable use of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services/Nature’s Contributions to People (BES/NCPs).

More information about CABES

SPIBES Call For Application

The CABES programme kicks off with the first call for applications to the SPIBES MSc. programme, offered by the Africa Center of Excellence on Climate Change Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (CEA-CCBAD), University of Félix Houphouet-Boigny (UFHB), Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (SPIBES MSc. Programme, West Africa).
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Last week at @CABES_iki East Africa Regional Workshop⬇️🇪🇹

Ethiopian National Focal Point, Dr. Feleke Woldeyes, explained the many ways for African experts & knowledge-holders to be involved in @IPBES, such as open calls for review & expert nominations.


Training of #NFP on 'Utilisation of #IPBES assessment outcomes in national #policy making' happened this week in Adis Ababa, Ethiopia. It was an honour to attend and present the #IAS assessment outcomes!

@CABES_iki @IPBES @cdknetwork @hoarec

🌿🤝 @AmarysPreuss, our Stakeholder Engagment Officer, represented @IPBES at the @CABES_iki East Africa Regonial Workshop in Ethiopia. 🇪🇹

She highlighted opportunities for wider East African stakeholder engagement w/ IPBES to stregthen science-policy #ForNature.✨


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