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CABES Training on the utilization of IPBES assessments

As part of our CABES Capacity Development Programme – CCDP for professionals, we organized the first face-to-face training from November 6 to 7 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on “the utilization of IPBES assessment outcomes in national policy making“. The training brought together IPBES and CBD national focal points, as well as scientists from East, Central and West Africa who actively discussed tactics and strategies for the uptake of IPBES outcomes.


CABES First East Africa sub-regional Workshop

CABES first sub-regional workshop, hosted by the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center and Network-Addis Ababa University, took place from November 8-9, 2023 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme: “The Road to a Desired Future: the IPBES Nature Futures Framework and Science-Policy-Practice Interface for People-Planet Harmony”. 


IPBES Nature Futures Framework (NFF) - stakeholder consultation

A section of the East African sub-Regional workshop was dedicated to training on, and hands-on activity on The IPBES Nature Futures Framework, which is a new conceptual framework and heuristic tool to explore plausible scenarios for a desirable future. By considering the complex properties, interactions and feedback that operate in nature, the NFF emerged from stakeholder consultations that gathered a wide range of visions of desirable futures for people and biodiversity. 

Launch event

Launch of CABES e-learning portal!

The CABES Capacity Development Programme CCDP – for professionals started with the launch of the CABES e-learning portal! Our first online course: Train the Trainers – developing, organizing and teaching online courses on the 17 – 18 October 2023 was delivered to more than 40 participants from 22 different countries in Africa and beyond. Register in our CABES e-learning portal to get frequent updates on our courses!

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CABES "Meet and Greet" event

CABES organised a “meet and greet” event, which took place on the evening of the IPBES-10 Stakeholder Day on the 27 August, 2023 at the Centre for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness of CABES’ capacity building initiatives and to provide an update on their progress.

Blog post

Plastic pandemonium: exposing the dark side of African waste management by Orina A. & Talemwa W.

The blockbuster animated film Wall-E is one of the critical films of contemporary society. It follows the life of a robot in a dystopian future, and without giving too much away, this sci-fi movie is closer to reality than we realise.  As it reveals the unsettling parallels between fantasy and truth. Plastic pollution and waste management in African cities are reminiscent of the enthralling sequences in Wall-E. Pollution can be regulated and avoided; nonetheless, humans choose to ignore it.


2nd International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin

The Second International Conference on Biodiversity in the Congo Basin was held in Kisangani, DRC Congo, from 6 -10 March, 2023. It was organized by the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences’ (RBINS) CEBioS (Capacities for Biodiversity and Sustainable Development) initiative and the University of Kisangani’s Biodiversity Monitoring Center (CSB).


CABES at the 6th IPBES Capacity Building Forum

The sixth meeting of the IPBES capacity-building forum held at the National Museums of Kenya in Nairobi, Kenya, on 12 May 2023. The CABES team, led by Prof Mekuria and Dr. Kazaba, attended the event and were joined by our SPIBES MSc candidates, Angelina Serwaa and Andrew Orina.

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International Biodiversity Day Celebrated in Ethiopia

The International Biodiversity Day under the theme “Agreement to Action to Build Back Biodiversity” and in giving emphasis to the commemoration day, the 1st International Research Conference on” Biodiversity Conservation and Ecosystem Management: Opportunities and Challenges”, were celebrated & conducted on May 22–23, 2023, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


IPBES-9 Stakeholder Day

IPBES-9 Stakeholder Day event took place prior to #IPBES9 – the ninth session of the Plenary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), on Saturday, 2 July 2022, at the World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany.

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CABES First sub-Regional Workshop, Central Africa

CABES organised its first virtual sub-regional workshop on ‘Fostering Africa-IPBES Engagement: The roles of stakeholders in Central Africa’. The workshop took place on 8 September 2022 with the objective of introducing the CABES Programme, its Sub regional Science-Policy-Practitioner Interface (SPPIs), and discussing the role of stakeholders in project implementation in the sub-region.


CABES First Regional Workshop in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire

CABES organized its first regional workshop on: “Co-development of strategies for sustainability in Africa: Use of the products of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and the Environment (IPBES).” The workshop held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from  25 – 27 October 2022.

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