Sub-Global Assessment Network
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  • Submitted by: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Topic: Biodiversity and ecosystems
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  • Location: Regional - there are currently 66 sub-global assessments from around the globe registered as part of the network.
  • Date of completion: 0000-01-01
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Deliverable Date
Establishing and maintaining a website devoted to the SGA Network n/a
Developing e-learning tools n/a
Disseminating examples of best practices n/a
Training in specific tool and approaches n/a
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
In-kind contribution tbc
United Nations Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) UK
The Cropper Foundation, Trinidad
Financial support provided from the European Commission (EC), the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Description/achievement of initiative
The Sub-Global Assessment (SGA) Network seeks to create a common platform for practitioners (individuals and organizations) involved in ecosystem assessment at the sub-global levels (regional, sub-regional, national and sub-national) with the intention of:
1. Building capacity to undertake and use assessments and
2. Supporting relevant global processes such as the intergovernmental science-policy platform on biodiversity and ecosystem services (IPBES) and multilateral environmental agreement (MEA) frameworks/conventions through achievement of the objective listed above.
Implementation methodologies
Through the following objectives, the intention of building capacity to undertake and use assessments will be carried out:

- Offering opportunities for training in specific tools and approaches related to ecosystem assessments (e.g. training workshops on valuation, scenarios, mainstreaming etc.);

- Capturing, synthesizing and disseminating examples of best practices and lessons learnt in undertaking ecosystem assessments;

- Developing e-learning tools which are of interest to ecosystem assessment practitioners;

- Encouraging and supporting ongoing exchanges between and amongst SGAs, either through virtual or face-to-face means (e.g. sharing of expertise);

- Establishing and maintaining a website devoted to the SGA Network which will allow access to relevant materials and information;

- Linking SGAs to the scientific community and to relevant information and data sources which are useful for undertaking ecosystem assessment work.

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