Status of initiative: N/a
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.

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure

Partner(s)

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).
Deliverables
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Training in specific tool and approaches
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Disseminating examples of best practices
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Developing e-learning tools
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Establishing and maintaining a website devoted to the SGA Network
Sustainable Development Goals and targets
Resources devoted to implementation
In-kind contribution
tbc
Progress reports
Cut off date each year: 2 May
SMART
This initiative does not yet fulfil the SMART criteria.
SDGs
Action Network
Information
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
Operating in countries
Partner connections
Contact information/focal point(s)
Claire Brown, Claire.Brown@unep-wcmc.org

Documents
#SDGAction494
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