BD SKILLS – Skills for Local Biodiversity Introduction to the Project Mark Snethlage Project Manager, ECNC

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BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity Introduction to the Project Mark Snethlage Project Manager, ECNC Slide 2 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity l Why this project? International policy agenda Decentralisation Role of local authorities Little exchange of good practice (language) Staff not yet fully equipped Need for additional training Slide 3 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity Slide 4 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity l 7 work packages WP1: Situation analysis WP2: Synthesis WP3: Testing WP4: Customisation WP5: Application WP6: Dissemination WP7: Project Management Slide 5 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity l Improve our understanding of local planners needs l Collect information l Filter the most important information l Develop draft method and materials l Create website l Organise testing workshop Slide 6 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity l Kick-off meeting decisions focus on local planners focus on biodiversity and ecosystem services: socio- economic (co-)benefits of biodiversity focus (holistic) ecosystems approach Slide 7 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity l WP1: Situation analysis Results: preferred learning methods: Learning by peer-to-peer exchanges Learning by doing Learning by examples Learning by study Slide 8 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity l Results Situation analysis - preferred subjects: biodiversity ecosystem services multifunctional land use and co-benefits green infrastructure data and information communication and participation Slide 9 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity l Constraints for development of training: Limited time to invest in training Different national local settings and needs Different levels of knowledge and experience Slide 10 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity l Focus of this training is therefore: Knowledge: basic understanding of biodiversity and ecosystem services Understanding: on site visits and reviewing cases of best practice Skills: practical application of the knowledge and understanding in a hands on exercise Slide 11 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity knowledge self study & lecture resource: manual experience field visit resource: case studies skills and integration role play resources: all Slide 12 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity Slide 13 BD SKILLS Skills for Local Biodiversity l Future steps Test the draft materials and approach Adapt the materials Customisation Application Dissemination: website and conference l Your constructive feedback is very important!