Short-Term Action Plan to Enhance and Support Capacity-Building
The Conference of the Parties, through its decision XIII/23
, recognizing the need for an integrated and coherent approach to capacity-building, adopted a Short-Term Action Plan (2017-2020) to Enhance and Support Capacity-Building for the Implementation of the Convention and its Protocols. A progress report
on the implementation of the Short-Term Action Plan (2017-2020) was prepared and considered by the Conference of the Parties at its fourteenth meeting (COP 14
) in November 2018.
also requested the Executive Secretary to initiate a process for preparing a long-term strategic framework for capacity-building beyond 2020, ensuring its alignment with the follow-up to the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020 and the capacity-building work under the Cartagena and the Nagoya Protocols, and ensuring its coordination with the development of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework
As part of the process, the Conference of the Parties in its decision 14/24
requested the Executive Secretary to commission a study
to provide the knowledge base for the preparation of the long-term strategic framework for capacity-building beyond 2020, develop draft elements
of the framework, organize consultative workshops
and online discussion forums to discuss the draft elements and submit the draft long-term strategic framework for consideration by the Subsidiary Body on Implementation at its third meeting and the Conference of the Parties at its fifteenth meeting.