In the global context of biodiversity loss, the safeguarding of natural resources must necessarily involve the implementation of effective management and conservation strategies. To achieve this, it is essential that all the stakeholders concerned gather around these issues in order to move forward together towards sustainable solutions: the scientific community, civil society, decision-makers, small and medium-sized economic operators, non-governmental organisations and regional development agencies.
It is within this framework that the SEP2D programme, financed by AFD, FGEF, IRD, MEAE and MNHN, is organising an international symposium from 18 to 20 March 2020 in Cotonou (Benin), the aim of which is to promote meetings and cooperation between the various stakeholders in the management and development of plant biodiversity.
The objectives of this 3-day symposium will be to
• Promote the role of scientific communities in developing countries in the enhancement and conservation of biodiversity, in a context of biodiversity loss and climate change;
• Present best practices of cooperation, including scientists, economic operators and civil society;
• Stimulate the interest of donors to support the networks and projects already implemented;
• And to enlighten decision-makers by capitalising on the lessons learnt, particularly through the activities of the SEP and SEP2D programmes, multi-lateral research and development programmes initiated since 2006. In parallel to this international symposium, two training workshops (scientific advocacy and scientific communication in pitch format) and an e-PoP event will be held at the French Institute of Benin on 19 March 2020.
Project Number : 2000-018
Year : 2020
Type of funding : SP
Project type : PC
Research units in the network : AMAP DIADE SELMET AIDA
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20 Mar 2021
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