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Environment Program Officer UNDP Suva, Fiji 05/25/2018
Internship with the Biodiversity Finance Initiative - BIOFIN UNDP Istanbul, TURKEY 05/25/2018
Sustainable Grazing Lands Conservation Associate The Nature Conservancy Colorado 05/28/2018

23 Mai 2018

Alors que Cameroun se joint à la communauté mondiale pour célébrer la 25ème anniversaire de La Convention sur la diversité biologique (CDB) à l'occasion de Journée internationale de la biodiversité (JIB), le Ministère de l’Environnement, Protection de la Nature et Développement Durable (MINEPDED) organise un Mini-Trialogue sur la Science-Politique pour la Biodiversité et les Services Écosystémiques le 22 May à Yaoundé avec le support de BES-Net et autres partenaires. L’événement a pour l’objectif de :
Sensibiliser au rôle critique que l’information scientifique peut avoir pour améliorer les décisions sur la biodiversité et contribuer aux efforts nationaux à se conformer aux engagements pris dans le cadre de la CDB ;
Sensibiliser sur le rôle des écosystèmes dans la réalisation de la Vision 2035 en Cameroun tout en renforçant la résilience climatique pour les objectifs nationaux de sécurité alimentaire et de production agricole ; et
Obtenir la validation du rapport d'orientation élaboré dans le cadre de l'évaluation nationale en cours sur la biodiversité et les services écosystémiques. 
Le Mini Trialogue a été ouvert par le Ministre du Ministère de l’Environnement, Protection de la Nature et Développement Durable, Hon. Pierre Hele avec la participation d’un grand nombre de parties prenantes représentant les communautés politiques, scientifiques et pratiques. L'événement a fourni l’occasion d’explorer comment le patrimoine biologique Camerounais est important et divers et peut conduire le développement au niveau national et local, en assurant la sécurité alimentaire et en améliorant les conditions de vie des communautés locales. Les participants ont discuté l'importance d'une politique / prise de décision scientifiquement informée et ont évalué le progrès réalisé jusqu'ici dans le travail d'évaluation de la biodiversité et des services écosystémiques au niveau national avec le soutien du Centre Mondial de Surveillance continue de la Conservation de la Nature (PNUE-WCMC) et le Réseau pour l'environnement et le développement durable en Afrique centrale (NESDA-CA) sous la guidance du BES-Net.
 
À l'appui de plan continu de renforcement des capacités de l'IPBES, le Gouvernement du Cameroun a publié la version française du Résumé à l'intention des décideurs du Rapport d'évaluation sur les Pollinisateurs, la Pollinisation et la Production Alimentaire et a présenté lors de ce Mini-Trialogue les conclusions et recommandations d'autres évaluations thématiques / régionales récemment approuvées par IPBES.
 
L'événement a été couplée avec la réunion conjointe du Comité National sur la Biodiversité et de la Plateforme Nationale pour la Science et la Politique sur la Biodiversité et les Services Écosystémiques le 23 mai, qui révisera les résultats du Mini-Trialogue et réfléchira aux stratégies nationales pour la biodiversité après 2020 en tant que processus critique pour informer l'établissement du programme mondial pour la biodiversité après 2020.
 
Pour plus d’informations : http://idbcameroon18.cf/?i=1 ou sur la page Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/25th-IDB-in-Cameroon-384293098754535/

23 May 2018
As Cameroon joins the global community to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)  on the occasion of the 2018 International Day of Biodiversity, the Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED) organized the Mini Trialogue on Science Policy for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on 22 May in Yaoundé with support of the BES-Net, GIZ and other partners. 
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23 May 2018
As Cameroon joins the global community to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)  on the occasion of the 2018 International Day of Biodiversity, the Ministry of Environment, Protection of Nature and Sustainable Development (MINEPDED) organized the Mini Trialogue on Science Policy for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on 22 May in Yaoundé with support of the BES-Net, GIZ and other partners.
 
The event aimed to:

  • Raise awareness of the critical role scientific information can play to improve decisions on biodiversity and to contribute to the national efforts to comply with the commitments under CBD;
  • Raise awareness on the role of ecosystems in achieving the Cameroon Vision 2035 whilst providing greater climate resilience for national food security and agricultural production targets; and
  • Secure national validation of the scoping report developed within the ongoing national assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services. 

The Mini Trialogue event was opened by the MINEPDED Minister, Hon. Pierre Hele and participated by the wide range of stakeholders representing policy, science and practice communities. The event provided an opportunity to explore how valuable and diverse biological heritage in Cameroon drive development at the national and local level, providing food security, improving the livelihood of local communities. The participants discussed the importance of scientifically informed policy/decision-making and reviewed the progress made thus far to the national biodiversity and ecosystem services assessment works with the support of the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) and the Network For Environment and Sustainable Development in Central Africa (NESDA-CA) under the BES-Net framework.
 
In support of the IPBES’s capacity-building rolling plan, the Government of Cameroon launched the French version of the Summary for Policy Makers for the Assessment Report on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production and presented the findings and recommendations of other recently approved thematic/regional assessments during the mini-Trialogue.  
 
The event was held back-to-back with the joint meeting of the National Biodiversity Committee and the National Platform for Science-Policy on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services on 23 May, which deliberated further on the mini-Trialogue outputs and reflect on the options for a post 2020 national strategy for biodiversity as a critical process to inform the post 2020 global biodiversity agenda setting.