BIOPAMA will establish a regional Observatory for Biodiversity and Protected Areas in the West and Central Africa that will be hosted for a pilot phase within the Observatory for Central African Forests (OFAC as French acronym for Observatoire des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale). To this end, BIOPAMA is seeking organisations in the region that have an interest in contributing to the BIOPAMA Observatory and that share the vision of BIOPAMA for West and Central Africa.
The Observatory will facilitate the provision of relevant data and information to assist in better planning and decision-making, support exchange of knowledge and expertise and, in partnership with existing institutions, build regional capacity to support the use of data and information for policy and decision-making.
An EoI (10-point font, 5-10 pages, maximum, using single-spaced) may be submitted by an organisation or a consortium of organisations with a regional mandate, i.e. those organisations located and operating across African countries (e.g. inter-governmental body, NGO, university centre, policy think-tank, research institute, or consortium). When preparing an EoI, organisations should complete the submission template and should consult the Observatory Terms of Reference.
Interested organisations are encouraged to deliver their submission electronically by COB Friday, 21 March, 2014 as an email attachment sent to sebastien.regnaut@iuc...
More information and the TORs are available here.
BIOPAMA is a program aimed at improving the long-term conservation of biodiversity in West and Central Africa by promoting the use of the best available science and knowledge and building capacity to strengthen policy and decision-making on biodiversity conservation and protected areas management (terrestrial and marine). The Protected Areas component of BIOPAMA is implemented jointly by IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) and EC-JRC (European Commission Joint Research Centre) and is an initiative of the ACP Secretariat, funded by the European Union under the 10th EDF.