After an in-depth review of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s (CBD) Programme of Work on Protected Areas, the CBD and the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Commission on Protected Areas identified a lack of progress on governance, participation, equity and benefit sharing. The CBD requested that GIZ lead the development of a resource kit on protected area of governance with support from many key actors in protected areas management.
The structure of the resource kit is currently in two volumes. The first volume is focuses on defining key conceptions and ‘offers some step-by-step advice on how to assess the state and quality of governance of protected area systems and sites, identifying gaps and understanding possible remedies.’ The second volume ‘contains activities to help trainers to design and conduct capacity development workshops.’
The final version of the resource kit will be ready for comments in late June, 2012. Read more and find how to volunteer to comment on the resource kit here.