National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP) Project
“Support to Rwanda for the revision of the National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and development of Fifth National Report to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)”
1. Background of NBSAP Project
The new CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) Strategic Plan and its Aichi Targets, adopted at CoP-10 in 2010 in Nagoya, clearly address the need for updating NBSAPs, stating in Target 17 that “By 2015, each Party has developed, adopted as a policy instrument, and has commenced implementing an effective, participatory and updated National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan.”
The CBD Strategic Plan and its Aichi Targets also cover a range of issues that need to be incorporated into the revised NBSAP, including guidance to countries to: a) fully realize the value of biodiversity and ecosystem services, and incorporate these values into national and local development and poverty reduction strategies (Targets 1 and 2); b) increase the global terrestrial protected area estate from 12% to 17%; c) restore and safeguard key ecosystem services, especially for water, health and livelihoods (Target 14); and d) strengthen ecosystem resilience to climate change and promote ecosystem-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation (Target 15).
2. Project identification
3. Project objectives
With the overarching goal of improving decision-making for the conservation of biodiversity, the main objective of this project is to enable Rwanda to revise and update its National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs) and to develop the Fifth National Report to the CBD.
4. Project components
Component 1: Stocktaking and assessment;
Component 2: National targets, principles and priorities of the Strategy;
Component 3: Strategy and action plan development;
Component 4: Development of Implementation Plans; and
Component 5: Institutional, monitoring, reporting and exchange.