Building Capacity for the Conservation of Plant Diversity
ABGN Action Plan 2010 Targets
E) Building capacity for the conservation of plant diversity:
- building their own capacity,
- assisting communities and organisations to build their capacity through training and partnerships,
- developing awareness and understanding throughaccessibleeducation programmes.
By improving their skills-base and strengthening regional co-operation through skills exchange between member gardens and partners, African botanic gardens will be in a better position to fulfil their role in conservation, education and sustainable use of biodiversity.
It is through developing productive relationships and partnerships that the challenges of plant conservation in Africa can be faced. Botanic gardens are encouraged to establish relationships with other gardens, local communities, conservation groups, land managers, commercial and private sectors, tourism agencies, and other interested bodies in order to further conservation, education and sustainable development objectives.
Financial viability of African botanic gardens must be improved in order to use limited resources efficiently and to improve the income generation of the garden. This can be best achieved by effective business planning, marketing, diversification of botanic garden services and through the development of partnerships.