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Target 15: Capacity
The Number of Trained People Working With Appropriate Facilities in Plant Conservation Increased, According to National Needs, to Achieve the Targets of This Strategy
The achievement of the targets included in the Strategy will require very considerable capacity building, particularly to address the need for conservation practitioners trained in a range of disciplines, with access to adequate facilities. In addition to training programmes, the achievement of this target will require long-term commitment to maintaining infrastructure.
“Appropriate facilities” are understood to include adequate technological, institutional and financial resources. Capacity-building should be based on national needs assessments. It is likely that the number of trained people working in plant conservation world-wide will need to double by 2010. Given the current geographical disparity between biodiversity and expertise, this is likely to involve considerably more than a doubling of capacity in many developing countries, small island developing States and countries with economies in transition.
Increased capacity should be understood to include not only in-service training, but also the training of additional staff and other stakeholders, particularly at the community level.
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