BGCI and SANBI hold African Regional Plant Conservation Workshops
1 March 2012
Workshop on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
The first workshop focused on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) and was hosted at the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden from 13–15 February 2012. Financial support to host the workshop was provided by the Government of Japan through the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) . The target group included GSPC focal points and others working on GSPC implementation from eastern and southern Africa (Ethiopia, Lesotho, Botswana, Swaziland, Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, South Africa, Zambia, Namibia and Mozambique). The workshop was presented by Suzanne Sharrock, Director of Global Programmes at BGCI and Stella Simiyu, a consultant who was previously seconded by BGCI to the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) to support the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.
Delegates were welcomed by Malta Qwathekana, Senior Policy Advisor at the Department of Environmental Affairs (and who serves as South Africa’s GSPC/CBD National Focal Point) as well as Thompson Mutshinyalo, Curator of the Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden. The workshop started with a presentation by Domitilla Raimondo: ‘South Africa’s response to the GSPC’.
Workshop topics included:
2 December 2013
21 October 2013
18 October 2013
15 October 2013
11 October 2013
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