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Capacity Needs Assessment of the African CSO Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA)...

ACBA Post COP15.2 Statement

The African CSO Biodiversity Alliance’s (ACBA) delegation to its first CBD COP, appreciates the inclusion of diverse voices from developing countries including NGOs, CSOs IPLCs, Women,...

What does a good post-2020 global biodiversity framework look like for Africa?

The long-awaited COP-15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity has finally commenced in Montreal, Canada. The African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance provides a platform for CSOs to speak with one voice on issues of Sustainable Use of natural resources,...

CBD Alliance COP 15 Opening Statement

The UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Conference of Parties (COP-15) comes following the recently concluded Climate Change and Wildlife Protection conferences, which are the most related to biodiversity....

Position Paper: CITES and Rural Communities

CITES COP19 will be the first time the ACBA network, founded in 2020, engages with the convention. In ACBA’s analysis of the network’s voluntary commitments to biodiversity conservation, almost half (9) out of the 20 CSOs that contributed to the report work on CITES, and most are engaged in conservation of wildlife species....

African CSOs Biodiversity Statements on Climate Change

The world recognizes the need to urgently act to address the climate and biodiversity loss crises concurrently including their impacts and relationships to human development and wellbeing, According to the Biodiversity and The 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Development,...

Chemical Pollutants Harm to Biodiversity

UNFCC calls for the development of National Implementation Plans (NIPs) that address the tracking and reduction of Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) in addition to emissions reductions. Paragraph 1, Article 7 of the Stockholm Convention calls for the development of baseline assessments, multi-stakeholder action teams, and action plans...

Protecting Agricultural Biodiversity and Constructing Scientific Food System Security.

African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) in collaboration with China’s Civil Society Alliance for Biodiversity Conservation (CSABC) hosted a webinar which brought more perspective on protecting Agricultural Biodiversity and Constructing Scientific Food System Security on the 21st of September 2022. This webinar aimed to promote multi-stakeholders to contribute to the conservation of agricultural biodiversity in communities and grassroots organizations at the practical level....

ACBA strategy Plan Launch and Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with AWF

Formed in February 2020, the African CSO Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) provides a platform for African CSOs to speak with one voice on issues of Sustainable Use of nature that contribute to conservation and equitable benefits from nature...

ACBA's Recommendations for the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework - (OEWG 4)

African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) has been contributing to the ongoing negotiations of the Post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) by bringing together 100+ CSOs to articulate their positions in the negotiations through publishing a position paper, scientific paper and convening dialogues an also through facilitating the engagement of member organizations to CBD sessions...

Closing statement from African CSOs representatives during the African Union

Hon. Minister, distinguished delegates, all protocols observed. Statement from representatives of the civil society present here: ACBA, AWF, Conservation International, IFAW, TRAFFIC INTERNATIONAL, WCS and WWF Africa Regional Office....

Opening statement from African CSOs representatives during the African Union

First, we would like to applaud the African Union Commission for convening African expert on wildlife and biodiversity and to thank you for creating a space for civil society organisations (CSOs) to take part in these important discussions....

Achieving the CBD's Post-2020 GBF Target

Achieving the CBD’s post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework Targets: Synergies between Climate Change and Biodiversity Conservation...

Celebrating African Women in Climate-focused Spaces

Nairobi, 31 March 2022 – The African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) initiated the development of the “We Are Here Campaign” which was launched on International Women's Day in March 2022 under the theme of #BreakTheBias....

ACBA's Recommendations for the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework

The African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance commends the secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the co-chairs of the Open-Ended Working Group on the Post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework for preparing documents to advance negotiations on the new deal for nature and people....

Great Ape Tourism Webinar Press Release

Nairobi, 17 February 2022 - Last year International Gorilla Conservation Programme (IGCP) and Conservation Through Public Health (CTPH) with the support of African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) spearheaded the development of a policy brief on “Africa’s Great Apes and COVID-19”....

We Are Here

Who is a woman? What makes a woman? What defines a woman? Is it her looks? Her dignity/strength? Her attitude, mentality or her hard-working self?...

Resource Mobilization for Biodiversity Conservation in the Global South

The African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) in collaboration with China’s Civil Society Alliance for Biodiversity Conservation (CSABC)...

ACBA’S Joins the NGO Parallel Forum in Preparation for Phase I of COP15

ACBA was invited to represent the African perspectives on the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and African commitments to conservation throughout the continent....

Sustainable Management

The Africa CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) in collaboration with China’s Civil Society Alliance for Biodiversity Conservation (CSABC)...

Integrating biodiversity targets from local to global levels

An unprecedented increase in ambition is needed this decade to reverse the decline in nature. With most of the world’s people spread across half of the land surface in ‘shared spaces’...

Nature based economy webinar

The Dasgupta Review commissioned by the UK government tells us that the economics of biodiversity are complicated and aims to inform policy....

The role of indigenous peoples and indigenous communities in the post - 2020

"Africa and China are home to numerous Indigenous communities, therefore their efforts in conservation must always be considered. They are not obstacles to nature, rather, they are true ambassadors for conservation....

How community based natural resource management (CBNRM) 1st April 2021

The Africa CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) in collaboration with China’s Civil Society Alliance for Biodiversity Conservation (CSABC)...

How community based natural resource management (CBNRM) 12th of March 2021

The African CSOs Biodiversity Alliance (ACBA) hosted a webinar on “How community based natural resource management (CBNRM)...

Financing Biodiversity in Africa from all sources

“If we cannot find a balance between nature and economic development, humans will suffer the most," a financing biodiversity webinar concludes....

Securing a #Future4GreatApes Campaign Officially Launches- 14th August 2020

NAIROBI, KENYA///News Advisory/// (October 14, 2020) Following a successful campaign on zoonosis in Africa...

#Ournatureorhealth campaign officially launched with preliminary webinar on introduction to zoonosis

NAIROBI, KENYA///News Advisory/// As the world continues to grapple with the new reality that COVID-19 has brought thus far,...