The term ‘capacity building’ generally constitutes the development of activities and materials that support the acquisition of specific knowledge and skillset to better understand and implement the provisions of the Convention.
- AC31 Doc. 10 / PC25 Doc. 11 - includes the results of the survey from Notif. No.2020/027 and summary of information from other MEAs regarding their capacity-building efforts
- AC31 Doc. 10 / PC25 Doc. 11 Add. (Rev. 1) - includes the updates on the coordination efforts in other MEAs, findings from the survey from Notif. No.2020/027, information on capacity-building needs through CITES implementation reports
Resources and opportunities for capacity-building support
- Global Environment Facility (GEF) Global Wildlife Program: program that addresses illegal wildlife trade across Asia and Africa. Over 30 GEF projects are included under GEF-6 and GEF-7.
- African Elephant Fund (AEF): Multi-donor trust fund to direct resources for effective implementation of the African Elephant Action Plan (Resolution Conf. 16.9). UNEP provides the secretariat services to the AEF steering committee.
- United States: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services grant opportunities
- International University of Andalusia (UNIA): Master’s Course in Management and Conservation of Species in Trade: the International Framework
- University of Kent, Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE): MSc in Conservation and International Wildlife Trade