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Engaging partners in the KBA process July 26, 2006. Lessons Learned from Building the China Ecopartners Network Philip Chou, China Program Officer. Partnership Building. Provide technical assistance – build capacity on database creation and management

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Engaging partners in the KBA process

July 26, 2006

Lessons Learned from Building the China Ecopartners Network

Philip Chou, China Program Officer


Partnership building
Partnership Building

  • Provide technical assistance – build capacity on database creation and management

  • Coalition building and Consensus Building – workshops and presentations

  • Individualized contact – informal review meetings


Strategy
Strategy

  • Start small and move in incremental steps

  • Create group ownership

  • Create positive influence geared toward conservation action


Promoting data sharing
Promoting Data Sharing

  • Creating synergy amongst partners so that A + B > A + B (the sum is greater than the parts)

  • Move in a strategic step by step fashion

  • Build credibility amongst partners


Enlarge database step by step
Enlarge database step by step

New

database

New

database

The bigger the database, the more attractive


What is a data sharing network

Data sharing

What is a Data Sharing Network

Data Analyzers

Data Collectors

Data Users/Policy Makers

B

A

C

D

E

Nature reserve staff,

Scientific institute

Inventory Survey; birders

tourist

… …

Local government,

Nature reserve

Conservation NGO

Scientific Institute

… …

Local government,

Nature reserve

Conservation NGO

  • Policy maker lacking info.

  • Data collectors without clear objective

  • Data Analyzers without data

  • Resource wasted on existing data


Refine conservation outcomes 2004 4 2006 9

Effective Policy

& Action

IBA

GAA

Outcome Monitoring

Through

(SW China Eco-partners)

Harvard University

Peking University

CCICED

/IOZ.CAS

Yunnan Forest Department

CI China

CIB.CAS

WWF

Sichuan University

Sichuan Forest Academy

SouthWest Forestry University

TNC

PA ……

Refine conservation outcomes (2004/4 – 2006/9)

Define Conservation Outcomes


Major achievements eco partners in sw china
Major Achievements: Eco-partners in SW China

Main challenge 2: Need lots of resource to maintain

  • 37 persons signed the Data Sharing Protocols, As individual or represent their institute

  • First time in this region to show the strong will of Sharing data.

  • First time to identify indicators to measure success in China.

“This is a real good beginning for all of us to measure whether our efforts in conservation in Southwest China are effective ”

Reported by “China Daily” 04/22/2005 page13


Next step

China Blueprint

TNC/SEPA/GEF

Next step

  • TNC “Blue Print”

  • Using KBA methods

  • Workshop for standard monitoring methodology

  • Survey and integrate more information on freshwater (watershed), and plants

  • Work towards identification of Landscape level targets (watershed)

  • Birdlife IBAs

  • Refined IBAs and will meet to validate and collaborate

  • County Level Analysis for Entire Nation

  • A start for BIAs and major developmemt

  • IBAT

  • Corporate engagement tool


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