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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

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