Matthew Child

South Africa
South African National Biodiversity Institute
BII expert in: Biodiversity Indices

I help African institutions to establish communities of practice to mobilise and mainstream biodiversity data. This involves developing scientific and technical capacity, linking decision-makers to data sources and developing relevant knowledge products and tools. Key to this is understanding how products such as biodiversity assessments, indicators and maps can be co-produced and curated by the community and how they can lead to impact in specific policy contexts. Ultimately, the aim of these initiatives is to design policies that are more effective at promoting nature-based solutions for sustainable development.

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