We are happy to inform you that the IPBES Secretariat, supported by the task force and technical support unit on capacity-building, is launching an IPBES Webinar Series to further strength capacities for those involved in or wanting to learn more about the work of the platform. The first season of the series is envisioned to consist of 10 webinars.
The first webinar is scheduled for 7 April 2016, 15:00-16:00 CEST, and provides an introduction to the IPBES assessment process. We particularly encourage experts interested in participating in the upcoming global assessments to take part in this webinar series. Ivar Baste, IPBES Bureau member and co-chair of the task force on capacity-building, will present an overview of the four stages of the assessment process (exploratory, design, implementation, and communication and outreach), with detailed discussion on key topics within each stage. Key topics covered will include: getting started as an author and assessing materials; handling the review process; identifying and accessing data and other knowledge sources; and dealing with knowledge gaps. The webinar will conclude with a Q&A session and if you already have questions you would like answered in relation to the IPBES assessment process, you may submit them via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recordings of the webinars will be made available on www.ipbes.net, and form a part of a collection of electronic capacity-building resources that will become a valuable tool for building capacities in the future.
We hope that the webinars will provide a useful resource for you and your organisation for learning about the work of IPBES, and hope to see you in the upcoming webinars. In order for the webinar series to reach as many viewers as possible, we ask for your assistance in forwarding notifications on upcoming webinars through your relevant networks.
If you have any suggestions for topics you would like to know more about, please contact the technical support unit on capacity-building: email@example.com
Register now: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9169402881751031044
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
IPBES Secretariat, UN Campus
Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1, D-53113 Bonn, Germany