Links related to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) presented in somewhat random fashion:
Enhancing Our Heritage
The IUCN Global Standard for NbS – High-level panel discussion
One key area of work of IUCN’s Global Protected Areas Programme (GPAP) is on “solutions”, i.e. knowledge sharing and capacity building on successful approaches in nature conservation. The vehicle for this work is the multi-thematic, multi-partner learning initiative PANORAMA – Solutions for a Healthy Planet. PANORAMA identifies, documents and promotes successful approaches – solutions – to conservation and sustainable development challenges from a wide range of “solution providers”, including NGO, government, international organizations and academia.
PANORAMA is structured into five thematic communities, with more upcoming: Protected areas, Marine and coastal, Ecosystem-based adaptation, Agriculture and biodiversity as well as Business engagement. IUCN GPAP, together with UNDP, coordinates the Protected areas thematic community.
IUCN GPAP and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) together constitute the PANORAMA partnership secretariat, providing overall coordination and day-to-day management for the initiative. The functions of the secretariat currently include: advancing extension of the PANORAMA partnership internally and externally, developing strategic collaborations, onboarding of new partners, oversight of the web platform, support to the Steering Group and thematic community coordinators, organization of meetings and calls, preparation of governance documents, external communications and coordination of PANORAMA event participation.
This position includes a diverse set of tasks and responsibilities:
New dedicated funding has been committed to strengthen the PANORAMA secretariat and in turn ensure a stable and strategic coordination of the growing and developing initiative. This enables the creation of a PANORAMA Secretariat officer position housed at IUCN GPAP. GIZ will sustain its engagement in the Secretariat as well, with GRID-Arendal and UNDP getting involved in supporting functions. Other projects across GPAP’s portfolio are foreseen to sustain this position in the medium term as an integral component of the GPAP team and the PANORAMA partnership.
The incumbent will play a central role in strengthening and advancing the initiative, liaising with PANORAMA’s wide, global and diverse community of partners, solution contributors, reviewers and collaborators, with extensive exposure and contact to contacts within and outside IUCN.
IUCN is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together.
Created in 1948, IUCN is now the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network, harnessing the knowledge, resources and reach of more than 1,300 Member organisations and some 10,000 experts. It is a leading provider of conservation data, assessments and analysis. Its broad membership enables IUCN to fill the role of incubator and trusted repository of best practices, tools and international standards.
IUCN provides a neutral space in which diverse stakeholders including governments, NGOs, scientists, businesses, local communities, indigenous peoples organisations and others can work together to forge and implement solutions to environmental challenges and achieve sustainable development.
Working with many partners and supporters, IUCN implements a large and diverse portfolio of conservation projects worldwide. Combining the latest science with the traditional knowledge of local communities, these projects work to reverse habitat loss, restore ecosystems and improve people’s well-being.