Knowledge Management for Biodiversity (KM4B) Initiative

Welcome to the KM4B Initiative

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The KM4B Initiative is a CBD Secretariat-led programme aimed at strengthening national capacities in knowledge management to support evidence-based biodiversity planning, policy and decision-making, implementation as well as monitoring and reporting of progress towards the achievement of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) goals and targets through the organization of KM4B Challenges and KM4B trainings and strengthening of KM4B networks and communities of practice.

About the Initiative

News and Events


5th Sep 2023

The KM4B webinar series kickstarted on 5 September, 2023, with a focus on unlocking the power of knowledge to support the implementation of the GBF. It included two presentations, one on knowledge management under the Convention and its Protocols and another on how to leverage KM for GBF and SDGs. It was attended by over 150 participants from 56 countries.

Discussion Forum on 1st Webinar

12th Sep 2023

The 2nd webinar was centered on the topic - Scaling up KM to achieve the GBF goals and targets. It had presentations on : the envisaged role of the Global Knowledge Support Service for Biodiversity (GKSSB) and experiences and lessons learned from KM for agriculture development in Africa (KM4AgD). The session was attended by over 130 participants.

Discussion forum on 2nd Webinar

19th Sep 2023

The 3rd webinar continued the theme of Scaling up KM to achieve the GBF goals and target with focus on regional initiatives. It had presentations from BIOPAMA and ASEAN Center of Biodiversity highlighting the KM centric initiatives and strategies at regional levels.

Discussion forum on 3rd Webinar

26th Sep 2023

The fourth webinar was based on theme of implementing KM in policy and practice. Mr. Peter J. Dery, national focal point of Ghana and Mr. Han De Koeijer, national CHM focal point of Belgium, shared their insights on the way KM has been integrated in their respective national biodiversity strategies and action plans

Discussion forum on 4th webinar

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