The Biodiversity and Protected Areas Management (BIOPAMA) Programme assists the African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries to address their priorities for improved management and governance of biodiversity and natural resources. The BIOPAMA Action Component, through different types of grants, is supporting activities on the ground for strengthening the management effectiveness and governance of protected and conserved areas. By adopting a landscape approach, these actions also contribute to enhancing local livelihoods through sustainable use of the natural resources and ecosystem services, as well as increasing the resilience to the impacts of climate change.
Grant recipients under the Action Component need to align with IUCN’s Environmental and Social Management System (ESMS). This involves the early screening of project proposals, the development of project-specific Environmental and Social Management Plans (ESMPs) as necessary, and regular monitoring and reporting. AAE supports IUCN to ensure such alignment of grant projects with IUCN’s ESMS.
The team combines general safeguards expertise with special backgrounds on gender and Indigenous Peoples.