Biodiversity Conservation in Sikkim

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Course Overview

INTRODUCTORY NOTE

The Ministry of
Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF &CC), Government of India
along with UNDP is implementing a new Global Environment Facility (GEF) funded
project: SECURE Himalaya (Securing Livelihoods, Conservation, Sustainable Use
and Restoration of High Range Himalayan Ecosystems) in the states of Jammu and
Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sikkim, which aims to support the
Government of India to effectively promote sustainable land and forest
management in Alpine pastures and forests in high range Indian Himalayan ecosystems
by adopting landscape based approach.

Under the aegis of
SECURE Himalaya project Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), New
Delhi is implementing a project titled “Assessment of capacities and training
needs of key stakeholders for long-term effective biodiversity conservation,
development and implementation of a capacity building framework to enhance
capacities of key stakeholders in SECURE Himalayan Project landscapes in
districts of Sikkim” sponsored by UNDP. This aimed to target key stakeholders
such as government line departments, research and training institution,
community institutions and NGOs in Sikkim for long term biodiversity
conservation. 

In order to accomplish the objectives extensive
stakeholder consultations were conducted to map the expectations and
requirements of key stakeholders in project landscape. The whole process is
catalysed by expert’s opinion and accordingly, three training modules were
developed with an objective to enhance the capacities of key stakeholders. With
this as backdrop, a 3-days training programme from 21st July-23rd July 2020 has been planned for stakeholders from
forest, agriculture, tourism and related departments. Adapting to new normal
due to coronavirus pandemic, online participation through IIPA website will be
used for VIP (Virtual Internet Participation). The three modules have been
segregated and customized in sub modules for online platform and easy access of
participants. First two days will be self-paced, wherein online modules will be
provided to participants along with briefing videos and presentations. This
will cater to general introduction to biodiversity, its conservation and
mainstreaming. Apart from this, specific modules pertaining to
agro-biodiversity and sustainable tourism modules have been prepared. Third day
will be conducted through video conferencing, eminent field experts will deliver
session followed by valedictory session.   

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