The growing use of computer technology is allowing a wide range of stakeholders to easily obtain and share information and to actively engage in conceptual development and project formulation. Web-users can now seamlessly share information and insights in a collaborative space, thus helping to build capacity and promote understanding on complex topics, such as conservation, rights and governance.
The IUCN ELC is re-designing its Internet platforms (e.g. on rights-based approaches to conservation; water law and governance) to make them more interactive and for them each to include the most appropriate functionalities. Partners such as the Conservation Initiative on Human Rights have also recently developed their web-portal reflecting the Initiative´s achievements, while other such as the joint IUCN CEL/CEESP Specialist Group on Indigenous Peoples, Customary & Environmental Laws and Human Rights (SPICEH) are collecting ideas in view of the development of a future platform which could showcase its activities.
The objective of the event will be to discuss the opportunities such web portals offer in the field of conservation, rights and governance.
The event will
- Present existing web portals as tools for sharing information about conservation, rights and governance
- Provide the opportunity for each partner to share thoughts on potential improvements to existing platforms
- Contribute to the development of partnerships and offer opportunities to create bridges between portals
- Encourage networking in general
This is a Happy Hour session and snacks and refreshments will be provided.