WCC 2016 Rec 103 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Bundesamt für Naturschutz ( BfN ) / Germany
Fauna & Flora International ( FFI ) / United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN WCPA Capacity Development : Network 2017-2020 ()
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
American Museum of Natural History
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Policy influencing/advocacy
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
The major activity has been conducted by the WCPA Capacity Development Specialist Group, with the significant support pf some IUCN Member organisations.
Based on the main programmes of the IUCN WCPA Strategic Framework for Capacity Development

Best Practice Guide
• Approval was given by WCPA EXCO for development of a WCPA BPG on PA Professionalisation, to be supported by BfN that was initiated with a workshop on Vilm and subsequent progress on drafting the chapters.
Individual Capacity/Competence etc
• BIOPAMA, supported by the European Commission has funded development of an App based on the Competence Register. This will enable users to conduct and analyse needs assessments, prepare job descriptions and prepare learning programmes. The App should be ready by the end of April.
• The competence register was translated into Spanish and translations to Romanian, Mongolian, Thai and Burmese are underway.
• A survey was sent to members to collect recommendations for creating an organisational capacity assessment online self- assessment tool for Government Organisations focusing on conservation (akin to the Capacity for Conservation NGO tool). Interviews with relevant stakeholders were also undertaken.
• FFI is working with us to collect information from a broad range of people about small things organisations can do to make a positive difference for those who work there. A question is currently being circulated and responses being recorded, with the intention to share these back out via social media and the website (possibly through a short video, or series of posts).
• A Call for Action was drafted and circulated to the IUCN team for comment. The call promotes the role of PA Training Centers to encourage Organizations to be more proactive in how they apply new skills from staff returning from formal course work. Once approved by leading PA training centers we will circulate widely.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
The main work is being coordinated by the WCPA with very little in the way of financial resources. The BIOPAMA programme being coordinated by IUCN through the Africa, Caribbean and Pacific is supporting some of the work and further developing it in the regions.

There are many other capacity development initiatives being undertaken by IUCN members, but no funded responsibility to coordinate this work across the region
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
There are many actions needed to build on the surveys that have been conducted and to attempt to coordinate the full suite of global efforts. WCPA could potentially expand its network and place a particular focus on this resolution across IUCN's membership.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
Underway: implementation well-advanced
Additional information
Are these actions planned for yet: