This capacity-building workshop is designed to assist small island developing states (SIDS) countries to assess the importance of the negative impacts of invasive alien species on biodiversity and island communities and to access external funding for undertaking projects targeting prevention, control and eradication of invasive species on small islands such as Life Web and GEF. It is a particularly good timing considering that a new four year GEF cycle will start on July 01, 2014 that is likely to be constituted of not only the GEF-6 STAR allocation available to GEF eligible countries, but also of a specific program allocation (Program 4) dedicated to address the impacts of invasive alien species. It is open also for other islands but funding is not available to support attendance.
GLISPA and Island Conservation have both been working closely with the CBD Secretariat in relation to this workshop. More