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The Coalition & IUCN Launch New Webinar Series: Valuing Natural Capital & Local Communities for Business in Eastern & Southern Africa

April 16, 2021 |

Join us and IUCN ESARO for a new webinar series on Valuing Natural Capital & Local Communities for Business in Eastern & Southern Africa. 

Taking place monthly, this series aims to build awareness of the relevance and potential of a capitals approach for decision-making by Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) in Eastern & Southern Africa. 

The first session is taking place on the 14th April at 11:00-12:30 EAT, where panelists will discuss natural, social & human capital and their relevance for SMEs, and introduce the common question this series aims to address: How can businesses in Eastern & Southern Africa better value nature, communities and people to improve their decision-making?

This webinar will provide an overview of the developments since 2012 when The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity (TEEB) was launched. through to the formation of the Capitals Coalition, and will showcase the frameworks and tools that are applied from the corporate to SME level to transform decision-making through a capitals approach. 

Panelists include Eliane Ubalijoro (Sustainability in The Digital Age, Future Earth & Capitals Coalition Board Member), Pavan Sukhdev (GIST), Martin Lok and Martine van Weelden (both Capitals Coalition).

Future sessions will explore:

  • Capitals Impacts and Dependencies of the Tourism Industry on, Local Communities and Natural Capital
    (12th May)
  • Transforming Decision-making for SMEs (16th June)
  • Capitals and Capacity Needs (14th July)
  • Turning Ambition into Action (18th August)

Details and registration information for these sessions will follow. Stay connected on the Capitals Community for the latest updates. 

This series is supported by USAID Kenya and East Africa through the Conserving Natural Capital and Enhancing Collaborative Management of Transboundary Resources (CONNECT) project.

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