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TRAINING: Sustainable Use of Biodiversity for Livelihood Improvements

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The involvement of local communities, their co-existence with biodiversity-rich forest ecosystems and mutually benefiting mechanisms are significant in efforts to conserve biodiversity and promote its sustainable use. Members of local communities are key stakeholders in achieving sustainable development under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A training course aimed at enhancing understanding of how the sustainable use of biodiversity creates positive impacts on livelihoods while providing a platform to share experiences and lessons learned was conducted at the AFoCO RETC from 26-30 August. The 5- day course was attended by 22 technical-level government officials and experts involved in biodiversity-related work.