Around 70 representatives of eight WAVES countries, plus donors, UN agencies, academics, and experts, attended the two-day meeting in Kigali.
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The Philippines Government, in partnership with the World Bank, held a multi-stakeholder National Conference on Natural Capital Accounting in Manila.
Following a workshop in the Dominican Republic, participants from Colombia, Costa Rica and Paraguay shared their perspectives on sharing knowledge for strengthening NCA.
WAVES was well represented at the Oceania Ecosystem Services Forum on March 27-31, 2017 in Brisbane, Australia, with work by the Philippines held up as a leading example.
Zambia is the first to join as a core implementing country under the second phase of WAVES.
The Center for Applied Research spoke to WAVES about supporting the Botswana Department of Water Affairs, and progress being made on NCA in Africa.
Rwanda presented the first results of its Natural Capital Accounting process during a national workshop in Kigali.
More countries in the LAC region are using NCA as a tool to inform their public policy decisions.
Co-hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands, the forum involved 45 participants from 15 countries, including high-income countries with years of NCA experience.
The event brought together 60 participants from Indonesia, Australia, Botswana, and the Philippines to share experiences on implementing natural capital accounting.