The Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice is a regional learning and knowledge platform that brings together professionals from governments institutions, nongovernmental organizations and academia that are interested in or working on Natural Capital Accounting (NCA) in Africa. It was initiated in November 2019, following the first Africa Forum on Natural Capital Accounting in Kampala, Uganda. Attended by representatives from 18 African countries, participants expressed unanimous support for the creation of a community of practice on NCA in Africa. Responding to this demand, the Global Program on Sustainability, the Gaborone Declaration for Sustainability in Africa, the United Nations Statistics Division, and the United Nations Environment Programme, committed to provide technical support to this community over the coming years.
The Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice aims to build momentum and mainstream NCA into statistical production and policy in all African countries by supporting best practices through capacity building and knowledge sharing. To that end, and over the next few years, the community of practice intends to hold regular forums at regional and international fora; share information through a newsletter; produce joint communications including case studies; share experiences through south-south exchanges and joint trainings; and build technical expertise through themed working groups, among other activities. A interim volunteer working group has been convened to coordinate the development of a workplan to guide the implementation of these activities. It will also coordinate the appointment of focal points in countries across Africa who will be responsible for connecting their colleagues in government to the activities of the community of practice.
The official website of the Community of Practice is hosted by UNECA. The site includes more information about the activities under the CoP and resources relating to NCA in Africa. It also features a Discussion Board where you can post questions and participate in discussions.
The Africa Natural Capital Accounting Community of Practice welcomes new partnerships that align with ongoing initiatives both in Africa and at the global level. Institutions interested in sharing information, sponsoring activities, or collaborating with us, can get in touch using the contact form below.
- African NCA Community of Practice Webinar Series
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African NCA Community of Practice Webinar Series:
- July 30,2020 Ocean Accounting – Novel approaches to Ocean Governance
- June 4, 2020 Revision of the SEEA EEA statistical standard
- May 28, 2020 Linking natural capital accounting to policy in Africa