The WAVES program, The Nature Conservancy and others worked closely with the Philippines Government to assess the value of mangroves nationally.
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Portia Segomelo shares experiences from Botswana's natural capital accounting program.
Around 70 representatives of eight WAVES countries, plus donors, UN agencies, academics, and experts, attended the two-day meeting in Kigali.
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.