Ushering in a Fresh Era for ABCGs Online Presence
Happy New Year!
The Africa Biodiversity Collaborative Group (ABCG) continues to advance understanding of critical biodiversity conservation challenges and their solutions in sub-Saharan Africa by fostering collaborative and adaptive learning opportunities that help practitioners improve, scale and replicate, while generating valuable user-driven knowledge disseminated globally. As such, we strive to apply the best accessible approaches to present practical knowledge to our community of conservation and cross-sector partners.
In 2017, ABCG took a critical look at the face of our collaboration—our interactive website—and invested in redesigning its functionality for a more effective user interface, including enhanced content searching, streamlined user experience, and agile layout. We are delighted to announce our newly redesigned ABCG website!
Our new look clearly presents the Current Issues we’re tacking while maintaining the ability to access our past work spanning a diverse range of conservation challenges over our almost 20 year history. The News and Events pages provide our visitors with up to date information on our implementation progress, publication releases, partner news, upcoming events, past event resources, and other highlights.
Additionally, we’ve refined our searchable database of Resources for greater ease of use. ABCG.org houses a wealth of collectively generated knowledge by ABCG members and partners who produce policy reviews, conduct workshop trainings, catalyze technology development and transfer, and improve upon conservation practices. These resources are shared with cross-sector communities of practice, which include local NGOs, civil society, and government agencies, to enable broader conservation impact across multiple landscapes, and to help avoid the pitfall of “reinventing the wheel”.
Collaboration cultivates the strengths of individual institutions; encouraging peer learning and applying specialized expertise to jointly addressing complex, interconnected conservation challenges in an integrated, multidisciplinary, and systematic manner for results that no one organization could accomplish effectively on its own. This is the strategic advantage of ABCG—a voluntary partnership to achieve substantial impact on a large scale.
By accessing the wide-ranging expertise of our members and their extensive networks throughout sub-Saharan Africa, ABCG is in a unique position to: draw on the best minds and institutions to work together, and enhance the impact of their combined resources; engage the affected community in seeking enduring solutions, and; share evidence-based knowledge with the broader conservation and development community.
We hope you find ABCG.org valuable as a portal, a forum, and resource for innovative conservation solutions. We encourage you to visit and engage with all who are interested in bridging the complex challenges of integrated development and biodiversity conservation.