Reinforcing Capacity Building for Defending Biodiv.. (DEBPAL2)
Reinforcing Capacity Building for Defending Biodiversity in the Palestinian Territories
Start date: Mar 1, 2012,
End date: Feb 28, 2015
The objective of DEBPAL is to reinforce the cooperation capacities of Al-Quds University, to improve its researches activities in defence and recovery of Biodiversity (including Agro-Biodiversity), in the interlinked fields of conservation and restoration as requested by the international Convention on Biological Diversity, a major commitment in the European Union main politics.The Palestinian Territories are an emblematic case of massive Biodiversity loss, determining a series of severe consequences on the nature’s state and on human life and economy. From this point of view it is important to remember that the Convention on Biological Diversity considerate the Agro-Biodiversity an essential part of the Biodiversity inextricable whole, to protected by the States Parties. Therefore, the competences, techniques and technologies that will be developed in AQU are focused at integrating Biodiversity, cultural and social perspectives into a coherent sustainable landscape management.This approach is strategic for the Palestinian Territories but also, in a larger dimension, for the whole of the Mediterranean Region, where the erosion of Biodiversity is a worsening and expanding problem due to the human impact on the environment and the absence of consistent global politics to combat and control it.The Capacity building of AL-Quds University in this strategic field will be increased by :Networking and joint research activities in Biodiversity conservation and restoration and related socio-economic aspects, with a well experienced Italian University.Training in nursery activities with a Italian SME already involved in several EU research project in this field.Training in EU projects approach, selection, preparation and submission, with a Belgian not for profit research association.Development of an Al Quds University’s research/policy strategy, able to support the Government in its related planning activities, according to the EU Policy and objectives.
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