Collaborating in a common framework

Published: 25 June 2020
Last edited: 25 June 2020

Each year, the working group agrees on the theme for a shared working study, which aims to share the good practices, identify the leverages and obstacles in order to better address the solutions. The co-creation of the study ensures the members’ interest in the discussed topics, thus guaranteeing their commitment. In addition, aiming towards common goals enhances the synergies among the working group.   

For example, a working group focused on the mobilization of employees identified 11 examples of successful practices such as organizing nature visits on site, displaying signs presenting biodiversity issues of operational sites, organizing events and moments of exchange with specialists, identifying a biodiversity referent, organizing training sessions or competitions. 

Two fundamental aspects to efficiently mobilize the employees were determined:  

  • On one hand, the requirement to elaborate an engaged social approach led by the top management of businesses (CEOs); 

  • On the other hand, the importance of promoting measures that lead to action and promoting their experiences.

Classifications

Category
Communication, outreach and awareness building
Education, training and other capacity development activities
Scale of implementation
National

Enabling factors

  • Define a collaborative framework through a co-created study with the chair approval 

  • Diversity of ideas and skills to enlarge the spectrum of the opportunities to protect and restore biodiversity and the spectrum of envisioned solutions.   

  • Regular reporting to the working group members on the on-going and realized work

Lessons learned

  • Bringing together different stakeholders enhances communication and understanding between cross-sector stakeholders around a common goal. A common goal can facilitate the publication of studies and tools needed by the working group members in their activities.   

  • Bringing external speakers from the IUCN network to share their expertise on the ongoing study enables to go deeper in the discussions as well as to answer to raised questions.