PANORAMA Frequently Asked Questions

Below is a list of the most asked questions. If you want to know how to contribute, criteria for solutions and the details of the submission process, please review the Solution Provider Manual. Should you have additional queries, please write to

How do you know that solutions can be replicated across different sectors and regions?

While some experiences may be so specific to a particular context that they cannot be replicated, typically certain aspects of an approach are transferrable. For that reason, PANORAMA breaks solutions down into replicable building blocks. By breaking down the solution into its fundamental components, other practitioners can take up those elements that relate most closely to their own challenges. Of course, typically – but not always – solutions from a comparable geographic, ecological and/or socio-economic context are most relevant. 

We know that this works, because we have seen this uptake of knowledge from PANORAMA seen in action many times.  

Why should we publish our solutions on the PANORAMA web Platform?

PANORAMA is about best practices your organisation can proudly promote, share and gain recognition. Publishing your solution on the PANORAMA platform gives you visibility and exposure to a large network of practitioners but also partners and donors around the world. It is also your contribution to a positive impact to be replicated in multiple locations for more impact.

Which languages are in use within PANORAMA?

There are 3 official languages: English, French and Spanish. Supporting communications in many languages means that solution providers can access and better understand the PANORAMA Platform and the secretariat work. Solution providers can interact with the 3 languages by, for example, submitting solutions or requesting information.

How do you measure the impact of PANORAMA?

Since the website launch in 2016, the PANORAMA web-platform collected hundreds of solutions from around the world and connected several solutions seekers to solutions providers through the platform. PANORAMA partnership contributes to Sustainable Development Goals as a multi-actors' partnership, it operates under SDG 17 (partnerships for the goals) and disseminates knowledge and best practices by publishing successful solutions.

Can projects led by governments or private sector entities be uploaded as solutions on the PANORAMA platform?

The PANORAMA web platform is an open and accessible database where principally everyone can register and upload their draft solutions. Solutions then undergo review (quality assurance), and the solution provider might be requested to make revisions before the solution is published. PANORAMA also reserves the right to decline solutions for publication if they don't adhere to our criteria.

How can PANORAMA confirm the success of a solution?

Before publication on the platform, all PANORAMA solutions are undergoing a review process. This is done by expert reviewers who are practitioners in the selected field according to the region and the language. They ensure a consistent quality check of the solutions portfolio and support the solution providers in self-identifying the core success factors.

How do you define innovative and successful solutions for PANORAMA?

A solution that understood the need of the target regarding biodiversity conservation and contribute to a relevant thematic, demonstrated impact and can be replicable and/or scalable. You can find more information here in our Manual

How do you protect Solution providers data on the platform?

Aligning with to EU data protection rules, PANORAMA guarantees the protection of your personal data on the web platform as set in the declaration of consent you accepted when registering. As the protection of personal data is very important, this declaration explains what data relating to registered users of the platform is stored and the purpose for which it is used and EU GDPR compliance.

Is PANORAMA interested in small projects as we see global projects and initiatives funded by big donors

PANORAMA website is an open and accessible platform and everyone can register and upload their solutions– principally, anyone representing any organization can contribute a solution. Users of the PANORAMA platform mainly represent Civil Societies Organizations (big and small) who access the latest experiences and lessons learned.

As a global platform, how does PANORAMA benefit local people?

PANORAMA is a neutral, free platform that is open to everyone, either as a “solution provider” or as a “solution seeker”. Grassroots organizations can showcase their work and gain global visibility or improve new and ongoing initiatives by learning from existing practices. We take special care to make sure our platform is easily accessible and inclusive to diverse audiences. PANORAMA also goes beyond its online platform: We actively engage with our community of users and, through projects, support targeted knowledge sourcing and provision. 

PANORAMA is uniquely placed to connect local experiences from the ground with global policy processes, such as those under the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). 

How to be part of PANORAMA?

If you wish to contribute one or several solutions, you can simply do so by uploading them on the platform, provided they are a thematic fit for any of the existing Thematic Communities.

Everyone can volunteer to be PANORAMA ambassador, a title awarded to practitioners who fully support the PANORAMA initiative and well-connected within their community. Send a message to if you’d like to know more.  

Thematic community coordination is an “entry door” into PANORAMA partnership initiative for different communities of practice. It is actively expanding to include further topics and new partners. “Partner” refers to an entity engaged in coordinating a specific thematic community, alone or as part of a consortium with other partners. These entities can be units from within the existing PANORAMA partner institutions, or new external institutions. If you’d like to collaborate with PANORAMA in other ways, e.g. around advancing the knowledge sharing methodology, please send an email to to discuss further to define the exact collaboration interest from both sides, whether any degree of formalization is required, specific next steps for operationalizing the collaboration etc.

Who are the PANORAMA partners?

PANORAMA is a joint initiative of a diverse group of partners with complementing strengths, expertise and networks. IUCN and GIZ, as the initiating organizations of the partnership, constitute the PANORAMA Management Unit and assume particular responsibility for the long-term development of PANORAMA. All partner organizations are involved in the coordination of one or multiple PANORAMA Communities (themes). 

Development Partners provide resources, visibility and/or political support.  

In a wider sense, solution providers and solution seekers, as well as PANORAMA Ambassadors and external solution case study reviewers are also members of the PANORAMA partnership, each contributing in important ways. 

You can find more information about the partnership here