In 2010 and 2011, the RBINS organized or co-organized three training workshops about biodiversity. Two of them aimed at integrating biodiversity into sectorial policies.
- 2010-2011 Training Workshop destined to the «underwriters» of the Belgian Export Credit Agency (ONDD).
The purpose of this four-session training workshop was to help the underwriters to better understand the concepts and challenges related to biodiversity and ecosystem services. By doing so, it helped them to better integrate biodiversity in their evaluation criteria for the projects they support. The workshop was set up in partnership with the FPS Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment.
- 2011 Training Workshop destined to the staff of the Belgian Development Cooperation (DGD).
This three-session training workshop was organized by the “Multilateral Environment Affairs” department of the DGD. They had noticed that biodiversity was not always correctly integrated in the management of direct and indirect bilateral cooperation (NGOs). The workshop focused 1) on the identification of the interactions between development projects and biodiversity and ecosystem services (implementation of the “Rio Markers”); 2) on the ex-ante evaluation of the projects potential impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services (implementation of the environmental “toolkit” developed by KLIMOS).
- 2011-2012 Training Workshop destined to high school teachers.
This workshop was organized by the CECAFOC with the support of the RBINS and destined to the high school teachers of the French catholic network. The themes of the workshop was the “ABC of biodiversity” and the “Impacts of men on biodiversity”. It combined theoretical presentations, debates and practical exercises with a game on biodiversity in the city.
In 2008, the RBINS also organized two seminars destined to staff members of the FPS Social Security in the framework of the Sustainable Development Week. The themes of the workshop was the “ABC of biodiversity”, “Impacts of men on biodiversity” and “What can we do for biodiversity?”.