Working Group 4 Capacity Building, Education and Awareness Raising

Will address the full range of related matters relevant to environmental awareness building, education at all levels, and various types and capacity building.

The primary initial themes to be addressed by this Working Group include the following:

  • Uses of environmental information networks for increasing public awareness
  • Access to environmental information infrastructure in support of education at primary and secondary school levels, as well as higher education and research
  • Technical capacity building for environmental institutions – issues, challenges and opportunities
  • Knowledge and technology transfer
  • Knowledge management
  • Social network information and crowd-sourcing

Group Members:


William Sonntag, US Environment Protection Agency (EPA)
Sives Govender, Environment Information Systems (EIS) Africa


Karolina Slowinska, European Environment Agency (EEA)
Daniel Edelson, National Geographic Society
Claire Brown, UNEP – World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC)
Jonathan Allotey, Ghana EPA
Lucy Waruingi, Africa Conservation Center
Carol Excell, World Resources Institute (WRI)
Rob Barnes, UNEP GRID-Arendal
Victor Lagutov, Central European University
Olimpia Castillo Blanco, Communication and Education – Mexico
Marcos Regis Silva, CITES
Mazen Bader Ahmad Al-Malkawi, WHO
Andrew Skidmore, ITC
Jacques Andre Ndione, Centre du Suivi Ecologique

A White paper demonstrating the key issues, challenges, opportunities and way forward produced by the Capacity Building, Education and Awareness Building Working Group can be accessed below:

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