German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


40 yeras CIPSEM

40 years of Training in Environmental Management

Foto: Lisa Burgstedt
UNEP Kurs 2017 Lisa Burgstedt

Vilm, 17.03.2017 In March 2017, 20 participants of the 40th UNEP/UNESCO/BMUB course "Environmental Management for Developing and Emerging Countries" have undertaken an intensive training week in international nature conservation at the International Academy for Nature Conservation Isle of Vilm. Participants from Botswana, Brazil, China, Colombia, Ethiopia, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jamaica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mexico, Niger, Peru, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda, and Vietnam were exposed to simulation games, group work, discussion rounds, movies and lectures by experts from the Federal Agency and to excursions that addressed key aspects of the international framework for biodiversity conservation. The Vilm Academy has been a partner of the course for more than 20 years and is sharing its own expertise and experience in, for example, marine conservation, access and benefit sharing as well as international conservation negotiations. A short insight into the Vilm training week is available here:

Since 1977, the 6-month course that addresses key decision makers from developing and emerging countries provides a holistic understanding of the environmental challenges and demonstrates promising solutions. Due to its success the course is one of the longest running capacity development programmes in environmental management.