decision_makingThe RRH contributes to effective, equitable and sustainable management and governance of protected and conserved areas. The provision of data, information and guidance can enhance the protected area decision-making and planning at regional, national and site levels.

The Regional Observatories provide these services that allow planners and decision makers to access the most updated and comprehensive information on protected areas and natural resources management using the Reference Information Systems. The production of periodic status reports on biodiversity and other policy support materials, as well as the networking function of the Observatories benefit conservation planners and decision makers.

State of Protected Area Reports

The RRH is producing together with BIOPAMA team the State of Protected Areas in Eastern and Southern Area. The goal is to keep it as a regional periodic status reports on biodiversity and sustainable resources management . The information available is drawn from the Reference Information Systems and analysed to portray the state of protected areas in the region.

Policy briefs, publications and info-graphics

The knowledge generated through the use of the RRH tools and services is presented in different formats that support planning and decision making and the capacity development endeavours of the RRH. They include story maps, success stories, situation analysis, country and protected area reports, technical briefs and other guiding publications.

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The Vision

"The vision of the Regional Resource Hub is to be a leading resource centre that supports (local, national and regional) effective decision making and governance on protected areas and biodiversity and their link to sustainable development objectives."

What RRH offers

Regional Reference Information System
The ESA HUB has a regional reference information system that is free, secure and built using open source technologies. It hosts a broad range of data that can be stored and used, such as field data, indicators, satellite imagery, maps, photos, surveys and documents.

Knowledge Products
The ESA HUB provide information and knowledge products that allow conservation actors, donors and decision makers to access the most updated and comprehensive information on protected areas and natural resources management at regional, national and site levels.

Capacity Building
We develop the capacity of stakeholders on protected and conserved area management effectiveness, governance, equity and data management. Most of the training opportunities are offered at Regional Level and the dates are announced at the Upcoming Events section.

RRH in Numbers

Countries Covered
Regional Economic Communities
Trained People

Stakeholder Map

EU - European Union
OACPS - Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States
IUCN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
JRC - Joint Research Centre of the European Commission
WCMC - World Conservation Monitoring Center

EAC - East African Community
SADC - Southern African Development Community
IOC - Indian Ocean Commission
IGAD - Intergovernmental Authority on Development
RCMRD - Regional Centre For Mapping Of Resources For Development

Intervention Area

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