Annual contributions from Contracting Parties
The General Trust Fund of AEWA receives its revenue from the mandatory annual contributions from the Parties to the Agreement, in accordance with Resolution 7.12. It covers the core administrative costs of the Secretariat (i.e. salaries, travel, office operation and maintenance) and part of the costs of the Meeting of the Parties and its subsidiary bodies, the Standing Committee and the Technical Committee. The General Trust Fund contains only very limited budget provisions for implementation purposes.
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Voluntary contributions from donors
Most of the AEWA projects and activities to implement the Agreement are financed through earmarked voluntary contributions from donors. They flow into a separate trust fund.
Also, in-kind support can, in principle, be provided by any government, organization or private institution hosting an AEWA meeting or providing a service, product or human resources for free, e.g. through the secondment of personnel.
Call for funding
The Secretariat is urgently looking for funding for the below activities that have been prioritized for 2019/2020. If you would like to contribute to the implementation of AEWA through financial and/or in-kind support, please contact the Secretariat at AEWA.Secretariat@unep-aewa.org
|Project||Description||AEWA mandate||Contribution to Aichi Targets and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)||Funding gap in EUR|
|World Migratory Bird Day||
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the protection of migratory birds and their habitats. On the second Saturday in May and October, people around the world take action and organise public events such as bird festivals, education programmes and birdwatching excursions to celebrate World Migratory Bird Day.
For the 2020 campaign funds are needed to develop and publish awareness raising materials (website, posters, stickers etc.) and to support local events.
|Resolution 6.10, AEWA Communication Strategy||SDG 15.1,
Aichi Target 1
|Report on the conservation status of migratory waterbirds in the Agreement area, 8th edition (CSR8)||In accordance with paragraphs 7.4 (a) and 7.5 of the AEWA Action Plan a CSR shall be prepared for every session of the Meeting of the Parties. So far, a CSR has been produced for each session of the AEWA MOP, allowing a long-term overview of the changing status of the migratory waterbird populations listed on Table 1 of the AEWA Action Plan. The CSR also informs the Strategic Plan indicators and is of fundamental importance for the monitoring of implementation of the Agreement.||7.4 (a), 7.5 AEWA Action Plan||
SDG 15.5, Aichi Target 19
|CSR trend analysis methodology review, stage 1: validation of current methodology||In relation to the CSR the Technical Committee agreed to assess other available methods to calculate trends with the aim of supporting decision-making processes and establish which is the best for which populations/regions etc. The first step of this assessment will be a validation by an independent expert of the currently-used methodology.||Strategic Plan 2019-2027: Target 1.4, TC work plan 5.2.1||SDG 15.5, Aichi Target 19||16,950|
|Waterbird monitoring priorities||Under the Strategic Plan 2019-2027, the Technical Committee has been tasked to identify priorities for the systematic development of monitoring of waterbird populations and the drivers of their trends, in order to increase the number of populations whose status is assessed on the basis of the most complete and up-to-date monitoring data, as well as the quality of these assessments, as per the AEWA Strategic Plan 2019-2027.||
Strategic Plan 2019-2027: Target 1.4, TC work plan 5.2
|SDG 17.18, Aichi Target 19||33,900|
|Site monitoring framework and guidance||Under the Strategic Plan 2019-2027, the Technical Committee has been tasked to develop a monitoring framework for the AEWA flyway site network (building on the preliminary Site Network Report presented to MOP5) that is coordinated with similar reporting under other multilateral processes. The Technical Committee agreed n the modalities of its implementation, which include the development of a set of technical site monitoring guidance.||Strategic Plan 2019-2027: Target 3.2, TC work plan 3.2||Aichi Target 11||22,600|
|Site invetory data preparation||The Technical Committee has been tasked under the Strategic Plan 2019-2027 to develop a simple framework for use by the Parties to review and confirm the inventory of known nationally and internationally important sites. The Technical Committee agreed on a guidance on interpreting AEWA Action Plan references to "sites of international or national importance" and "internationally accepted criteria of international importance" as well as on the proposed inventory framework. In line with the agreed inventory framwork, the Secretariat should compile a comprehensive list of all identified sites of importance in all Contracting Parties, to be followed by validation of those by the Parties. The first step in the compliation of the site lists is collation, extraction and organisation of existing data.||Strategic Plan: Target 3.1, TC work plan 3.1||Aichi Target 11||5,650|