National Focal Point:
Mr Isuf Fetai, Ministry of Environment and Physical Planning
+389 70 488 006
HOW IS NORTH MACEDONIA ORGANISED TO GET ENGAGED IN IPBES
We are currently an IPBES Observer and are preparing to become a member of IPBES.
Initially, as a focal point, I distribute the notifications that come to me from the secretariat to many experts in the field of ecology and with our colleagues.
Initially, after receiving the notification from the secretariat, I consult with other colleagues and we evaluate on which fields the experts should be nominated.
The nomination of experts is done by the focal point. We then send the CV and application of the experts to the secretariat аnd wait for them to make the selection.
CONTRIBUTION TO THE IPBES WORK PROGRAMME
In our country we have two strategies approved by the government of the Republic of north Macedonia:
The National strategy for nature protection 2017-2027 with action plan: https://www.moepp.gov.mk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Национална-стратегија-за-заштита-на-природата-2017-2027.pdf (in Macedonian)
and the national strategy for biodiversity protection with action plan 2018-2023: https://www.moepp.gov.mk/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/NATIONAL-BIODIVERSITY_MKD.pdf (in Macedonian)
We are carefully implementing action plans from both strategies.
Unfortunately, not so far.
Since IPBES is something new for most experts in our country and many people in the field of ecology do not have knowledge about the work of IPBES, it would be very good to organize events to strengthen capacity in our country.
TYPE OF ENGAGEMENT WITH STAKEHOLDERS
Initially, by distributing the notifications we receive from the secretariat.