Sub-Global Assessment Network

Sub-Global Assessment Network

The Sub-Global Assessment Network (SGAN) aims to build the capacity of its members, including practitioners, researchers and policymakers, to undertake and use ecosystem assessments.

The Sub-Global Assessment Network (SGAN) aims to convene a community of practice that builds capacity and shares experiences around sub-global ecosystems assessments. Members of the network may include practitioners, researchers and decision-makers.



In 2007, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), in collaboration with a consortium of partners, convened the SGAN to provide ongoing support for sub-global assessments catalyzed during the course of the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment or in its follow-up.

UNEP-WCMC is pleased to be reconvening members and welcoming new partners to the SGAN. The aim is to strengthen the activities of the network by:

  • Supporting national ecosystem assessments
  • Encouraging & fostering knowledge-sharing between sub-global assessments
  • Providing training opportunities relating to tools, approaches and assessment processes

By bringing together the National Ecosystem Assessment Initiative and the Sub-Global Assessment Network, UNEP-WCMC aims to increase the support to countries undertaking sub-global ecosystem assessments and foster knowledge sharing and capacity building among those involved on assessments.

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