Our Members in the News: The Birdlife International 48th Global Council Meeting 2014

06 July 2014 | Article

 The Council participates in an interactive workshop for local institutions being hosted by the Arab Bank in Jordan and organized by RSCN. An opportunity  to promote RSCN’s work as a BirdLife Partner in Jordan.

 BirdLife International is the world’s largest Partnership of national civil society nature
Conservation organisations and the world leader in bird conservation, represented in 118 countries and territories around the world. Its unique local-to-global approach delivers high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people. 

BirdLife is governed by a Council of Trustees elected by its national Partners according to their geographical distribution. The regions represented are: Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe & Central Asia, Middle East, and the Pacific.BirdLife Council therefore includes an impressive representation of conservation leaders from some of the most active and successful national nature conservation organisations around the world.

BirdLife Council is chaired by Mr. Khaled Irani, former Jordanian Minister for the Environment and Energy, and meets twice a year to combine the business meeting of the Trustees with other events, such as this interactive workshop sponsored by the Arab Bank.

BirdLife is governed by an elected Global Council made up of CEOs from across the whole Partnership.Every 5 years the Partnership elects their regional representatives on Council from among their Partners with an external Chair and Treasurer – 17 people in total.

In an interactive workshop in Amman, the council presented examples of the challenges faced and how collaboration with the private and public sectors have helped to mitigate or resolve the threats in Birdlife projects.

"The role of the private sector in delivering sustainable development is crucial and is becoming increasingly influential" - Council 

This workshop examined the role of the private sector in the environmental sector in the Middle East.

For more inforamtion about the workshop its objectives and more, check the workshop report or contact:

Ala'a Abdo
pr@rscn.org.jo