Fourth Stakeholders Steering Committee (SSC) meeting for BioTrade

Fourth Stakeholders Steering Committee (SSC) meeting for BioTrade
01 - 31 May 2021

Virtual sessions on Zoom

  • May 5 2021, 15:00-17:00 (CET): Session 1 Highlights of past and upcoming activities: Zoom registration   
  • May 6 2021, 15:00-17:00 (CET):  Session 2 Post-2020 global biodiversity framework Zoom registration  
  • May 20, 2021, 14:00-16:00 (CEST): Session 3 Communication and Awareness Raising Zoom registration
  • May 26, 2021, 14:00-16:00 (CEST): Session 4 COVID-19  Zoom Registration


Building on the achievements from the past few years, the 4th annual Stakeholders Steering Committee (4SSC) Meeting will be held virtually. The aim of the meeting will be to: update the existing Roadmap, share new projects and upcoming activities among partners, discuss priority/emerging issues within BioTrade and discussdebate on  areas of potential collaboration and joint work.

In light of the SSC meetings being held virtually, this year the sessions will be held on 4 separate days in May focusing on:

  1. Updates and highlights of BioTrade partners;
  2. post-2020 global biodiversity framework;
  3. Communication and Awareness Raising, and
  4. COVID-19.

The online meeting sessions will take place on the Zoom platform.


In March 2018, the UNCTAD BioTrade Initiative launched its programme “Linking trade, biodiversity and sustainable development” with the financial support of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs SECO. This 4-year programme aims to contribute to the advancement of SDGs 15 and 17, and relevant Aichi targets – as well as the upcoming post-Aichi targets – by increasing coordination and knowledge sharing among stakeholders; creating an enabling policy environment for BioTrade companies; and facilitating market linkages for companies selling BioTrade-related products. To achieve these objectives, the programme is implemented by UNCTAD in close collaboration with its BioTrade partners and relevant stakeholders. 

A crucial element of the programme is the Stakeholders Steering Committee (SSC), which annually brings tighter BioTrade partners and serves as the coordination mechanism set out under the programme to promote collaboration and cooperation of BioTrade activities. The SSC also serves to review a four-year work plan known as the Roadmap which sets priorities, guides partners' interventions, allocates responsibilities, and lists areas of potential partnerships. Additionally, the SSC serves as a platform to identify emerging issues, and transfer of knowledge, and sharing lessons and good practices learned from BioTrade related activities


BioTrade partners

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Ana Patricia, ITC
03 Jun 2021
Bianca Brasil, Program Manager – Business Engagement
03 Jun 2021
03 Jun 2021
Karen McDonald Gayle, Caribbean Biodiversity Fund
03 Jun 2021

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