Project ID GLO0119833

BES-Net II (2020-2028) aims to formalize the scientists-policymakers-practitioners partnership and strengthen synergy and complementarity in their BES-related decisions, actions and subsequent impacts in target countries. UNESCO is tasked with enhancing connections between policy, science and indigenous and local knowledge within BES-Net II activities, for improved outcomes for biodiversity and indigenous peoples and local communities.

  • On-going

USD 2,435,244

Total Project Budget

USD 700,854

Total Incurred Expenditures


Start Date 2020.05.06
End Date 2028.10.31
Benchmark as of 2023.06.30

Geographical Scope and Beneficiaries

Financial plan

Type of Funding Uses of Funding Sources of Funding Project Budget (USD) Incurred Expenditures (USD)
Voluntary Contribution - Tightly Earmarked Natural sciences United Nations Development Programme 2,435,244 700,854

Project contributes to

Contribution to UNESCO Results Framework 2022-2025
Sector: Natural sciences
Outcome 3 - Enhance knowledge for climate action, biodiversity, water and ocean management, and disaster risk reduction Output: 3.SC1 - Inclusive knowledge and capacities of Member States strengthened to advance and apply science for sustainable management of natural resources, ecosystem and biodiversity conservation and restoration, and disaster risk resilience
Outcome 5 - Enhance the protection and promotion of the diversity of heritage and cultural expressions Output: 5.IP3 - Member States capacities and awareness are strengthened to protect, safeguard and promote Indigenous knowledge, cultures, and languages through inclusive policies and targeted action
Contribution to Sustainable Development Goals
  • 100%
UNESCO Global Priorities and Priority Groups
  • Gender Equality | 5%
  • Youth | 5%
  • Priority Africa | 36%
  • Small Island Developing States | 16%