The NBSAP Forum is a global partnership aiming to support NBSAP revisions. It is hosted by the Secretariat of Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The purpose of the NBSAP Forum web portal is to support countries in finding the information they need to develop and implement effective National Biodiversity Strategies and Action Plans (NBSAPs). The portal helps to develop a community of practice across a wide range of stakeholders, from national NBSAP practitioners who need access to timely information regarding best practices, guidance and resources, to individuals and organizations who wish to share their information, knowledge, support and resources. The NBSAP Forum portal provides a number of support functions, including:
- A repository of useful resources for NBSAP practitioners which can be explored by key themes;
- Online forums where members can ask the advice and share experiences with fellow practitioners and technical experts, organized by country, theme or region;
- A help desk facility and a list of Frequently Asked Questions to support NBSAP practitioners;
- A peer review facility in which practitioners can seek support and guidance on NBSAP development from fellow practitioners and technical experts.