Call for the reinforcement of CHM websites


The technology and the access to the Internet have evolved considerably since the early days of the Belgian CHM partnership. Web-based tools are different, as well as the use of the Internet by society. Focal points around the world need to adapt to these changes in order to take the best possible advantage of the emerging technologies for their work on the CHM.

Since 2006, the training for the CHM makes use of the ‘European Community CHM Portal Toolkit’ (PTK). From 2020 this Toolkit will be replaced by the Bioland tool developed by the Secretariat of the Convention in collaboration with Belgium and the CHM-IAC.

Many countries have started the transfer from  PTK-based websites to Bioland websites. However, due to time or connection constraints, they have not been able make a complete Bioland website. At this moment there is a situation for some countries that none of the two sites are up to date or coherent.

The Belgian CHM partnership regularly launches calls for proposals in order to help partner countries boost their contribution to the CHM websites. The objective of the initiative is to obtain websites that are:

  • officially endorsed by the national authorities
  • operational both in terms of format and content
  • updated with the relevant data
  • contain comprehensive information and national documents
  • make links with other relevant websites at national and international level