South Africa

WWViews on Biodiversity
On Saturday September 15th 2012, thousands of people around the world took part in a global event: “World Wide Views on Biodiversity”. The project engaged ordinary citizens in 25 countries in the process of policymaking and awareness raising to sustain a living and healthy planet. About hundred citizens in each participating country attended day-long meetings to learn about biodiversity issues, make up their minds about them, and express their views. The meetings started at dawn in the Pacific and continue until dusk in the Americas. All meetings had the same agenda and used the same approach in order to make results comparable and useful for policymakers gathered in October 2012 in India to discuss future policy measures for preserving biological diversity.

WWViews on Biodiversity in South Africa
The Kwa Zulu- Natal Department of Education and the Royal Haskoning DHV are the national organisers of the WWViews day in South Africa.

Department of Education

Main Project Manager for South Africa: Dr. Busisiwe P.Msimango


Main Project Manager: Dr.T.Fasheun

WWViews Venue
The citizen consultation on international biodiversity politics in South Africa took place on September 15th at Coastlands Hotel, Conference room, Ridge Road, Musgrave, Durban, Kwa Zulu- Natal.
Results of the WWViews meeting in South Africa
Link to the results page


WWV Biodiversity South Africa
Find more photos from the citizen meeting in South Africa on Flickr


Documentary on the process and the results of World Wide Views on Biodiversity


Information Material for Citizens

World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Information Material for Citizens – English (The Danish Board of Technology, June 2012)


World Wide Views on Biodiversity – Information Videos for the Citizens – English

1. Introduction to biodiversity, 2. Biodiversity on land, 3. Biodiversity in the sea, 4. Burden and Benefit Sharing