New Projects Workshops, June 2023

In June 2023, two events were hosted for new projects funded under the IWT Challenge Fund Round 9.

Webinar: Finance, administrative and technical reporting

On Thursday 1 June 2023, a webinar was held to provide guidance to new projects on finance, administrative and technical reporting for all three Biodiversity Challenge Fund projects (Darwin Initiative, Darwin Plus, IWT Challenge Fund).

The aim of this webinar was to welcome newly funded projects, and provide advice and support relating to financial, administrative and technical reporting.

This webinar was open to anyone with an interest in understanding how their project should be managed – Project Leaders, technical team members, finance and administrative staff. This event was open to all new Biodiversity Challenge Funds projects.


The slides from the sessions can be accessed here.

The webinar was recorded and can be viewed below.


Workshop Session: M&E Plan and Standard Indicators

On Wednesday 7 June 2023, two workshops were held to provide new IWT Challenge Fund and Darwin Initiative Capability and Capacity projects with the opportunity to consider their project’s monitoring and evaluation plans and understand new requirements related to Standard Indicators through presentations and group work exercises with other new projects. The morning and afternoon sessions were identical, repeated only to cater for time zones.

The workshop was designed to inform new projects funded under Round 9 of the IWT Challenge Fund and Round 29 of the Darwin Initiative Capability & Capacity, and was open to Project Leaders and technical team members.


The slides from the sessions can be accessed here.

The M&E plan template can be downloaded here.

The workshop was recorded and can be viewed below.