UNA Rivers aims to:
Mainstream biodiversity and nature-based solutions into land use planning and decision-making processes
Increase awareness of ecosystem services through capacity building
Mobilise project activities through alignment with international policies and processes (such as the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Aichi Biodiversity Targets and the Sustainable Development Goals)
Improve co-ordination between key stakeholders to work together towards integrating biodiversity into land use planning
Connect local communities with nature to encourage appreciation, cultural activation and human well-being
Implement community-based projects along urban river systems to improve river restoration and revitalisation, and improve human well-being and livelihood creation
All project activities intent to transform the city landscape. The project aims to play a role in the process of transformation by effectively challenging dynamics that created the challenges in the first place. This project places emphasis on ensuring effective processes for sustainable change as well as on producing tangible products.