This National Biodiversity Strategy & Action Plan 2014-2020 (NBSAP) provides an opportunity for the GSKN to mainstream biodiversity in the development process by setting new national targets, principles and priorities. It provides the framework for sustainable development; strengthening the implementation of the previous 2004 NBSAP; ensuring policy and action measures by GSKN strategically linked to business and biodiversity based on principles of equity; designing a framework enabling environment on matters related to conservation, sustainable use, resource access and benefit sharing; wildlife management related to invasive and alien species; raising awareness of the importance of genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with benefit-sharing issues (chap. 3); promoting the application of gender mainstreaming tools in BDC programmes; expanding opportunities for male-female participation in decision-making and leadership roles in BDC programmes and institutions; ensuring equitable access by both women and men to BDC interventions, particularly post disaster entitlements; increasing women’s access to environmental risk management information, including through public awareness on the gender perspective in disaster reduction; and strengthening comparative research and analysis on the gender aspects of risk configuration (sec. 3.3.7). Themes and sectors covered are: poverty reduction, agriculture and rural development, environmental protection, land degradation, water resource management, marine resources management land use planning, and infrastructure. gender mainstreaming, health issues, and climate change adaptation (3.2).