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Convention on Wetlands

5th Strategic Plan Questionnaire


The Strategic Plan is the key document guiding implementation of the Convention on Wetlands. It sets priorities to inform the activities of Contracting Parties, the work program of the Secretariat, and the support provided by other bodies of the Convention such as the Scientific and Technical Review Panel (STRP) and the International Organization Partners (IOPs). The Convention is currently working under the 4th Strategic Plan which runs until 2024.

The Convention’s Strategic Plan Working Group has the mandate to lead on the preparation of a draft 5th Strategic Plan for consideration at the next Conference of the Parties in 2025 (COP15). Following guidance from the Conference of the Parties, the Strategic Plan Working Group is committed to a process that is inclusive, transparent and accessible to enable full and effective participation of all interested Contracting Parties, partners and stakeholders.

This questionnaire is an initial step in the consultation and engagement process in order to inform the content and direction of the 5th Strategic Plan.

More information on the development of the 5th Strategic Plan is available at:



Please answer each question on the basis of either your own knowledge if you are completing the questionnaire as an individual, or on the basis of the organisation that you are representing.

It is anticipated that the questionnaire will take less than 10 minutes to complete.

To go back or forward during the survey please use the buttons at the bottom of the screen not the back and forward arrows on your browser.

All answers will be treated anonymously and in confidence.

Thank you in advance for your co-operation and input.