Invitation to the EABRN Training Webinar Series 2023

When :

from Wednesday 1 March, 2023
to Wednesday 10 May, 2023

Type of event :

Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

In order to share the outstanding research and governance experiences of the biosphere reserves (BRs), facilitate the capacity building of member countries and enhance the influence of the East Asia Biosphere Reserves Network (EABRN). From 1 March to 10 May 2023, the EABRN Secretariat will organize a series of online training workshops and, with the advice of the Steering Committee members, will invite experts and academics in relevant fields to act as trainers for the training webinars, focusing on a range of topics in the field of environmental conservation and reserve area management. Please find the themes and arrangements at the end of this article.


We would like to invite all EABRN members, students and experts from universities, research institutions and UNESCO Chairs to join us in the webinar. The webinars will be in English. Please find the registration access below. The participants will be awarded a training certificate by the UNESCO Beijing office on the successful completion of each of the training sessions.


For the third training webinar:



Information Technology for Nature Management



29 March 2023, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm (Beijing time) 



Prof. Shahbaz Khan PhD, DSc

Director of UNESCO Beijing Office and the UNESCO Representative to the People’s Republic of China, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Japan, Mongolia and the Republic of Korea



Dr. Ai Sugiura

Natural Science Programme Specialist, UNESCO Beijing Office


Trainers and speech topics:

  • Prof. Keping Ma

Professor at the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences

Topic: ICT applications in Biodiversity Inventory and Monitoring


  • Dr. Muhammad Niswar

Associate Professor at the Department of Informatics, Faculty of Engineering, Hasanuddin University

Topic: AIoT-enabled Smart Urban Agriculture for efficient agricultural operation and management


  • Mr. Jianan E

Former JPO in UNESCO Montevideo Ecological and Earth Science (2017-2022)

Topic: Empowering UNESCO Designated Sites in LAC: How ICT Builds Resilience Against Global Challenges


Key learnings of this webinar:

The importance of biodiversity inventory and monitoring to nature management; ICT support in advancing biodiversity inventory and monitoring process; artificial intelligence of things; smart urban agriculture; efficient agricultural operation and management; data management; knowledge management; UNESCO Designated Site in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC); etc.


Participate via Zoom

Registration Link:



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The themes and dates for this webinar series are as blow (10:00 am-12:00 pm Beijing Time, every other Wednesdays):


  1. 1 March 2023: 

Biosphere Reserves for Education for Sustainable Development

  1. 15 March 2023: 

Disaster Risk Management

  1. 29 March 2023: 

Information Technology for Nature Management

  1. 12 April 2023: 

Panel Discussion on the Sharm El-Sheikh Implementation Plan

  1. 26 April 2023: 

Biodiversity Conservation

  1. 10 May 2023:

Post-pandemic BR Management and Development – Ecotourism


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