Invitation to the EABRN Training Webinar Series 2023 (Final Session)

When :

from Wednesday 10 May, 2023
to Wednesday 10 May, 2023

EABRN Training Webinar Series 2023


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 sixth training webinar (final session):



Post-pandemic BR Management and Development – Ecotourism



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



Prof. Shahbaz Khan PhD, DSc

Director of UNESCO Multisectoral Regional Office for East Asia (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




Natural Science Programme Specialist, UNESCO Beijing Office


Trainers and speech topics:

  • Dr. Miyeon Yoo

Biosphere Reserve Manager, Yeoncheon County (Tourism Division, Geopark & BR Team)

Topic: Changing Tourism Management in Yeoncheon Imjin River Biosphere Reserve during the pre-and post-Pandemic


  • Ms. Tatjana V. Yashina

Deputy Director for Science at Katunskiy Biosphere Reserve

Topic: Development of Ecotourism at Katunskiy Biosphere Reserve (Russia):  issues and perspectives in post-pandemic times


  • Ms. CAO Nguyen Thao HUYEN

Secretary of the Cu Lao Cham-Hoi An World Biosphere Reserve Management Board

Topic: Community-based Tourism in Cu Lao Cham (core zone of the biosphere) - Opportunities and Challenges


Key learnings of this webinar:

The experiences of tourism management in YIBR during the pandemic; preparation for post-pandemic management; the specific impact of ecotourism for remote mountainous areas; monitoring the impact of ecotourism: design of the monitoring system for BR and its managerial applications; effects of the COVID pandemics for development of tourism; reconciling conservation and tourism: the concept of slow tourism and local communities of the BR community-based tourism models in Cu Lao Cham, history, success, and challenges pre- and post-pandemic; community-based tourism can support sustainable development on Cu Lao Cham - core zone of the biosphere reserve; etc.


Participate via Zoom

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The themes and dates for this webinar series are as below (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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