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 fifth training webinar:
26 April 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
Dr. Ai SUGIURA
Natural Science Programme Specialist, UNESCO Beijing Office
Trainers and speech topics:
- Prof. Won Seog Park
Professor at School of Law, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, ROK
Topic: Biodiversity and Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework
- Dr. Mirna Ines Fernandez Pradel
Policy Co-coordinator of Global Youth Biodiversity Network
Topic: Advocating for Effective and Inclusive Conservation Policies
- Mr. Chad Tudenggongbu
Programme Officer, Local Communities & Indigenous Peoples Platform (LCIPP), Vulnerability Subprogramme, Adaptation Programme, UNFCCC Secretariat
Topic: A Paradigm Shift: transforming global approach to climate change and biodiversity
Key learnings of this webinar:
The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework; transformative change and ambition in biodiversity conservation; engagement of Indigenous peoples and local communities, women and youth for the design and implementation of biodiversity at the global and local level; policy embracing interconnectedness with nature; incorporating indigenous values for transformative policies; strengthening the engagement of indigenous peoples and local communities; collaborating to restore and steward ecosystem integrity; etc.
Participate via Zoom
*UNESCO DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF PARTICIPATION.
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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 March 2023:
Biosphere Reserves for Education for Sustainable Development
- 15 March 2023:
Disaster Risk Management
- 29 March 2023:
Information Technology for Nature Management
- 12 April 2023:
Panel Discussion on the Sharm El-Sheikh Implementation Plan
- 26 April 2023:
- 10 May 2023:
Post-pandemic BR Management and Development – Ecotourism
This activity is supported by: