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Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop from Jul 13, 2015 08:00 AM to Jul 17, 2015 05:00 PM Yeosu, South Jeolla, Republic of Korea, by Damaris Waigwa
The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) Secretariat is convening the Sustainable Ocean Initiative (SOI) Training of Trainers Workshop to support experts from national-level agencies of developing countries to contribute to enhanced implementation of the Aichi Biodiversity Targets on marine and coastal areas.
2015 Water and Development Congress & Exhibition from Oct 18, 2015 08:00 AM to Oct 22, 2015 05:00 PM Dead Sea, Sweimeh, Jordan, by Damaris Waigwa
Water is one of the most critical issues facing the world today, with developing and emerging countries facing some of the biggest challenges. The Water and Development Congress & Exhibition brings together thought leaders and decision makers from within and outside the water sector to address the key issue of ‘Water Security for Sustainable Growth’. Organized by the International Water Association (IWA) in Jordan from 18 – 22 October, the Congress features a range of topics and a diverse set of viewpoints from global water leaders
Oceania Regional Conservation Forum from Jul 13, 2015 08:00 AM to Jul 15, 2015 05:00 PM Suva, Central, Fiji, by Damaris Waigwa
This meeting is held every four years as the IUCN prepares for the World Conservation Congress. The World Conservation Congress will be held in 2016 in Hawaii, US.
FileIssue 1 on Building Knowhow on the Application of the Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management in Sabah by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified Jun 18, 2015 03:35 AM
The ADB /GEF-supported Regional Technical Assistance for Coastal and Marine Resources Management in the Coral Triangle - Southeast Asia (CTI-SEA) is being implemented in the Sulu-Celebes/Sulawesi Large Marine Ecosystem, which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines (CT3). Experts from the CT3 have identified overexploitation of marine resources and habitat loss among the key problems in transboundary waters. Specifically, the coral reef fisheries in the region have been adversely affected by the high demand for live grouper; rampant illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing; and the rapidly growing population in coastal areas. To address these critical issues, the CTI-SEA has taken steps to address IUU fishing at both the regional and national levels. In Malaysia, the project is building the capacity of government staff and other concerned stakeholders on the application of the ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) for coral reef fishes. This experience note discusses CTI-SEA's training on Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries Management to a total of 56 fisheries personnel and stakeholders under a cost-sharing scheme with DOF Sabah and DOF Malaysia.
FileCLME Fisheries Ecosystem Governance TDA by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jun 16, 2015 02:19 PM
This report addresses the governance aspects of updating the TDA/CCA for the CLME Project. It begins by providing an overview of the governance issues identified in the preliminary TDA. It then reviews the LME Governance Framework that was developed for and adopted by the project as a basis for the project design during the PDF-B. Next the report reviews advances in ocean governance thinking globally and regionally that should assist the project to move forward. Finally, the report considers how the original governance perspective, as well as the subsequent advances in ocean governance, can be incorporated into the new orientation towards a fishery ecosystem-based approach to provide the most comprehensive and up-to-date approach to governance for the CLME Project. This fishery ecosystem-based approach was adopted early in the Full Project which is now oriented towards three fishery ecosystems: the continental shelf, the pelagic and the reef fishery ecosystems.
FileBriefing note on ‘Towards INMS’ and its Regional Demonstration activities by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jun 16, 2015 09:08 AM
As a targeted research project, the regional work of Towards INMS is therefore primarily scientific demonstration – focused on evidence gathering. However, part of the nitrogen challenge involves understanding better what are the limitations to action and what are the key drivers for action. Therefore, the regional demonstration helps to provide more concrete information on how key world regions face a mix of similar and contrasting challenges. This is critical information that can then inform developing approaches at the global scale.
FileTowards an International Nitrogen Management System (INMS) Newsletter - December 2014 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jun 16, 2015 08:50 AM
This is the first in a series of regular newsletters regarding the Project Preparation Grant (PPG) phase of the GEF funded project “Targeted Research for improving understanding of the Global Nitrogen Cycle towards the establishment of an International Nitrogen Management System” that we are now preparing with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP).
FileFinal Report on the Partnership between South East Asia START Regional Center – United Nations Environment Programme by Taya Santives — last modified Jun 11, 2015 10:44 AM
Within the GEF IW projects, UNEP delivers both information on the environmental status of global waters and manages knowledge transfer services. UNEP is responsible for the implementation of Components 3 and 4 of the third phase of IW:LEARN, which involves the organization of an IW:Science Conference (Component 3) and designing of an information management and communication platform to support ecosystem management and more informed policy making (Component 4). The two components aim at improving information and communication flow and management practices through face-to-face encounters and enhancement and expansion of Internet-based tools and technology utilized by both GEF IW:LEARN and the GEF IW project portfolio.
FileAUDITOR’S REPORT by Taya Santives — last modified Jun 11, 2015 10:44 AM
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND NOTES TO FINANCIAL STATEMENTS FOR THE PERIOD FROM 1 NOVEMBER 2014 TO 30 APRIL 2015
Training on International Water Law in Africa from Aug 03, 2015 08:00 AM to Aug 05, 2015 05:00 PM Kampala, Uganda, by Damaris Waigwa
Five partner institutions are organizing a joint training on International Water Law (IWL) in Africa. The experiences and lessons learnt will be used as a pilot to develop a 5-year-long (2016-2020) training programme on IWL, with the aim to improve transboundary water management in Africa.
World Leaders' Conservation Forum 2015 from Jul 07, 2015 08:00 AM to Jul 09, 2015 05:00 PM International Convention Center, Jeju City, South Korea, by Damaris Waigwa
The World Leaders' Conservation Forum (WLCF) will provide a platform for leaders from all sectors of society, including government, business, civil society and academia, to discuss and seek creative nature-based solutions to global environmental, economic, and social challenges. The main theme of this three-day event, organized by the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Korea, the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), is 'Nature: a path to peace and coexistence'. On Day 1, expert meetings will be held on: reduction of threats to biodiversity; nature conservation for sustainable development; co-existence between humans and nature; and facilitating transboundary conservation and peace building. On Day 2, dialogues will take place on: transboundary conservation and peace building; harmonious coexistence between humans and wildlife; and resilient ecosystems and sustainable development. On Day 3, participants will be invited to visit one World Heritage site, two Ramsar Sites as well as their adjacent local communities.
Call for Applicants – Master of Science in Maritime Science, Academic year 2015-2016 - Ghent University (Belgium) by Damaris Waigwa — last modified Jun 03, 2015 01:39 PM
The Master of Science in Maritime Science – an inter-university programme created by both Ghent University (UGent) and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), taught in English and accessible for students who already have a Master degree – will be organized for the first time during the academic year 2015-2016. The history of the study programme goes all the way back to 1985, when Ghent University initiated the ‘Speciale Licentie in de Haven- en Maritieme Wetenschappen’, resulting out of the necessity to develop an academic interdisciplinary programme – combining technical, economic and legal aspects – to fill the employment needs within the maritime sector.
COP 21 from Nov 30, 2015 08:00 AM to Dec 11, 2015 05:00 PM Paris, France, by Damaris Waigwa
In 2015, France will be hosting and presiding the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21/CMP11), otherwise known as “Paris 2015” from November 30th to December 11th. COP21 will be a crucial conference, as it needs to achieve a new international agreement on the climate, applicable to all countries, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C. France will therefore be playing a leading international role to ensure points of view converge and to facilitate the search for consensus by the United Nations, as well as within the European Union, which has a major role in climate negotiations.
FileThe Groundwater Governance 'Shared Global Vision for 2030 by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 28, 2015 01:51 PM
This is a Vision of the World in 2030 in which countries have taken appropriate and effective action to govern their groundwater in order to reach globally shared goals of social and economic development and avoid irreversible degradation of groundwater resources and their aquifer systems. There is more freshwater stored underground than anywhere else on the planet. Although not all of this groundwater is readily accessible, groundwater has become a critical element in our lives, settlements, cultures and economies, as a prime source of water and as a factor in environmental health and climate change adaptation. For all too long now, groundwater has too often been ‘abandoned to chance’ – despite growing resource utilisation and dependence. Therefore, a Globally Shared Groundwater Governance Vision has been generated through a global process of consultation with groundwater professionals, users and managers. It is an ‘urgent call for systematic action’, recognising that the ‘price of doing nothing’ will be especially high, in terms of lost freshwater reserves at a time when groundwater storage is critical for sustaining water security and adapting to climate variability.
FileDraft Canary Current Large Marine Ecosytem (CCLME) - TDA by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 28, 2015 11:02 AM
The document is written in French. (May 2015)
File Global Diagnostic on Groundwater Governance by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 28, 2015 06:48 AM
The document comprises of baseline review of the science, policies and experience and a series of five regional consultations and diagnostic studies.
FileGroundwater Governance Synthesis Report by Damaris Waigwa — last modified May 27, 2015 01:33 PM
This Synthesis Report highlights a number of key findings from the Project’s first Component, which was designed to provide a science based consolidation of knowledge of the groundwater resources economically exploitable under presently prevailing conditions, and their state (both quantity and quality), with focus on governance relevant aspects. It aims to contribute to achieving broad agreement on the scientific and economic issues in relation to groundwater and a consensus on the scope for future action. (Warning: This draft is NOT for quotation, citation or copying.)
FileMalaysia - Development and pilot-testing of model sustainable livelihood enterprises in Kudat-Marudu-Pitas Districts, Sabah by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified May 20, 2015 09:09 AM
CTI-SEA is developing alternative livelihoods in Kudat-Marudu-Pitas Districts and in the proposed Tun Mustapha Park to ensure sustainability of livelihoods and food security in an increasingly significant number of coastal communities across the region. The livelihood activities will involve giving technical advice and training in entrepreneurial skills, developing markets for products, as well as the conducting public awareness campaigns on improving the quality of coastal waters for ecotourism, aquaculture, and public health.
FileMalaysia - Applying integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) in Marudu Bay adjacent coastal zone by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified May 20, 2015 09:01 AM
ICZM is an ecosystem-based management framework that can address land-based sources of pollution in the marine environment. It is also one of the tools in ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM). The application of ICZM in an ecosystem will contribute to the sustainability of coastal and marine resources.
FileMalaysia - Capacity building on ecosystem approach to fisheries management (EAFM) in Semporna by CTI SEA RPMO — last modified May 20, 2015 08:55 AM
This subproject was designed to promote EAFM in the fishing industry for both small and commercial scale fisheries using a variety of non-formal learning techniques in collaboration with Department of Fisheries Sabah, the Department of Fisheries Malaysia, and the Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin.
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