At the Tenth Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity
Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan (Shirotori Hall, Nagoya Congress Center Bldg. 4)
October 23, 2010, 10:00AM-7:00PM
Oceans Day in Nagoya will draw high-level policy attention to the need to address the major drivers of ocean and coastal biodiversity loss, take stock of progress (or lack thereof) in the achievement of global biodiversity targets, and outline the next steps in the global oceans agenda through the launch of the Nagoya Oceans Declaration. Oceans Day will feature presentations from high-level representatives from all sectors, including governments, international agencies, NGOs, science, and industry, organized into thematic panels focused aroundmajor topics in marine and coastal biodiversity. read more
FELLOWSHIP PROGRAMME FOR YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS FOR LONG-TERM ADAPTATION TO CLIMATE CHANGE ON OCEAN AND COASTAL ZONES OF AFRICA
The Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO Fellowship Programme aims to contribute to the development of a new generation of African marine science leaders who will contribute to long-term adaptation to climate change, which is of special relevance for African coastal communities’ livelihoods.
The Fellowship Programme will support 12 young African marine scientists to address ocean and coastal adaptation to climate change in their own countries. The award supports:
(a) A visit to a laboratory in the field of research of the fellow, or attendance at a conference to present original research findings; and
(b) The participation in an IOC regional workshop on national priorities for adaptation to climate change in Africa.
Experience in any area of adaptation to climate change will be an asset.
This fellowship program is supported by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of State, and the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA), in commemoration of IOC’s 50th Anniversary.
Complete applications should be submitted by 14 September 2010. Successful applicants will be announced on 22 September 2010. Please see additional information at the Capacity Development Section of the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of UNESCO webpage: http://www.ioc-cd.org/ and contact: firstname.lastname@example.org