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Press Advisory: Financing, Partnership and Networking for GC Research and Capacity Building

Financing, partnership and networking strategies for action-oriented research and capacity building: What does/doesn’t work?

Date/Time:     13 November 2013, 13:00–14:30 CET (GMT+1)
Venue:             Japan Pavilion, Stadion Narodowy (COP19 Venue), Warsaw, Poland
Organiser:       Asia-Pacific Network for Global Change Research (APN)

As the world moves into climate regimes that have no comparisons with the past, new strategies and approaches are required to address the science-policy-user interface for climate change, which could include co-financing, strengthened partnerships and core networking strategies.

The event will leverage experience from five of APN’s member countries — Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, China and Japan — and other important stakeholders, including MOEJ, MEXT/RESTEC and CDKN, highlighting innovative approaches to action-oriented research and capacity development to strengthen the science-policy-user interface for climate change, with disaster risk reduction and climate adaptation at the centre stage.

The 90-minute event comprises talks from APN member countries, followed by a panel-audience interactive session involving stakeholders from the science, policy and practitioner communities.

Confirmed speakers/Panellists:

  • Mr. Ma Chan Sothea, Ministry of Environment, Cambodia
  • Mr. Karma Tshering, National Environment Commission, Bhutan
  • Dr. Takuya Nomoto, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
  • Dr. Hiroki Kondo, Remote Sensing Technology Center of Japan (RESTEC) / Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan
  • Dr. Junichi Fujino, National Institute for Environmental Studies, Japan
  • Dr. Sunimal Jayathunga, Ministry of Environment and Renewable Energy, Sri Lanaka
  • Dr. Soothiporn Chittmittrapap, National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), Thailand
  • Dr. Monthip Srirantana Tabucanon, Commission on Natural Resources and Environment, Parliament, Thailand
  • Dr. Ali Tauqeer Sheikh, Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN); LEAD Pakistan, Pakistan