The purpose of this project is to ensure that the water and environment networks established under UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme by the Member States of the region are maintained and strengthened through appropriate co-ordination mechanisms.
- The 10th Southeast Asia Biosphere Reserves Network (SeaBRnet) Meeting (16-17 May 2017)
- 24th International Hydrological Programme – Regional Steering Committee Meeting (24-26 October 2016)
- Fostering Collaboration Between UNESCO in the Field and Networks Toward the 2030 Agenda (21-24 July 2016)
- IHP@50 – 23rd Meeting of the IHP Regional Steering Committee for Southeast Asia and the Pacific: Celebration of 50 years of IHP/IHD (19-20 October 2015)
- Final report of The 10th Southeast Asia Biosphere Reserves Network (SeaBRnet) Meeting
- Final report of International Hydrological Programme 24th IHP Regional Steering Committee Meeting for Southeast Asia and the Pacific
- Final report of Fostering Collaboration between UNESCO in the Field and Networks towards the Agenda 2030: In conjunction with The 3rd Asia Pacific Biosphere Reserves Network (APBRN) Strategic Meeting
- Final report of International Hydrological Programme 23rd IHP Regional Steering Committee Meeting for Southeast Asia and the Pacific
- Final report of 9th Southeast Asian Biosphere Reserves Network Meeting
- Celebrating 50 years of Water Leadership in Asia and the Pacific: Success Stories from the Field
The project aims at maintaining and strengthening the established networks of UNESCO’s Natural Sciences programmes in Asia and the Pacific region, as research, policy advice and capacity building platforms through which Member States can share their knowledge and experiences and thereby increase their capacity to better manage and develop their related activities. Based on UNESCO Jakarta’s coordination experience and the support of National Commissions, the project will focus on the organization of three strategic meetings of water and environment networks in the region.
This project responds to strategic programme objectives as articulated in the Medium‐Term Strategy 2014‐2021 and the draft Asia-Pacific Regional Bureau’s Science Support Strategy 2014-2021, titled: “Promoting the interface between science, policy and society for peace, sustainability and social inclusion”.
Fostering the water and environment networks of UNESCO’s programmes in Asia and the Pacific region, as the platforms through which Member States and involved stakeholders can share their knowledge and experiences in order to increase their capacity for the sustainable management and development of their resources.
- Improving knowledge and skills of water specialists of the region.
- Maintaining the interoperability of water networks in the ASPAC region.
- Promoting innovative approaches for the sustainable development of communities in biosphere reserves.