East Asian Seas Congress 2009
The EAS Congress is a pioneering region-wide platform for capacity building, strategic action and cooperation for the sustainable development of the Seas of East Asia.
Congress Theme: "Partnerships at Work: Local Implementation and Good Practices"
23 to 27 November 2009
Contact name: Maggie Uy
The 2009 Congress is hosted by the Government of the Philippines through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and is scheduled on 23 to 27 November.
The EAS Congress is a pioneering region-wide platform for capacity building, strategic action and cooperation for the sustainable development of the Seas of East Asia. It has been described as an intellectual marketplace whereby various groups all across the globe come together to share knowledge/experiences and engage in dynamic discussions regarding trends, issues and concerns related to coastal and ocean governance.
The EAS Congress 2009 will be hosted by the Government of the Philippines through the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). It is being organized by the Partnerships in Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia (PEMSEA) and DENR and supported by the Global Environment Facility, United Nations Development Programme, United Nations Office for Project Services and Coastal Management Center. Various partner organizations are being invited to co-convene Congress workshops, seminars and events.
The EAS Congress 2009 will be a venue for reviewing and sharing on-the-ground experiences in integrated management of coastal and marine resources. Carrying the theme, "Partnerships at Work: Local Implementation and Good Practices," it will highlight initiatives and good practices covering key aspects of coastal and marine resource management and how interregional, interagency and multisectoral partnerships are contributing toward the attainment of regional and international environmental targets. The EAS Congress 2009 will review progress with respect to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Strategy for the Seas of East Asia (SDS-SEA), assess the achievements and challenges that remain, and mapping out future actions to ensure the steady advancement towards the sustainability of the seas of East Asia.
Building from the successes of the EAS Congresses 2003 and 2006, the EAS Congress 2009 highlights the implementation and meeting of international and regional targets and initiatives at the national and local level by focusing on the initiatives and actions undertaken on the ground. The Congress will feature knowledge-sharing/dynamic discussions on key issues that are pertinent to the region, as well as best practices in various aspects of coastal and ocean management.
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