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CEPA Fair 2010

The CEPA Fair on experiences and best practices (Notification: CEPA Fair 2010) was held in parallel to COP-10 from 18-29th October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan.

The CEPA Fair provides a unique opportunity for Parties and organizations to highlight their work and their contribution to the implementation of the three objectives of the Convention. In keeping with the spirit of the global celebrations of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity the Secretariat is honored to have the occasion to share with the rest of the world the work of these partners whose work in Communication Education and Public Awareness brings us all one step closer to fulfilling the objectives of the Convention.

The activities presented at the fair represent the foundation upon which future work in support of the Strategic Plan for the Convention will be elaborated.

- Monday 18 October
- Tuesday 19 October
- Wednesday 20 October
- Thursday 21 October
- Friday 22 October
- Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October - Media Training
- Monday 25 October
- Tuesday 26 October
- Wednesday 27 October
- Thursday 28 October

CEPA Fair Side event description


Tuesday 19 October

The International Indigenous Forum on Biodiversity (IIFB) Working Group on CEPA recognizes that indigenous peoples have the right to establish their own media in their own languages and to have access to all forms of non-indigenous media without discrimination. Indigenous Peoples will share various activities carried out during the International Year on Biodiversity as well as CEPA products including an animation, a short film on indigenous peoples, traditional knowledge, and biodiversity, a global indigenous portal including biodiversity related information.

  • Title: Communicating Biodiversity conservation in the ASEAN Region
    Organized by: ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity
    Date and Time: Tuesday 19 October at 13:15pm - 15:00pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

The side event “Communicating Biodiversity Conservation in the ASEAN Region” will feature: (1) A Presentation on Best CEPA Practices of ASEAN Member States, (2) Launch of the book “The ASEAN Heritage Parks: A Journey to the Natural Wonders of Southeast Asia”, (3) A Presentation on the ASEAN Champions of Biodiversity, and (4) The Soft Launch of the ASEAN Biodiversity Outlook. This side event is organized by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity, an intergovernmental organization which contributes to the reduction of biodiversity loss in Southeast Asia by enhancing regional cooperation, initiating capacity development activities for stakeholders, promoting awareness for biodiversity conservation and providing a framework and mechanism for sharing information, experiences, best practices and lessons learned for efficient access of ASEAN Member States.

  • Bringing Biodiversity to Life - Communications Surgery
    Organized by: Futerra Sustainability Communications
    Date and Time: Tuesday 19 October at 15:30pm – 17:30pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

How do you inspire the public to conserve biodiversity?
Today’s biodiversity messages don’t always line up with what actually drives people to conserve nature. This session will outline a framework for communicating to change behaviours, as well as practical tactics for making your messages relevant and exciting for a public audience.
The workshop will be facilitated by Laurie Bennett, CEC Member, Head of Strategy at Futerra Sustainability Communications and author of Branding Biodiversity.

  • Title: Biodiversity for Local Livelihoods - UNDP Tools for Communicating Local and Indigenous Biodiversity Conservation, Poverty Reduction, and Climate Change Adaptation Strategies
    Organized by: UNDP Equator Initiative & GEF SGP
    Date and Time: Thursday 28 October 18:15pm – 19:45pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

A project undertaken for the International Year of Biodiversity to showcase through a range of knowledge products and media the innovative conservation and sustainable livelihoods solutions being advanced by local and indigenous communities working at the poverty-environment nexus.

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