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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


Wednesday 20 October

  • Title: Strategies for CEPA: The International University Network on Cultural and Biological Diversity
    Organized by: University of Rome
    Date and Time: Wednesday 20 October at 10:15pm - 11:30pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

In relation to the Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation (MoU) signed by the CBD Secretariat and the University of Rome "Sapienza". The side event will address (1) the gap of communication and knowledge between international institutions and universities, (2) the gap between Education and Capacity Building, (3) the very limited role universities play in disseminating and linking the CBD policy agenda and programmes of work to the local context to which they belong, (4) the innovative strategy that can allow universities to bridge the previous gaps and play a fundamental role as local social drivers opened to society, local/indigenous communities and experts, (5) the transdisciplinary scientific contribution universities can offer through the internalization of the CBD programmes of work in the academic system of studies.

  • Title: Communicating Biodiversity: Bringing science to life
    Organized by: CEC CEPA
    Date and Time: Wednesday 20 October at 13:15pm - 15:00pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

Biodiversity is the world’s most elaborate scientific concept, but also, potentially, its greatest story. Love of nature for most people is about awe, wonder and joy; not habitats, ecosystem services or extinction. By using these powerful emotions to bring science to life communicators will inspire conservation action around the world.

The IUCN Commission on Education and Communication (CEC) side event provides expert insight into the challenges communicators face, the common pitfalls of biodiversity communication, and the practical solutions that will inspire public and political action. www.iucn.org

  • Title: Exploring the power of films and photographs to influence hearts and minds
    Organized by: Wildscreen; ILEP and National Geographic
    Date and Time: Wednesday 20 October at 18:15pm - 19:45pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

This inspiring multi-media presentation will illustrate how films and photographs, perhaps the most emotive and effective communications tools, really can play a valuable role in the battle to protect our planet’s imperilled habitats and species. Using exemplars of best practice from around the world, on both traditional and new media platforms, and from grass roots to international initiatives - you will see how images are making a significant impact in efforts to conserve biodiversity, and hear compelling arguments for putting imagery at the forefront of conservation communication strategies.

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