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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


Friday 22 October

  • Title: Developing Capacity for CEPA: Regional Experiences and Lessons in Promoting Biodiversity
    Organized by: Japan International Cooperation Agency
    Date and Time: Friday 22 October at 10:15am – 11:30am
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

Officials from 3 different regions - Costa Rica, Malawi, Palau, and Samoa – get together in Nagoya to talk on their common experience of "Developing Capacity for CEPA" in partnership with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Regional examples are presented where they effectively utilized the communication-/education tools to develop national and regional capacity for promoting the value of biodiversity. Developing capacity for the security and safety of the people worldwide lies at the heart of the technical cooperation by JICA, the world-largest bilateral aid agency implementing official development assistance on behalf of Government of Japan."

  • Title: Grasping the value of nature: BIODIVERSITY ACTION DAYS for multi-stakeholder CEPA
    Organized by: BMU GTZ
    Date and Time: Friday 22 October at 13:15pm – 15:00pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2 Room 216 A

"How to promote public awareness of what biodiversity does for humans?" – "Choose an ecosystem and invite scientists, public authorities, diverse groups of lay people and the media for a hands-on exploration of its biodiversity and the values it generates."

This was the approach of the global Biodiversity Action Days project in 2010, initiated by the German Federal Ministries for the Environment (BMU) and for Economic Co-operation and Development (BMZ), together with GEO reportage magazine.

People and organizations in 38 countries participated with a broad variety of events. The result is a global mosaic that illustrates the significance of intact ecosystems for human well-being. At the same time, it is a promising example of multi-stakeholder CEPA.

Reports, photos and a video are on display throughout COP 10 at the CEPA Fair and at www.biodiversity-day.info. Click here to download the poster of this event.

  • Title: Conservation and management of biodiversity through engagement of stakeholders - Experiences from the BirdLife International Partnership
    Organized by: BirdLife International
    Date and Time: Friday 22 October at 18:15pm – 19:45pm
    Venue: CEPA Fair, First Floor, Building 2

In this session, BirdLife International will give a snapshot of how it engages with its stakeholders all over the world in protecting and managing biodiversity through different projects. The first topic will present biodiversity monitoring by various stakeholders (local communities, government, NGO and private sector) as an integral component for conservation and management of Africa's biodiversity, while the second presentation will focus on the restoration of forests through advocacy and awareness raising campaigns in the Philippines.
On the European side, BirdLife International will present its two main projects to engage Europeans through citizen science for biodiversity: 'Spring Alive' for children and 'Aren't Birds Brilliant' for citizens.

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