Date: 21-24 July 2016

Venue: Bali, Indonesia

Organizer: UNESCO Jakarta Office

Participating Countries/Organizations: UNESCO Natural Sciences Senior Managers, UNESCO Natural Sciences Programme Specialists, MAB National Committees and representatives from BR networks, IHP National committees and Water stakeholders including IFI and IDI, UNESCO Natural Sciences Category 2 Centres and Water Chairs, UNESCO Jakarta Sciences project related partners in the region (JFIT, MFIT, and IFIT)

Number of Participants: 80

Number of Female Participants: 15 (19%)


Discuss and elaborate strategies for fostering dialogue, cooperation, networking and sharing knowledge as well as resources among the UNESCO field offices and its network to support the delivering of the Agenda 2030 and its SDGs through the UNESCO mandate on Natural Sciences

Discuss on a joint strategy for the implementation of the Lima Action Plan for Biosphere Reserves in the Asia-Pacific region.

Support interdisciplinary initiatives and develop joint project proposals on Sciences.