CALL for a lead institution/consortium to organize the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference IS CLOSED!
After the application deadline of 30 September 2012 the UNCCD secretariat is currently in the process of preparing a compilation of applications received in line with the requirements listed in the Terms of Reference of the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference. The selection of the lead institution/consortium will be undertaken during the next CST Bureau from 29-30 October 2012.
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The Secretariat of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), following decision 18/COP.10, has the pleasure to inform that the UNCCD’s 3rd Scientific Conference will take place in 2014 under the theme “Combating DLDD for poverty reduction and sustainable development: the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices”.
The UNCCD Scientific Conferences were initiated, through decision 13/COP.8
, to reshape the Committee on Science and Technology (CST), in line with The UNCCD 10 Year Strategy (The Strategy). The intention of the predominantly scientific and technical conference-style format for the CST meetings is to strengthen the capacity of the CST to process scientific, technical and socio-economic information, and to generate policy recommendations for transfer to the UNCCD Conference of the Parties (COP).
In order to facilitate the efficient implementation of a predominantly scientific and technical conference-style format for the CST meetings, and to address the selected priority theme, decision 13/COP.8 requested the Bureau of the CST, in collaboration with the selected lead institution/consortium to organize the conference and with the support of the UNCCD secretariat, to involve relevant networks, institutions, agencies, bodies and scientific organizations at the regional and sub-regional levels, non-governmental organizations and other civil society stakeholders in addressing the theme of the Conference.
The UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference is expected to, among others:
- Provide a state-of-the-art knowledge on “Combating DLDD for poverty reduction and sustainable development: the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices”;
- Promote partnerships and networking for sharing scientific and technical knowledge on DLDD issues;
- Translate the scientific findings for the use by policy makers.