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The East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress 2009

23-27 November 2009 | Manila, Philippines
 
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EAS Congress 2009Highlights for Wednesday, 25 November 2009

On Wednesday, 25 November, participants at the East Asian Seas (EAS) Congress convened in plenary to hear a keynote presentation, followed by thematic workshops on, inter alia: the science in ecosystem-based management; mainstreaming of marine and coastal issues in national planning and budgetary processes; impacts of climate change at coastal and ocean areas; development and advances on marine bio-safety in the context of the Convention of Biodiversity (CBD); addressing food security through sustainable aquaculture; livelihood management and sustainable coastal tourism. Participants also attended a corporate social responsibility forum. In the evening, delegates attended a special EAS Partnership Council meeting, and a briefing for the Ministerial Forum.
 
Participants admire an interactive map of the East Asian Seas at the Congress exhibition hall.
 
THEMATIC WORKSHOPS:
 
COASTAL AND OCEAN GOVERNANCE
 
 
     
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L-R: Co-Chair Anjan Datta, UNEP with Cliff Gonzalves, Seychelles
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Jogeeswar Seewoobaduth, Mauritius
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Risha Sewmangal Persad, South Africa
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David Osborn, UNEP
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Gil Jacinto, University of the Philippines
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Baraza Wangwe, Kenya
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Robert Jara, PEMSEA
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NATURAL AND MAND-MADE HAZARD PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT
 
   
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L-R: Co-Chairs Chul-Hwan Koh, Seoul National University and Björn Kjerfve, World Maritime University
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Jin-Hwan Hwang, Dongguk University, Republic of Korea
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Giselle Samonte-Tan, Conservation International
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Fredrik Haag, International Maritime Organization
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Cheryl Rita Kaur, Maritime Institute, Malaysia
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FOOD SECURITY AND LIVELIHOOD MANAGEMENT:
 
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Michael Crawford, Institute of Brain Chemistry and Human Nutrition, UK
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Janet Lazatin, Department of Tourism, Philippines
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L-R: Rolando Inciong and Clarissa Arida, ASEAN Center for Biodiversity
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EAS PARTNERSHIP COUNCIL AND BRIEFING FOR THE MINISTERIAL FORUM:
 
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EAS Congress Partnership Council meeting in an evening session.
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Raphael Lotilla, Executive Director, PEMSEA presided a briefing of senior officials for the Ministerial Forum.
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EXHIBITION HALL:
 
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Participants browsing at the Haribon Foundation booth.
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DENR staff posing at the EAS Congress exhibition hall.
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Memorandum of Understanding was agreed within the margins of the EAS Congress 2009 between the Plymouth Marine Laboratory, the National Marine Environment Monitoring Centre, China and the UNDP GEF Yellow Sea Project Management Office.
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Sign up for ENB
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Climate-L.org
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