Enabling & Empowering Conservation Through Science-Policy Interface, Conservation Finance & Community Engagement.
Venue: Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu
Date: 8-9 November 2016
Plenary Session 1: Keynote Adresses
YBhg. Dato' Sr. Dr. Azimuddin Bahari, Deputy Secretary General (Environment), Ministry of Natural Resources & Environment, Malaysia.
|2||Dr. David Meyers, The Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN), UNDP.
Where's the Money? Practical Biodiversity Finance.
|3||Prof. David Newbery, Institute of Plant Sciences, University of Bern, Switzerland.
30 Year Danum: The Dynamics of Promary Rainforest.
|4||Mr. Valentin Lpoez, The Amah Mutzen Tribal Band
How the Amah Mutsun Tribe of Carlifornia is Protecting & Healing Mother Earth through Traditional Knowledge & Partnerships.
Day Two - (9 Nov. 2016)
Plenary Session II: Keynote Adress
|1||Prof. Dr. Gregory Asner, Carnegie Institution for Science.
Mapping Forest Composition & Carbon Stocks in Sabah for Conservation & Management Decision-making.
Concurrent Session 1: CONSERVATION FINANCE
Cluter: Conservation Finance Options.
Chairperson: Prof. Mohd. Shahwahid Haji Othman, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Day One (8 Nov. 2016, 1.30pm - 3:00pm)
|1.||Mr. King Sam, Protected Areas Network, Palau.
Experience of Introducing & Implementation Collection of Environment Protection Fee Towards Conservation Financing of Palau: Challenges & Achievement.
|2.|| Prof. Sarah Cordero, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Rome, Italy.
Lesson from Costa Rica's Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Programme - Raising Funds through Legislation for PES, Success Charateristics of FONAFIFO's Governance Structure, & Evolution from PES to other Conservation Financing.
|3.||Mr. Somsak Soonthornnawaphat, USAID-LEAP Programme.
Lesson from Implementating Pilot Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES) Project in Mae Sa-Kog Ma Man & Biosphere Reserve.
|4.||Mr. Lee Kian Foh, Green Spider / UNDP-GEF Project.
Options for Conservation Finance for Sabah.
Cluster: Enabling Institutional & Governance Structures.
Chairperson: Ms. Preetha Sankaran, Green Spider.
(Day One (8 Nov. 2016, 3:30pm - 5:00pm)
|1||Mr. Keefe Tmekei Techitong, Finance Officer, Palau Protected Area Network (PAN) Fund, Ministry of Natural Resources, Environment & Tourism.
Institutional Framework & Governance of the PAN Fund towards Raising More Funds for Conservation Finance.
|2||Mr. Victor Salviati, Fundacao Amazonas Sustentavel (FAS) (Amazonas Sustainable Foundation), Brazil.
Lessons Learnt from Amazonas State-Brazil for Innovative Arrangements to Foster Conservation Finance Strategies.
|3||Mr. Lex Hovani, The Nature Conservancy.
Ensuring Effective Conservation in Jurisdictional-scale Green Growth Programs
Cluster: Public & Private Sector Finance for Landscape Conservation.
Chairperson: Dr. John Tay (WWF-Sabah)
|1||Mr. Wim Ellenbroek, THe Borneo Initiative.
Green Economy in the Heart of Borneo - a Contribution.
|2||Dr. Henry Chan, WWF Malaysia & WWF Indonesia.
Maintaining Forest Connectivity through the Heart of Borneo Corridor
|3||YBhg. Dato Dr. Dionysius S.K. Sharma, WWF-Malaysia.
Heart of Borneo Green Investment Fund
Cluster: Lessons Learned from Projects.
Chairperson: YBhg. Datuk Eric Juin, Green Spider.
|1||Mr. Chawapick Vaidhayakarn (UNDP Project), UNDP-GEF Project.
Lessons from Integrated Community-based Forest & Catchment Management through an Ecosystem Approach in a Pilot Project at Mae Sa Watershed.
|2||Ms. Marcie Elene Marcus Jopony, Wilmar International Ltd.
Financing Conservation within Oil Palm Plantation: Providing Potential Viable Habitat for Wildlife in Sabahmas Riparian Reserve
|3||Mr. Ralf Ludwig, Sabah EU-REDD+ Project
Participatory Land Use Planning - A Tool for Area Selection to Participate in Forest Related Financing Schemes
Concurrent Session II: COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
Day One (8 Nov. 2016)
Chairperson: Ms. Cynthia Ong, Land Empowerment Animals People (LEAP)
|1||Dr. Grazia Borrini - Feyerabend MPH, ICCA Consortium
Towards More Effective & Equitable Conservation: Discovering, Recognizing & Supporting ICCAs. Part 1 / Part 2
|2||Mr. Neville Yapp (LEAP) & Community Representatives (Kg Batu Putih, Kg Abai & Lower Kinabatangan Segama Wetlands).
New Perspectives on Community Engagement: Creating Mutually Empowering Processes in Alternative Livelihoods & Biodiversity Conservation.
Day Two (9 Nov. 2016)
Chairperson: Mr. Harry Jonas, Forever Sabah
|1||Mr. Dave De Vera, Philippines Association for Intercultural Development (PAFID)
Supporting the Governance of Traditional Terrirories by Indigenous & Local Communities in the Philippines.
|2||Mr. Rahim Sulaiman, Sabah Forestry Department.
Ecotourism Development in Forest Management Unit 10 (FMU 10) Tambunan: Hiking up the Mount Trus Madi Through Sinua.
|3||Ms. Claudia Lasimbang, Mr Philip Chin, Mr Casey Ng (Forever Sabah) & Community Representatives (Kg Notoruss, Penampang & Kg Rumantai, Telupid)
From Conflict to Harmony, the Cultural Side of Conservation: Stories & Lessons from Community Engagement in TElupid & Penampang.
Concurrent Session III: SCIENCE-POLICY INTERFACE
Day One (8 Nov. 2016)
Session 3.1: Breaking the Silo - Empowering the Science-Policy Interface for Better Conservation Outcomes.
Chairperson: Dr. Agnes Lee Agama, SEARRP
Part 1: Keynote Presentations.
|1||Mapping Forests for Conservation Action & Climate Change Mitigation by Dr. Greg Asner, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University.|
|2||Building Brigdes: The Role of Capacity Building in Conservation, by Dr. Rosie Trevelyan, Tropical Biology Association, Cambridge, UK & Nairobi, Kenya.|
|3||Indigenous Wisdom in Conservation: What Science & Policy Need to Recognise by Ms. Jannie Lasimbang, Jaringan Orang Asal SeMalaysia.|
|4||Science-Policy Interface & Conservation in Malaysia, by Dr. Saw Leng Guan, Forest Research Institute Malaysia.|
|5||Conservation Mapping for New Protected Areas in Sabah, by Datuk Dr. Glen Reynolds, SEARRP, Malaysia.|
Part 2: Panel Discussion
|1||How do We Empower the Science-Policy Interface for Better Conservation Outcomes in Sabah ?|
Day Two (9 Nov. 2016)
Session 3.2: Making the Science-Policy Interface Work for Conservation Priorities in Sabah: a Mini-Workshop
Part 1: Keynote Presentations on the Opportunities for Science to Contribute to Conservation Policy & Best Practice.
Chairperson: Dr. Suzan Benedick, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
|1||Borneo Futures: How Science can be Relevant to inform Policies, by Dr. Marc Ancrenaz, Borneo Futures Initiative, Malaysia-Indonesia.|
|2||Environmental Research Priorities for Sustainable Oil Palm: What do Early Carrer Researchers Want? by Dr. Matthew Struebig, University of Kent, UK.|
|3||Managing Degraded Tropical Landscapes for Multiple Ecosystem Services, by Dr. Christopher Philipson, ETH Zurich, University of Dundee & Permian Global.|
|4||Carbon Balance in Old-growth Forest, Logged Forest & Oil Palm Plantation by Dr. Terhi Riutta, University of Oxford, UK.|
|5||Enhancing Environmental Resilience in Oil Palm Landscapes via Improved Design of Riparian Reserve by Dr. Eleanor Slade, University of Oxford, UK.|
Part 2: Quick-fire Presentation on Current Science for Policy Research Projects in Sabah.
Chairperson: Prof. Owen Lewis, University of Oxford, UK.
Part 3: Mobilising the Contribution of Science to Conservation Policy & Best Practice - Breakout Session.
|1||Contribution of Science to the Design of Riparian Buffers & Landscape Connectivity. Co-chair: Mr. Miklin Ationg, Sabah Department of Irrigation & Drainage & Dr. Eleanor Slade, University of Oxford, UK|
|2||Contribution of Science to Conservation Planning of Natural Landscapes. Co-chair: Dr. Robert Ong, Sabah Forestry Department & Dr. Jake Bicknell, Universiti of Kent, UK.|
|3||Contribution of Science to Forest Recovery & Restoration. Co-chair: Dr. Reuben Nilus, Sabah Forestry Department & Dr. Christopher Philipson, ETH Zurich, Universiti of Dundee & Permian Global.|
Part 4: Consolidation
Chairperson: Dr. Waidi Sinun, Borneo Refugia
|1||What are the Priority Science-Policy Linkage & How do We Empower Their Interface for Better Conservation Outcomes in Sabah?|