International Conference On The Heart Of Borneo 2016. Enabling & Empowering Conservation Through Science-Policy Interface, Conservation Finance & Community Engagement.

notesInternational Conference On The Heart Of Borneo (HoB)
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.
National Conservation Trust Fund for Natural Resources - Towards Financing Conservation, Sustainability & Challenges.

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

Day Two.
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

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.

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.
1 How does Forest Disturbance Alter Resource Use of Apex Predators, by Ms. Victoria Kemp, Queen Mary University of London, UK.
2 The Value of Riparian Reserves for Non-volant Small Mammal Conservation in Disturbed & Converted Forest Landscapes in Sabah, Malaysia, by Ms. Nellcy Joseph, Universiti Malaysia Sabah
3 Do High Carbon Areas Provide Adequate Refugia for Tropical Biodiversity? by. Mr. Nick Deere, University of Kent, UK.
4 Novel Methods for Surveying Biodiversity & Carbon in the UNDP-GEF Project Area, by Mr. Sol Milne, University of Aberdeen, UK
5 The Impact of Landuse Change from Forest to Oil Palm on Soil Greenhouse Gas Fluxes, by Ms. Melissa Leduning, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
6 Does Forest Restoration Lead to Increased Seedling Recruitment? by Ms. Darline Lim, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.
7 The Importance of Riparian Reserve for Birds in Eastern Sabah, by Mr. Simon Mitchell, University of Kent, UK.
8 Preliminary Insights into the Use of Leech Blood-meal Derived DNA to Detect mammal at SAFE, by Ms. Rosie Drinkwater, Queen Mary University of London.
9 Effect of Forest Disturbance on the Competitive Interactions within Ant Communities, by Mr. Ross Gray, Imperial & Oxford Universities, UK.
10 Assesing the Conservation Value of Riparian Reserves for Terrestrial Mammals in Oil Palm Plantation & Highly Degraded Forest, by Ms. Esther Lonnie Baking, Universiti Malaysia Sabah.

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?