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Regional Training Workshop on the Economic Valuation of Coastal Habitats

The Regional Training Regional Training Workshop on the Economic Valuation of the Goods and Services of Coastal Habitats will be convened by Kasetsart University’s Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER) in Samut Songkram, Thailand from 23rd-29th March 2008.

 International travel has been organised for participants and resource persons by the Project Co-ordinating Unit, and Kasetsart University has made all accommodation and logistic arrangements for participants at the Ban-Thaihad Resort. Information regarding accommodation arrangements, airport pickups, and transportation within Thailand has been sent to all participants by Kasetsart University.

Participants will receive an economy class air ticket from their home countries to Bangkok, Thailand, and participant accommodation, all meals and other costs associated with the training event will be met via the GEF Project Grant. Participants will receive $60 upon arrival in Thailand to cover incidental costs associated with their travel.

Please click here for more information regarding this important regional training event.

 

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Economic Valuation Workshop
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Monday, 28 January 2008

Regional Training Workshop on the Economic Valuation of the Goods and Services of Coastal Habitats 

The Regional Training Regional Training Workshop on the Economic Valuation of the Goods and Services of Coastal Habitats will be convened by Kasetsart University’s Centre for Applied Economic Research (CAER) in Samut Songkram, Thailand from 23rd-28th March 2008. International travel has been organised for participants and resource persons by the Project Co-ordinating Unit, and Kasetsart University has organised twin-share accommodation for participants at the Ban-Thaihad Resort. Invited participants are encouraged to contact the government nominated member of the RTF-E in their respective countries for further information regarding the national level expectations of participants in this workshop. Further information regarding the organisation and conduct of this training workshop can be accessed by clicking here.

 
Welcome to SCS Training
Written by Dr. John Pernetta   
Friday, 17 November 2006

Welcome to the SCS Training Programme Portal

Welcome to the Training Programme Portal of the UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project. This project entitled "Reversing Environmental Degradation Trends in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand" represents the first attempt to develop regionally co-ordinated programmes of action designed to reverse environmental degradation particularly in the area of coastal habitat degradation and loss, halt land-based pollution and address the issue of fisheries over-exploitation.

South China Sea Training ActivitiesThe South China Sea Project Training Programme has been developed to build capacity within the South China Sea Project Partner Network to guide the long-term sustainability of South China Sea Project interventions. The purpose of this portal is to keep members of the project network informed of developments and key events of the training programme. Specifically, the portal contains information regarding the tentative dates for each training event and contact details for the individuals nominated by the project's National Technical Focal Points to participate in the regional training workshops.
 
Lists of Training Course Nominees
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Monday, 04 June 2007

The South China Sea Project’s Training Programme was developed by the Project’s Regional Scientific and Technical Committee (RSTC) Click to Access Lists of Nominees for Regional Training Coursesduring 2006. It was agreed by the RSTC that the Project’s National Technical Focal Points (NTFPs) would nominate 3 to 4 persons from their respective countries to participate in each of the Regional Training Workshops to be conducted during 2007 2008. The nominations, and contact details for each nominee, received from each of the NTFPs can be accessed by clicking here. Nominees will receive formal invitations to participate in the Regional Training Workshop for which they have been nominated as soon as arrangements and dates for the conduct of the courses are finalised with the selected Implementing Entities.

 
Larval Fish Identification Workshop
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Friday, 01 June 2007
Improving the Scientific Basis for the Identification of Fisheries Refugia in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand
The Regional Training Workshop on Larval Fish Identification and Fish Early Life History Science was convened at the SEAFDEC Training Department from 16th-31st May 2007. Larval Fish Identification Course This activity was aimed at building regional capacity for the processing and identification of fish egg and larvae samples collected during regular research cruises of M.V. SEAFDEC 2. It is anticipated that this will lead to improvements in the scientific basis for the identification of sites for inclusion in the regional system of fisheries refugia in the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand. Please click here to learn more about this training event and to access a complete repository of training materials and other outputs from this course.
 
Training Workshop on Mangroves
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Thursday, 10 May 2007
Building capacity with respect to the management of mangrove ecosystems bordering the South China Sea and Gulf of Thailand

The UNEP/GEF South China Sea Project’s Regional Training Workshop on the Sustainable Use of Mangrove Ecosystems was successfully convened from 25th April – 9th May 2007. This training workshop was organisedRegional Training Workshop on Mangroves by USAINS of the Universiti Sains Malaysia, and was led by the regional mangrove experts Drs. Ong Jin Eong and Gong Wooi Khoon. Resources persons included inter alia the Director of the South China Sea Project, Dr. John C. Pernetta, the regional mangrove experts, Professor Sanit Aksomkoae and Dr. Nguyen Hoang Tri, and SEAFDEC’s Dr. Jurgene Primavera. A total of 20 individuals from countries bordering the South China Sea participated in the workshop. A full report of activities and a compilation of training materials will be available on UNEPSCS.org in coming weeks. Please follow the link below to view a selection of images from the workshop.
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Regional Training on Mangroves
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Wednesday, 28 March 2007
The Regional Training Workshop on the Sustainable Use of Mangrove Ecosystems will be convened from 25th April to 8th May 2007 in Penang, Malaysia. The workshop will be conducted by Universiti Sains Malaysia through the co-ordination of its wholly-owned company, USAINS.

USAINS has established a website for this training course which can be accessed by visiting http://www.usainsgroup.com/unepmangrove/ . Invited participants are encouraged to maintain regular contact with USAIN staff and the course director. Project component focal points and National Technical Focal Points can assist participants by ensuring that their travel is approved in a timely manner.

Contact details for USAINS and the course director are as follows:

USAINS
Dr. Sam Teng Wah
Group Senior General Manager
USAINS Holding Sdn. Bhd.
Kompleks Eureka
Universiti Sains Malaysia
11800 Penang, Malaysia
Tel: (60) 16 483 6240
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Course Director

Dr. Ong Jin Eong
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Fax: (60) 4657 2210
 
Nomination of Participants
Written by Christopher John Paterson   
Saturday, 02 December 2006

Nomination of Individuals to Participate in the Regional Training Courses of the South China Sea Training Programme 

The seventh meeting of the RSTC advised that nominations should be forwarded to the PCU through the project’s National Technical Focal Points (NTFPs). It was agreed that the NTFPs would send names, contact details, and a brief Curriculum Vitae for each nominee to the Project Co-ordinating Unit.Regional Working Group on Fisheries in Indonesia

It was anticipated that this information would be disseminated throughout the South China Sea Project network following the RSTC meeting, and to assist in this regard the Project Co-ordinating Unit wrote to each member of the South China Sea Project network on 1st December 2006 advising them to forward nominations to their NTFP.

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