Kazakhstan National Committee "Man and Biosphere"

5th Meeting of The South and Central Asia
MAB Network (SACAM)

“Harmonizing Community Livelihood with Biodiversity Conservation”

26-27 NOVEMBER, 2013

Programme
Day 1: November 26, 2013

Inaugural Session

08:30-09:00

Registration

09:00-09:05

Guests to be seated

09:05-09:10

Recitation from Holy Quran

09:10-09:15

Welcome address by Country Focal Person, MAB-Pakistan

09:15-09:20

Remarks by Secretary SACAM

09:20-09:30

Remarks by Director, UNESCO-Pakistan

09:30-09:40

Remarks by Mr. Han Qunli, Secretary, MAB Programme, UNESCO Headquarters

09:40-09:50

Address by Co-Chairman, National MAB Committee-Pakistan/Chairman, PSF

09:50-10:00

Address by Chairman, National MAB Committee-Pakistan/Secretary, MoST

10:00-10:15

Address by Chief Guest

10:15-10:20

Vote of thanks by Director General, PMNH

10:20- 11:00

Refreshment

Session I:                           Introduction and Overview
Chaired by:    Chairman, National MAB Committee-Pakistan
Facilitator:     Mr. Ram Boojh, Secretary SACAM
Rapporteur:  Dr. Muhammad Rafique, Country Focal Person MAB-Pakistan

11:00- 11:30

Introduction of participants, Election of Chair, Co- Chair, facilitated by Secretary SACAM

Address by outgoing Chair-Iran; New Chair-Pakistan

11:30-12:00

SACAM background, progress and future plans: Report by Secretary SACAM

12:00-12:45

Intervention by member countries/ participants

12:45-14:00

Lunch/ Prayer Break

Session II:                          Harmonizing Community Livelihood with Biodiversity                                                            Conservation in the context of Biosphere Reserves
Chaired by:   Chairman /Co-Chairman, National MAB Committee-Pakistan
Facilitator:     Mr. Sholingapuram Venkata Reddy
Rapporteur:  Mr. Abdul Rahim Rajpar

14:00-14:10

"Carnivore Fauna of Pakistan, vulnerability, conflicts and community involvement in Conservation Practices" by Dr. Ali Nawaz

14:10-14:20

"Wildlife of Northern Mountain Regions of Pakistan" by Dr. Mumtaz Malik

14:20-14:30

"Sustainable Conservation, Community Livelihood and Wetlands of Pakistan"
By Dr. Ghulam Akbar

14:30-15:20

Presentations from Provinces (Azad Jummu & Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab and Sindh)

 

 

 

15:20-15:35
15:35-15:50
15:50-16:00

New trends in MAB, Biosphere Reserves and Progress in Member Countries

(Zoning & conservation, monitoring, data sharing and application of ICTs)

  • Ms. Mehrasa Mehrdadi, Iran
  • Mr. I.A.U. Nimal Gunatilleke , Sri Lanka
  • Discussion

16:00-16:15

Coffee & Tea Break

Session III:                        Biodiversity & Emerging Global Issues in Biosphere Reserves
                                               (Climate change, conflicts, vulnerability, etc.)
Chaired by:   Chairman /Co-Chairman, National MAB Committee-Pakistan
Facilitator:     Ms. Mehrasa Mehrdadi & Mr. Arjun Dhakal
Rapporteur:  Dr. Khalid Mahmood

16:15-16:30

"Potential Biosphere Reserve Areas in Pakistan" Mr. Ashiq Ahmed Khan

16:30-16:45

"Biodiversity, Conservation Practices and opportunity for Community Livelihood in Balochistan" Mr. Khudai Rahim Ejbani

16:45-17:00

Presentation by AKRSP Representative

20:00

Cultural Evening/Welcome Dinner

Day 2: November 27, 2013


Session IV:                         Country Presentations
Chaired by:   Chairman /Co-Chairman, National MAB Committee-Pakistan
Facilitator:     Prof. Dr. Roman Jashenko & Ms. Muhsina Abdul Rahman
Rapporteur:  Dr. Mirza Habib Ali

09:00-09:15

Afghanistan

09:15-09:30

Bhutan

09:30-09:45

India

09:45-10:00

Iran

10:00-10:15

Kazakhstan

10:15-10:30

Maldives

10:30-10:45

Nepal

10:45-11:00

Pakistan

11:00-11:15

Sri Lanka

11:15-11:30

Coffee & Tea Break

Session V:                          Opportunities, Issues and Conservation Practices in Major                                  Ecosystems
Chaired by:    Chairman /Co-Chairman, National MAB Committee-Pakistan
Facilitator:     Mr. Ratu Wangchuk and Mr. Jafar Pouya
Rapporteur: Ms. Ghazala Roohi

11:30-11:45

"Biodiversity of Deserts of Pakistan" by Dr. Abdul Aleem Chaudhary

11:45-12:00

"Biodiversity of Coastal Areas of Pakistan" by Prof. Dr. Pirzada Jamal Siddiqui

12:00-12:15

"Biodiversity and Conservation in Central Karakorum National Park" by Mr. Babar Khan

12:15-12:30

"Major Biodiversity Habitats of Pakistan" by Mr. Z.B. Mirza

12:30-12:45

"Wildlife Education and Research" by Prof. Dr. Maqsood Anwar

12:45-13:00

Discussion

13:00-14:00

Lunch/Prayer Break

 Session VI:                                   Networking Session
SACAM Network and regional collaboration
Chaired by:   Chairman /Co-Chairman, National MAB Committee-Pakistan
Facilitator:     Mr. Ram Boojh & Mr. I.A.U. Nimal Gunatilleke    
Rapporteur:  Dr. Muhammad Rafique & Dr. Muhammad Khan Leghari

14:00-16:00

Group discussion on strengthening SACAM Network.
Topics for Discussion:

  • Strengthening collaboration and future priorities and activities in member countries
  • Planning for future collaborative projects among member countries
  • Assess the financial needs for Biosphere Reserves and formulation of mechanism for their funding opportunity
  • Preparation of manual for establishment and management of Biosphere Reserves
  • Strategies for developing Ecotourism in Biosphere Reserves
  • Promotion of ideas of Trans-boundary Biosphere Reserves (TBRs) and identification of potential areas
  • Capacity building of Regional MAB committees in member states
  • Networking ideas, website, newsletter etc.
  • Date and venue of next meeting
  • Any other item from participants 

Conclusions and Recommendations

16:00-16:30

Coffee & Tea Break

Closing

Presentation (download)

5th meeting SACAM. 2013. Islamabad
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Chair speech in 5th meeting SACAM. 2013. Islamabad
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Observers and participants of 5th meeting SACAM. 2013. Islamabad
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Participants of 5th meeting SACAM. 2013. Islamabad
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Presidium of the section in 5th meeting SACAM. 2013. Islamabad
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Roman Jashenko was awarded in 5th meeting SACAM. 2013. Islamabad
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