Ecosystem Services for SDGs in Africa is the theme of the first regional ESP Africa conference which will be held in Nairobi, Kenya from 21-25 November 2016. The conference will host a variety of keynote speakers from the region, and over 100 presentations focused on the African context of ecosystem services.
Register now to join this unique event! Online registration closes 13 November, on site registration by credit card will be made available at a 10% surcharge. Cash payment will not be accepted on site.
Ecosystems Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA) is proud to be associated with ESP’s first regional conference in Nairobi. With more than 100 projects in more than 50 countries involving over 900 researchers, ESPA aims to deliver cutting-edge research to improve understanding of how ecosystems impact on the political economy and sustainable growth for the benefit of poorer communities. ESPA 2016 Annual Science Conference is organised in Nairobi on 17 and 18 November.
The first OCEANIA forum supported by ACES will be organised in Brisbane, Australia. First stage of the registration closes on 1 December 2016. More information here.
ESP World Conference 2017
The 9th ESP World Conference will be held in Zhenzen, China, 11-15 December. Save the date and more information will follow soon.
ESP Working Groups, National Networks & Regional Chapters
The Thematic Working Group on Integrated valuation of ES updated its pages. Click here to read about its latest activities.
Feel free to join any of these working groups and/or National Networks by clicking the ‘Request membership’ button on the working group or national network page on the ESP member portal, and/or sending an email to the current Lead Team and/or to the ESP Secretariat.
From the Secretariat
The ESP Website Free Trial account period is extended to 1 January 2017. From then on the ESP member portal and some other pages will be for members only. This also entails that all members of working groups and national networks need to be paying ESP members. If you have any questions about your membership status please contact the ESP secretariat.
ESP FUN FACT #2: TRAINING & EDUCATION REPOSITORY
Did you know there is a page on the ESP website dedicated to providing members with existing online training and education material on ecosystem services? You can find the repository here*. Are you familiar with other useful resources not featured on this page yet? Let us know and we will add them to the list
*You need to be logged in on the website in order to view the training and education repository.
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