Protected Areas

Steering Committee Meeting

The WCPA Steering Committee meets once a year at a location decided by the Committee, and normally at the invitation of WCPA members in one of the IUCN regions or sub-regions. The meeting is limited to Steering Committee members, with Task Force and Specialist Group members and others invited at the Chair’s discretion. The meeting includes reporting on GPAP and WCPA activities, discussion and decisions on important upcoming events and initiatives, review of the GPAP Intersessional Programme, and discussion and decisions on WCPA directions and priorities for the upcoming year.
IUCN WCPA Steering Committee Meeting, Colombia 2017

The 2018 IUCN WCPA Steering Committee Meeting will be held in El Shouf Reserve, Lebanon from 9 -15 April.

Monday 9 April
Tuesday 10 April
Wednesday 11 April
Thursday 12 April
Friday 13 April
Saturday 14 April

 

IUCN WORLD COMMISSION ON PROTECTED AREAS

MEETING OF THE STEERING COMMITTEE

El Shouf Cedar Reserve, Lebanon

MONDAY 9 April  – Sunday 15 April 2018

 

  Agenda Item Responsibility
    DAY 0F ARRIVAL SUNDAY 8 and MONDAY 9 April 2018  
    Individual travel to Beirut Meeting attendees
    All passengers who have provided flight details will be transported from the airport to the two hotels at the El Shouf Cedar Reserve   
all day   Check-in  at hotels/ local visits All
    Informal evening – meet for dinner  
       

DAY 1 MONDAY 9 April 2018 

10:00   Organized walk/hike in the El Shouf Cedars Nature Reserve for those already arrived (bring suitable shoes)  
18:00   Welcome and introductions 
Welcome to El Shouf Cedar Reserve

Presentation on El Shouf Cedar Reserve
Kathy MacKinnon
Head of the Reserve Committee Mr. Charles Noujaim
Nizar Hani and staff;
19:30   DINNER AT SHALLALAT HOTEL (for own account)  

DAY 2 TUESDAY 10 April 2018

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 7:00   BREAKFAST AT HOTELS  
 9:00 1. Welcome and introduction to the SC meeting  
 9:10 1.1 Welcome participants, including guests from ROWA;  
record apologies/adopt agenda
Kathy MacKinnon
 9:20 1.2 Opening Address by Representative of MoE Lebanon Lara Samaha
 9.40 1.3 Chair’s report – achievements and challenges Kathy MacKinnon 
Julia Miranda
10:10 1.4 Regional Priorities ROWA – prep for COP14 Egypt Hany El Shaer
10:30   TEA/COFFEE BREAK  
11.00 2. Joint Work Programme  
11.00 2.1 GPAP Director’s report 2017 and draft work programme 2018-2020 Trevor Sandwith
11:30 2.2 Discussion - Stocktaking of achievements/priorities/gaps Kathy MacKinnon
11:45 2.3 Opportunities for better engagement of WCPA with GPAP projects including BIOPAMA Trevor Sandwith
12:00 2.4 New opportunities for project development and involvement of WCPA James Hardcastle
12:30   LUNCH (provided at the meeting venue)  
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14.00 3.1 Regional Priorities Speed Presentations from Regional VCs x 12 (5 minutes) – standardized format 3 achievements, 3 priorities per region for implementation of The Promise of Sydney Regional VCs
15:30   TEA/COFFEE BREAK  
16.00 3.2 Opportunities for synergies among regions  Chair 
Julia Miranda
16.20 3.3 Thematic Priorities Speed presentations – Thematic VCs x (5 minutes) – 3 achievements, 3 priorities that engage regions Thematic Vice Chairs
18:00 3.4 General Discussion – priorities and synergies Chair
Kathy MacKinnon
19.30  

DINNER BREAK (own account – restaurant venues to be advised)

 
    Post Dinner – Informal discussions  
       
DAY 3 WEDNESDAY April  11  2018  
07:00   BREAKFAST AT HOTELS  
  4.

MARKET PLACE - Special Topic presentations and discussions

Brief presentations and more detailed discussions on Key Topics

LOOKING FORWARD POST 2020 Agenda
Led by Thematic VCs and leaders of relevant SGs
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9:00 4.1 Post-2020  and SDG Agenda Kathy MacKinnon Trevor Sandwith
9:30 4.2 CBD – Aichi Targets and Post 2020 priorities

Sarat Babu Gidda
Trevor Sandwith

10:00 4.3

Beyond Aichi Task Force – identifying priorities
Marine priorities

Harvey Locke/ Stephen Woodley, Dan Laffoley by  GoToMeeting
10:30   COFFEE  
11.00 5. Working at scale  
11:00 5.1 Other Effective Area-Based Conservation Measures Harry Jonas
Kathy MacKinnon
11:30 5.2 Areas of Connectivity Conservation

Gary Tabor
Stephen Woodley

12:30   LUNCH AT VENUE  
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14.00 6. Natural Solutions  
14:10 6.1 PAs as Natural Solutions for Climate Change Risa Smith
14:30 6.2 PAs for Health and Wellbeing Jo Hopkins
15:00 6.3 Natural Solutions Work Programme Nigel Dudley
15:30   TEA/COFFEE BREAK  
16:00 7. Connecting People to PAs  
16.00 7.1 #Nature for All, Urban Alliance Karen Keenleyside  Pascale van der Leest
16:30 7.2 Strengthening Communications and Outreach (Dialogues) Karen Keenleyside,  Nigel Dudley, Sue Stolton, Penny Figgis
17.30 7.3 PARKS Marc Hockings
18.00 7.4 Celebrating  IUCN 70th and WCPA 60th anniversaries Kathy MacKinnon Trevor Sandwith
19:00   DINNER BREAK (own account – restaurant venues to be advised)  
    Informal discussions  
       
DAY 4 THURSDAY April 12 2018
7:00   BREAKFAST AT HOTELS  
8:30   Full day field trip  
19:00   DINNER BREAK (own account – restaurant venues to be advised)  
19:30   Informal discussions  
       
DAY 5 FRIDAY April 13 2018
7:00   BREAKFAST AT HOTEL  
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9:00 8. Strengthening Quality and Capacity  
9.10 8.1 Strengthening Management effectiveness Marc Hockings
Jonas Geldmann
9.30 8.2 Green List of Protected Areas – Standard and Governance Marc Hockings, James Hardcastle and GPAP
10:30   TEA/COFFEE BREAK  
11:00 9. Capacity Development  
11:00 9.1 Capacity Development Strategy roll-out Mike Appleton
11:30 9.2 MOOCs – tools for the regions Mike Appleton
Risa Smith
12:00 9.3 Publications Craig Groves
12:30   LUNCH  
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14:00 10. Strengthening WCPA Networks  
14:00 10.1 Plans for Asia Parks Congress Agus Budi Utomo,
Dr S Sathyakumar
14:15 10.2 Plans for WILD11 Cyril Kormos
14:30 10.3 Plans for LAC Parks Congress Claudio Maretti
15:00 10.4 Plans for Africa Parks Congress John Waithaka
15:30   TEA/COFFEE BREAK  
16:00 10.4 WCPA at key events e.g. CBD SBSTTA 22, COP14, UNFCCC Kathy MacKinnon
Sarat Babu Gidda
17:00 10.5 Reporting – Protected Planet Brian MacSharry
17:30 10.6

Mapping out plans to work with Other Conventions to promote the post 2020 agenda

Julia Miranda/Kathy MacKinnon/Trevor Sandwith
19:00   OFFICIAL ANNUAL DINNER  
       
DAY 6 SATURDAY 14 April 2018
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09:00 11. WCPA Organisational Issues  
09.00   Changes in IUCN Commission Support Unit and implications Kathy MacKinnon
Trevor Sandwith
10:00   WCPA Governance Penny Figgis
10.30   Membership status and membership application process Trevor Sandwith
11.00   Strengthening regional membership and youth engagement Regional VCs, input from Mariasole
11:30   Brainstorming WCPA resourcing and operations – strategies and ways forward Marc Hockings
James Hardcastle
12:30   Plans for an IUCN Global PA meeting in 2018 and a Sydney+5 meeting in 2019 Trevor Sandwith
13:00   EXTENDED LEBANESE LUNCH AT VENUE AND POSSIBLE LOCAL VISITS  
    FREE TIME, POST MEETING DISCUSSIONS AND LATE TRANSFERS TO AIRPORT FOR THOSE LEAVING IN EARLY HOURS OF 15 APRIL  
DAY 7 SUNDAY 15 April   2018
   

BREAKFAST AT HOTELS

Transfers to Airport and/or Beirut
 
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