Announcement of the Winners' Forum, The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity 2014

The MIDORI Prize for Biodiversity is a biennial international prize co-organized by the AEON Environmental Foundation and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.  As part of the awarding activities for the winners of the MIDORI Prize, the AEON Environmental Foundation will hold a “Winners’ Forum.”

At the Forum, the prize winners will give presentations on their activities and future perspectives.  Also, a panel discussion will be held among the prize winners, inviting Prof. Shiro Wakui (Professor, Department of Environmental and Information Studies, Tokyo City University; Vice Chairman, Japan Committee of the United Nations Decade on Biodiversity) as moderator.  The theme of the panel discussion is “Biodiversity and Regions from the Perspective of Natural Capital.”



◆ Data and Time: Tuesday 21 October, 2014 14:00-16:40

◆ Venue: U Thant Hall of the United Nations University (5-53-70, Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo)

◆ Admission Free/Simultaneous Translation


◆ Program

13:30         Opening of the Reception Desk


14:00-14:10   Opening of the Winners’ Forum

             Opening Remarks by the Organizer

                           Congratulatory Remarks by the Guest


14:10-15:40    Lectures

 “Global Change, Biodiversity, and Human Well-being: Perspectives from the Himalaya” (14:10-14:40)

Dr. Kamal Bawa (President, Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), India; Distinguished Professor, University of Massachusetts, Boston)


“Understanding, Using and Caring for Nature to Benefit Humanity and the Living World” (14:40-15:10)

Dr. Alfred Oteng-Yeboah (Chair, Ghana National Biodiversity Committee)


“Wild Vicuñas in Jujuy. Science for Conservation: Researchers and Local Communities, Working Together towards Sustainability” (15:10-15:40)

Dr. Bibiana Vilá (Director, Vicuñas, Camelids and Environment (VICAM); Principal Researcher, National Research Council (CONICET) Argentina)


15:40-15:50    Break


15:50-16:40    Panel Discussion  (Moderator: Prof. Shiro Wakui)

                            “Biodiversity and Regions from the Perspective of Natural Capital”


16:40                   The event ends





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