[2013] Expert Consultation on Knowledge and Capacity Needs for Sustainable Development in Post-Rio+20 Era

Formal Opening

Opening remarks:

Mr. Nikhil Seth (Director, Division for Sustainable Development, UNDESA, New York)

Introduction of the expert consultation:

Mr. Muhammad A. Chaudhry (Head, UNOSD, Incheon, Republic of Korea)

Welcome Remark:

Mr. Jae-Yong Song (Deputy Minister, Ministry of Environment, Republic of Korea)

Welcome Remark:

Mr. Young-Gil Song (Mayor, Incheon Metropolitan City, Republic of Korea)

Keynote remarks:

Mr. Byung Wook Lee (President, Korea Environment Institute, Republic of Korea)

Keynote remark:

Mr. Laszlo Pinter (CEU & Senior Fellow, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada)

 

Session 1

“Knowledge and capacity needs for sustainable development in the post-Rio era”

Mr. Alan AtKisson (Consultant, United Nations Office for Sustainable Development, Incheon)

“KM and the Mapping of SD Knowledge”

Mr. François Fortier (Senior Sustainable Development Expert, UNOSD, Incheon)

“Can the green economy help toeradicate poverty?”

Mr. Peter King (Senior Policy Adviser, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Thailand)

“Knowledge sharing and capacity building for sustainable development”

Ms. Grazyna Pulawska (Project Executive, Asia-Europe Foundation, Singapore)

“Stakeholder engagement in knowledge sharing and capacity building for sustainable development: experiences and lessons learned”

Mr. Felix Dodds (Tellus Institute, USA)

 

Session 2

“Growth of Sustainable Development knowledge and trends in its dissemination”

Mr. Felix Dodds (Tellus Institute, USA)

“Water capacity development challenges: what works? - the example of Cap-Net”

Mr. Kees Leendertse (Cap-Net UNDP, South Africa)

"Have knowledge platforms helped in strengthening capacities of developing countries in sustainable development?”

Ms. Jane Rovins (Executive Director, Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, China)

“IISD Reporting Services – Knowledge Broker for Sustainable Development Policymakers”

Mr. Kimo Goree (Director, Reporting Services, International Institute for Sustainable Development, Canada)

“Challenges in connecting traditional capacity building models to new agenda and knowledge”

Mr. Jacques Prescott (Associate Professor, Chair on Eco-Advising, Universite Du Quebec, Canada)

“Informing global stewardship from local experience: the GEF KM strategy”

Ms. Patrizia Cocca (Communication Officer & KM Coordinator, Global Environment Facility, Washington DC)

 

Session 3

“Education and Capacity Building for Sustainability”

Mr. Arjen Wal (Professor, Social Learning and Sustainable Development, Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

“Capacity Building in Strengthening Water Cooperation for Sustainable Development”

Mr. Anton Earle (Director, Capacity Development, Stockholm International Water Institute, Sweden)

“Providing sustainable energy for all: need for additional knowledge and capacities”

Mr. Mark Hopkins (International Energy Efficiency Director, United Nations Foundation, Washington DC)

“Managing the water-energy-agriculture ͞nexus͟ for poverty eradication: evidence from the field”

Mr. Eric Kemp-Bendict (Senior Scientist, Stockholm Environment Institute, Bangkok)

“Learning from best practices in water, energy and sustainable agriculture”

Mr. Jacques Prescott (Associate Professor, Chair on Eco-Advising, Universite Du Quebec, Canada)

“Water-energy-sustainable agriculture in regional development planning context SATOYAMA System As A Model of Sustainable Community With Knowledge and Capacity Building Base”

Mr. Masao Takano (Associate Professor, Graduate School of Environment Studies, Nagoya University, Japan)

 

Session 4

“Capacity building needs for water management vis-a-vis current practices”

Mr. Michael Douglass (Professor, University of Singapore, Singapore)

“Strengthening linkages between research and farmers for improving agriculture water management”

Mr. Khalid Riaz (Professor, Management Sciences, Comsats University, Pakistan)

“Emerging of new needs for knowledge and capacities for sustainability transition in post Rio era”

Mr. Arjen Wals (Professor, Social Learning and Sustainable Development, Wageningen University, The Netherlands)

“Addressing the Energy Gaps in Developing Countries through Capacity Building and Knowledge Sharing”

Mr. Dilip Ahuja (Professor, Science & Technology Policy, National Institute of Advanced Studies, India)

“Technology Transfer to and Capacity Building of Developing Countries”

Mr. Johng-Ihl Lee (Professor, Department of Technology and Society, State University of New York Korea, Republic of Korea)

“Food security and sustainable development in post Rio+20 era”

Mr. David O'Connor (Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch, Division of Sustainable Development, UN DESA, New York)

“Sustainable resource management to meet the triple challenge to agriculture – The role of local adaptive capacity”

Ms. Eva Ludi (Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom)

“Climate Smart Agriculture powered by ICT”

Mr. Gerard Sylveste (Knowledge and Information Management Officer, Food and Agriculture Organization, Bangkok)

 

Session 5

“Post 2015 Challenges”

Mr. Surendra Shrestha (Director, United Nations Environment Programme, New York)

“Imperatives for civil society”

Ms. Ella Antonio (President, Earth Council Asia Pacific, Philippines)

“Stakeholder Participation and Engagement for sustainable development”

Ms. Zeenat Niazi (Vice President, Development Alternatives, India)

“Financing and SDGs Beyond 2015”

Mr. David O'Connor (Chief, Policy and Analysis Branch, Division of Sustainable Development, UN DESA, New York)

“Can the green economy help to eradicate poverty?”

Mr. Peter King (Senior Policy Adviser, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies, Thailand)

“Overseas Development Institute”

Ms. Eva Ludi (Overseas Development Institute, United Kingdom)