Since the inception of the Heart of Borneo (HoB) Initiative, various efforts have been taken to improve the biodiversity within, through the expansion of protected areas, intensification of forest restoration activities, and implementation of sustainable forest management within forest reserves and the adoption of best practices within the agricultural sector involving lands outside of the protected areas. Apart from that, annual HoB international conferences were held since 2009 focusing on
- the enhancement of forest ecosystems connectivity;
- forest and climate change through decoding and realising REDD+;
- green business and development for the environment;
- sustainability together;
- unleashing HoB’s natural capital for sustainable growth,
- enhancing biodiversity towards no net loss and beyond; and
- bridging HoB landscapes and beyond through healthy watershed corridors.
The Heart of Borneo Trilateral Meetings had covered various issues such as trans-boundary protected area management, institutional arrangements, biodiversity conservation, green ecotourism, research and development and local community involvement in the sustainable development and conservation in the HoB. The Meetings also recommended broader aspects of the HoB Initiative that include among others, policy and socio-economic impacts and external financial support to strengthen the Initiative. This provided the precursor for this international conference on the HoB, which will focus on enabling and empowering conservation through science-policy interface, conservation finance and community engagement.
The objectives of this conference are:
- To provide the platform to deliberate on the current affairs pertaining to science-policy interface, conservation finance and community engagement in tropical forest management; and
- To discuss the crucial issues for long term implementation of the Sabah Heart of Borneo Strategic Plan of Action
|Conference Date||8th and 9th November 2016|
|Conference Venue||Magellan Sutera Harbour Resort, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia|Who Should Participate?
This Conference is open to interested parties i.e. policy and decision makers, planners, managers, senior researchers, relevant government agencies and relevant stakeholders such as Non-Governmental Organizations, private sectors, Forest Management Unit (FMU) Holders, Oil Palm Companies and universities.
Participation is FREE and subject to ‘First Come First Serve’ basis. The closing date for registration is on 15th September 2016. Registration after this date and walk in registration during the conference is not guaranteed.
Speakers and Call for Papers
Key speakers from around the region, practitioners and the business communities would be invited to enlighten the conference on their perspectives and experiences on the conference theme. Anyone interested to contribute papers relevant to the conference objectives is most welcome. Date for submission of abstracts is on 31st July 2016 and full papers on 15th October 2016. The Organising Committee however, shall reserve the right to shortlist successful papers for presentation.
Need More Information?
Further enquiries, kindly contact
- Michelle Yap Sue Sem: +6089-24 2757
- Heidi Henry William: +6089-24 2821
- Siti Zubaidah S. Abdullah: +6089-24 2750
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2016's Heart of Borneo International Conference is a platform to deliberate on the current affairs pertaining to science-policy interface, conservation finance and community engagement in tropical forest management and to discuss the crucial issues for long term implementation of the Sabah Heart of Borneo Strategic Plan of Action
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Hotel Accomodation & Transportation
Participants are kindly advised to make their own accommodation arrangements. Transportation from the airport to the hotel and vice versa can be arranged upon request. The Sutera Harbour Resort is also offering the best rates to the Conference participants as per the following rates. Participants may make their room reservation via e-mail reservation.tms@ suteraharbour.com.my, or phone no. 088- 318 888.
Rooms however are subject to availability upon reservation.
The Magellan Sutera Harbour
The Magellan Sutera Resort is a magnificent 5 star luxury resort in Kota Kinabalu with 456 rooms and suites. The grand entrance is a majestic longhouse style lobby; an architectural tribute to the Rungus natives of Sabah.
With fine timber furnishings and traditional handicraft artifacts, this 5 star luxury resort in Kota Kinabalu is a favourite among families and couples and those seeking a relaxing, tropical holiday in Borneo. Guests staying at the Magellan Club enjoy personalized check-in services, prime sea-view suites and exclusive dining for breakfast and cocktails at the Magellan Club Lounge.
Single Twin Deluxe Garden View RM 454.74 nett RM 495.55 nett Deluxe Sea View RM 501.38 nett RM 542.19 nett The Pacific Sutera Harbour
The luxurious 5-star The Pacific Sutera Hotel in Kota Kinabalu features 500 immaculately appointed rooms and suites with contemporary décor and dramatic views of either the sprawling golf course or of the sea and nearby tropical islands.
The grand entrance and high-ceiling lobby lounge offer an uninterrupted, panoramic view of the ocean and is a popular meeting point for leisure and business travellers. The Pacific Club guests enjoy the magnificent views from the top floors where breakfast and cocktails are served in the exclusive Pacific Club Lounge.
Single Twin Deluxe Golf View RM 343.97 nett RM 373.12 nett Deluxe Sea View RM 378.95 nett RM 413.93 nett Discover More Accomodations
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