IX Meeting of the World Network of
Island and Coastal Biosphere Reserves
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Sunday, 15 September
18:00 Welcome reception
 
Monday, 16 September
8:00 Registration
8:30 Opening address by Dr Miguel Clüsener-Godt, Director: Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences - UNESCO
9:30 Presentation by guest speaker Dr Enrico Gennari, Director of Research – Oceans Research Institute
10:00 Introduction of session chairperson
10:15 Presentations by delegates
13:00 Lunch
17:00 Sundowners at scenic lookout point
19:00 Dinner and evening entertainment - wine tasting by Thomas or Jhonri Potgieter,
Jakkalsvlei Wines
 
Tuesday, 17 September
8.30 Presentation by the Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve with Wendy Crane and Luami Zondagh
9:00 Introduction of session chairperson
9:15 Presentations by delegates
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Transfer to field visit
14:30 Goukou Resilient River Project with Rita Botha and Kezia Botes
19:00 Dinner and evening entertainment with PG Engelbrecht
 
Wednesday, 18 September
08:30 Presentation by guest speaker Dr Peter Nilssen, Archaeologist and Specialist Heritage Practitioner
09:00 Introduction of session chairperson
09:15 Presentations by delegates 
12:45 Lunch en route to social activity
12:45 Transfer to Garden Route Game Reserve, Albertinia
14:00 Game drive with drinks and snacks (2.5 hours)
16:30 At leisure (guided tour of the property - reptile centre and skull garden. Own activities –swimming pool, water hole, bird walk)
18:30 Boma braai dinner
 
Thursday, 19 September
08:30 Participatory process: working plan of the WNICBR (2018-2022)
10:00 Coffee break
11:00 Transfer to field visit
12:30 Fish traps in Stilbaai with Dr Jan de Vynck
14:00 Lunch at The Press Room
15:30 Gin tasting at Inverroche
19:00 Dinner and evening entertainment – a musical delight with Ronan Skillen and Shaun Johannes
 
Friday, 20 September
 08:30 Presentation by guest speaker
 09:00 Working session on the Zero Plastic working group
10:00 Coffee break
10:30 UNESCO and Joint Secretariat formalities: newly incorporated member and closing session (UNESCO, Jeju, Menorca, Spain and Republic of Korea)[breakaway room]
12:00 Lunch



 

 
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