The Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau (ERDB of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) of the Republic of the Philippines will host the 2nd ASEAN Mangrove Congress on September 4-8, 2017 at the Conrad Hotel, Manila, Philippines. The congress aims to strengthen mangrove research and development in the ASEAN region and enhance inter-agency and inter-sectoral coordination at the regional and international levels. ERDB sees this opportunity to convene researchers and environment managers to strengthen the region‘s technical and institutional capacities towards sustainable mangrove management in the face of climate change.
We are expecting around 150 participants from ASEAN member countries have submitted their entries and will give oral and poster presentations on the following topics: 1) Mangrove Ecology, Functions and Fisheries; 2) Mangrove Restoration and Rehabilitation; 3) Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation; and 4) Valuation and Socio-economic Studies. The congress will be participated in by the following ASEAN countries: Myanmar, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Malaysia and Philippines.
The congress is open to all mangrove practitioners, government officials, scientists, and academicians who have conducted research in the ASEAN region.
Schedule of Activities:
July 31 – Deadline of Registration for oral and poster presenters
August 15 – Deadline of Extended abstracts and poster presentations
September 4 – Ingress
September 5 – Status reporting by country/Plenary talks
September 6 – Parallel Breakout Sessions
September 7 – Field Activity
September 8 – Egress