How can research and educational activities contribute to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals?
Building Pan-Pacific Partnerships: Transcending boundaries towards collaborative rehabilitation of wetlands and their communities
June 6, 2018 5-7 pm
Sophia University, Building 2, 17th Floor, Room 1721
Wetlands in all corners of the globe are in crisis. While many environmental issues gain increasing attention worldwide, the degradation and destruction of wetlands is often a silent phenomena, overlooked by many. In the 20th Century 60% of global wetlands were lost, despite a growing awareness of the crucial role that wetlands play in delivering key ecosystem services upon which many communities rely.
Alongside the environmental degradation of wetlands often runs social degradation. Time
is running out both on the local level and global level and the call for collective action to reverse the adverse trends of socioecological degradation of wetlands and the people who depend on them is one of urgency.
This symposium aims to provide a forum to transcend geopolitical and academic boundaries to explore the building of partnerships between Japan and Colombia to revitalize wetlands and their incumbent communities. Further, this forum hope to make steps forward in collaborative research and educational activities linking Japan with Colombia and other Latin American countries to build a Pan-Pacific Partnership of wetland community revitalization towards achieving SDGs related to wetland conservation and their communities.
Part I: Putting SDGs on researchers’ agendas: perspectives from wetlands
SPEAKER 1: Contributing to SDGs through Sophia Research Branding
Project: Transdisciplinary rehabilitation of wetlands in Japan/ Prof. Guangwei Huang, Sophia University
SPEAKER 2: Rehabilitating Colombia’s Wetlands: a socio-ecological case study/ Prof. Sebastian Restrepo Calle, Javeriana University
SPEAKER 3: Notes from the field: interdisciplinary research in post-conflict Colombia/ Prof. Juan Ricardo Gomez Serrano, Javeriana University
Part II: SDGs as an integral part of the Pan-Pacific wetland dialogue
Moderator: Prof. Anne McDonald, Sophia University
• Prof. Guangwei Huang
• Prof. Juan Ricardo Gomez Serrano
• Prof. Sebastian Restrepo Calle
• Prof. Akemi Ori, Sophia University
• Prof. Noriko Hataya, Sophia University
SDGs + Wetlands research and education
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SYMPOSIUM WILL BE IN ENGLISH
Organized by: Sophia University Institute for Studies of the Global Environment
Co-organized by: Javeriana University, Sophia University Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies
Cooperation: Sophia University Iberoamerican Institute