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23rd Session of the Governing Council /
Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-23/GMEF)
21-25 February 2005, Nairobi
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 Environment Institute


23rd Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum

Nairobi, 21-25 February 2005

 Environment Institute

The “Environment Institute” is the programme which forms the umbrella under which most Special Events during the 23rd Session of the Governing Council/Global Ministerial Environment Forum (GC-23/GMEF) are organized. The Environment Institute programme focuses on the implementation of internationally agreed goals, including those in the Millennium Declaration, and gives participants the opportunity to take part in specially targeted events and training courses related to the issues at stake during GC-23/GMEF.

The Environment Institute will be located in the recreation centre. In addition to hosting a number of Special Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Events organized by UNEP and partners, the programme also offers three-hour practical level training sessions in the afternoon offered by UNDP and the Smithsonian Institution in partnership with UNEP, through The Institute@GC-23/GMEF. The objective of the training sessions is to focus on skills for implementation of the Millennium Development Goals 1, 3 and 7 related to poverty alleviation, gender and environmental sustainability. Pre-registration is free and highly recommended as space is limited to approximately 40 participants per training session. Pre-registration can be done on the website or at The Institute@GC-23/GMEF registration table in the central conference area.

On Thursday, the African Business and Sustainable Development Roundtable takes place parallel to the Environment Institute programme, while on Saturday 26 January a field trip will be organized. To view the schedules of these and other Special Events during GC-23/GMEF click here .

The Environment Institute takes place from 21 to 24 February 2005. For more information about the Environment Institute activities click the text on each event in the schedule below.

ENVIRONMENT INSTITUTE PROGRAMME

Venue: Recreation Center

Day/time

Monday:
February 21

Tuesday:
February 22

Wednesday:
February 23

Thursday:
February 24

7.30 9.00 am

Breakfast
Events

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Breakfast Event on Youth and MDGs
Roundtable on youth participation in implementing MDGs

Breakfast Event on Int. Env. Governance
Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies

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9.00 am 1.00 pm


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-

-

-

1.00 2.30 pm

Lunch Special Events:

1.00 -2.00 pm
Lunch Special Event on MDGs
Launch of publication "Oustanding Environmental Issues for Human Development"
Dutch Government

1.00 -2.00 pm
Lunch Special Event on Climate
Achieving MDGs in a changing climate

UNEP and TERI

1.00 -2.30 pm
Lunch Special Event on Education
UNEP/UNESCO event on UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development

1.00 -2.30 pm
Lunch Special Event on Water
Rainwater harvesting in Integrated Water Resource Management

2.30 3.00 pm

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

Lunch break

3.00 6.00 pm

Afternoon Training Sessions:

TheInstitute@
UNEP-GC/GMEF:
MDG 1

Training of African journalists on environmental reporting

TheInstitute@
UNEP-GC/GMEF:

MDG 3

Gender, drylands and poverty

TheInstitute@
UNEP-GC/GMEF:
CSD

Urban air quality and partnerships

TheInstitute@
UNEP-GC/GMEF:
MDG 7

Sustainable wastewater management in coastal cities

7.00 9.00 pm

Evening Events:

- - - Special Event on Impact of Climate Change on the Arctic
UNEP and the
Russian Federation

Special Event on Desertification
Event on the UN International Year of Deserts and Desertification

9.00 10.00 pm
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Joint reception

© UNEP 2005