Thursday, November 03, 2016

International Conference on Heart of Borneo in Kota Kinabalu Nov 8-9

Kota Kinabalu: The eighth edition of the International Conference on Heart of Borneo is back.

The event which gathers experts to discuss crucial issues related to the implementation of Sabah's Heart of Borneo Strategic Plan of Action will take place on Nov 8-9, here.

Organiser, Sabah Forestry Department has set the theme "Enabling and Empowering Conservation through Science-Policy Interface, Conservation Finance and Community Engagement."

Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman is scheduled to launch the event here which some 800 people from various sectors locally and internationally including students are expected to attend.

"Participation is by invitation only but members of the public are most welcomed to visit the conference exhibition, to view the various conservation initiatives within the Heart of Borneo landscape," the department said in a statement here.

Natural Resources and Environment Ministry Deputy Secretary General Datuk Dr Azimuddin Bahari will be among those who will deliver keynote addresses at the conference.

Among others include Biodiversity Finance Initiative Senior Technical Adviser Dr David Meyers, Institute of Plant Sciences University of Bern, Switzerland Professor David Newberry and Carnegie Institution for Science Professor Dr. Gregory Asner.

In addition, a total of 41 speakers will also present their papers in the concurrent sessions.