UNESCO/Flanders Funds-In-Trust for the Support of UNESCO's Activities in the Field of Science

Session 11

 

Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Date: Wednesday 24 May 2006


Agenda

Provisional as on 15 May 2006

10:00-10:30

I. Introduction and general policy discussion

The Flemish Government’s recent decision on its contribution to FUST in 2006, and on the perspective of the Phase III of FUST. Also First reflection on the methodology of the eventual evaluation of the FUST Phase II to be undertaken in 2007.

10:30-11:30

II. Report on the Phase I and II on-going projects

General Fund 513BEL9090: Financial statement as at 30 April 2006.

Funds Available for New Projects = USD 162,568.27
Funds Available for Small-Scale Projects = USD 238,850.02

513RAB2001: Secondment of Prof. Willy Bauwens

Project Officer: Radwan Al Weshah/ UNESCO-Cairo Office (at Headquarters: Alberto Tejada-Guibert/ SC/HYD)
Duration: Academic year 02/2003-05/2006
Budget: USD 60,500

513RAB2041: Capacity Building and Training on Environmental Planning and Management
Project Officer: Radwan Al Weshah/ UNESCO-Cairo Office (at Headquarters: Alberto Tejada-Guibert/ SC/HYD)
Duration: 2002-2006 (4 years)
Budget: USD 850,000

513RAB2042 Phase I: Support to flow regimes from International Experimental and Network data Nile Project FRIEND/NILE project
Project Officer: Radwan Al Weshah/ UNESCO-Cairo Office (at Headquarters: Alberto Tejada-Guibert/ SC/HYD)
Duration:2002-2005 (4 years)
Budget: USD 929,700

a. Large-scale Projects -approved-

513GLO2002: ODIMEX

Project Officer: Peter Pissiersens/IOC/OSS
Duration: 2004-2007
Budget: USD 382,800

513INT2000: Sustainable Management of Marginal, Drylands: SUMMAD

Project Officer: Thomas Schaaf/SC/ECO
Duration: 2004-2007
Budget: USD 800,000

513RAF2003: ODINAFRICA III

Project Officer: Peter Pissierssens/IOC/OSS
Duration
Orginal: 2004-2007
Revised: 31 August 2005-31 August 2008.
Budget: USD 2,530,000

513RAF2004: Development of an African Repository of Electronic Publications

Project Officer: Peter Pissierssens/IOC/OSS
Duration
Original: 2004-2005
Revised: 2004-2006
Budget: USD 111,100

513RAF2005: Geosphere-Biosphere Coupling Processes in the Ocean: the Training-through-Research approach towards Third World involvement-
Project officer: Alexe Suzyumov /SC/CSI, UNLUATA Umit /SC/IOC/OS)
Duration: 2004-2007
Budget: USD 285,000

b. Small-scale projects financed by the accrued interest of the Trust fund –approved-

Ocean Forum series on the Marine Environment (513GLO2005)
Project Officer: Peter Pissiersens/IOC/OSS
Duration: 1 May 2005-30 Jan 2006 - translations into English and Spanish from the original (French)
Budget: USD 10,000

Eco-Hydrological and Socio-Economical Approach for the Restoration of the Lagoon Merja Zerga in Morocco (513MOR2000)
Project Officer: Bonell Michael/SC/HYD/HPC
Duration:01Oct 2005-31 Dec2005
Budget: USD 13,200

III. New project proposals: which have been recommended by the Steering Committee and have been submitted to the Flemish authorities for their official approval.

Support to Flow regimes from International Experimental and Network data Nile Project FRIEND/NILE project Phase II:  (513RAB2042 Phase I/ USD 927,700)
Project Officer: Radwan Al Weshah/ UNESCO-Cairo Office (at Headquarters: Alberto Tejada-Guibert/ SC/HYD)
Duration: 2006-2009
Total estimated Budget: USD 1,399,116
The requested amount: USD 950,000

Water Centre for Arid Semi Arid Regions of Latin America and Caribbean CAZALAC project Phase II: (513RLA2040 Phase I/USD 425,493)
Project Officer: Maria Donoso/UNESCO-Montevideo Office (At headquarters: Alberto Tejada-Guibert/ SC/HYD)
Duration: 2006-2009
Total estimated Budget: USD 1,113,296
The requested amount: USD 715,000

FET-WATER project Phase II: (513SAF2040 PHASE I/USD 207,900)
Project Officer: Alex Makarigakis/UNESCO-Windhoek Office (at Headquarters: Alice Aureli SC/HYD/HPC)
Duration:  2006-2010
Total estimated Budget: USD 2,544,700
The requested amount: USD 1,041,700

FET-REMSENS: Remote Sensing Application in the framework of FETWATER SIMDAS and GOOS-AFRICA Programmes
Project officer: Justin Ahanhanzo/IOC/OOS
Duration: 2006-2010
Total estimated Budget:           USD 960,000
The requested amount: USD 350,000

IV. The Outreach project
- incorporating two small scale project proposals -

a. Pedagogical kits for Drylands and Highlands (PEDKITS) – a complementary activity to the Project Sustainable management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD; 513INT2000)-
Project officer: Thomas Schaaf/SC/ECO
Duration: 1 Jan 2006-31 Dec 2007
Total Budget: USD 366,850 (including 10% overhead costs)

b. Participation of SUMAMAD Project Participants in international scientific conference “The Future of Drylands”  
Project Officer: Thomas Schaaf/SC/ECO
Duration: Five months (starting in April 2006)
Budget: USD 29,750 (including 10% overhead costs)

c. (a) Internet Course on Rainwater Harvesting for Professionals (b) Internet Course on Water Resources for Primary School Teachers
-Related to CAZALAC – Water Centre for Arid and Semiarid Zones of Latin America and the Caribbean, La Serena, Chile (CAZALAC; 513RLA2040) -
Project officer: (M. Donoso UNESCO-Montevideo Office -
Duration: 12 months upon project approval
Budget:            USD 13,200 (including 10% overhead costs)

d. Water Education and Awareness for Egypt’s new Generation
-Complementary to FRIEND/Nile, 513RAB2042-
Project officer: Mr R. Al-Weshah, UNESCO-Cairo Office
Duration: 12 months upon project approval
Budget:            USD 35,530 (including 10% overhead costs)

e. International Interdisciplinary Course on Children’s Rights (IIC)
Project officer: in collaboration with SHS and ED
Duration: 11 months (ideally, starting March 2006 to allow for preparatory time)
Budget:            USD 19,800 (including 10% overhead costs)

Two small scale project proposals

Workshop for the establishment of a pilot project to collect in real-time metadata from SST and temperature profile data, and a DBCP users and technology
Project Officer: Peter Pissierssens
Duration:  April 2006 in the UK
Budget:USD 15,000

A Brainstorming Meeting on Water Management in Nile basin Countries
- linked to the result of the project FRIEND/Nile -
Project Officer: Dr. Radwan Al-Weshah, UNESCO/Cairo
Duration: Feb-Mar 2006
Budget: USD 11,500

V. Financial and administrative matters

VI. Any other business

a. Time and Place for the next meeting of the Steering Committee
b. Any other matters

13:00-14:30

Lunch

14:30-

Discussion with the project officers for technical matters of the projects


Participants

1- Representatives of Flanders
  • Dr Rudy L. Herman, Senior Researcher, Technology and Innovation Division, Ministry of Flanders,
  • Ms. Karen Groffils, Assistant to the Director General, Ministry of Flanders,
  • Mr. Philippe Kridelka, Ambassador, Permanent Delegate of Belgium to UNESCO
  • Mr. Jose Aelvoet, Delegate of the Flemish Community in Paris
2- Representatives of UNESCO

Sector for External Relations and Cooperation

  • Mr. Akio Arata, Chief, Section for Bilateral Governmental Funding Sources
  • Mr. RO Hi Chang, Assistant Programme Specialist, Section for Bilateral Governmental Funding Sources

Natural Sciences Sector

  • Mr. Thomas Schaaf, Programme Specialist, World network of Biosphere Reserves Development and Regional Networks Support Section
  • Mr. Peter Pissierssens, Chief, Ocean Services Section
  • Mr. Jose Alberto Tejada-Guibert, Programme Specialist, Section for Sustainable Water Resources Management

 


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