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

Session 14

 

Venue: UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, France
Date: 28 February 2008


Agenda

I. Introduction and general policy discussion

  • Exchange of views on the findings and recommendations of the 2007 FUST evaluation report
  • Perspectives for future cooperation (including renewal of FUST phase III and UNESCO Extra-budgetary Additional Programme)

II. Review of on-going activities

  • Financial Situation of the General Fund 513BEL9090
  • Reporting of on-going projects

III. Discussion of new proposals, including large scale projects and SSA

IV. Other business

 


Participants

1- Representatives of Flanders
  • Dr Rudy L. Herman, Department of Economy, Science and Innovation, Ministry of Flanders
2- Representatives of UNESCO

Sector for External Relations and Cooperation

  • Mr. Akio Arata, Chief of Section for Bilateral Governmental Funding Sources
  • Mr Savatore Mineo, Section for Bilateral Governmental Funding Sources

Natural Sciences Sector

  • Mr. Peter Pissierssens, Head, IOC Project Office for IODE, UNESCO Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission
  • Mr. Alberto Tejada-Guibert, UNESCO Intergovernmental  Hydrological Programme
  • Ms. Annukka Lipponen, UNESCO Intergovernmental  Hydrological Programme
  • Mr. Thomas Schaaf, Ecological  Sciences and Biodiversity Section
  • Mr. Moussa-Elkadum, Administrative Officer, Natural Sciences Sector
  • Ms. Rosanna Karam, Senior extra budgetary Administrative assistant, Natural Sciences Sector

Working Documents

Project Progress/Final Reports (as on 12 February 2008)

SC Division
Project Code/ responsible
Project Title/description
Duration/ budget
Project Document
ECO
Large scale projects

513INT2000

T. Schaaf

Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD)

 

5/04 - 8/08

USD 800,000

513INT2001

 

T. Schaaf

Outreach Activities – complementary to Projects:

  • Sustainable Management of Marginal Drylands (SUMAMAD; code 513/INT/2000);
  • IHP projects CAZALAC (code 513/RLA/2040) and FRIEND/NILE (code 513/RAB/2042)

05/06 - 10/08

USD 425,533

Small scale activities (SSA)

513INT2002

T. Schaaf

Participation of SUMAMAD project (513/INT/2000) scientists in international conference on Desertification and the International Policy Imperative (DIPI), Algiers, 17 to 19 December 2006

09/06-02/07

USD 15,000

Finallized

final report Feb 08

513INT2003

T. Schaaf

Small Scale Activity

SUMAMAD-2 Planning workshop in Dana Biosphere reserve (Jordan), June 2008

Note:Revised approved amount 27,500 US$ (including support costs). The project proposal has to be rewritten by the project officer in order to duly reflect the increased total budget and the related supplementary activities (ceremony event with the University of Gent). The reviewed project document will be submitted by e-mail to Rudy Herman via ERC/CFS, before the creation of the related budget code.

3/08-8/08

US$ 27,500

Ongoing

progress report Feb 08

HYD
Large scale projects

513RAB2041

R. Al-Weshah

UNESCO-Flanders Science Fund-In-Trust Project on Capacity Building and Training on Environmental Planning and Management in Palestine: Phase-II

01/01-31/12/07

USD 850,000

progress report Feb 08

extension request

513RAB2003

R. Al-Weshah

Support to Flow regimes from International Experimental and Network data of the Nile Project (FRIEND/Nile Phase II)

11/06-12/109

USD 950,000

513RAB2001

R. Al-Weshah

Secondment of Prof. Willy Bauwens to IHP

06/02-6/08

USD 60,500

513SAF2000

A. Makarigakis

FETWATER Phase II

6/06-31/12/10

USD 1,041,700

513RLA2000

M. Donoso

Support to implement water centre for arid and semiarid zones in LAC

7/06-7/09

USD 715,000

ongoing

progress report Feb 08

 

Small scale activities (SSA)

513EGY2000

UNESCO/Cairo

Secondment of Dr Ann Van Griensven to the FRIEND/NILE Project 2007-2009

2007-2009

US$ 15,059

proposal

progress report Feb 08

IOC
Large scale projects
513GLO2002

P. Pissierssens

Integrated Expert and Training System for Oceanographic Data and Information Management ODIMeX

1/04-10/08

USD 382,800

513RAF2003

P. Pissierssens

Ocean Data and Information Network for Africa - Third Phase (ODINAFRICA-III)

 

7/04-10/08

USD 2,530,000

513RAF2005

E. Desa / A. Suzyumov

Geosphere-Biosphere Coupling Processes in the Ocean - The Training-through-Research approach towards Third World involvement

1/01-8/08

USD 285,000

ongoing

progress report feb08 rev

513RAS2000

V. Tilot de Grissac

Biodiversity and distribution of mega faunal assemblages - eastern equatorial pacific

1/04-12/07

US$ 66,000

ongoing/terminating

final report

513RAF2008

J. Ahanhanzo

Remote Sensing Application in the framework of FETWATER SIMDAS and
GOOS-AFRICA Programmes based on the UNESCO Crosscutting Project on Remote Sensing in Africa (FET-Water-RET-REMSENS

6/06-6/10

USD 350,000

???

J. Barbiere

 

Regional pilot project on Integrated coastal area Management in Latin America (LAC ICAM)”

 

7/06-31/5/07

 

US$ 770,000

proposal

not started

Small scale activities (SSA)

513GLO2009

J. Barbiere

 

Preparation of grant proposal, Marine Spatial Assessment

1/8/07-10/07

US$ 13,718

ongoing/terminating

final report

annex

513RAF2007

P. Pissierssens

 

 

Development of an “easy-to-install” deployment package of an electronic repository of marine science publications (e-repository in a box)

(approved at FUST-SC-11, May 2006)

3/07-6/08

USD 33,000

513GLO2010

P. Pissierssens

 

Support to the Pacem in Maribus Conference 2007 to promote the participation of Youth and women in the promotion of sustainable use of marine resources and ocean governance

October- December 07

US$ 13,200

ongoing/terminating

final report

 

513RLA2002

P. Pissierssens

Stakeholder Meeting towards the Development of the Caribbean Marine Atlas (CMA)

10/07-12/07

US$ 22,000

ongoing/terminating

final report

APPROVED AT FUST-XIII BUT NOT YET STARTED

513RAF2009

M.Odido/ T. Aarup

 

Maintenance/levelling assistance for OdinAfrica installed sea level gauges (complementary to ODINAFRICA-III)

 

2008

US$ 33,000

ProDoc

Code created 21/2/08

 

513RAS2001

V. Tilot de Grissac

Biodiversity and distribution of mega faunal assemblages in the abyssal nodule province of the eastern equatorial Pacific: management of the impacts of deep seabed mining

Note: The project proposal has to be extensively rewritten by the project officer in order to duly reflect the increased total budget and the related supplementary activities (edition, publications and distribution). The reviewed project document will be submitted by e-mail to Rudy Herman via ERC/CFS, before the creation of the related budget code

11/07-10/08

US$ 16,500 (revised by FUST SC)

ProDoc

Code created 21/2/08

513glo2011

J. Barbiere

Coping with Multihazards and Risk in Coastal Areas: A contribution to the IOC/UNESCO experts group on Mainstreaming Awareness and Mitigation of Marine – related Hazards and Risk in Integrated Coastal Area Management”.

IOC/UNESCO Expert Group on Mainstreaming Awareness and Mitigation of Marine-Related Hazards and Risks in Integrated Coastal Area Management

2008

US$ 11,000

 

ProDoc

Code created 21/02/08

513GLO2012

J. Barbiere

4th Global Conference on Oceans, Coasts, and Islands: Advancing Ecosystem Management and Integrated Coastal and Ocean Management by 2010 in the Context of Climate Change (Hanoi, Vietnam, 7-11 April 2008).

February-May 2008

US$ 33,000

proposal

Code created 21/2/08

Large scale projects: new proposals (submitted to FUST-14)

ECO
HYD
IOC

Small Scale project proposals (SSA) (subbmitted to FUST-14)

ECO

?

T. Schaaf

International Interdisciplinary Course: Children’s Rights in a Globalized World: From Principles to Practice
4/08- 3/09 proposal
HYD

 

?

Radwan Al-Weshah

Support to the Ecohydrology Component of the FRIEND/Nile Project for Year 2008

2008

US$ 55,000

proposal

 

IOC

?

E. Desa

WORKSHOPS ON DECISION SUPPORT TOOLS FOR THE COASTAL ZONE IN WESTERN AFRICA

2008

US$ 16,500

?

A. Mateos

VIII session of the IOC Advisory Body of Experts on the Law of the Sea (Paris, France, 21-25 April 2008).

April 2008

US$ 13,200

proposal

?

P. Pissierssens

Data Mining and Assimilation Workshop for the Caribbean Marine Atlas pilot project, Caribbean Islands region, April 2008

April 2008

US$ 16,500

proposal