Jun 27, 2010

International Workshop on Orangutan Conservation

Event. The Indonesian Ministry of Forestry’s Nature Conservation and Forest Protection Agency (PHKA), in cooperation with the Indonesian Orangutan Forum (FORINA), has organized the International Workshop on Orangutan Conservation (IWOC) to be held at the Sanur Beach Hotel in Bali on July 15 and 16, 2010. The event, supported of the USAID Orangutan Conservation Services Program (OCSP) and 16 conservation organizations in Indonesia, will focus around the theme “What does the future hold for the man of the forest?”

Background.Orangutans are Asia’s only great ape and are icons of Indonesia’s wondrous lowland rainforest. Found only on the islands of Sumatra and Borneo, orangutans are classified as endangered and are protected by Indonesian law. However, the development of forest resources, which assists Indonesia to achieve economic development, places the forests where orangutans live under threat. The rapid rate of deforestation that has resulted over the past 20 years has come at a great cost to orangutans. In 2007, orangutan conservationists and scientists, government officials, community members and private sector representatives initiated a process of working together to seek viable solutions to ensure the orangutan’s continued survival amidst Indonesia’s drive for economic development. This resulted in the formalization of the Ministry of Forestry’s National Strategy and Action Plan for Orangutan Conservation. The National Action Plan, announced by the Indonesian President at the Bali Climate Conference, is a multi‐stakeholder conservation strategy that incorporates public, private, and local interests, and finds common ground in orangutan conservation among stakeholders with various interests. The IWOC will build upon the multistakeholder process that resulted in the National Action Plan by again bringing together representatives of key groups and seek collaboration in ensuring a secure future for the orangutan in Indonesia.

Participants.It is expected that one hundred and fifty to two hundred individuals from a range of organizations will take part in the work shop. Participants will represent local and international conservation organizations, private companies, bilateral and multilateral organizations, research institutions and the Indonesian government. Senior officials of the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry and the United States Embassy are also expected to attend the workshop. Miss Indonesia 2008 and current Orangutan Goodwill Ambassador, Zivanna Letisha Siregar, will serve as master of ceremonies.

Workshop Objective.The workshop aims to create a road map for increased participation and collaboration by scientists, conservationists, government agencies, private companies, and local communities in orangutan conservation, and to detail specific action they will take individually and collectively to help save Asia’s only great ape.

Program.The workshop will be opened by the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry. This will be followed by a brief review of current issues and workshop aims by Professor Bungaran Saragih, a former Minister of Agriculture and Forestry and current Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. The first day will continue with four plenary sessions, on policy revisions (presented by the National Forestry Council – DKN), sustainable financing (KEHATI –the Indonesia Biodiversity Foundation), research to improve orangutan habitat management (Professor Carel van Schaik of Zurich University), and the rehabilitation and release of orangutan into the wild by 2015 (Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation and PanEco‐SOCP). These topics will be discussed further in breakout sessions during the afternoon. On the second day, four stakeholder forums consisting of government, NGOs, the private sector, and researchers and supporters will discuss current conservation issues and develop recommendations to support the long‐term survival of the orangutan. They will present these recommendations at the final plenary session, to be conveyed to the Ministry of Forestry and FORINA at the workshop close. Displays. The event will also feature displays by conservation organizations and private companies that showcase their innovative projects and activities to save the orangutan and its habitat.


The Indonesian Orangutan Forum (FORINA) was established to act as the catalyst to take the 2007 National Strategy and Action Plan for Orangutan Conservation from concept to implementation. As a central local coordinating body for orangutan conservation in Indonesia, FORINA encourages cooperation among the numerous stakeholders whose actions impact orangutan survival. FORINA has also been set up to communicate conservation successes and challenges to national and international audiences, and establish linkages to support orangutan conservation programs both within Indonesia and globally. The International Workshop on Orangutan Conservation is supported by OCSP‐USAID, PERHAPPI, WWF Indonesia, FFI Indonesia, WCS Indonesia, CI Indonesia, TNC Indonesia, PanEco‐YEL, FZS, BOSF, OFI, OF‐UK, YAYORIN, GRASP, UNESCO, SOS‐OIC, YLI

For more information about this event and USAID‐OCSP’s work to save Indonesian orangutans, please contact Mika Maharani GC, OCSP Communication Manager, at mika_gynecologia@dai.com, or visit the OCSP website: www.theworldiswatching.info

Jun 24, 2010

Leave Nothing But Footprints

The Jakarta Post -- WEEKENDER | Sun, 11/23/2008 3:31 PM |

You’ve gone over the list countless times. Will it be a shamelessly self-indulgent R&R weekend in Legian? Or a slightly more adventurous journey into the highlands of Tana Toraja? There’s also that Mt. Bromo trip your spouse keeps pestering you about. Hmmm ... Settle for Orchard Road? Ubaidillah Syohih trains his green binoculars on your next holiday destination.

Holidays are a time to bond and spend some leisurely time with your loved ones or friends. At the planning stage, when half a dozen ideas on where to head off to are floating around, holidays also do a very good job of fraying nerves. So before the Lonely Planet guides and maps start flying across the room, here are some things to keep in mind.

In a country such as Indonesia, with its seemingly endless range of awesome destinations, you will always be spoiled for choice. Hundreds of volcanoes to climb, rainforests to trek, waves to surf, reefs to explore, beaches to roast on, more than 250 ethnic groups with 350 local languages to discover ... There’s something for everyone. But regardless of the destination, with every additional dive down the reef wall or every new bungalow, the destination loses a little something.

It’s not just a piece of coral that is inadvertently broken during a dive, or a small food wrapper that gets caught in the wind and ends up decorating the forest. The aggregate impact of our holiday, from transportation (emissions, traffic) to the hotel we’re staying at (energy and water use), can damage the prospects of a holiday destination to sustain tourists over the long term. Indonesia may need visitors, but it also needs them to tread lightly and respectfully. With people from all over the world traveling to the archipelago to witness nature at its creative best, there’s only one way to safeguard these destinations: responsible tourism.

Now you may have heard about ecotourism, also known as ecological tourism, a catchall term that has been eagerly appended to many a hotel and resort name. At best, this is a form of responsible tourism that appeals to ecologically and socially conscious individuals. It typically involves travel to destinations where flora, fauna and cultural heritage are the primary attractions. At worst, it is a hotel called “Bunga Ecotourism Resort” whose claim to sustainability is limited to a glossy brochure flaunting the natural merits of the area.

How can we select a rewarding holiday destination without leaving a trail of destruction in our wake?

1. Decide on what kind of holiday you are after – will it be backpacking or operator-tour style?
2. If you go for the tour operator, ask where your money is going or find out by yourself – staying in locally owned accommodation benefits local families.
3. In choosing your activities at the destination, go for environmentally friendly activities that contribute to the local economy and protect nature and culture.
4. Small gifts from home can be a great way to say thank you to your hosts – think about what might be of most use to the local community.
Review your options: www.eco-tropicalresorts.com/indian/indonesia.htm

Before you bounce out the door, there are a few things that need to be taken care of.
1. Make sure that all electric appliances are switched off, and that there are no leaks.
2. If you are going on vacation with your own vehicle, make sure that it is well maintained so you don’t pollute the places you visit. It would be better if you used public transportation, such as a bus or train, to reach your destination.

Only a few hotels in Indonesia are managed in an environmentally friendly way, so it’s up to you to do your bit.
1. In many remote places around Indonesia, fresh water is scarce. Keep this in mind when you wash, and keep those showers short.
2. Towels can be used for at least two days without being washed, to reduce energy and water used to clean them.
3. Remember to switch off lights and air conditioning when you leave the room to reduce energy use.
4. Of course, never buy products made from marine turtles and insist on eating locally caught fish.
5. You can also encourage the hotel by presenting the manager with a list of environmental tips for green hotels. If your hotel or homestay prides itself as an ecotourism facility, make sure you ask them why and how.

More tips at http://www.charityguide.org/volunteer/fifteen/green-hotels.htm


You have probably heard this well-known phrase. By killing nothing but time and by taking nothing but pictures, you protect the environment and wildlife. And by leaving nothing but footprints, you make a positive impact on local communities, such as preventing the loss of culture.

Jun 23, 2010

Environmental Jobs

Jun 22, 2010

Environment Jobs

International Programs and Membership Assistant, Friends of the Earth International, Amsterdam
Leader, Global Climate and Energy Initiative, WWF International, One of the key WWF network offices, Highly competitive salary package
Systems & Network Engineer, Greenpeace International, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Ranger - Deer Grazing Project, Surrey Wildlife Trust, Pirbright, £22,000 - £25,000 pa
ARCH - Project and Communications Co-ordinator, Kent County Council, Maidstone, Kent, Starting salary £30,220
Assistant Warden, RSPB, Mid Yare Reserve, Norfolk, £14,000 - £16,000 pa
Kelvingrove Information Officer, RSPB, Glasgow, £15,000 - £16,500 pa
Biodiversity Management Planning Project Officer, Tristan da Cunha, RSPB, Tristan da Cunha, £18,000 - £24,000 pa
Head of Product Marketing - Maternity Cover, Woodland Trust, Grantham, Lincolnshire, £35,000 - £40,000 pa
Funding Officer, Devon Wildlife Trust, Exeter, £19,401 pro rata plus 5% pension
Project Warden, Life + Nature, The National Trust, Orford Ness, Suffolk, £17,260 pa
Community Development Officer (Community Engagement Officer), Durham County Council, Co. Durham, £22,221 - £23,708
Programme Development Officer (Landscape Partnership Manager), Durham County Council, Co. Durham, £27,052 - £28,636
Marketing & Adminstration Assistant, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Northumberland, £14,548 plus pension contribution
Marketing Officer, Northumberland Wildlife Trust, Northumberland, £24,062 plus pension contribution
People & Wildlife Manager, Surrey Wildlife Trust, Surrey, £25,000 - £30,000 pa
Visitor Engagement and Conservation Manager, The National Trust, Lyveden New Bield, Oundle, Peterborough, £22,057
Farm Conservation Adviser, Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group Ltd, Suffolk, £19,426 - £22,777
Conservation Trainee, Community Team (Berkshire), Berks Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust, Based near Maidenhead, Berkshire , -
Work Week Volunteer, Borders Environmental Education Services, Northumberland , -
Volunteer Gardener, The National Trust, Castle Drogo, North Dartmoor, Devon , -
SRLI Research Intern x2, Institute of Zoology, London , -
Volunteer Officer - Torquay, BTCV, Torquay , -
Exeter Youth Group Volunteer Officer, BTCV Devon, Exeter , -
Volunteer Film Editor, Embrace Cooperation Ltd, Brixton , -
Volunteer Trainee Nature Reserve Warden x4, Kent Wildlife Trust, Various sites in Mid & West Kent , -
Volunteer Planning and Policy Assistant, Avon Wildlife Trust, Bristol , -
Volunteer Placement in Island Ecology Research and Conservation, Archipelagos (Ikaria, Greece), Ikaria, NE Aegean, Greece , -
Volunteer GIS Analyst(s) for Terrestrial and Marine Ecology Research, Archipelagos (Ikaria, Greece), Ikaria, NE Aegean, Greece , -
Mammals on Roads Survey Volunteers, People's Trust for Endangered Species, UK Wide , -
Volunteer Warden/Gardener, The National Trust, Dyrham Park, near Bath , -
Conservation Work Week Volunteer, Trees for Life, Highlands , -

via environmentjob.co.uk

Jun 20, 2010

International Academic Conference on 'Global Land Grabbing'


International Academic Conference on 'Global Land Grabbing’
6-8 April 2011

Co-organized and hosted by the Future Agricultures Consortium Institute of Development Studies(IDS), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

The Journal of Peasant Studies, in collaboration with the Land Deal Politics Initiative (LDPI) is organizing an international academic workshop on ‘Global Land Grabbing’ to be held on 6-8 April 2011 at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS), University of Sussex, Brighton, UK.

The focus of the conference will be on the politics of global land grabbing and agrarian change. Papers are expected to address some of the most urgent and strategic questions around global land grab.

The deadline for Call for Papers is 31 October 2010
Download the details about submissions:

For information about the Journal of Peasant Studies, click:

For information about LDPI, click:

via:rimbawan-interaktif mailing list

Jun 13, 2010

World Cup 2010 Carbon Footprint Will Be Whopping 6x That of Last Event

by Yuka Yoneda, 06/11/10

According to a startling infographic made for EU Infrastructure and a report by the Norwegian Embassy, the carbon footprint of this year’s World Cup in South Africa will be a whopping 6 times that of the last competition that took place in Germany 4 years ago. Many factors come into play – construction, travel, energy efficiency and existing infrastructure. Read on to see how each one adds to the 2,753,251 tons of CO2 (the equivalent of yearly emissions of over a million cars) that the event is projected to generate, what steps are being taken to possibly offset some of the ungreenness and how some of what is contributing to the massive footprint could actually be a good thing for South Africa.

Construction makes up a decent portion of the footprint contributing 15,359 tons of CO2 to the total. To be fair, it’s important to point out that unlike past host locations, South Africa didn’t have many existing stadiums and needed to build new ones. As you may know, cement production releases carbon at a ratio of one ton of carbon for each ton of cement, and the amount of the material needed to construct the 10 main venues for games was substantial.

Another major factor will be international travel. Since many, if not the majority, of fans will be making the trek from Europe, the fact that the games will be located in South Africa ups the amount of carbon from travel quite a bit from past competitions held in European countries to 1,856,589 tons. In addition to how the fans are getting to the games, their energy consumption while they stay at hotels and other accommodations is projected to release 340,128 tons of carbon into the atmosphere largely due to the poor energy efficiency of South Africa’s buildings.

So what’s the good news? Well, much of what has been built has incorporated sustainable features like solar panels and efficient lighting, and will hopefully be used for other events for years to come. In terms of travel within South Africa, the Gautrain, a high-speed rail network, has been constructed to transport fans around the country, and will also remain as an alternative to cars for residents.

And a plan to reduce the games’ carbon footprint is currently in progress. According to ENS Newswire, the Global Environment Facility, the United Nations Environment Programme, UNEP, and the South African Department of Environmental Affairs have partnered to secure $1 million in funding from the Global Environmental Facility Fund to install solar panels and efficient lights on the streets and promote low carbon participation by handing out informational packets to fans.

Via EU Infrastructure

Jun 11, 2010



Learn significant knowledge on leadership and management of higher education. Let individual learning and experiences flow from one expert to another.

Take the big LEAP!

SEARCA, in cooperation with the SEAMEO Regional Center for Tropical Biology (BIOTROP) and Asian Institute of Management (AIM), invites applicants for limited training grants (on a competitive basis) to participate in the second offering of “Leadership Excellence in Academe Program for Southeast Asia (LEAP SEA).”

Applications are open to senior and mid-level executives of higher education institutions (HEIs) in SEAMEO member countries -- especially those in agriculture, forestry, or environmental studies. LEAP SEA will accept 20-25 higher education leaders, particularly those in their first year or first term of administration of tertiary and post-graduate academic institutions.

The program runs for 12 weeks, commencing with a six-day forum to be held on 19-24 July 2010 in Bogor, Indonesia. Applicants should submit a concept note of the case story concerning HEI administration and management that they intend to undertake. This will later be developed into a publication of LEAP SEA cases as knowledge and learning resources appropriate for Southeast Asia.

Aside from the training grants, LEAP SEA is open to fee-based participants. Course fee amounts to US$600 per participant for live-in rate excluding airfare and US$500 for live-out rate. Please see attached course flyer and application form. Accomplished application forms should be submitted by 30 June 2010.

For additional information and forms, visit the following link at the SEARCA website: http://www.searca.org/web/training/courses/2010/leapsea/index.html

For further details, please contact:

Dr. Maria Celeste H. Cadiz

SEARCA Knowledge Management Department Manager

mchc@agri.searca.org; forum@agri.searca.org


Ms. Nova A. Ramos

Training Specialist


Fax: (63-49) 536-2283

Telephone (63-49) 536-2365 (63-49) 536-2365 to 67 local 125/173

Jobs/Volunteering in Climate Change Field

Policy Analyst (Climate Change), CAFOD, London, £35,531 - £39,086
Planet Pledge Project Officer, New Caledonian Woodlands, Crieff, £18,813 - £23,818 pa pro rata
Training Internship, Climate Outreach and Information Network, Oxford, £12,000 pa pro rata
Volunteer Bookkeeper, Climate Outreach and Information Network, Oxford , -


Jobs/Volunteering in Conservation Field

Assistant Biodiversity Officer, Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust, Botley, Hampshire, £18,593 pa + 9% pension
Trainee Ranger, Berry Head NNR, Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust, Brixham, Devon, £125/week
Editor, RSPB, Sandy, Bedfordshire, £20,000 - £22,000 pa
Local Groups Officer, RSPB, Westminster, London, £17,000 - £19,000 pa pro rata
Community Fundraiser, RSPB, Banbury, Oxfordshire, £18,000 - £20,000 pa
People Engagement Assistant, RSPB, Newport Wetlands, £13,500 - £15,000 pa
Senior Conservation Scientist - Carbon & Biodiversity, RSPB, Sandy, Bedfordshire, £24,500 - £29,000
Information Assistant, RSPB, RSPB Saltholme Reserve, Teeside, £13,500 - £15,000
Camera Technician, RSPB, RSPB Saltholme Reserve, Teeside, £10.00/hour
Assistant Warden, RSPB, Stour Estuary, North Essex, £14,000 - £16,000 pa
Lincolnshire Chalk Streams Project Officer, Lincolnshire County Council, Lincolnshire, £22,958 - £25,472
Terrestrial Conservation Officer, Devon Wildlife Trust, Exeter, £19,401 pa plus 5% pension
Rivers and Wetlands Officer - Working Wetlands, Devon Wildlife Trust, North and Mid Devon (based at Beaworthy), £20,768 pa plus 5% pension
Landguard Operations & Development Officer, Landguard Fort Trust, Felixstowe, £23,000 pa
Community Leader, Sussex Wildlife Trust, Hastings, Sussex, £11.23/hour
Assistant Research Officers - Worldwide, Frontier, Various
Country Coordinator - Cambodia, Frontier, Cambodia
Student Representatives, Frontier, Various
Fundraising and Outreach Officer, Sumatran Orangutan Society, Oxford, Commensurate with experience
Conservation Advisor (Wildlife), Exmoor National Park, Dulverton, Somerset, Up to £22,221 pa
Conservation Ranger Barking Riverside, London Wildlife Trust, London, £22,500
Nature Reserve Warden & Project Officer, Harlow Council, Harlow, £11.55/hour
Permanent Visitor Centre Assistant, Scottish Wildlife Trust, Montrose Basin Wildlife Centre, £13,000 - £14,000 pa
Research Assistant (Applied Ethology), Chester Zoo, Chester, £12,394
Park Warden (including Community Engagement), The National Trust, Charlecote Park, Warwick, £18,610 - £20,252 pa
Lily Hill Park Manager, Bracknell Forest Council, Bracknell, Berkshire, £31,400 - £35,900 pa
Local Nature Reserve Development Officer, Lancashire Wildlife Trust, Bolton, £19,680 pa
Trainee Reserves Assistants x2, Wildlife Trust BCNP, Cambourne, Nr Cambridge , -
Behavioural Research Intern, Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust / Living Coasts, Torquay, Devon , -
Rainforest Journalist, CREES, Manu, Peru , -
Volunteer Conservation Assistant, Avon Wildlife Trust, Bristol , -
Residential Volunteer Visitor Officer Internship, RSPB, RSPB Fairburn Ings then Leighton Moss , -
Residential Volunteer Warden Internship, RSPB, Leighton Moss, then Coombes Valley , -
Conservation Projects Volunteer Officer, BTCV Croydon, Croydon , -
v involved Placement - Communications & Fundraising Assistant, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, York , -
ZSL Website Conservation Internship, Zoological Society of London, ZSL London Zoo , -
Volunteer Conservation Officer, Nurture Lakeland, Staveley, near Kendal , -
Birdfair Volunteer, The British Birdwatching Fair, Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Rutland , -
Reedbed Survey Assistant 2010, RSPB, Bedfordshire , -
Pilot Project - Volunteer Workers, Borders Environmental Education Services (BEES), Northumberland Coast AONB , -
Conservation Volunteer Experience around Australia & New Zealand, Global Nomadic Ltd, Australia & New Zealand , -


Funded PhD Studentship

Middlesex University - Flood Hazard Research Centre, Middlesex University

Governance and ownership of responsibility for flood risk management in Europe

Applicants should have at least a 2.1 Bachelors degree (or equivalent)
in a relevant subject. A postgraduate qualification and /or experience
of qualitative/quantitative research methods beyond the undergraduate
experience are desirable. For informal enquires, please contact Dr
Sally Priest (S.Priest@mdx.ac.uk. tel +44(0) 20 8411 5527).

Further details:
Tuition fees are covered by the award. In addition to the fees, a stipend of c. £13,290 per year is available. Candidates for PhD degrees at Middlesex University are always initially registered for an MPhil award, and then transfer to a PhD after successful completion of a transfer examination, usually a year after commencement of the research.

For further details and an application form visit:

Applicants should submit:

* a completed application form [Microsoft Word document 110kB];
* a full CV;
* a covering letter with details of two academic referees;

Please send applications to: Kemal Erhat, Middlesex University Research and Business Office, The Burroughs, London, United Kingdom, NW4 4BT. You can also email your application to research-hss@mdx.ac.uk. Late applicants will not be considered.

For informal enquiries on the application process or to request a paper copy of the application form, please contact k.erhat@mdx.ac.uk. All applications must come through the Research and Business Office.

The closing date for applications is 18 June 2010 and interviews will be held: late June/July 2010.

Other studentships from the School of Health and Social Sciences are available and can be found at http://www.mdx.ac.uk/research/applications/fees/studentshipsmay2010-hss/index.aspx. General enquiries to: research@mdx.ac.uk

Jun 9, 2010

SCHOLARSHIP: M.Sc. Scholarships in Renewable Energy Science in Iceland

RES | the School for Renewable Energy Science in Iceland is now accepting applications for its one year (90 ECTS credits) international M.Sc. Degree Program in Renewable Energy Science, for the academic year 2011-2012. The RES Program will in February 2011 complete its third year of operation when 49 masters degree students from twelve different countries will graduate. The students this year are specializing in four different fields, namely Geothermal Energy, Hydropower, Fuel Cell Systems & Hydrogen, and Energy Systems & Policies. RES also offers a specialization in Biofuels & Bioenergy. In the near future the school will as well offer specializations in Wind & Wave Power and in Solar Energy in cooperation with foreign partner universities.

RES is a private institution of higher learning, a graduate school, affiliated with the University of Iceland in Reykjavik and the University of Akureyri in North-Iceland. RES is seeking limited number of highly qualified students to enroll in the M.Sc. Degree Program. A number of Scholarship Awards are also available for outstanding students, including e8 Scholarships and RES tuition fee waiver.

We would appreciate if you could kindly discuss our M.Sc. Degree Program details and scholarship opportunities with some of your top students interested in pursuing a degree in renewable energy in Iceland. Currently 81% of primary energy in Iceland comes from renewable energy sources, highest of any nation. Essentially 100% of electricity generation in Iceland is already from renewable energy sources and over 99% of space heating. Therefore Iceland is a good example for other nations to follow on their route to a more sustainable energy future.

RES is also looking to further expand co-operation with leading international universities, as academic and research partners for the M.Sc. Degree Program, but equally so for the RES Summer School, RES Executive School, and as new partners for our RESnet Network (for more information visit: www.res.is ). If your university is interested in establishing such a partnership with us (e.g., initially with a MOU) we would like to hear from you.

For more details about RES and the M.Sc. Degree Program please see my attached letter with this email.

Please feel free to contact the Rectors Office at rector@res.is for further information, or visit our RES homepage at www.res.is

Fellowship: Senior International Fellows Program.

Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society The Graduate Center, The City University of New York

Senior International Fellows Program 2010

Are you a Third-Sector professional? Do you
• need time away to explore new strategies?
• want to increase the sector’s impact in your country or region?
• seek networking opportunities with colleagues in the field globally?
• aim to strengthen community philanthropy?

If you’ve answered yes to any of the above, consider applying to the Senior International Fellows Program.
(October 18 – November 12, 2010)

This is a professional development opportunity for Third-Sector senior practitioners to support community philanthropy and help build capacity in their home countries.
• Participate in a month-long seminar, including lectures and intensive sessions with seasoned practitioners.
• Visit community foundations and philanthropic organizations to learn about their day-to-day workings.
• Meet prominent figures in the nonprofit field.
• Join a network of over 145 alumni from 54 countries.
• Expand your national and international networks;
• Produce a position paper to further your work.

Applications accepted through July 7, 2010.

Interested and want to learn more? Visit

CALL: Abstract - International Conference on Global Resource Conservation

Global Resource Conservations Consortium, Department of Biology, Brawijaya University in collaboration with CEI (Caretakers of the Environment International) hold an International Conference on Global Resource Conservation (ICGRC) 2010 on theme " Strengthening Environmental Education Towards Sustainable Development: Lesson learned from worldwide".

On behalf of Organizing Committees, we are pleased to extend an invitation to all interested parties to participate in the International Conference, which will be held on July 08, 2010 at the Brawijaya University, Indonesia.

Scientists, educators, industrialists, journalists, NGOs and East Java Government (provincial and district) are invited to this conference to present their work on topics:

1. Environmental law and ad vocation
2. Education for sustainable development
3. Biological conservation
4. Bioremediation and environmental manipulation
5. Environmental management and food security
6. Health and environmental-borne diseases
7. Renewable energy

Attendance is by application only. Successful applicants will be invited to register and provided with instructions for online payment.
Fee: International
Participant : US$ 50 Indonesian
Participant : Rp 250.000,00 Indonesian
Participant Presented a Paper : Rp 400.000,00

For further information of the conference, please find ICGRC leaflet (attached file) or visit http://icgrc.org/

Support Contact yuanita antari
Phone: 62-341-2866553
Email: icgrc2010@gmail.com

ANNOUNCEMENT: A+ CSR Indonesia Program Workshop CSR 2010

A + CSR Indonesia a social enterprise which promote CSR mainstream and triple bottom line agenda in 2010 conducts regulary workshops related to Corporate Social Responsibility  and Sustainable Development issues. Workshop will be held on every month and located at IPB International Convention Center Jln. Raya Padjajaran Bogor. The following is the schedule and theme workshops:
Workshop 5. 16-17 June   : Strategic CSR
Workshop 6. 21-22 July    : CSR Management: Solutions Makes Successful CSR Program

Investment Rp.4,000,000. Discount 40% from student, university, NGO
For further information please contact A+ CSR Indonesia  Jln. Danau Sentani Blok C VII No. 9 Duta Pakuan Bogor 16144 Indonesia Ph: 0251-8336349
Email: studi@csrindonesia.com;