[Blueboard] Darwin Initiative Project Launch & Inception Workshop

mlavides at ateneo.edu mlavides at ateneo.edu
Wed May 9 13:01:28 PHT 2012

The School of Science and Engineering-Environmental Science Department

proudly announces the Darwin Initiative Project on Fish Extirpations

Launch and Inception Workshop on May 14, 2012 Monday 830am-430pm at

Rizal Mini Theater and Faber Hall Function Room.


8:30-9:00 am        Registration

9:00-9:15	National Anthem

                 Fr. Robert Boholst, SJ

9:15-9:55        Welcome Remarks
                  Dr. John Paul Vergara, Vice-President
                  Loyola Schools, Ateneo De Manila University

                  Mr. John Lesaca, President
                  Haribon Foundation

                  Dr. Nicholas V. C. Polunin,
                  Professor, Marine Environmental Science
   	         Newcastle University, United Kingdom

9:55-10:05       Fr. Jose Ramon T. Villarin, SJ
                  President, Ateneo de Manila University

10:05-10:15      Hon. Ramon Paje
                  Secretary, Department of Environment and Natural  
Resources (DENR)

10:15-10:30       His Excellency  Stephen Lillie
                  British Ambassador to the Philippines

10:30-10:55      Photo-ops and Break

10:55-11:15    Video Presentation

   	Darwin Project Presentation
   Origin of the Project
   Purpose of the Project
   Principals of the Project and its Roles
   Other Project Partners and its Roles
   Project Details including Log Frame and Timelines

   Dr. Margarita N. Lavides, Project Co-Coordinator
   Environmental Science Dept. ADMU

   Prof. Nicholas Polunin, Project Leader
   	  Newcastle University, UK

12:00-12:20        Open Forum

12:20-1:30      LUNCH  at Faber Hall Function Room

1:30-2:50        Looking Forward:  Workshops with Project Partners on  
aims   and    expectations, site selection, timelines and other  
	          Venue:  Faber Hall Function Room

Mr. Gregorio Ditto De La Rosa, Project Staff/Dr. Marivic Pajaro
Dr. Margarita N. Lavides, Project Co-coordinator
Prof. Nicholas V.C. Polunin, Project Leader

UP-Marine Science Institute and Conservation International: Partners  
for  Verde Island Passage
Institute for Social Order: Partner for Pollilio Island
WWF-Philippines and Palawan State University: Partners for Palawan
Project Seahorse-Philippines: Partner for Danajon Bank, Bohol
Lanuza Bay Development Alliance  and NAMANAKA: Partners for Lanuza  
Bay, Surigao del Sur
University of the Philippines-Mindanao: Partner for various sites
Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and National  
Fisheries Research and Development Institute (NFRDI): Partners for all  
sites and other major fishing grounds in the Philippines
Other  interested institutions and individuals holding historical or  
at least current fish and fisheries data and willing to share the data  
with the Project

3:00-3:20        Coffee Break

3:20-4:00        Open Forum

4:00-4:30        Way Forward -Synthesis
            Prof. Nicholas V.C. Polunin, Project Leader

4:30-4:45        Closing Remarks
	          Dr. Evangeline Bautista, Dean
	          School of Science and Engineering, ADMU

For questions and clarifications:
Dr. Marge Lavides
ES Dept Local 5658

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