Dr. Yoshihiko Iida ,OUIK research associate, participated in the 10th Southeast Asia Biosphere Reserves Network (SeaBRnet) meeting to make key note speech “Roles and challenges of local implementation for UNESCO science program: A case of Japanese BRs”
He contributed by introducing biosphere reserves in Japan as well as jointly implemented project by OUIK and Mount Hakusan BR “Mutual Learning Platform for Asian Local Practitioners of UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme” in 2016 .
He also chaired the session on the coordination of UNESCO science programs including Geopark, International Hydrological Programme (IHP) and World heritage. Detailed report can be refereed from UNESCO Jakarta and Japanese Funds-in-Trust (JFIT)
16-17 May 2017 (Dr. Iida participated session on 16th)