KNCF Environmental Leadership Course 2022

Contents of this course

Contents of this course

【Session 1:13, January, 2023 (Fri) 16:00 – 17:30 (JST)

“Biodiversity Update: What’s Happening to the World’s Biodiversity in resent? “ 
The year 2022 is a very important year for biodiversity. This is because the “Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework” will be adopted at the 15th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

In this session, we will learn about the latest COP trends and biodiversity conservation efforts in order to understand global trends.

Theme 1) Latest CBD COP information 

∙ Reflections on CBD COP and Aichi Targets

∙ Discussions and decisions made at this year’s meeting

∙ Post-2020 Biodiversity Framework, etc.

Lecturer : Mr. Teppei Douke (Nature Conservation Society of Japan)

M.A. (Philosophy), Chiba University. he has been involved in the management of the Japanese Committee for IUCN since 2004 as an employee of the Nature Conservation Society of Japan, which serves as its secretariat. He has been involved with the Convention on Biological Diversity since COP9(2008) and has attended all COPs and subsidiary bodies since then. Developed the Nijyumaru Project, which connects government, companies, local governments, NGOs, and researchers toward the global biodiversity goal. He is well known for his collection, analysis, and easy-to-understand communication of global biodiversity policy, and has been appointed as a member of various national committee study groups, and has made numerous presentations and written articles.

Theme 2) What is 30 by 30? – To conserve biodiversity-
  • Definition
  • In case if we achieve/ if we do not achieve
  • Examples of measures
  • OECM (Other effective area-based conservation measures)
  • Nature based Solution

Lecturer : Mr. William Dunbar (Conservation International Japan)

He is a Project Manager for International Sustainable Landscapes and Seascapes Policy at Conservation International Japan. His work focuses on policy processes related to the Convention on Biological Diversity, in particular the emerging issue of “other effective area-based conservation measures” OECMs and their relationship with productive landscapes. Prior to Conservation International, he worked in environmental policy at the United Nations University for several years, and his work on landscape approaches to biodiversity conservation, biocultural diversity, and other topics has been published in academic and public-facing publications. He has a bachelor’s degree from the Colorado College and a master’s degree from UCLA.

Moderator : Dr. Yoji Natori(Akita International University)

Associate Professor, Global Studies Program, Akita International University. He is also an advisor to Conservation International Japan. From university to the present, he has been consistently involved in research and policy advocacy related to biodiversity. He has been involved in research on international debates on forests, domestic wildlife surveys, nature conservation management plans, and climate change countermeasures at the Natural Environment Research Center (NERC) and the Ecosystem Conservation Society of Japan (ECSJ).

【Session 2:25, January, 2023(Wed)16:00 – 17:30 (JST)】

“An introduction to approaches to biodiversity conservation around the world – Learn about the field of conservation 
Biodiversity varies from region to region in terms of conditions, problems, and approaches to conservation. In this lecture, we will learn not only about biodiversity but also about the diversity of activities by introducing local situations and activities in various parts of the world where environmental and biodiversity conservation activities are being carried out.

Case1: Cambodia  
Theme:What we have done and How we do to make Anlung Pring as Crane Friendly Landscape to protect Sarus Cranes in Cambodia

Presenter : Mr. Samphors Ly

(Naturelife Cambodia)

He graduated his Bachelor of science in major of General Biology from the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. While he was studying, he volunteered at the Cambodian Entomology Initiatives (CEI) as a data collector to collect sample of insects in Cambodia to identify species. After graduated, he have joined BirdLife International-Cambodia Programme as a Project Assistant in late 2016, and he was involved in the SATO YAMA UMI project as an internship to develop his career as conservationist. Currently, he works as Lower Mekong Delta Project Coordinator in Naturelife Cambodia (formerly BirdLife International Cambodia Programme) to conserve two major protected landscapes (Beoung Prek Lapov and Anlung Pring). In these landscapes, he coordinates law enforcement patrolling, biodiversity monitoring, agriculture hazardous waste management, Crane Rice scheme, invasive plant species management and advise awareness programmes.

Case2: Indonesia    
Theme:Marine wildlife management and approaches on participatory management

Presenter:Dr. Mochamad Iqbal Herwata

(Konservasi Indonesia)

He is a specialist in species conservation. He is interested in spatial ecology, fisheries, and the conservation of marine megafauna. His research interests include utilizing a combination of statistical modeling and computational approaches with satellite tag data and other occurrence data to better understand their distribution and habitat preferences, migration patterns, habitat use, and other ecological perspectives to improve management strategies and conservation initiatives. He is currently in charge of Konservasi Indonesia’s Elasmobranch and Charismatic Species Program, which assists the Indonesian government in developing and implementing strategies for the conservation of Elasmobranch and other charismatic species in Indonesia.

Case3: Indonesia  
:”Environmental Conservation and Social Business through Non Timber Forest Products”

Presenter:Ms. Maria Cristina Sanchez  Guarrero

(PARARA  Indonesian Ethical Store)

She has worked on community forestry and indigenous peoples concerns over the greater part of the last three decades. Themes of focus have been community enterprise development, value chain analysis, non-timber forest products (NTFPs) development, NTFP policy advocacy, participatory guarantee systems (PGS), traditional ecological knowledge (TEK), heritage crafts and forest food. Her field experience is particularly on the islands of Palawan in the Philippines and on Indonesian Borneo focusing on major NTFPs such as forest honey from native bees, resins and rattan. Her experience extends across ASEAN in her support to the ASEAN Working Group on Social Forestry. Her training is in Business Management and International Development. She has supported the establishment of various green intermediaries to assist in the marketing of community forestry products.


【Session 3 :3, February, 2023(Fri) 16:00 – 17:30 (JST)】

“Gaining New Perspectives on Biodiversity Conservation Activities”

The presenters of 2nd session “Approaches to Biodiversity Conservation around the World – Knowing the Sites of Conservation” will be the panelists to discuss the connection between global trends and their own activities, and the challenges of their own projects.

Panelists : The presenters of session 2
Mr. Samphors Ly・Mr. Mochamad Iqbal Herwata・Ms. Maria Crissy Guarrero

Facilitator :Dr. Yoji Natori 


Special Session: Overview of Keidanren’s approach to subsidies and open calls for proposals
Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund will be invited as a speaker to give an overview of their basic subsidy and the application.

Mr. Masami Hasegawa

(Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation) 

Mr. Masami Hasegawa (Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation)

Secretary General and CEO of the Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation. He was involved in the review of the grant policy of the Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund, which is donated by the Committee and Keidanren, in anticipation of the adoption of the post-2020 Global Biodiversity Framework.In 1992, he joined Keidanren Secretariat. After being in charge of economic relations with the United States and Europe and GATT trade negotiation, he was involved in issues of the Consumer Contract Law, the Company law Amendments based on legislative legislation, and the Antimonopoly Act. After studying in the United States and being seconded to the Antimonopoly Law Fundamental Issues Study Office of the Cabinet Office of the Government, from 2007 to March 2016, he was in charge of policies related to climate change, post-earthquake energy issues, and circular economy. He has been in his current position since 2020.


【Session 4 :17, February, 2023(Fri) 16:00 – 17:30 (JST)】

To make your project a success – how to make a plan –”

Part 1:Making the project a success 

The pre-implementation design of a project is critical to succeed. In this lecture, you will learn what to be aware of and what to pay attention to during the project designing stage.

Presenter:Dr.Kazunobu Suzuki(Nihon University)

Professor, Department of International Studies, College of International Relations, Nihon University. Engaged in international environmental cooperation for 26 years, mainly in the field of nature conservation, and assumed current position in April 2022. Engaged in research and education on regional development through development of sustainable societies and natural resource management. Member of the Japanese Society for Environmental Education. Professional Engineer (Environment)


Part 2:Keidanren Committee on Nature Conservation’s Review Policy for supporting project

The presenter will discuss what to be careful about when applying for project support and the key points of the screening process.

Presenter:Mr. Naoya Furuta (Taisho University)

Professor at Taisho University and Coordinator at IUCN Japan Liaison Office. After graduating from the Department of Agriculture, University of Tokyo, he joined Mitsubishi Research Institute as a policy researcher then was seconded to IUCN headquarters in Switzerland in 2000. After that secondment, he also engaged in various ODA projects in Southeast Asia and Latin America with a focus on climate change and biodiversity conservation. He joined again as a country coordinator at IUCN when IUCN established a liaison office in Japan in 2009. Since then, he has engaged in policy development at global and national level related to Nature-based Solutions such as Ecosystem-based Disaster Risk Reduction and Green Infrastructure. He became a professor at Taisho University in 2015.


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