[Invasive-species] IPBES: Call for nominations of fellows for the assessment of invasive alien species, by 15 February 2019 (EM/2018/30)

hilde eggermont h.eggermont at biodiversity.be
Wed Dec 19 11:21:20 CET 2018

Dear Colleagues,

Please see the below opportunity to contribute to the *IPBES assessment on
Invasive Alien Species* (scoping document available here
as fellow, to be started after the next IPBES Plenary, early May 2019. The
call is being spread through various channels, including through the Belgian
Forum on Invasive Alien Species <http://www.biodiversity.be/3642>. Feel
free to further spread it in your networks.

*For those considering to apply as experts, please consider the following:*
The application form includes a section titled “Details of
Government/Organisation supporting your nomination”, into which you must
enter the following details for your application to be considered for
support by the Belgian government:

Type of nomination body: Government
Position of contact person: Belgian IPBES National Focal Point
Full name (nominator): Dr Hilde Eggermont
E-mail (nominator): h.eggermont at biodiversity.be
Phone number (nominator): +32-473 613675

I would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, to
aid us in our sifting process and internal validation. *Official IPBES
deadline is 15 February 2019*. For any queries in preparing nominations,
the process that will be followed or on the deliverables, please contact
h.eggermont at biodiversity.be (0473/61.36.75) or check the guidelines on
our IPBES-National
Focal Point website <http://www.biodiversity.be/4440/>.

*Please note that a related call for experts is also running, with IPBES
deadline 11 January (details here
The difference between the two calls is that the latter focuses on
regular/senior experts whereas the current call targets fellows (criteria
specified here

More information is provided in the below letter from the Secretariat,

Best regards,

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From: IPBES Secretariat <secretariat at ipbes.net>
Date: di 11 dec. 2018 om 14:00
Subject: Call for nominations of fellows for the assessment of invasive
alien species, by 15 February 2019 (EM/2018/30)
To: Hilde Eggermont <h.eggermont at biodiversity.be>

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11 December 2018


*Call for nominations of fellows for the assessment of invasive alien
species, by 15 February 2019*
Dear IPBES members, observers and other interested stakeholders,

Further to the call for nominations of experts for the assessment of
invasive alien species (EM/2018/22
sent 4 October 2018), we would like to invite Governments and relevant
institutions and organizations to nominate fellows as part of the IPBES
Fellowship Programme for that same assessment, which will begin following
IPBES 7 and is due to be considered at IPBES 10.

All Governments, relevant institutions and organizations are encouraged to
submit nominations. Nominations may be submitted by organizations or
institutions, regardless of whether they are admitted to the Plenary of
IPBES as an observer. *Please help us disseminate this call for nominations
of fellows widely to relevant institutions and organizations, such as
universities or research institutions.*

The IPBES Fellowship Programme, which is part of a larger capacity-building
portfolio of activities, targets early career experts who wish to gain
experience by participating in the work of IPBES. Selected fellows will
take part as authors in the chapter of the assessment they are selected
for. Fellows will attend author meetings and receive training to gain an
in-depth understanding of the IPBES assessment processes. Fellows will also
be paired up with a mentor for the assessment period.

Nominated fellows should have expertise related to the themes and skills
required for the chapters of the assessment as set out in its scoping
document (available here
They should be experts on invasive alien species within one or more of the
following disciplines: natural sciences, social sciences or the humanities;
be indigenous and local knowledge experts or have expertise in indigenous
and local knowledge systems; or be policy experts and practitioners. All
nominees should have experience in working within interdisciplinary and/or
international contexts.

Governments and organizations are invited to nominate experts from a
diversity of disciplinary backgrounds and gender, in order to ensure a
balanced team of fellows.
Please follow this procedure to nominate fellows:

   1. Nominees are invited to fill out the application form and attach
   their curriculum vitae through the dedicated web portal
   access this page, you will need to log in with your IPBES web site login
   credentials or Nominees not yet registered on the IPBES web site will need
   to do so by clicking on the "**create new account*
   2. The nominating Government or organization (Nominator) indicated by
   the Nominee will receive an email with a link to the nomination form and
   will be invited to approve and submit the nominations in the web portal.
   3. Nominators and Nominees will receive a confirmation via email once
   the nomination has been duly submitted.

Interested fellows (Nominees) who would like to seek nomination by a
Government, are encouraged to contact their IPBES National Focal Point (
regarding any country-specific processes or deadlines and are requested to
fill out their application form by no later than * 15 February 2019*.
Nominators (governments or organizations) should approve the applications
and submit their nominations by *1 March 2019*. Early nominations ahead of
the deadline are encouraged. Fellows will, subject to budget approval by
IPBES 7, be selected by the respective management teams, which includes the
co-chairs of the assessment and members of the Multidisciplinary Expert
Panel. Fellows will be informed of their selection in July 2019.

More information on the IPBES Fellowship Programme, including selection
criteria and available support to selected fellows, can be found on the
IPBES webpage: https://www.ipbes.net/ipbes-fellowship-programme
I thank you in advance for your nominations and your continued support to

Yours sincerely,

*Anne Larigauderie* | Executive Secretary
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem
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*Hilde Eggermont*, PhD
Coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform
Vice-Chair of the BiodivERsA ERA-net <http://www.biodiversa.org/>/ IPBES
<http://www.biodiversity.be/ipbes> National Focal Point
Regional Councillor West Europe IUCN <http://www.biodiversity.be/iucn>
Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (OD Nature
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