[Ipbes-stakeholder] Fwd: Invitation to Stakeholder Days prior to the IPBES 4 Plenary

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i.e. information on the IPBES-4 Stakeholder Days (20-21 February 2016,
Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia), and how to participate/contribute


Hilde E.


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From: IPBES Secretariat <secretariat at ipbes.net>
Date: 2015-09-28 17:36 GMT+03:00
Subject: Invitation to Stakeholder Days prior to the IPBES 4 Plenary
To: Hilde Eggermont <h.eggermont at biodiversity.be>

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28 September 2015

Dear Stakeholders of IPBES,

Stakeholder Days, open to all members, observers and stakeholders of IPBES,
have been organized in advance of each previous plenary meeting as
opportunities for a wide range of interested organizations to get updates
on the IPBES process and to discuss their engagement in IPBES through
informal exchange of views on specific aspects of the plenary meetings
agendas. As outcomes of these meetings, positions on key issues related to
stakeholder engagement have been jointly prepared.

In keeping with this practice, a two-day stakeholder meeting will be
organised on 20 - 21 February 2016, prior to the IPBES 4th plenary (22-28
February 2016, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia), at the venue of the Plenary (Kuala
Lumpur Convention Centre). Please mark these Stakeholder Days in your

Convened by the IPBES secretariat, and co-facilitated by the International
Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the International Council
for Science (ICSU)/Future Earth, this meeting aims at:

   1.  Providing first-time IPBES Plenary participants with an opportunity
   to understand IPBES activities and the way IPBES works;
   2. Discussing the engagement of stakeholders (IPBES Decision IPBES-3/4,
   p 98 to 110 of the IPBES-3 report), with a focus on the ways and means to
   implement the stakeholder engagement strategy to support the implementation
   of the IPBES work programme;
   3. Exchanging views on the different topics on the agenda of IPBES-4,
   including an exchange of views with representatives of the IPBES Bureau and
   Multidisciplinary Expert Panel, and drawing out elements for a collective
   statement to be delivered at the opening of the session on behalf of
   interested observer organisations.

Stakeholders who have not yet registered to be observers to IPBES-4 may
consider doing so before the registration
deadline, 16 October 2015. After this date, no participation in the Plenary
will be possible. Official registration to the stakeholder meeting itself
will be done as we get closer to the meeting.

In order to fully adapt the format of the meeting to stakeholders’
expectations, the co-facilitators, IUCN and ICSU/Future Earth, are calling
for 4-5 volunteers from the stakeholder community, to join the project team
working in collaboration with IPBES to organise the IPBES-4 Stakeholder

IPBES-4 Stakeholder Days project team will need to:

   - Liaise with IPBES Secretariat with regards to the Stakeholder Days,
   - Develop a task list and project timeline (based on existing
   recommendations from stakeholders of previous IPBES plenaries’ stakeholder
   - Collect stakeholders’ proposals for the agenda of the stakeholder days,
   - Promote the event to the Stakeholder Network, other stakeholders and
   their networks,
   - Solicit in-kind support to secure hospitality not provided by IPBES,
   - Ensure in-kind support to meeting facilitation , and
   - Be available for online meetings at regular intervals.

 Stakeholders interested in participating in the organisation of the
IPBES-4 Stakeholder Days are welcome to express their interest in:

   1. Participating in the project team, by submitting a short motivation
   letter outlining skills to the ipbes4stakeholderdays at iucn.org  no later
   than *2 October 2015*. Roles and responsibilities of the project team
   can be found here.
   2.  Actively collaborating with the project team, and/or providing
   in-kind support. They can express their interest and their intended support
   by submitting a short one-paragraph proposal to
   ipbes4stakeholderdays at iucn.org  no later than *October 31, 2015*.
   Various forms of in-kind support for stakeholders can be found here

Stakeholders from the Asia Pacific region are especially encouraged to
become engaged in the organisation of these Stakeholders’ Days.

Yours sincerely,

*Dr. Anne Larigauderie* | Executive Secretary
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

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