[Ipbes-stakeholder] IPBES: Call for nominations of experts – assessment of invasive alien species

Belgian IPBES Stakeholder Group registration ipbes-stakeholder at bebif.be
Sat Oct 6 05:33:30 CEST 2018


Dear Colleagues,

Please see the below opportunity to contribute to the *IPBES assessment on
Invasive Alien Species* (scoping document available here
<https://ipbes.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5da0fed71c7e4399fb28ab549&id=c2fc2f60f2&e=fe2a129752>),
to be started after the next IPBES Plenary, early May 2019.

*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

We would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible, to
aid us in our sifting process and internal validation. *Official deadline
is 11 January 2019*. For any queries in preparing nominations, the process
that will be followed or on the deliverables, please contact
h.eggermont at biodiversity.be or check the guidelines on our IPBES-National
Focal Point website <http://www.biodiversity.be/4440/>.

I would also like to use this opportunity to highlight a great new IPBES
resource to *guide experts in the production of the assessments*, including
a Guide to the production of assessments, as well as a 4-lesson modular
webinar series. All of this is now easily accessible here
<https://www.ipbes.net/guide-production-assessments>.

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

Best regards,
Hilde
www.biodiversity.be/ipbes

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From: IPBES Secretariat <secretariat at ipbes.net>
Date: do 4 okt. 2018 om 20:43
Subject: EM/2018/22: Call for nominations of experts – assessment of
invasive alien species
To: Hilde Eggermont <h.eggermont at biodiversity.be>


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04 October 2018

*NOTIFICATION*

*Call for nominations of experts – assessment of invasive alien species*


*EM/2018/22*

Dear IPBES members, observers and stakeholders,

The Plenary, at its sixth session held from 18 to 24 March 2018 in
Medellin, Colombia, approved in decision IPBES-6/1 the undertaking of a
thematic assessment of invasive alien species. The assessment will commence
following IPBES 7 and will be considered by the Plenary at IPBES 10.

In line with the agreed procedures for the preparation of IPBES
deliverables, the Multidisciplinary Expert Panel would like to formally
invite Governments and stakeholders to nominate experts for the assessment
of invasive alien species.

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

Nominees 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
<https://ipbes.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5da0fed71c7e4399fb28ab549&id=c2fc2f60f2&e=fe2a129752>).
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 experts.
Please follow this procedure to nominate experts:

   1. Nominees are invited to fill out the application form and attach
   their curriculum vitae through the dedicated web portal
   <https://ipbes.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5da0fed71c7e4399fb28ab549&id=45134381af&e=fe2a129752>
    *(To 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
   <https://ipbes.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5da0fed71c7e4399fb28ab549&id=16fc0c4e71&e=fe2a129752>".)
   *
   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 experts (Nominees) who would like to seek nomination by a
Government, are encouraged to contact their IPBES National Focal Point (
https://www.ipbes.net/national-focal-points
<https://ipbes.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5da0fed71c7e4399fb28ab549&id=a847ace894&e=fe2a129752>)
regarding any country-specific processes or deadlines and are requested to
fill out their application form by no later than *11 January 2019*.
Nominators (governments or organizations) should approve the applications
and submit their nominations by *1 February 2019*. Early nominations ahead
of the deadline are encouraged. Experts will be selected according to the
IPBES rules of procedure during IPBES 7, taking place from 29 April to 4
May 2019 in Paris, France. Experts will be informed of their selection in
June 2019.

There may also be the opportunity for a small number of early career
experts to participate in the assessment under the IPBES Fellowship
Programme. It is planned to launch a call for nominations to the Fellowship
Programme following IPBES 7, pending approval of the budget at IPBES 7.

More information on the work of experts and on financial support available
to selected experts can be found here
<https://ipbes.us8.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5da0fed71c7e4399fb28ab549&id=8c6f72fb87&e=fe2a129752>.
The first meeting of all assessment experts, for which attendance is
mandatory, is tentatively scheduled for August or September 2019.

I thank you in advance for your nominations and your continued support to
IPBES.

Yours sincerely,

*Anne Larigauderie* | Executive Secretary
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem
Services
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-- 
*Hilde Eggermont*, PhD
Coordinator of the Belgian Biodiversity Platform
<http://www.biodiversity.be/>
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
<https://www.naturalsciences.be/nl/science/do/98>)
Mobile: (+32) 473-613675; Skype: hildeeggermont; LinkedIn:
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