UNEA-5 Capacity Building Webinar
The presentation of this webinar is available here (pdf)
You can watch the full recording of the Capacity Building Webinar on the Stakeholder Forum YouTube Channel (PLEASE NOTE THAT THE IMAGES SEEN ARE SMALLER THAN PLANNED DUE TO THE SCREEN SIZE OF THE COMPUTER ON WHICH THE WEBINAR WAS RECORDED. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOUR SCREEN)
If you are planning to engage with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) over the next year, and if you would like to be part of taking important decisions that concern our global environment, you are welcome to participate in an online capacity building webinar on Wednesday, 3 June, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EDT.
While all are welcome, the webinar is aimed at those who are new to the United Nations Environment Assembly and would like to understand its workings. It will be a useful way of spending two hours of your time.
This webinar will offer a unique opportunity to prepare for the UNEP Oslo on-line consultation “Act#forNature” which is the beginning of the UNEA 5 preparatory process, June 7 – 10, 2020. More information about “Act#forNature” can be found at Forum Norway or by visiting UNEP’s home page.
Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future has developed this Capacity Building module in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme.
There four key areas we will cover in the webinar are:
- The UNEA theme and related sub-themes and important deadlines
- The structure of UNEP and UNEA
- The Oslo Consultation
- Opportunities for stakeholders to engage
After each of the sections, there will be time for questions and a short break to have a coffee. We hope that many of you can join us.
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The trainers, both Senior Advisers on Governance for Stakeholder Forum for a Sustainable Future, are:
Felix Dodds is an Adjunct Professor and a Senior Affiliate at the Water Institute at the Environmental Science and Engineering at the University of North Carolina. He is also Associate Fellow at the Tellus Institute. Felix was the co-director of the 2014 and 2018 Nexus Conferences on Water, Food, Energy, and Climate at UNC. He was the Executive Director of Stakeholder Forum (1992-2012).
In 2019, Mr. Dodds was a candidate to be the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). His latest book, Stakeholder Democracy: Representative Democracy in a Time of Fear was published in July 2019 by Routledge. He also authored Negotiating the Sustainable Development Goals: A transformational agenda for an insecure world with Ambassador David Donoghue and Jimena Leiva Roesch.
With a degree in modern history, literature, environmental sciences, and development issues, Jan-Gustav began working with the UN on environment and governance in the 1970s, first in Latin America. He then taught about the UN for 20 years, worked with UN CSD for NGOs at the UN HQ, has carried out multiple assignments for UNEP. Jan-Gustav worked as a diplomat for Norway’s foreign office in Botswana and Uganda has chaired UN meetings, assessed projects, and organizations in Africa, Asia, and Latin America, and directed a large aid and environment NGO in Norway for two decades. As a guest lecturer, he has spoken at universities all over the world on governance, sustainable development, and the environment. Jan-Gustav has had an assignment with UNDESA developing the SDGs, has wide experience with civil society on four continents, translated and written books and numerous articles, speaks several languages, once crossed The Kalahari Desert, and now works as an adviser from his home outside of Oslo, Norway.