The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), as co-founder of the Eye on Earth movement, in partnership with the UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) and the Eye on Earth Alliance are delighted to invite all who support evidence-based decision making for environmental and natural resource aspects of sustainable development to Convene, Converge and Collaborate at an Eye on Earth Symposium. The Symposium will be held at the Mina A’Salam Hotel in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 22-24 Oct. 2018. Participation in the Eye on Earth (EoE) Symposium is free of charge.
The FCSA, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-Level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, will concurrently be hosting the 2nd United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF) also at Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai.
Topics of common interest are listed in the outcome document of the preceding UNWDF (objectives 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 4.1 and 5.1)
Please note the UNWDF and the EoE Symposium are independently organised events.
The Eye on Earth Symposium Described
The Symposium comprises two ~50 person meeting rooms and an adjacent networking area.
The Symposium is a working/outcomes-focused event. The focus is on progressing the EoE Vision by catalyzing and strengthening bilateral and multi-lateral partnerships.
The Symposium content is provided by members of the EoE Global Community.
The Symposium content is a mixture of presentations with Q&A, panel discussions, and in-depth, interactive, multi-hour workshops.
We plan to webcast the Symposium sessions for those unable to attend in person. Remote participants will be able to see, hear and speak. Webinar details are listed below.
Start times are shown in UAE (UTC+4) time zone. We recommend using an online timezone converter to accurately convert to your time zone.
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The Symposium Programme is subject to change. Please revisit this page from time to time for updates.