Michel Batisse Award For Biosphere Reserve Management

Organisation:  United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Event Duration:  03 Jan . 2019--20 Jan . 2019

Last Date To Apply:  20 Jan . 2019

Michel Batisse Award For Biosphere Reserve Management

About The Organization -

UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.UNESCO's duty remains to reaffirm the humanist missions of education, science and culture.

UNESCO and its Man and the Biosphere (MAB) programme afford recognition to outstanding contributions in the management or preservation of the environment; honour successful management of biosphere reserves in line with recommendations of the Seville Strategy; and foster access for young scientists, especially women, to advanced research facilities through respective prizes and awards schemes: MAB Young Scientists Awards, Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management and UNESCO Sultan Qaboos Prize for Environmental Preservation.

About The Award -

Title of the scheme:  MAB Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management

  • This award is given at the time of the MAB Council in memory of Dr Michel Batisse for excellence in the management of the biosphere reserves in line with the recommendations of the Seville Strategy. The 2017 Michel Batisse Award was given to Vladimira Fabriciusova (Slovakia), coordinator of the Polana Biosphere Reserve for her case study “Biosphere Reserve: an opportunity for humans and nature.”
  • Award amount: US$ 12,000 plus international travel and allowances in Paris, France, to present the award winning case study to the MAB-ICC session concerned.
  • Periodicity of awards: Every two sessions of the MAB-ICC
  • Responsibility for technical review of proposals received and recommending the award winner for consideration and approval by the MAB Bureau: International Advisory Committee for Biosphere Reserves
  • Language for submission of case studies: English and French

Process for submitting applications:

  • Each country can submit one case study on biosphere reserve management, not exceeding a maximum of 30 pages (20 pages recommended) and appropriately illustrated with scientific data, figures and tables, photographs and other supporting documentation.
  • Case studies must be submitted for every two MAB-ICC Council session due to be convened
  • All case studies must be submitted through, and have the endorsement of, the respective MAB National Committees, and/or the UNESCO National Commissions of the country concerned. Only one case study by country is accepted.

Application Deadline: - 20th January 2019.

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