ASIA PACIFIC GEOPARKS NETWORK DIGITAL MEETING

Monday - 30/11/2020 17:09
On October 20th 2020, the Asia Pacific geoparks network held A regional digital meeting with the objective to evaluate the operational progress and to propose ideas for the development of the Global geoparks network in the Asia Pacific region in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 
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Representatives of UGGp in the Asian pafic network attending the meeting.

The meeting was attended by Mr. Nikolas Zouros, president of the GGN Executive Board, Mr/ XiaoChi, coordinator of the Asia-Pacific Geoparks Network and representatives of the Global geoparks in the Asia Pacific region.
Mr. Nikolas Zouros informed the meeting participants about the implementation plan for the remainder of 2020, activities and events in 2021 in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, especially the activities related to the evaluation, revalidation and events of the global geoparks network. Accordingly, the activities related to geopark evaluation and revalidation scheduled in 2020 will be postponed to 2021. The international Conference on UNESCO Global Geoparks, which was planed to be held in Jeju island in 2020, will be organized in 2021.
In addition, the representative of the Asia Pacific geoparks network reported on the propaganda of the network activities. Currently the popular social media used in the Asia Pacific geoparks network are Twister, Facebook, and website.
In the meeting, Mr. XiaoChi, coordinator of the Asia Pacific geoparks network shared the information about the implimentation of building and developing global geoparks in the member countries of the network recently.

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Presentation of Vietnam geoparks network.

During the meeting, representatives of the national geoparks networks presented their ideas for developing UNESCO global geoparks. The representative of Vietnam geoparks network shared the innitiatives of “Geopark ambassador club” modell of Non nuoc Cao Bang global geopark and “ The implementation of environmental protection activities at heritage sites in Non nuoc Cao Bang global geopark and Dong Van karst plateau geopark” modell.

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