DOB Ecology, Veessen, The Netherlands – 26-27 October 2016
DAY ONE – Wednesday, 26 October
12:30 – Arrival & lunch
14:00 – Session 1 – Where are we now?
Overview and discussion of the components of the VCA Approach:
VCA Standard, Toolkit & Registry
VCA Partners, Board, Auditors, Committee, Friends & Team
VCA communications – website, FAQs, flyers, presentations, papers, video, twitter, mailouts
VCA events in 2016 – The Hague, CBD SBSSTA (Montreal), UNEP UNEA (Nairobi), Oxford, Cambridge, IUCN WCC (Honolulu), IWRS (Windhoek), CITES (Joburg) plus EU B&B Platform (The Hague), CBD COP (Cancun)
15:00 – Session 2 – Where would we like to be by 2020?
16:00 – Session 3 – What do we need to do to get there?
Operationalising, growing & profiling the VCA Partners?
Strengthening VCA structures – Board, Auditor, Committee & Team?
Evolving the VCA Standard & Toolkit?
Growing the VCA Registry & enabling financing for VCAs?
Outreach? Communications? Marketing?
Targets for 2017?
18:00 – Wrap of Day One
DAY TWO – Thursday, 27 October
08:30 – Session 4 – How do we make this happen?
12:00 – Wrap up of Day Two
12:30 – Lunch & departure
VCA website: http://ConserveAreas.org