This year’s Conference, hosted by the Government of Indonesia, (though the Ministry of Environment and Forestry’s Directorate of Biodiversity Conservation of Species and Genetics) will be held from 31 October to 3 November of this year in Bogor, Indonesia.
To further strengthen the network of AHPs in the ASEAN region, the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB), as the AHP Secretariat, organises the AHP Conference every three years. The Conference convenes AHP managers, AHP Programme Committee members, members of the ASEAN Working Group on Nature Conservation and Biodiversity, as well as other selected stakeholders and partners.
To date, six AHP Conferences have been conducted:
|First AHP Conference||Khao Yai National Park, Thailand (September 2004)|
|Second AHP Conference||Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (April 2007)|
|Third AHP Conference||Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam (June 2010)|
|Fourth AHP Conference||Tagaytay City, Philippines (October 2013)|
|Fifth AHP Conference||Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar (October 2016)|
|Sixth AHP Conference||Pakse, Lao PDR (October 2019)|
Healing Nature and People:
The Role of AHPs in Ecosystem Protection
and Pandemic Recovery
This year’s Conference, hosted by the Government of Indonesia, will be held from 31 October to 3 November of this year in Bogor, Indonesia. Carrying the theme “Healing Nature and People: The Role of AHPs in Ecosystem Protection and Pandemic Recovery”, the Conference will tackle issues and actions on ecosystem restoration and the role of protected areas in the recovery from and prevention of future pandemics, in support of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration and the ASEAN Comprehensive Recovery Framework (ACRF). In line with the ACRF’s recognition of the importance of enabling the ASEAN to bounce back better and build a resilient future, the Conference will also feature good practices in sustainable financing, strengthening stakeholder participation and resilience, among others.
Expand the role of AHPs in ecosystem protection and pandemic recovery through enhanced knowledge and skills on planning and implementing ecosystem management, restoration strategies, and building resilience