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In May, 2016, the Japanese Geoparks Network (JGN) commenced the “Capacity development to stimulate networking activities between geoparks in the Asia-Pacific” Project 2016 which is subsidized by the (FY2016) Official Development Assistance Grants for UNESCO Activities by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan.
The aim of the program is to stimulate geopark activities in the Asia-Pacific region by utilizing and sharing the experiences of the JGN in establishing and managing geoparks using a bottom-up approach, and to develop human resources of Japanese Geoparks to become more actively …

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The 1st Forum of Shennongjia UNESCO Global Geopark was held in Muyu Town, Shennongjia Forestry District on October 10th – 13th, 2016.
At opening ceremony, Ms. Chen Xiaoning, Deputy Director of the Department of Geological Environment, Ministry of Land and Resources addressed the delegates, followed by opening address by Mr. Mu Bo, Vice Mayor of Shennongjia to officiate the Forum.

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The 11th Joint Geoheritage Conference Indonesia – Malaysia on geoparks aims to promote geoparks development and geotourism among ASEAN countries
Date: 24 – 25 November 2016
Venue: UPN “Veteran” Yogyakarta, Indonesia.

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5th Asia Pacific Geopark Network (APGN) 2017
September 19th-23rd 2017

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Hong Kong Geopark is located in the northeast part of Hong Kong. It is a single entity, covering all the geo-areas and geo-sites within it, as well as the geopark communities, which are closely tied to the geo-areas through culture and livelihood.
Unlike geological park, the UNESCO Global Geoparks should focus not only on geological and geomorphological conservation; they should also enhance socio-economic development in the local community. To this end, Hong Kong Geopark has been working as a facilitator to assist local restaurants to create some geological dishes for visitors, …