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“GEOPARKS DEVELOPMENT & MANAGEMENT”
with Special Workshop on Geosites Development & Geotourism
Venue: LANGKAWI  UNESCO GLOBAL GEOPARK,
KEDAH, MALAYSIA
Date: 8th -12th May 2017
Background
The concept of Sustainable Development championed by the Global Geoparks Network (GGN) is proven to be one of the most successful models in sustainable regional development. Tailing form the increasing number of Global Geoparks, there is a need to ensure that the true GGN concept of sustainable development is cascaded down to the geopark managers/administrators. This certainly will increase sustainability of a Geopark, but this is a huge task for …

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As part of our collective endeavours for the ongoing betterment of the APGN, representatives from the Chinese Geoparks Network and the Japanese Geoparks Network participated in “APGN Exchange Week” at the Hong Kong UNESCO Global Geopark (HKUGG) from 14 to 20 December 2016. The exchange programme focused on sharing experience and facilitating mutual learning on the APGN platform.
In the seven-day programme, managers and specialists from Alxa Desert UNESCO Global Geopark, Arxan UNESCO Global Geopark, Aso UNESCO Global Geopark, Itoigawa UNESCO Global Geopark, Oki Islands UNESCO Global Geopark, San’in Kaigan UNESCO …

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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.