EYE ON EARTH SYMPOSIUM – INVITATION AND CALL FOR CONTENT
|Dear Eye on Earth Supporter,
The Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi (EAD), as co-founder of the Eye on Earth movement, in partnership with the UAE Federal Competitiveness and Statistics Authority (FCSA) and the Eye on Earth Alliance are delighted to invite all who support evidence-based decision making for environmental and natural resource aspects of sustainable development to Convene, Converge and Collaborate at an Eye on Earth Symposium. The Symposium will be held at the Mina A’Salam Hotel in Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 22-24 Oct. 2018. Participation in the Eye on Earth (EoE) Symposium is free of charge.
The FCSA, with support from the Statistics Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, under the guidance of the United Nations Statistical Commission and the High-Level Group for Partnership, Coordination and Capacity-Building for Statistics for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, will concurrently be hosting the 2nd United Nations World Data Forum (UNWDF).
The UNWDF and the EoE Symposium are independent events with separate registration procedures. Eye on Earth encourages its supporters to also participate in the UNWDF. Topics of common interest are listed in the outcome document of the preceding UNWDF (objectives 3.3, 3.4, 3.6, 4.1 and 5.1)
The Eye on Earth Alliance now invite Content Proposals for the Eye on Earth Symposium.
The EoE venue comprises a 100 person meeting room and an adjacent participant networking area.
We are happy to receive any type of venue usage proposal, e.g. poster displays, announcements, lightning talks, presentations or multi-hour workshops.
EAD will support travel and accommodation for a modest number of successful proposals.
For those whom EAD cannot assist discounted travel with Emirates will be available.
To submit a content proposal please complete this online form.
The deadline for final submittals is midnight (UTC) June 23rd. To help us gauge interest levels please submit an initial abstract/description at your earliest convenience. Initial submittals can be refined (or withdrawn) at any time before the submission deadline.
The EoE Alliance will select proposals according to the following criteria:
· Strength of relationship to the EoE Vision and Principles
· Strength of relationship to the EoE Scope of Activities
· Collaboration opportunities extended to EoE supporters
· Extent of inter-disciplinary and/or cross-geography collaboration
· Historical contribution or future commitment to EoE.
Submissions will be evaluated in the two weeks after the deadline and outcomes communicated soon afterwards.
Eye on Earth Network Coordination Unit