Second UNU-FLORES scoping workshop to be held in Mozambique
From 24 to 25 October 2011, the 2nd International Scoping Workshop on the establishment of the United Nations University Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-FLORES) Dresden and its envisaged Twin Institute in Mozambique will take place in Maputo, Mozambique.
Scientists from the African continent and all over the world, international representatives of UN-Water and other UNU Institutes worldwide, as well as delegates from the host countries Germany and Mozambique will continue to lead discussions on the Institute´s scope and mission, the workplan and research priorities. Prof. Konrad Osterwalder, Rector of UNU and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Organization, is also expected to attend the workshop.
The 1st International Scoping Workshop took place from 11 to 12 November 2010 in Dresden, Germany. Proceedings of the workshop are now available for download:
UNU-FLORES will focus on sustainable management of environmental resources, such as water, soil and waste, and will be dedicated to research, postgraduate education and training of professionals to contribute to integrated management and capacity development for material flow and resources management. It aims to work very closely with other UNU Institutes as well as UN bodies working in the field of sustainability, as such resources are crucial factors of development and several UNU Institutes have substantial knowledge in different aspects of their management.
Further information will be published here and on the UNU-FLORES blog after the workshop.