The Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) is proud to announce its first regional conference in the MENA region. We invite everyone with an interest in the region and ecosystem services to take part in this event.
The theme will be 'Enhancing ecosystem services through ecological restoration for nature and people'.
- Location: Dead Sea, Jordan
- Date: 22-25 April 2018
- Venue: Kempinski Hotel Ishtar
Rapid land degradation, unsustainable land use and weak land use planning (including weak rangeland management) desertification, increasing draught and decreasing vegetation cover, as well as severe climate change vulnerability, might be the crucial, dominant issues that most MENA countries have in common. Understanding that ecosystem services are not lost forever once an area and/or landscape element are degraded heavily, but that restoration measures and rehabilitation programmes can also successfully revive ecosystem services is crucial.
Throughout the conference the abovementioned will be the focal point. You are invited to join in the discussion by organising a session, present your abstract, or just as a participant to listen, learn and expand your network.
Change of date conference
Due to a change in the program, the Conference Organising Committee has decided to shorten the conference from Sunday 22 April to Wednesday 25 April. There won't be a program on Thursday 26 April.
Conference registration is possible until 8 April. Early Bird registration has ended. Please note that ESP members receive a substantial discount on the conference registration fee. Also, we offer special rates for delegates from low-income countries and students. Please read more regarding the rates here. The ESP conference organisation can't assist financially. Please check Grants for possible funding options, in case you are in need of financial support.
The Kempinski Hotel offers ESP conference delegates a special room rate. Reservations at Kempinski Hotel can be made directly with Kempinski through this link. Bookings at a reduced rate can be made until 7 April 2018.
SER is seeking information about restoration efforts throughout the Middle East and North Africa region. Please take a few minutes to fill out this brief survey, so we can both learn about projects taking place and identify ways that SER can continue to grow and support these efforts.
Please click here to take the brief survey. If you have any questions regarding the survey or SER, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Call for abstracts
The call for abstracts is now closed. The abstracts are currently under review. Abstract submitters will be informed soon regarding in which session their abstract is accepted.
Call for sessions
The Call for sessions is now closed. Over ten sessions have been accepted to the conference. A few session slots are available still. If you would still like to organise a session, please contact us.