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2021 Online Thematic Seminar on Management Challenges of Internationally Designated Areas // 2021 국제보호지역 관리자 역량강화 워크숍
-Background and Objectives-
Internationally Designated Areas (Biosphere Reserves, UNESCO Global Geoparks, World Heritage Sites, and Ramsar Sites) have a growing international role, as they offer abundant opportunities to realize the objectives of multilateral environmental agreements and to put into practice international strategies for environmental preservation and sustainable development, so contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

With the steady increase in the number of Internationally Designated Areas, including Multi-Internationally Designated Areas, managers and administrators of such areas face even more complex and integrated challenges in 1) how to increase the involvement of local communities, 2) how to improve communication with visitors and the general public, and 3) how to promote ecotourism. Therefore, there is an increasing need for further in-depth research and capacity-building of those in charge of managing IDAs to ensure the proper and effective management of these areas.

The 2021 Online Thematic Seminar on Management Challenges of Internationally Designated Areas aims to provide an opportunity for managers of IDAs to improve their knowledge and management capacities, focusing on the above-mentioned challenges as the primary theme. Each day of the seminar will focus on a different challenge and will feature a keynote speech offering expert knowledge on the topic, and four case presentations on recent, outstanding management experiences, followed by a panel discussion.

-배경 및 목적-
· 세계유산, 생물권보전지역, 람사르습지, 세계지질공원 등 국제보호지역은 지속가능발전목표(SDGs) 달성과 생물다양성협약 이행 등 보전과 지속가능발전을 위한 국제적 전략 및 다자간환경협약의 목표를 실행하고 변화를 이끌어내는 장소로서 역할이 점차 증가하고 있음

· 2개 이상의 복합 지정된 지역을 포함한 국제보호지역에 대한 관심이 커지면서 지정 수가 급속히 증가하는 가운데, 국제보호지역을 그 지정 목적에 맞게 보호하고 관리하기 위한 국제보호지역 관리자의 역량 강화가 필요함

· 이에 국제보호지역의 특성에 대한 관리자들의 이해를 높이고 국제보호지역 지정 및 관리에 대한 경험과 우수사례를 공유하여 보호지역 관리 향상에 도움을 제공하고 관리자들 간의 네트워크 형성을 도모하고자 함
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