DAAD Funding Measures for Biodiversity: "Transnational perspectives in biodiversity education and assessment in the SW Pacific"

Kick-off meeting 9-13 March 2015, State University of Papua, Manokwari

Participants of the kick-off meeting

The first project meeting joined the project partners in Papua in detailed discussions on suitable research and teaching projects. A broad range of topics to collaborate have been identified in marine sciences, assessment and management of lowland forests and mangroves, as well as plant and animal biodiversity assessment. Over the next four years, a steering committee will review project proposals from the partner institutions. A road map has been signed agreeing on common terms of the collaboration to strengthen university networking within Papua, Indonesia and between the international partners.

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German delegation in Manokwari (from right: Ralph Mitlöhner, Simone Pfeiffer, Katja Rembold, Niko Balkenhol, Michael Mühlenberg, Julian Schrader)

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Guest lectures given to students at the University of Papua by Michael Mühlenberg, Ralph Mitlöhne,r and Katja Rembold

Excursion Forest Papua
Excursion to lowland secondary and primary forest, study sites of the Forestry Faculty, UNIPA

Signing of road map by partner institution representatives

Field site visit to Raja Ampat


As part of the DAAD Funding Measures for Biodiversity, the project "Transnational perspectives in biodiversity education and assessment in the SW Pacific" has been approved for the funding period 2015- 2018.

Partners: Georg-August-University of Göttingen, State University of Papua, Universitas Cenderawasih, Papua/Indonesia and the University of the South Pacific, Fiji.

Gefördert vom DAAD aus Mitteln des Bundesministeriums für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)