Nations Environment Programme(UNEP)
Regional Office for Asia and the
AGENDA 21 CHAPTERS AND PROGRAMME AREAS OF PARTICULAR FOCUS OR INTEREST:
See check list in annex.
BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS OF AND LINKS TO INFORMATION ACTIVITIES:
Collection, Observation, Monitoring
Data collection is by questionnaires,
directly from Governments and tertiary level institutions.
For the type of data gathered, refer to Annex III relating to NETTLAP's
Capacity Building activities.
Methodologies, Quality Control, Harmonization
Expert Systems/Decision-support systems
Dissemination is via a newsletter
(NETTLAP NEWS); Directory of Institutions and Individuals Active in
Tertiary Level Environmental Training (accessible through INTERNET or
diskette); Technical reports. Users are Tertiary Level Institutions
and Individuals in Asia and the Pacific.
Used as background material in relevant meetings hosted by other organisations.
Also numerous copies of publications are sent to substantive international/regional
organisations programmes for further dissemination to their users.
Information use promoted by Resources Development Workshops (RDWs) conducted
annually coordination meetings & consultative meetings.
Information for decision makers is promoted through regional level environmental
Network Development and Support
NETTLAP - Network for Environmental Training at Tertiary Level in Asia
and the Pacific is managed by ROAP. At present, NETTLAP complements
GEENET, GETNET and GELNET.
There is interaction with the following networks: Environmental Systems
Information Centre (ENSICNET), AIT, Bangkok, Thailand; Pacific Islands
Marine Resources Information System (PIMRIS), University of South Pacific
Library, Suva, Fiji; Network on Environmental Impact Assessment/Environmental
Health Impact Assessment (EIA/EHIANET), Food Safety (FOS INFONET) &
Solid Waste Management (SWMNET) supported by WHO, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia;
ASEAN Regional Network on Environmental Education (ARNEE), Centre for
Research of Human Resources & the Environment, University of Indonesia,
Jakarta, Indonesia; the South & Southeast Asia Network for Environmental
Education (SASEANEE), Ahmedabad, India.
Information is made available to decision-makers through the above-mentioned
reports as well as training them through RDWs. Selected educators and
trainers work with specialists in training methods, instructional design,
training technologies and preparation of training material to develop
curriculum guidelines, instructional materials and instructional aids.
Office/Person (for inquiries or follow-up):
Ms W. Ponniah
10B floor, United Nations Building
Bangkok 10200, Thailand
Tel: +66 2 288 2125
Fax: +66 2 280 3829
Earthwatch Focal Point
of preparation: August