GENRES - Information System Genetic Resources
Your information platform for agricultural biological diversity
For the sector project "Implementation of the Convention on Biological Diversity", GIZ offers an internship in Bonn for half a year from June 2017 onwards. This project provides advise for the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development on the further development of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Programs and projects in partner countries will be professionally and conceptually supported for the implementation of the Strategic Plan of the CBD. The focus is on internal and external communication of the project. Applications can be submitted until 7th of Mai. Detailed information at:
On Saturday, 22nd of April, the Information and Coordination Center for Biological diversity will be represented on a joint stand of the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food. It provides information and entertainment about the unique and endangered biodiversity in german agriculture. In a game with indigenous farm animal breeds and crop plant varieties, one can test its geographic knowledge, for example by assigning the "Ostfriesische Milchschaf" or the "Ulmer Butterbirne" to their regions of origin.
The European Forest Institute (EFI) premises will be situated on the UN-campus in Bonn. Forests are increasingly in the focus of international land use and sustainability politics. Science-based solutions are needed to find a wise and sustainable balance between the protection of forests, including their unique biodiversity, and the value of wood-based products in circular economy. EFI in Bonn will focus on resilience of forests and will concentrate on generating and communicating knowledge on how global change affects the socio-ecological resilience of Europe’s forest systems.
An international conference on EU Geographical Indications (e.g. Protected Destination of Origin (PDO)) will be held from 11st to 13st April in Parma, Italy. The event will be organized by the Italian Government and the Emilia Romagna Region in partnership with the European Commission. The event stems from the need of building a new and stronger awareness of the strategic value of our quality products both within the European context and in the international markets. We are facing numerous global challenges which can only be adequately dealt with if EU producers and industry experts get together.
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services IPBES is seeking someone for providing technical support to experts producing the IPBES Global Assessement on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. He or she will work as part of the technical support unit for that assessment, located in Bonn, for at least nine months, with an option for being Extended to mid-2019. Applications can be submitted until 14.03.2017.
The German Information and Coordination Centre for Biological Diversity of the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) is announcing a vacancy for a senior officer for conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in food and agriculture. The tasks include consulting, documentation and information regarding agrobiodiversity and the national implementation of the Nagoya Protocol in Germany. The job announcement is only available in German language. Closing date for applications: 23.03.2017.