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The 6th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network (APGN) Symposium

The 6th Asia Pacific Geoparks Network(APGN) symposium will be held from September 3rd-6th 2019 in Rinjani-Lombok UNESCO Global Geopark, Indonesia. This event will provide participates from Asia-Pacific UNESCO Global Geoparks as well as National Geoparks from Indonesia and Asia-Pacific countries with the opportunity to actively share ideas while deepening understanding among APGN. This Symposium is organized by local government of West Nusa Tenggara Province.

About 800 people are expected to participate in the symposium including geoparks managements, scientists and the government representatives from all over the world . The theme of the 6th APGN will be focused on “”. UNESCO Global Geoparks Contributing for Sustaining Local Communities and Reducing Geohazard Risk”.

Along  the theme, 5 related topics will be disscussed. “Empowering local socio-economic sustainable development; Engaging Communities, geohazard risk and recovery; Popularizing scientific knowledge for public education; Promoting aspiring global geoparks & Networking volcanic landscape global geoparks”. Participates  from Asia-Pacific countries will get together to share knowledges about the natural heritage and mitigation of geohazard through creative and active engagement.

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