Viktor Lagutov has been appointed to be the Chair of the Eye on Environmental Education Special Initiative
Viktor Lagutov has been appointed to be the Chair of the Eye on Environmental Education Special Initiative, one of the major programs of work within the Eye on Earth Community.
The inaugural Eye on Earth Summit 2011 produced a set of 8 Special Initiatives covering various social and environmental themes that would be responsible for supporting effective environmental and societal data and information sharing. These Special Initiatives encompass hundreds of stakeholders around the world and are the platform upon which a number of projects are based, working towards the second Eye on Earth Summit, which is taking place in Abu Dhabi in October 2015.
One of these such projects is ISEPEI, or “In-Service ICT Training for Environmental Professionals”, being run by Viktor Lagutov at CEU. A series of executive education events are being run by the project, aimed at decision-makers, including government agencies, civil society representatives, and international public policy and environmental organizations. These events are aimed at showing the potential use and application of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in a variety of environmental disciplines, initially water security and disaster management.
The 2015 events include:
ICTs for Water Security, 6-10 July 2015, in cooperation with UN Office for Outer Space Affairs
Innovations in Disaster Risk Management, 13-17 July 2015, in cooperation with UNDP