Botanists of the twenty-first century: Roles, challenges and opportunities

The conference ‘Botanists of the twenty-first century: Roles, challenges and opportunities’, organized by the MAB Programme and its partners, is taking place from 22–25 September 2014 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

The conference aims to develop a forward-looking perspective for the botanical profession in the twenty-first century. It will focus on tropical and temperate botanical issues, identifying skills to be maintained or developed and current training needs. It will also define ways for professionals to interact with other disciplines and improve communication with the general public and policy-makers.

The conference will bring together participants from various disciplines, including experts from education, science, academia, policy, NGOs, communities and business, as well as development partners from different regions of the world.

Key events include a screening of the documentary film Once Upon a Forest and the exhibition Through the Eyes of a Flower.

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