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UNESCO Science Centres Coordination Meeting
Date: 15 to 18 May 2016
Venue: Beijing Conference Centre

Co-hosted by: UNESCO, the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)
Co-organised by: the International Knowledge Centre for Engineering Sciences and Technology (IKCEST) and the International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage (HIST)
Supported by: the Chinese National Commission for UNESCO
Sunday, 15 May, Day 1
All dayArrival and Registration of participants – Beijing Conference Centre
18:00-20:00Gallery visit (remains open during the meeting) – Beijing Conference Centre
20:00-21:00Working meeting (Staff of UNESCO, IKCEST and HIST)

Monday, 16 May, Day 2
Registration (cont.)
Earlier arrivals attend the International Symposium on Earth Observation for One Belt and One Road
12:00-13:30Lunch + gallery visit
Official opening session: Master of Ceremonies (TBC)
Welcome Address by UNESCO leader
Opening address by leader of Chinese National Commission for UNESCO
Opening address by CAE leader
Opening address by CAS leader
14:10-14:40Group photo & Refreshment break
14:40-15:20Presentation of the SDGs and the 2030 Agenda in relation to SC.
15:20-16:10Breakout session (6 groups: Contribution of Centres to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda with UNESCO)
16:10-17:00Feedback on the group sessions and discussion (5 min per group and 5 min discussion)
18:30-20:30Reception [Headquarters of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)]

Tuesday, 17 May, Day 3
08:30-09:00Working meeting (staff of UNESCO, IKCEST and HIST)
Master of Ceremonies (TBC)
UNESCO presentation - Role of Centres in implementation of SC programme of work
09:30-11:00Discussion in breakout groups about ways to increase cooperation among similarly-themed Centres (with refreshment break in between).
11:00-12:00Feedback in plenary from groups and discussion
12:00-14:00Lunch + gallery visit
14:00-14:45UNESCO introduces significance of establishing an information sharing platform among Centres (IKCEST proposal for an information sharing platform)
14:45-16:00Breakout session (regional groups) on how the Centres can increase their contribution to the implementation of the mid-term strategy for SC and how they can work together more efficiently.
16:00-16:30Refreshment break
16:30-18:00Feedback to plenary and discussion

Wednesday, 18 May, Day 4
08:30-09:00Working meeting (staff of UNESCO, IKCEST and HIST)
Presentation of best practices from Centres and discussions
(Koblenz, ERAFT & ICCBS)
13:00-14:00Closing Ceremony (Feature video, Declaration of resolutions, Closing Remarks by UNESCO, CAE and CAS)
14:00-18:00City Tour
18:30-20:00Farewell dinner