Day 2 - February 6, 2004
Team building and inspirational discussions continued on this second day as the group welcomed the arrival of more community delegates and the day's keynote speaker, John Herity, Director of the Canadian government's Bio-diversity Office. By further envisioning what the Kampung will mean to everyone in the next two weeks the following themes were identified:
Gifts to the Kampung:
Gifts from the Kampung:
John Herity followed with an introduction to the Convention on Biological Diversity. He offered the delegates a brief historical perspective to better understand the context of the Convention and then highlighted the current issues to be addressed. Issues of primary concern include: property, technology transfer, access and benefit sharing, motivating for conservation, and information sharing. Herrity also emphasized an understanding of the broad economic and security issues that confront the global community and the pressing concerns that often take priority over bio-diversity - particularly for developing countries. He ended his presentation by discussing the ways in which community members can influence the Conference and the opportunities that will be presented.
"Don't underestimate your role and power" - John Herity
Following lunch Facilitator Bahar Dutt led the group in meditation. After team building activities the group engaged in 30 minutes of role-play in order to prepare for the coming presentations to the larger body of delegates.
Displays created by the community members increasingly came together, were presented and displayed, and the Kampung began to feel more like a home.