Community Summit : 15 - 23 September 2010
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Staged during the International Year of Biodiversity, and held in parallel with the 2010 Millenium Review Summit and the sixty-fifth session of the United Nations General Assembly, the Community Summit gathered representatives from 20 countries travelling to NYC to receive the Equator Prize, share best practices, inform policy, celebrate successes, receive capacity building training and address common challenges on the Biodiversity local agenda.

The Community Summit was held from 15 - 23 September 2010 at the UN Church Center in NYC. Attended by 43 individuals among local community leaders, facilitators and volunteers the Community Summit succesfully achieved it's primary objectives:

     a) to create a venue for best practice peer-to-peer exchanges

     b) provide access to decision-makers and policy-making processes;

     c) deliver development and capacity building training.


See, in the next few pages how these objective were succesfully achieved and documented. For full coverage of the Community Summit, please see the daily journals   and photo diaries.