Eco Flores Congress 26-29 September 2012

An inaugural event organised by The Eco Flores Coordinating Network


What is The Eco Flores Congress?

The first ever Eco Flores Congress is a result of the work by The Eco Flores Network, an organisation dedicated to promoting and connecting those interested in the long-term sustainability of the island of Flores.

The Congress is a four-day event open to Flores' local NGO’s, residents, businesses and organisations, and internationally by invitation only. The Congress will provide a forum to mobilize green efforts on Flores by facilitating sharing of information, cooperation, and transparency about sustainability efforts.

The Congress Objective

“To share knowledge and experience in support of the sustainable development of Flores. This covers the health of the local environment, the well-being of its population and their interrelation.”  

The Congress Goals

  • Define sustainability issues on Flores at present and in the foreseeable future
  • Identify which expertise is present on Flores and whether such expertise can be used in other locations on Flores
  • Clarify what expertise is needed from outside if not present on Flores
  • Define the future role of the Eco Flores Network 

Who is involved?

Participants from Flores and around the world numbering around 180 will convene working groups to draft action plans in their particular fields of sustainability. Many Practitioners will meet for the first time to share their vision for a Sustainable Flores.

The Event is being sponsored by New Zealand Aide Program and WWF with the added materials and travel support of KLM, Walls Paddle Pop/ Unilever. Various international NGO’s - Swisscontact, VECO, Sustainability Partners and Caritas Asian Regional Office - are supporting the event with their local partners attending the Congress.

The Schedule

We currently have a tentative Schedule of Events which you can see on our website. 

You can follow the developments as they happen at Gaia Discovery , our media partner.

The Venue

Pelangi Hotel and Stella Maris Aula in Labuan Bajo

How Can I Learn More?

To find out more about the challenges faced in Flores take a look at the Eco Flores website

Learn more about local projects, initiatives and news by following Eco Flores on Facebook and on Twitter @ecofloresorg

Keep up to date with happenings at the Congress at Gaia Discovery.

Send enquiries to Zoe at Eco Flores

Watch a video on Bajo Komodo Eco Lodge's sustainability initiatives.

Watch the highlights from the Eco Flores Congress here