Erasmus Mundus Poster Competition: Linking European, African, Asian academic networks on climate Change (LEAN-CC)

Glenn F. De Leon
Acting Director, Office of International Relations
Ateneo de Manila University

From June 28 – 30, 2012, the Ateneo de Manila University will host a promotional seminar on European Higher Education in the field of climate change. The seminar entitled “Linking European and Asian Academic Networks: Experiences in Climate Change and Disaster Research and Education,” will be organized within the framework of the Erasmus Mundus program, “Linking European, African, Asian Academic Networks on Climate Change” (LEAN-CC), a project co-funded by the European Commission.

The project aims at improving awareness on climate change in selected regions and reducing the barriers to study in European Higher Education Institutions. Moreover, it hopes to provide prospective non-EU students with greater incentive to participate in EU educational programs in the field of climate change.

One of the highlights of the 3-day promotional seminar will be a poster exhibit competition. The competition is open to undergraduate and graduate level students. In this regard, may we request your help in disseminating this information to students who may be interested?

Prizes will be given to the best poster. The call for abstracts is open until May 31, 2012 (12:00 midnight). Students whose abstracts have been selected will be sent invitations to the 3-day seminar. Attached herewith is the preliminary program for the 3-day event and the mechanics for the poster competition. In addition, should any faculty members from your department be interested to join the conference, please do not hesitate to call Mr. Larry Narag at the Office of International Relations (local 4043).

Linking European and Asian Academic Networks: Experiences in Climate Change and Disaster Research and Education

Poster Competition Mechanics

  • The promotional seminar will include a Climate Change poster competition, which will be judged by both Philippine the EU representatives.
  • Eligibility: Open to undergraduate and graduate students of any field of study. Each author may submit up to 3 entries (whether as first author or co-author).
  • Entries may focus on climate change science, impacts and vulnerability, mitigation and/or adaptation, and climate change policy or governance issues. Studies may be focused on one sector or be cross-sectoral (e.g. coastal, health, agriculture, water or forests and biodiversity). Entries on environmental issues and sustainability will also be considered.
  • A total of twenty (20) poster finalists will be selected.
  • Prizes will be given to the top 3 posters per category: Php 5,000 for first prize, Php 3,000 second, and Php 1,500 third
  • Deadline: 31 May 2012, 12:00 midnight
  • Notification of finalists: Starts 11 June 2012
  • Email to, with subject heading “LEAN-CC Poster Abstract Submission – [insert last name of first author]-[undergrad/grad]”
  • Typewritten in Word format, name file same as subject heading above.
  • No more than 300 words, double-spaced.
  • Times New Roman font, size 12
  • Title (centered, bold, upper and lower case)
  • Author(s) (centered, upper and lower case); authors should use first full names; underline presenting author; indicate with asterisk corresponding author, and use bold face for main/major author.
  • Courses, affiliations and address (centered in upper and lower case, font size: 10); if authors come from different institutions indicate with superscripts respective courses and affiliations. Address should be sufficient to enable interested parties to contact authors, if needed; including telephone, fax, and e-mail.
  • Abstract body (justified, font size: 11)
  • Up to 5 keywords (justified in lower case)
  • Posters will follow the specifications of traditional NAST posters: The whole poster should be presented/printed in a 30” (W) x40” (H) (76cm x 103 cm) tarpaulin or poster paper, portrait orientation.
  • Additional instructions will be sent to the finalists

Manila Observatory Lectures: “Knowledge Management: What is it and how can educational and research institutions benefit” by Garry Jay Montemajor

The Manila Observatory cordially invites you to a Brown Bag Symposium on


Garry Jay S. Montemayor
Instructor 5
College of Development Communication (CDC)
University of the Philippines, Los Banos


May 25, Friday, 2-4 PM
Klima Conference Room
Manila Observatory
Ateneo de Manila Campus

Knowledge management has long been used in the business arena as one of the means to organize work and increase employee efficiency. At its finest, knowledge management facilitates knowledge turn-over, builds individual capacity, and strengthens relationships among employees and partner agencies.

However, knowledge management has also been used as a buzzword, and very few people understand it correctly, and in-depth. As a result, knowledge management has not been utilized completely in various institutions, and its potential has not yet been realized.

What exactly is knowledge management, and how can it benefit educational and research institutions? In this brown bag symposium, Garry Jay S. Montemayor will provide insight into knowledge management, what it is, what it is not, and how it can help an institution grow and flourish.

Mr. Montemayor graduated from UPLB?s CDC in 2004. After working for a multinational corporation, he practiced as a freelance writer and editor, and then returned to the academe. Today, Mr. Montemayor specializes in Information Management, Knowledge Management (including Organizational Communication and Social Networks) and Communication
Research. His research interests include science journalism, media representations, knowledge management, and development communication.