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05.08.2014

International Training Course on “Combating Desertification”, 16-20 September 2014, Konya, Mersin, Turkey


The Turkish Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs prepared a project on land rehabilitation/combating desertification and forestry for regional cooperation and it is supported by the Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA).

 

The project hereby is a technical cooperation project that covers issues such as reasons of desertification/land degradation, seed and seedling production for combating desertification/land rehabilitation, afforestation, erosion control and participatory approach with the aim of increasing the level of international collaboration among the countries and enabling each country to share the technical experience they have gained so far.

 

Turkey is declared as one of the leading trainer countries by United Nations and has quite significant experiences in combating desertification/land degradation which is an important problem for the humankind and our planet.

 

The international training program on land rehabilitation/combating desertification and forestry for regional cooperation that Turkey launched is in its sixth year and having the 6th course on 16 - 20 September 2014.

 

The event will gather approximately 50 participants from eligible countries (see the list below), such as experts and practitioners who are active in developing and implementing combating desertification, capacity building, afforestation and restoration projects in arid and semi-arid zones. 

The course is open to two representatives from each country and is aimed at related decision makers and forest engineers involved in the management of environmental problems related to desertification, afforestation, erosion control and forestry.


Deadline for application: 15 August 2014

Eligible Countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Chad, Djibouti, Eritrea, Etiopia, Guinea, Iran, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Sudan, Tunusia, Qatar, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Tanzania.

For further information please contact:

 

Mr. M. Abdullah YURTOGLU

Junior Expert

Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs

General Directorate of Combating Desertification and Erosion

Sogutozu Cad. No 14/A Ankara, TURKEY

Tel: +90 312 2075725

Fax: +90 312 2075756

E-mail: myurtoglu@ormansu.gov.tr

Ms. Yasemen Aslı KARATAS

Junior Expert

Ministry of Forestry and Water Affairs

General Directorate of Combating Desertification and Erosion

Sogutozu Cad. No 14/A Ankara, TURKEY

Tel: +90 312 2075937

Fax: +90 312 2075756

E-mail: y.karatas@ormansu.gov.tr

 

 


 

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