eleventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the UN Convention to
Combat Desertification opened Monday, 16 September 2013, in Windhoek, Namibia.
COP11 is convened under the theme “A stronger UNCCD for a
Land-Degradation Neutral World.” At the exhibition space of the conference the
UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace has a stand where visitors can use and experience the Marketplace, ask questions and share their ideas.
the exhibition space for COP11 various country Parties and a variety of CSOs
working in fields related to Sustainable Land Management have a stand and
organize events. At the stand of the Capacity Building Marketplace, participants
can check out the Marketplace and are invited to share their ideas. The best
ideas can win an exclusive Marketplace umbrella.
On Wednesday umbrellas were won by:
- Prof. Ben Boer, from IUCN, Australia, who suggested: "Adding more information regarding internships, in particular for young lawyers to do internships at IUCN Environmental law center in Bonn, Germany or at UNEP in the legal section in Nairobi."
His umbrella was collected by Dr Jonathan Davies, head of the IUCN Delegation, you can watch the video here.
- Inganga Francis, from Nema Kenya, who suggested: "Sharing stories on those who have benefitted from the study and research grants"
You can watch his suggestion here.
Earlier these two participants won an umbrella:
Feterina Nuunyang, from Leader Farmers Namibia, who suggested: "To improve
the marketplace we should use media as a source of information so that people
can get information from around the world who share your organizations’ passion
and interests, and together you can build capacity."
can watch the video where she explains her suggestions.
Araujo, from the Universidade Federal de Ceará, Brazil, whose suggestion was:
"Connect capacity builders and create networks between the communities
achieved, so they can exchange best practice contributions, from community
people to community people."
explains her suggestions in this video.
Capacity Building Marketplace stand will be in Windhoek until September 27th.
Together with a team of dedicated local volunteers we will be there to answer
all your questions and help you in using the Marketplace.