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Capacity Building Marketplace at COP11

​​The 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. 

At 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: 

- Johanne 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."

You can watch the video where she explains her suggestions.

- Beatriz 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."

She explains her suggestions in this video.

The 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.

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