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Seeking country consultants for LDN project

17/11/2014Opportunity

The UNCCD secretariat is seeking a total of up to 14 country consultants to assist the local implementation of the Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Project.
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Aga Khan Foundation: International Scholarships

14/11/2014Opportunity

The Aga Khan Foundation provides scholarships for postgraduate studies to outstanding students from select developing countries.
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International Development Research Center: Call for Proposals

14/11/2014Opportunity

This grant supports the development of institutions in low- or middle-income countries that will serve as regional hubs in Global Environmental and Occupational Health.
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Global South Scholars: Fellowships for Young Professors

14/11/2014Opportunity

The Graduate Institute's Global South Scholars program awards fellowships to young professors from developing and emerging countries for a semester of advanced research.
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Educational Fellowships 2015

14/11/2014Opportunity

The Russell E. Train Education for Nature Program supports studies in conservation at masters and doctoral levels for students around the world.
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Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation Grant

14/11/2014Opportunity

The foundation helps build capacity within developing countries by providing grants supporting research or projects, that solve challenges related to conservation, food and health.
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Australia Awards for Africa - Scholarships and Fellowships

13/11/2014Opportunity

An award that funds qualified African candidates for various studies in Australia.
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African Peacebuilding Network Individual Research Grants

12/11/2014News

Grants for Research on Environmental Change and Conflict for African researchers, policy analysts, and practitioners working on conflict and peacebuilding issues.
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Grants for Guest Researchers from Africa

11/11/2014Opportunity

Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) provides funding for social science researchers from Sub-Saharan Africa, for research in Sweden.
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Free online courses on sustainable water management and drought mitigation

10/11/2014News

Are you interested in learning more about water conservation and sustainable irrigation techniques? Check out a list of free online courses aimed at improving water quality and conservation!
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Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation Grant

10/11/2014Opportunity

New grants for projects that demonstrate strong local leadership, promote professional development in the conservation, agricultural, and health sciences and develop the capacity of local organizations.
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The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace Quiz

07/11/2014Quiz

Take the new Capacity Building Marketplace Quiz and win a prize.
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UNESCO-UNEVOC Skills in Action Award

03/11/2014Opportunity

The International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO-UNEVOC) is calling for technical and vocational education and training students, graduates, (social) entrepreneurs and individuals who have utilized their skills to benefit local communities across the globe.
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The Marketplace's Newsletter is Out!

30/10/2014News

This newsletter provides you with valuable information on how capacity building has and can continue to revolutionize sustainable land management (SLM) in various parts of the world. It includes a new quiz about the National Action Plans, a success story about the revival of traditional methods for soil conservation, various new opportunities and much more!
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New articles and publications available on the Marketplace!

28/10/2014News

Do you need references for your research project, term paper or seminar homework? The Marketplace offers applicable, subject categorized publications and articles focusing on forests, drought, sustainable land management and climate change, among others. Find a list of publications and articles available on the Marketplace!
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University courses and training opportunities on the Marketplace

16/10/2014News

Are you looking for a university course or training opportunity to expand your knowledge in the field of sustainable land management, drought, environmental conservation or sustainable development, but you have not found the right choice yet? Discover a list of courses available on the Marketplace that might meet your needs!
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Internship opportunity at the UNCCD in Bonn!

09/10/2014Opportunity

The Secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) based in Bonn, the programme for Central and Easter Europe (CEE) is offering an internship opportunity to assist with the preparation of the Regional Action Programme to combat land degradation, desertification in drought. Apply now!
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Grant opportunities for students and researchers!

08/10/2014Opportunity

For individuals lacking the financial means to expand their knowledge or to undertake research related to sustainable land management, The Marketplace publishes relevant study and research grant opportunities that could be of interest to you and your organization!
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Are you looking for or offering volunteer opportunities? This is the right place!

02/10/2014Opportunity

Many people offer their help as volunteers, sharing their skills and knowledge with organizations that need it. On the other hand, numerous organizations around the world are looking for volunteers to help their cause. If you are looking for or offer volunteer opportunities, you have come to the right place!
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Win a prize! Participate in the Capacity Building Marketplace quiz

26/09/2014Quiz

Participate in the capacity Building Marketplace monthly quiz and develop your knowledge about the UNCCD National Action Programmes (NAPs).
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Master's Degree in Global Change: Natural Resources and Sustainability (In Spanish)

25/09/2014News

This graduate program from university of Córdoba focuses on effects of global change on ecosystem. Courses are in Spanish.
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Masters Degree in Agro-Environmental Management

25/09/2014News

Advance your knowledge in nutrient cycling and environmental management; environmental effects of various types of production, climate change and more.
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The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) Funding instrument for Innovative Capacity Development Initiatives (FICAD)

25/09/2014Opportunity

The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) Instrument for Funding Innovative Capacity Development Initiatives (FICAD) aims at building sustainable human and institutional capacity for poverty reduction in Africa.
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The African Landscapes Action Plan

25/09/2014News

This publication synthesized lessons learnt from past research and experience in integrated landscape management to generate a powerful set of policy and programmatic plans for national, regional and international action.
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Strengthening Rural Institutions

23/09/2014News

This article elaborates collective action in natural resource management as a key feature of smallholder farmer systems and sustainable land management.
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Climate-Smart Agriculture through Sustainable Land-Water Management

23/09/2014News

Learn how climate change is likely to impact agriculture, food production and security and what actions can be taken to increase productivity, and build resilience to mitigate the negative impacts.
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Free online courses related to the health and quality of soils

22/09/2014Opportunity

Are you concerned about land degradation issues and would like to increase your knowledge on sustainable agriculture practices on the ground? Check out this list containing free online courses aiming at improving the health and quality of soils!
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Land and Food Fellowships

09/09/2014Opportunity

Fellowships are available for post-graduate students from Sub-Saharan Africa who have an interest in land and agriculture. 
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Don't miss the Global Land Forum 2015

04/09/2014Opportunity

The International Land Coalition (ILC) invites all concerned stakeholders to join the Global Land Forum 2015, to share, learn, and plan joint actions towards people-centered land governance for inclusive development, justice and sustainability.
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UNESCO-UNEVOC is looking for volunteers!

02/09/2014News

The International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO-UNEVOC) is looking for volunteers to provide assistance during the global forum entitled ‘Skills for Work and Life Post-2015’ to be held in Bonn from 14 October 2014 and a UNEVOC Network meeting on October 17.
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International Expert Symposium dealing with drought issues in Latin American and the Caribbean

01/09/2014Background

Expert scientists from Latin America and the Caribbean and from Semi-Arid Regions Worldwide, as well as decision and policy makers and research institutes are invited to submit abstracts for presentations related to drought management by september 22.
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Youth session at the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum

27/08/2014Opportunity

On December 6 the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF) holds a session in Lima, Peru, to build the skills of young leaders in land use, climate change and sustainable development issues.
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UNITAR Multilateral Diplomacy Programme e-learning

25/08/2014Opportunity

The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) Multilateral Diplomacy Programme strenghtens capacity through e-learning,  particularly in view of increasing performance in conferences and meetings convened at the United Nations and regional organizations.
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New round of Commonwealth Professional Fellowships

22/08/2014Opportunity

Professionals from developing Commonwealth countries have an opportunity to spend a period of time with a UK host organization through this fellowship programme. Apply before September 18th for round 3 of 2014.
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Fund for business ideas to help rural people adapt to climate change

22/08/2014Opportunity

The 3rd round of the Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund Renewable Energy and Adaptation to Climate Technologies window is now accepting applications.
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Scholarships for Masters and Doctoral studies in Czech Republic available

22/08/2014Opportunity

The Czech Republic provides scholarships to support nationals from developing countries at public institutions of higher education. Appliction deadline: September 30.
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Call for letters of inquiry Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)

21/08/2014News

The CEPF invites civil society from Ethiopia, Rwanda, DRC,
Tanzania and Zambia for projects related to biodiversity conservation in the Eastern Afromontane Biodiversity
Hotspot.
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Essay contest on the future of development assistance

20/08/2014Opportunity

The Global Development Network Next Horizons Essay Contest invites fresh thinking related to the future of aid and make your ideas available to policymakers and key stakeholders.
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Grant opportunities for individuals and organizations in Africa

14/08/2014Opportunity

Are you from Africa and are in need of financial support to perform research, studying abroad or carry out projects addressing land degradation, desertification and drought issues in your region? Check out the opportunities listed here!
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Call for proposals: business innovation in arid and semi-arid areas of East Africa

21/07/2014Opportunity

Do you have innovative ideas based on low cost renewable energy and solutions that can help rural people adapt to climate change? The Africa Enterprise Challenge Fund (AECF) is funding businesses with potentially transformative climate change solutions and with a deep social impact.
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New photo story and more, on CCAFS climate smart villages

17/07/2014Background

Meet the Lower Kamula Youth Group and others, and learn from them what being “climate-smart” really means.
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United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace: new courses for postgraduate students

16/07/2014News

The United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) is a leading research and teaching institute based in Tokyo, Japan. It is currently inviting postgraduate students to apply for its autumn course on Leadership for Sustainability and its intensive five week program about Building Resilience to Climate Change. Apply before July 31, 2014.
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Savory Institute's Annual International Conference "Putting Grasslands to Work"

15/07/2014News

The annual international conference by the Savory Institute (London August 1st and 2nd) deals with the topic of grasslands. It includes a session "Putting Grasslands to Work: A conversation about Soil"
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Internships at the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace

07/07/2014Opportunity

Do you want to join our team this fall, and help us expand the Marketplace? We currently offer three internships at our office in Bonn, Germany. Apply before August 11!
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#climateproofmyland winners!

24/06/2014News

Check out the winners of the #Climateproofmyland contest. If you find your picture there, you can get a welcome pack from the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace!
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Find diverse and relevant opportunities offered by the Arava Institute!

23/06/2014Opportunity

The Arava Institute is the premier environmental studies and research program in the Middle East. Discover diverse opportunities, including full scholarships and internship vacancies that might be relevant for you!
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Consultancy to support the alignment of national action programmes for Angola

20/06/2014Opportunity

Consultant needed to support the alignment of the National Action Programmes (NAP) of Angola to the 10-Year Strategy of the UNCCD.
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Celebrating the World Day to Combat Desertification!

17/06/2014News

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed worldwide on 17 June every year. Join us in this celebration and show your support with a call to climate proof your land!
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Children's voice: Climate proof my land!

17/06/2014Background

How to take care of the land so that we can have a better future? listen to these children's message, and join them in making our land climate proof!
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Call for Papers: Water Week Latinoamérica 2015

16/06/2014Opportunity

Join a unique platform for sharing experiences and practices focusing on new ways of thinking and positive action towards water-related challenges and their impact on the environment, health, climate, economy, and community.
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UNFCCC Fellowship Programme for Small Island Developing States 2014 

09/06/2014Opportunity

UNFCCC secretariat is offering two fellowship positions for five months to young professionals from Small Island Developing States region who are interested in contributing to the work on climate change adaptation or on gender and youth related dimensions of climate action.    
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Volunteer with organic farmers around the world!

02/06/2014News

Do you have a genuine interest in learning about organic growing, country living or ecologically sound lifestyles, and want to help local farmers with daily tasks? WWOOF can be a great opportunity for you to understand the culture, issues and living conditions of local farmers around the world!
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Internship opportunity at UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn

02/06/2014Opportunity

UNESCO-UNEVOC, the International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, is offering an internship opportunity to assist with research. Apply now!
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Community Based Adaptation and Resilience in East and Southern Africa’s Drylands

27/05/2014Opportunity

In this capacity building event Participants will co-generate new insights on the links between Community Based Adaptation (CBA), and achieving resilient development on an ongoing basis across disciplines.
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International Land Coalition Award 2015

22/05/2014Opportunity

International Land Coalition Award recognizes outstanding efforts and successes of a coalition member in promoting people-centered land governance.
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Call for papers: annual conference “Climate Change: Scenarios, impacts and policy”

21/05/2014News

The second annual conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences, aiming to involve scientists, researchers and policy makers, focused on different aspects of climate change, has extended the deadline for submission of short papers to May 30th, 2014. Apply now!
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Consultancy at the UNCCD secretariat

09/05/2014Opportunity

Consultancy opportunity to develop a common “indicator” to be used by the Parties of the UNCCD and the UNFCCC Conventions in their regular reporting processes, to monitor and evaluate climate change adaptation in terrestrial ecosystems.
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The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace Workshop

07/05/2014News

The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace invites students and young professionals in Bonn, with profound interest in sustainable land management, to attend a three hour workshop.
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Convergence: The 7th edition of the World Forum

07/05/2014News

Convergence is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 7th edition of the World Forum to be held on 8, 9 and 10 September 2014 in Paris. Convergences' forums became unmissable events for all professionals to discuss innovative solutions to fight against poverty and insecurity in the world.
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Indicators of Desertification: early warning signs

23/04/2014Opportunity

This training course will focus on how ecological indicators based on plant and lichen functional diversity can be used as early warning indicators of desertification.
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Executive Summer School (ESS) on Global Environmental Policy

11/04/2014Opportunity

A summer training school by University of Geneva, in cooperation with UNEP. Application deadline is April 30.
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Volunteers wanted: Expert Readers for UNCCD Land for Life Award

01/04/2014Opportunity

The UNCCD secretariat is currently seeking expert volunteers background knowledge in land, soil, sustainable land management or desertification, to help screen applications for the 2014 Land for Life Award.
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University of Sussex: Commonwealth Scholarships

25/03/2014Opportunity

The Commonwealth Scholarship and Fellowship Plan is one of the largest and most prestigious scholarships schemes for international study.
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E-learning course: Improved Drought Forecasting and Warning

19/03/2014Opportunity

This e-learning course aims to provide the participant with an in depth understanding of drought early warning and forecasting.
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Deadline extended: UNCCD 2014 Land for Life Award

18/03/2014Opportunity

The Land for Life Award specially recognizes excellence in sustainable land management. Application deadline for nominations is: 31 March.
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Call for proposals- IGAD Regional Civil Society Drylands Governance Facility

18/03/2014Opportunity

Intergovernmental Authority on Development in Eastern Africa (IGAD) calls Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) to apply for support to engage effectively with regional environment issues.
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Register now for e-learning Africa 2014

12/03/2014News

E-learning Africa is a networking event for developing e-learning capacities in Africa. The 9th eLearning Africa conference will be held from May 28th to 30th in Kampala, Uganda. Under the overall theme of ICT for Development, Training and Education, eLearning Africa 2014 will examine the experiences, projects, investments, policies, partnerships and research that are shaping the Continent's learning landscape.
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Call for proposals sustainable food security through ITPGRFA Benefit-Sharing Fund

11/03/2014Opportunity

The 3rd Call for Proposals under the Benefit-Sharing Fund of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGRFA ) is open until May 5th 2014. The thematic focus of the Call for Proposals 2014 is sustainable food security through assisting farmers adapt to climate change.
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Volunteer for organisation of Environmental Law Moot Court Competition

10/03/2014Opportunity

Stetson searchs for volunteers who can help them organise the Central and Eastern European Rounds of the Stetson International Environmental Law Moot Court Competition in Kyiv, Ukraine!
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Two internship opportunities at the UNCCD secretariat in Bonn, Germany

10/03/2014Opportunity

The UNCCD secretariat offers two new internship opportunties in: Strategic Business Integration, and Knowledge and Information Management.
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Check out our grants section and win a welcome pack!

07/03/2014Quiz

This month's quiz is about research and study grants, and the grants section of the Marketplace. Get all the answers right and you can win a welcome package!

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Urgent - UNCCD seeks project designer manager

07/03/2014Opportunity

The UNCCD secretariat seeks a project manager/designer to design and manage a project on land-degradation neutrality within the context of the National Action Programme alignment process.
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Equator Prize for Sustainable Land Management

05/03/2014Opportunity

The Equator Prize 2014 will honor twenty-five local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities. Nominations close March 22nd.
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Study grants offered by German Academic Exchange Service

05/03/2014News

The German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) supports young professionals to study in development-related fields at German universities. DAAD provides scholarships to participants from developing countries pursuing studies in various fields, including environmental management and water resources.
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Free online course on Climate Change by UN CC:learn

28/02/2014News

New e-learning course covering climate science, policy, adaptation, mitigation, finance and planning, by the One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change.
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Vacancy at UNESCO-UNEVOC, Bonn (deadline March 10)

28/02/2014News

International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (UNESCO-UNEVOC) in Bonn has a vacancy for a Secretariat & Programme Assistant.
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The OPEC Fund for International Development scholarships

27/02/2014Opportunity

A scholarship for outstanding young students from developing countries, for graduate studies in a development-related discipline. Apply now: the application deadline is 1 May.
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E-learning course: Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects and Soil Carbon Monitoring

25/02/2014Opportunity

This e-course, based on the new Sustainable agricultural land management practices (SALM) carbon accounting methodology, presents how soil carbon is monitored and accounted in an agricultural land management project.
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Capacity Building to support the UNCCD 2014 reporting process

24/02/2014News

The 2014 UNCCD reporting exercise was launched on 1 February. The Capacity Building Marketplace offers various tools and mechanisms to support reporting entities.
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UNCCD: Call for scientists to join the science–policy interface

20/02/2014Opportunity

The secretariat of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is herewith inviting experts to apply to become members of the Science–Policy Interface (SPI).
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E-learning course "The role of the National Focal Point to the UNCCD"

10/02/2014News

This course about the role of the National Focal Point also serves as an excellent introduction to the UNCCD process for a broad audience. Due to popular demand the course will run a second time in February.
Register now. Starting date: Monday February 17th
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Deadline extended: ESSC Grants for Researchers

06/02/2014Opportunity

The European Society for Soil Conservation (ESSC) provides two grants for young reserachers to support their participation to this International Conference.
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Deadlines for COST Funding for Short-Term Scientific Missions 2014

31/01/2014Opportunity

COST Action ES1104 focuses on practical measures that can be used by practitioners, stakeholders and authorities to restore degraded drylands and manage their recovery. It will run from June 2012 to May 2016.
Find the deadlines for 2014 here.
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Grants for course on implementation of para-ecology in dryland research and restoration

21/01/2014Opportunity

An interesting short course on Participation-driven Science in Ecology and Hydrology: Implementation of para-ecology in dryland research and restoration for PhD students or Postdocs. Grants available through COST Action ES1104.
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Local community project FLEUVE launched

17/01/2014News

FLEUVE – Front Local Environnemental pour une Union VertE (Local Environmental Coalition for a Green Union), a pioneering initiative elaborated by the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UNCCD and funded by the European Union, was launched promising to help boost financial resources at the community level in 10 African countries.
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Looking for partners: Desert Corp (by the Planck Foundation)

10/01/2014Opportunity

Desert Corp is a new initiative by the Planck foundation, currently looking for partners to participate in market-driven projects to turn deserts into productive economic areas.
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The Capacity Building Marketplace supports the UNCCD reporting process

07/01/2014News

​As a way of helping Parties in their search for suitably qualified expertise, the Capacity Building Marketplace is launching a database of consultants.
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Start of new e-learning course: The role of the National Focal Point to the UNCCD

12/12/2013News

A new e-learning course aimed at helping to capacitate NFPs through giving them the opportunity to better understand what their functions are and support them to develop the necessary skills to carry out the same.
Starting date: 20 January 2014
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Vacancy: Economist for the assessment of the economic impacts of land degradation

11/12/2013Opportunity

Centre for International Migration and Development is hiring an Economist for the assessment of the economic impacts of land degradation, to be hosted at International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) in Kenya.
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Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided

10/12/2013Opportunity

World Bank’s first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), providing a summary of the key impacts and challenges of a 4°C warmer world by the end of this century.
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COST Action: Special session on Sustainable Land Management at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly

10/12/2013Opportunity

COST Action is inviting submission of Abstracts to the Soil System Science Sessions 'Arid Lands Restoration and Combat of Desertification' at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014.
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Assessing the socio-economic benefits of land ecosystems

10/12/2013Opportunity

Online course on how to assess the economic benefits of land as a first step towards preventing its degradation. It introduces methods of economic analysis and valuation that help you manage land sustainably and efficiently.
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Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration

09/12/2013News

Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration (FMNR) involves the systematic regrowth and management of trees and shrubs from felled tree stumps, sprouting root systems or seeds to restore soil structure and fertility, rehabilitate springs and the water table, and increase biodiversity.
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Discover the resources on the Marketplace

06/12/2013Background

The Capacity Building Marketplace offers an overview of resources you can use to build your capacity! Find all the articles, publications and an overview of e-learning opportunties here.
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Innovative early warning tool for drought prone Asia-Pacific regions

29/11/2013News

Initially supported by Chinese and Indian space agencies, this regional drought mechanism will provide monitoring and early warning services and capacity building for drought-prone countries in the region.
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5 December: International Volunteer Day 2013

28/11/2013News

Volunteerism can help build your capacity through dedicated volunteers, sharing their knowledge and expertise with organizations they support.
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Fellowships and short-courses for professionals in water management and drought

22/11/2013Opportunity

The Institute for Water Eduction in Delft offers various opportunities for developing your capacity as a professional, with fellowships for developing countries from the Dutch government.
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COST Action: funded research opportunity on Land degradation indicators and restoration planting

20/11/2013Background

Funded research opportunity for an Early Stage Researcher to undertake a Short-Term Scientific Mission (STSM) on the relationships between land degradation indicators and restoration planting options.
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Help identify farmland on a map

18/11/2013News

You can help researchers to build a new global cropland map, to support the monitoring of crops affected by drought.
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November 28th Bonn University event on research interests and partnering

14/11/2013News

Bonn University organizes an event on research interests and partnering for Horizon 2020, with speakers from various UN agencies located in Bonn, including Dr. Richard Byron-Cox from the UNCCD.
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Date palm demonstration project looking for a community in desert region

14/11/2013News

The Food Shelter Project is interested in finding a community where date palm leaves are cultivated and where they can deliver a demonstration project. Can you help?
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Call for abstracts: Arid Lands Restoration & Combat Desertification

12/11/2013Opportunity

Submit your abstracts for the Soil System Sciences session at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2014, before 16 January 2014.  
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Understanding Soil (online course)

06/11/2013News

Take this online course and explore the importance of the soil and how it works and relates with other living organisms, food production, farmers and society in general.
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African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD) Fellowships

04/11/2013Background

Put your leadership skills into practice by serving as role models to the next generation of girls and boys, inspiring them to join the fight against hunger and poverty.
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A visit to Monica's home of good hope

25/09/2013Background

A small delegation from the UNCCD visited a soup kitchen for poor vulnerable children, street children and orphans situated in Katutura, on the outskirts of Windhoek. The soup kitchen supports kids education in Namibia through volunteers and interns.
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MA in Climate and Society (with schorlarships for the Caribbean)

23/09/2013Background

Scholarships are now available for students from the Caribbean to develop their knowledge related to climate change adaptation and water resources management that can be directed back to this region. Apply Now!
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UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace at COP11 Windhoek

20/09/2013News

The Capacity Building Marketplace has a stand at the exhibition center of the 11th session of the Conference of the Parties, in Windhoek Namibia. We meet with users of the Marketplace and invite them to share their ideas.
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CAPDEV: Supporting governments and institutions to invest in capacity building

16/09/2013News

CAPDEV provides advice, problem solving, training to institutions and agencies working in the framework of the Millennium Development Goals. Within the specific context of the UNCCD, it also develops expertise to support countries to align to the 10 -Year Strategy their National Action Programmes (NAPs) to Combat Desertification.
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Young Eco-Hero Awards 2014

16/09/2013Opportunity

Young people can have a positive impact on the environment and are vital in changing the way we live on our planet. Action For Nature (AFN) has created the International Young Eco-Hero Awards to recognize and reward the successful individual environmental initiatives of young people ages 8 to 16. Apply now!
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Resources for educators

11/09/2013News

On the Capacity Building Marketplace we offer links to various resources available for educators. Providing you with materials to use in your classroom, and links to training courses that help you develop your professional skills as an educator.
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IFDD: Guide des négociations / Guide to the negotiations

06/09/2013Background

Les guides produits dans cette collection ont pour but d'aider les participants aux grandes conférences des UNCCD. Guides for policymakers and guide to the negotiations UNCCD COP11.
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UNCCD Short Guide for Chairs

06/09/2013Background

With only a few days for the Conference of the Parties (COP 11) to be held in Windhoek, Namibia, this document prepared by the office of the UNCCD Capacity Building Officer, provides guidelines for participants who may be selected as chairs for UNCCD meetings.
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Capacity building program with field exposure in "Community Driven Development" in India

02/09/2013Background

Be one of the 25 international participants of this capacity building program aiming to increase the level of understanding of community development concepts and tools that can be applied in the process of empowering the community. Scholarships available!
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Training on Meteorology, Sand and Dust Storms, Combating Desertification and Erosion

01/09/2013News

Workshop, 28-31 October 2013 in Ankara, Konya, Turkey. Aimed at sharing the experiences gained by Turkey with countries under desertification danger in Central Asia, the Balkans and Africa.
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An international fellowship opportunity for forestry professionals

28/08/2013Opportunity

Work at the World Forest Institute for 6 to 12 months, together with forestry and forest products professionals from around the world!
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The Global Soil Week 2013: “Losing Ground?”

19/08/2013News

Are you striving towards achieving a more sustainable use of soils? Don't miss the opportunity to join the 2nd Global Soil Week 2013 “Losing Ground?” in Berlin, Germany, dedicated to the sustainable management of soils.
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Sustainable Energy Finance Summer Academy in Mombasa, Kenya

13/08/2013Background

The Frankfurt School - UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate & Sustainable Energy Finance (the Centre) is pleased to present the SEF Summer Academy in Mombasa, Kenya, to address the rising demand for innovative financing for climate friendly solutions in Africa. Scholarships available, apply now!
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Consultant pour la mise en place de Base de données GDT

13/08/2013Opportunity

Une grande occasion de travailler avec le CILSS!
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Funding for research proposals focusing on gender equality available!

07/08/2013Background

Funded research initiatives aiming to generate new evidence on women's economic empowerment, with a focus on low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia are now available!
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Webinar: Conservation Conversations for Healthy Soil

02/08/2013News

Watch, enjoy, and learn about soil health, cover crops, and crop diversity concepts by viewing various videos. It is free and a comfortable way to inform yourself about soil and soil heath.
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Bright Leaf: Win an Agriculture Journalism Awards

02/08/2013Background

Open to all professional Filipino journalists residing in the Philippines, the journalism competition seeks out the most important agriculture stories of our time and honors the journalists behind them.
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New e-learning courses starting soon

30/07/2013News

Some interesting new e-learning courses are starting in the next few weeks. Make sure to register now if you want to participate!
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GIZ course: Business and Climate Change (Self-Study)

24/07/2013News

What are the risks and opportunities of Climate Change for business? This free course, offered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), provides a comprehensive overview of business risks and opportunities, tools to use and strategic questions to consider.
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Zooming in on Climate change: ASEAN wide photo contest

18/07/2013News

Use your skills and enable the power of photography to promote awareness of biodiversity and climate change, by participating in this photo contest.
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A focus on training of women scientists!

16/07/2013Background

Are you a female student from Sub-Saharan Africa or a Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and wish to pursue postgraduate training leading to a doctorate degree at a centre of excellence in the South outside your own country?
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Apply now to the Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP) Intensive Core Courses!

15/07/2013News

Take this opportunity to expand your theoretical and empirical knowledge during the five-weeks intensive core courses organized by the United Nations University and focusing on the UN System and global challenges, global change and sustainability, international peace and security, and international co-operation and development.
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Opportunity for Agricultural Research in Sub-Saharan Africa

01/07/2013Background

Are you an African scientist residing in Sub-Saharan Africa or planning to relocate to sub-Saharan Africa to implement your proposed project on Agricultural Research? The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals for agricultural research with the potential to increase the sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries.
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Join the first Organic Leadership Course in Latin America!

01/07/2013Background

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) invites you to its Organic Leadership Course in Latin America to train leaders in the region to promote a common understanding and a shared vision of Agroecology and Organic Production.
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Last chance to apply for the first resilience academy: Exploring livelihood resilience!

24/06/2013Background

Don't miss your chance to apply for this first resilience academy organized by the United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), examining livelihood resilience in the face of local and regional realities!
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Open Access publication on Soil Health and Land Use Management

21/06/2013News

This open source publication provides a broad vision of the fundamental importance of soil health and land management practices.
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Volunteers wanted to develop online learning course

20/06/2013News

The UNCCD Capcity Building Marketplace is looking for volunteers.
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Hurry! Grants for environmental journalists available now!

17/06/2013News

The Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), through its “Fund for Environmental Journalism”, supports qualified journalists and news organizations to enhance the quantity and quality of environmental journalism.
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Research, fellowships and training opportunities at the RAC

14/06/2013News

The Royal Agricultural College (UK) offers various opportunities for training courses, fellowships and research in fields of soil management, sustainable land management and agriculture.
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Funding opportunities through COST

05/06/2013News

Cost offers funding for a training school and scientific missions to restore degraded drylands and manage their recovery.
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Canada-Latin America and the Caribbean Research Exchanges

31/05/2013News

read more about this, and other fellowships and reserach grants, in the vacancies section of our marketplace.
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Like our Facebook page and win a welcome package

30/05/2013News

On this page daily updates are posted about new information and offerings on the Marketplace. Click "like" and take the quiz, and win a welcome package!
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International conference: Making Ecosystem Services Count

28/05/2013Background

Don't miss your chance to interact and exchange ideas with the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) members worldwide on the practical application of the ecosystem services concept in planning, management and decision making!
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An opportunity for the African youth of today and tomorrow

22/05/2013Background

The Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD) invites youth and youth leaders from all countries in Africa and other continents to participate in the African Youth Development Summit 2013 to create a roadmap for youth led sustainable development in Africa.
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Put your innovative ideas on knowledge sharing to test!

15/05/2013News

The innovation contest aims to encourage knowledge sharing on ideas ad success stories related to priority themes in agriculture in the Middle-East and North-Africa region.
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WACDEP doing rapid capacity needs assessment in Africa

06/05/2013News

The Water and Climate Development Programme (WACDEP) launched a rapid capacity needs assessment in Africa on Tuesday, 23 April 2013. This programme, which will initially target eight African countries and five of that continent’s river basins, operates within the “Framework for Water Security and Climate Resilient Development” and offers capacity-building opportunities to a broad field of stakeholders. 
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The Global Network on Capacity Building invites you

03/05/2013Background

The Global Network of National Councils for Sustainable Development was established in April 2012. It aims to among other things, improve information exchange for developing the potential for collaboration, and for encouraging the formation or strengthening of National Councils for Sustainable Development. The Network is currently administrated by Stakeholder Forum.
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Opportunities for Capacity Development in Drought Management

03/05/2013News

The UNCCD, the WMO and the FAO in cooperation with the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC), jointly launched on 12 March 2013 a project on capacity building to support national drought management policies. The initiative will see among other things, regional workshops being held in Eastern Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean in 2013-2014.
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World Water Week in Stockholm: building partnerships

26/04/2013Background

Ninety per cent of global population growth will take place in areas that are already facing water stress. We must find solutions to create a new economy that builds more prosperity and needs much less water to do it. Working together at all levels is one way of finding answers, Are you willing to lend a hand?
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China offers training opportunities to francophone Africa

26/04/2013News

The government of China invites citizens of French speaking African nations to participate in an “International Training Workshop on Technology of Combating Desertification.” The course will run from June 24th --- July 13th, 2013. The Chinese government will cover the training expenses, food, accommodation, local transportation, personal accident injury insurance of RMB 100 Yuan, and give the sum of RMB 80 Yuan per day for the duration of the course.
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Training in restoring degraded eco-environment

26/04/2013News

Citizens of thirty countries around the world, from Cuba to Vietnam, and from South Africa to the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, can participate in the “Training Course on Restoration of Degraded Eco-environment.” The course to be held from June 18th to July 17th 2013, will take place at Gansu Desert Control Research Institute in Lanzhou city, in the Gansu province of the People’s Republic of China.
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Courses, volunteer positions and Internships at Summer of Soil 2013

17/04/2013Background

Summer of Soil is a movement for building collective capacity to become active stewards of the soil.
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The Big launch is here!

15/04/2013News

Today, 15 April 2013 Mr. Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), shall officially launch the organization’s Capacity Building Marketplace.
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Get the latest updates with the UNCCD Marketplace on Twitter

09/04/2013News

New offerings on the Marketplace are published every day on twitter. Follow @UNCCDcbm to receive our updates.
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Scholarships for students from the Caribbean region

21/02/2013News

Scholarships are now available for students from the Caribbean to develop knowledge related to climate change adaptation and water resources management that can be directed back to the region. The scholarships are provided by "Building Capacity to Manage Water Resources and Climate Risk in the Caribbean".
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New UNCCD Capacity Building Publication

14/02/2013Background

A new document has been prepared by the office of the UNCCD Capacity Building Officer, providing guidelines for participants who may be selected as chairs for UNCCD meetings.
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Capacity Building and the COPs

22/11/2012Background

From its establishment in 1994 the Convention recognized the importance of capacity building for its effective and efficient implementation. And this recognition has only grown stronger with every passing COP. 
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CAR@WAN New Capacity Building network in Central Asia

27/09/2012News

Cap-Net, the United Nations Development Programs “Capacity Building for Sustainable Water Resources Management Network”, launched a new capacity development network in Central Asia on the 27th of September 2012.
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Capacity building, the cornerstone to Paradigm shift on Land Degradation

19/07/2012News

The RIO+20 Conference underlined the importance of a land-degradation neutral world, and introduced the concept of "Zero Net Land Degradation".
Capacity Building is a cornerstone element in achieving this.
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Winner Land for Life Award 2012 engaging in capacity building efforts

27/06/2012News

The Haitian organization SOIL has designed a solution that improves both sanitation and soil fertility. SOIL not only designs, installs and maintains these installations; they also share their knowledge and experience, engaging in many local and international capacity building efforts.
 
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