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Grants for testing and developing projects in Nature Conservation and Landscape Management


The German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) has funds available for projects that focus on practical application of nature conservation on the ground.
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Young Professionals Programme at the Global Soil Week 2015


The Young Professionals Programme at the Global Soil Week is seeking 15 young scientists and graduates to engage in the GWS 2015 activities and actively engage in promoting sustainable land management through various sectors.
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Edinburgh Global Latin-American Masters Scholarships


Six Edinburgh Global Latin American Masters Scholarships are available for students from Latin American countries aiming at pursuing a master's degree at the University of Edinburgh.
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E-learning course on: the Committee on Science and Technology (CST) of the UNCCD


An online short course specially designed for UNCCD Science and Technology Correspondents (STC), aimed at facilitating the main objectives of the UNCCD 3rd Scientific Conference to be held in Cancun, Mexico from the 9 – 12 of March 2015.
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Your Market, our Market, a global Market!!


Visit the Marketplace and make full use of the resources it offers, including volunteer and internship opportunities, jobs and fellowship, crowdfunding, study and research grants, e-learning courses and much more!
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Scholarship opportunities to study in China


The Organization of American States (OAS)'s Department of Human Development and Education is offering partial scholarships to citizens of OAS member states to pursue a Master's degree in China.
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E-discussion on the 2015 ECOSOC theme


This is an opportunity for you to provide United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) with concrete ideas and proposals for defining the steps required for the successful transition from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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Internship opportunities at UNESCO-UNEVOC


The International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO-UNEVOC) in Bonn, Germany, is currently looking for three interns to assist the International Centre in various tasks.
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UN CC:Learn Introductory e-course on Climate Change


A free self-paced e-learning course covering six modules including climate science, policy, adaptation, mitigation, finance and planning, by the One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change.
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Worst megadroughts in 1,000 Years threaten the U.S.


A study made by the Earth Institute warns of unprecedented risk of drought in 21st Century, where the U.S. Southwest and Great Plains will face persistent drought, worse than anything seen in ancient or modern times.
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The SEED Awards for Entrepreneurship in Sustainable Development


An annual award given to the most promising, innovative and locally-led start-up social and environmental enterprises in countries with developing and emerging economies. Apply before 31 March 2015!
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Internship opportunities at UNESCO


The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) offers internship opportunities to students worldwide that allows them to gain practical experience in an international organization.
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Our World Citizen Talent Scholarships


The Hague University of Applied Sciences is offering a total of 9 scholarships to students aiming at starting their Master's programme at this University.
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Capacity Building Quiz February 2015


Test how much you know about the upcoming major events of the UNCCD in 2015 by taking this month’s quiz. If you manage to score more than 80% you will be among the winners of a prize!
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Grants for international projects available


Grants for nonprofit organizations worldwide providing food relief, development assistance and improved public policy in the fight against hunger are available now.
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Diploma in Environmental Science (Free online course)


This is a free online diploma course that provides students with a thorough knowledge and understanding of all aspects of environmental science and covers many topics such as the importance of global water supplies
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Summer school on "Integrated Land Use Systems"


The Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources of the University of Freiburg in Germany is organizing a summer school with a focus on research of ecological, social and economic aspects of integrated land use systems.
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Vacancy opportunity: Project Scientist at The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies


The Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) located in Potsdam, Germany, is looking for a Project Scientist to undertake research in the field of sustainability, particularly in the areas of climate change, the earth systems and social pathways to sustainability.
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E-learning course: Economics of Climate-Resilient Development


Course offered by the World Bank explaining the rationale for countries to develop climate-resilient plans that will help them to move away from a business-as-usual development path.
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Prizes for scientists working in a developing country


The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) awards eight prizes to individual scientists who have been working and living in a developing country for at least 10 years. Apply before 28 February 2015!
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2015 World Children Water Forum


The 2015 World Children Water Forum is designed to provide a valuable opportunity for children to raise their voices and have discussions on water issues.
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Women's Land Rights Visiting Professionals 2015


Landesa Center for Woman’s Land Rights invites professionals from India, China, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda to work as visiting professionals in its office in the United States of America in 2015.
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UNCCD Short-writing contest 2015


The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is pleased to announce its first Short-writing Contest 2015. The theme is ‘Land nurturing people nurturing life’.
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Mexico Water Prize - Call For Papers 2015


Mexico Water Prize calls for proposals of successful local public policies for water resources management, which can be replicated by other countries facing similar conditions and situations.
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International workshop on climate change "youth action on climate change”


This international workshop on climate change aims at giving young people the opportunity to have their say in the global environmental sustainability discourse.
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The first Marketplace's Newsletter for 2015 is Out!


This Newsletter contains inspirational stories on how people continue to revolutionize sustainable land management (SLM) around the world, introduces you to the new and innovative design of the Marketplace, and provides important information for students and young academics. Read it now!
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TOPS Small Grants Program


The Technical and Operational Performance Support (TOPS) has recently announced the closure of its Small Grants Program. New applications are accepted only till 31th of January 2015.
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GEF’s Small Grants Programme


The Small Grants Programme of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides financial and technical support to projects aimed at preserving and restoring degraded land worldwide.
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UNITAR Multilateral Diplomacy Programme e-learning courses


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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Internship at the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace


Do you want to join our team and help us expand the Marketplace? We currently offer two internships at our office in Bonn, Germany. Apply before February 5th!
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Looking for research opportunities


Dr. Ahmed Imam is undertaking research to find suitable indicators for monitoring the changes in biodiversity in degrading ecosystems.
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eLearning Africa Supporting Transformation (EAST)


eLearning Africa Supporting Transformation (EAST) is seeking the assistance of all likeminded foundations, companies and individuals to ensure that African grassroots changemakers participate in this year's eLearning Africa Conference.
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Lecture on Global politics and land protection


A public lecture at the ZEF, Bonn Germany, by Dr. Richard Byron-Cox of the UNCCD.
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Take our survey and tell us what you think!


As we are working to make the Marketplace most useful to you, we kindly invite you to share your feedback on how we can further improve its usability for you.
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Questionnaire on the Ecological Restoration of the Dryland Areas of Europe


This survey by Working Group 3 of COST Action ES1104 invites dryland experts to share their knowledge of best practice for drylands restoration.
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The 10th edition Marketplace's Newsletter is Out!


The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace invites you to read the 10th edition of our Newsletter.
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Commonwealth Foundation grants for CSOs


Grants for sustainable development projects that contribute to effective, responsive and accountable governance with civil society participation. A new call for grants will open on 6 January 2015.
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Deutsche Bundesstiftung Umwelt Grants for environmental studies


Application for doctoral scholarships for environmental studies in Germany closes 15 January. Foreign students are invited to apply.
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The Climate Action Portal: Land use


The new Climate Action Portal presents information on land use actions undertaken around the world by various stakeholders.
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Grants for attending scientific conferences


Various organizations offer grants for attending scientific conferences. Find an overview here.
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Young Eco-Hero Awards 2015


An award for individuals aged 8 to 16. Are you an Eco-Hero, or do you know one? Check it out here.
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The United Nations launches “Post-2015 Learning Hub”


The United Nations System Staff College has launched a learning and knowledge exchange platform for UN-Staff with many courses also accessible for the public.
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Study Earth Sciences or Ecology in Amsterdam


Fellowship Programme to allow talented prospective students to pursue a Master's degree in an international environment in Amsterdam.
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E-Consultation: The economics of land degradation


The Eurasian Centre for Food Security (ECFS) has launched an e-consultation focusing on economics of land degradation, to connect people, share experiences, communicate knowledge and raise awareness about land.
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Internship & Volunteer Opportunities with ICENECDEV in Cameroon


The International Centre For Environmental Education and Community Development(ICENECDEV) is offering opportunities for volunteers and interns to support addressing environmental conservation issues.
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Aga Khan Foundation: International Scholarships


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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!


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


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!


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!


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!


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


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)


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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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New round of Commonwealth Professional Fellowships


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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"


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


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!


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!


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


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!


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!


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


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 


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!


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


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


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


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”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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"


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


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


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


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


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)


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


​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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?”


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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!


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!


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


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!


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


New offerings on the Marketplace are published every day on twitter. Follow @UNCCDcbm to receive our updates.
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New UNCCD Capacity Building Publication


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


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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Capacity building, the cornerstone to Paradigm shift on Land Degradation


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


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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