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Learning videos

30/03/2017News

Did you know that on the Marketplace we offer learning videos produced by us and by many other organizations involved in issues of sustainable land management. Take a look here.
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Calling Africans to be visiting fellows

30/03/2017Opportunity

Get a Leiden African Studies Assembly fellowship that will support your research work.
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A grant for storytelling!

30/03/2017News

This grant can be used for research, conservation, education, technology and yes, storytelling,
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Can your draw?

30/03/2017News

Design an appropriate logo and win USD 1000
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Scholarships to attend the University of Bristol.

30/03/2017News

There are six in all, you might just win one!!
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Helping you find emploment

29/03/2017News

The Marketplace informs you of hundreds of new employment opportunities every week, be they consultancies, positions with governments, jobs with international organizations, employment with universities, CBOs and other institions. See the latest here!
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Get our monthly Newsletter

29/03/2017News

The Marketplace Newsletter is electronically circulated and you can access it on any electronic device. In it we inform of the latest happenings at the Marketplace including of our various competitions, courses, up-coming events and opportunities that we offer. Register for it here.
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Want to work with the UNCCD?

29/03/2017News

The UNCCD Secretariat and its Global Mechanism offer different employment opportunities including consultancies and regular staff positions. See what is the latest on offer here.
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List you organization on the Marketplace

29/03/2017Opportunity

We want to help you get your message to the world. What you are doing? How successful you have been? What are your needs? How others may help you and so on. All you have to do is put your organization on our list here.
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The Africa Food Prize is worth USD 100,000

27/03/2017News

This prize will be awarded to an individual or instititution who has done something real significant to improve farming in Africa. Tell them what you and/or your institution has done. It might just be your turn to be recognized.
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Apply for this position with the CBM

27/03/2017News

We need a qualified and committed professional to help us develop our page focused on assisting the countries of the Sahel and the Horn of Africa. We are wating for your applicantion now!
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A series of scholarships

27/03/2017News

Scholarships, grants, fellowships and other support for students is a main focus of the Marketplace. Perspectives students can ALWAYS come here to find the latest opportunities!! See what's on offer today!
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Get your applications in now

24/03/2017News

We are waiting to welcome you as part of our team at the Marketplace as an intern. There are only two positions in this category, so make sure you apply now.
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List the Marketplace as your resource

24/03/2017News

Are you and or your organization working on issues of sustainable land management, water and drought; or on the issues of sustainable development in general? And do you have a website that offers information on these? Then we invite you to list the Marketplace as one of your resources offered to your Clientele. Just add our address to your useful links. As you know, the Maketplace offers a tremendous amount of opportunities!
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Jobs in Asia

24/03/2017News

Today we highlight jobs opportunities in Nepal, India, Pakistan, Thailand and more. This might be your opportunity to work in Asia!
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Register now!

24/03/2017News

Head of the Marketplace, Dr. Richard A. Byron-Cox has lectured from Oxford to Addis Ababa University and many places in between such as UCL and the University of Cologne. He is recognized as an excellent speaker to whom no audience is indifferent. You have a chance to hear this dynamic apostle of sustainable development speak at Bonn University on the topic, “Land Degradation Neutrality: A Path the World Must Follow Now!” There will be an introduction by Prof. Dr. Michael Hoch, Chancellor of the University. See you there!
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A guide to women working on the land

23/03/2017News

This is a useful toolkit for women farmers wanting to make their farming a successful business!
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Get involved today!!

23/03/2017Opportunity

On the Marketplace we have created for you a list of serious organizations working in all areas of sustainable land management. Many need new members, volunteers, consultants, experts, technical and finacial assistance. They all offer important services, many of them free of cost. Vist our list today and see how you can get involved to help safe the planet' productive lands!
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Calling students around the world!

23/03/2017News

There are a bunch of new scholarships available right now. Don't delay, get your applications in today!
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Don't forget!

23/03/2017News

Take our newest quiz and win many different prizes!
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Is French you first language? Then we are looking for you!

22/03/2017Opportunity

We are presently expanding the offers in French on the Marketplace. And, we need a committed intern to help us in this task. Are you willing to work with the world for the world? See the requirements here.
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Want some solid knowledge on Sustainable Development?

22/03/2017News

Have you heard of the UN System Staff College and its budding Knowledge Centre for Sustainable Development? No? Well take a look at this very interesting video and learn more and become involved.
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The horrors of drought!!

22/03/2017News

With many countries in different parts of the world facing serious even deadly droughts, UNCCD Executive Secretary Mrs. Monique Barbut calls for action.
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Coming events

22/03/2017News

From seminars to workshops, and from conference to exhibitions, the Marketplace provides you with the latest information from around the world on capacity building events in which you can participate. Check what will be happening soon.
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Employment possibilities

22/03/2017News

See job offers in Italy, Lebanon, Ghana and more. Check them out here!
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The Marketplace is hiring now!

21/03/2017Opportunity

Do you speak French and have a good command of English? And would you like to join our team to develop a special project for the Sahel and the Horn of Africa? Then you are who we are looking for. Apply now!
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A spanish-speaking intern now!!

21/03/2017Opportunity

We are dertermined to expand our offers in Spanish on the Marketplace. For this we need a committed and talented intern. You might be the one we are looking for!
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Thinking about studying in South Africa?

21/03/2017Opportunity

The University of Pretoria offers many opportunities for studying various disciplines related to sustainable land management. See here how you can enroll.
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We are counting on you!!

21/03/2017Opportunity

As you are aware this Marketplace has been hailed by the Jiont Inspection Unit of the United Nations as a top best practice in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. It offers much to the whole world, because it is done for the world. We ask you to please share this link with all your contacts. We thank you in advance
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“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”

20/03/2017News

Lets make the world hear us on the future of agriculture highlighting food security and environmental security.
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Come join us now!

20/03/2017Opportunity

The Marketplace needs four top quality young persons to work with us as interns. Join this interesting exercise of working with the world for the world. This is the place you want to be as an aspiring professional! Apply NOW!!
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Well it's time you tell the world!

20/03/2017News

You have great knowledge and experience in the areas of sustainable land management, how to deal with drought and the challenging questions of securing water resourses. Why not put this to the use of the whole world by joining our list of consultants and expert today!
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From Russia with love for the land!

17/03/2017News

Do you remember the winners of our recent Writers Competition? Third place was awared to a story written by Russian Olga Sazonova. Here it is now in English. Yes, the Marketplace not only educates. It also entertains. Enjoy!
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Please share it with others

17/03/2017News

We kindly ask that you share our latest quiz on sustainable development with your networks. The issue of the protection of our planet is everyone's business!! Please play your part. And remember winners will receive among other things, UNCCD scarfs, turbans, bags, pens, books and bookmarks and other goodies. And, those with exceptional results will be rewarded with our exclusive coffee-table publication, “Living land.” Please help share this!
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Great scholarships!!

17/03/2017Opportunity

These are just some of the latest scholarships on offer on the Marketplace: Macquarie University Tuition Fee Grants for Bangladesh Students Macquarie University Africa Development Scholarship Dr. Peter Manniche Foundation Scholarships International Merit Postgraduate Scholarships 2017 Check these and more out now!
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Don't miss it!!

17/03/2017News

The University of Bonn invites you to a public lecture on Land Degradation Neutrality to be given by Dr. Richard A. Byron-Cox, with an introduction by the Chancellor of the University,Prof. Dr. Michael Hoch. Dr. Byron-Cox is widely recognized as a gifted speaker who lectures at universities around the world including Oxford and the University of Cologne! Register now to participate.
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Your dreams can come true!!!

17/03/2017Opportunity

Want to further your education and short of funds? Don't worry to much. There are organizations and universities ready to sponsor you as long as you meet the eligibility requirements. Come check out the grants section on the UNCCD's capacity building marketplace. There you will find many of these opportunities.
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Empower modern Demeters: women farmers ensure food security

17/03/2017News

Our library just replenished its supplies! Female farmers will receive valuable advice from a founder of the Midwest Organic & Sustainable Education Service on how to start your business. If you are doing a research on the link between gender equality and food security, the Asian Development Bank report would be of great help.  
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On your marks, get set!

16/03/2017News

Check our calendar of capacity building events around the world and participate in their various activities through submission of your photos, posters, abstracts and long papers. Many of the activities on this calendar also invite very young children to be part of their various competitions where the offer many valuable prizes. So check it out now!
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Take it NOW!

16/03/2017News

Our latest and very interesting quiz is on sustainable development. Test you knowledge on this subject. Learn more about this very important and necessary road that this planet musy travel and in which you, you, and especially YOU have a stake. Take the quiz today and win some nice prizes!
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You Must apply TODAY if you want this job!

16/03/2017News

An environmental expert needed in the Ukraine! The applications process closes at the end of TODAY!!
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Internships with UNEP

16/03/2017News

Want to learn about and work on the Green Economy? Well UNEP is looking for you! Don't delay, apply now.
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Coming to you soon!

15/03/2017News

In the coming weeks on the Marketplace we shall have some new and very interesting events, possibilities and offers including: • New internships • A new e-learning course • A new competition where you can win monetary and other prizes • A new consultancy These are more shall be coming very soon, so keep checking and please tell you friends and colleagues. Remember this is your Marketplace. You must help it to work!
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A real interesting job working with 11 island states

15/03/2017Opportunity

You will be based in Australia with the world Bank Group and working with Papua New Guinea and 11 Pacific Islands Countries. Chect it out NOW!!
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They will pay you as an intern.

15/03/2017Opportunity

Do you speak French, English and some Spanish? You might just be who the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is looking for to join them in Spain.
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We need your help please!

15/03/2017Opportunity

The Marketplace always wants to offer practical courses where people learn real skills that they can apply on the ground. Do you have courses trianing people how to farm, how to set up early warning systems for drought, how to protect land from water and wind erosion, how to treat contaminated water, or in related fields? Please send them to use so we can share them with the world!
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Take our latest quiz and win valuable prizes!

14/03/2017News

For you, you and especially YOU!! This latest Marketplace general quiz is aimed at improving your knowledge and understanding of suntainable devlopment. Take it now and win great prizes including UNCCD bags, T-Shirts, turbans, desk penholders made of leather and more. And, if you do real well, you will win one of our priceless coffee-table picture book on sustainable land management , “Living Land;” and be awarded a certificate of excellence!
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There are grants, awards and international prizes to be won

14/03/2017Opportunity

The UNESCO/ISEDC Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme – 2017, the Water Abundance XPRIZE, the Drivers of Food Choice Competitive Grants Programme, and grants for sub-Saharan Africa are all calling you right now!
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No university degree needed for this job! (Lebanon)

14/03/2017Opportunity

Become thet national consultant to assist on the Sustainable Land Management in the Qaraoun Catchment Project.
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New job opportunities

14/03/2017News

Work in Kenya, Lebanon, Georgia, the USA, Turkmenistan, and other countries. See these new opportunities here.
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Create more chances for yourself!

13/03/2017Opportunity

Believe us when we tell you that this Marketplace reaches the world. So if you are looking for a job, or want to offer your knowledge as an expert or consultant, post your profile on the Marketplace. The world will get to know about you. Do it today and give yourself better chances of finding your opportunity.
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The Marketplace to be presented at UN global conference

13/03/2017News

Dr. Richard A. Byron-Cox, the mastermind behind the Marketplace, will present it to the world at the "Knowledge for Development: Global Partnership Conference" to be held early April at the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva. Dr. Byron-Cox was specially invited to make this presentation after the Joint Inspection United of the United Nations Sytem following esxtensive research, determined that the Marketplace was a top best practice as regards knowledge management in the entire United Nations! This amazing success belongs to all of you, for it is your Marketplace!! Let us continue to make it an amazing success.
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Get a volunteer to help you.

13/03/2017Opportunity

There are many people who would like to work on the ground as volunteers doing practical things to help protect the lands of our planet. Do you have a need for such help in realizing your organizations programmes? Then send it to the Marketplace, and we will tell the WHOLE WORLD!!
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Make use of it all

10/03/2017News

Our mission is to make this Marketplace your "One-Stop-Shop on anything to do with capacity building to support sustainable land management. So we appeal to you, make use of all the possibilities offered here. There are jobs, scholarships, fellowships and internships, grants, possibilities for crowdfunding and volunteering and more, much much more! Make use of it all, and tell your friends!
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Coming this Monday!

10/03/2017News

We have a brand new and interesting general quiz starting this Monday! Anyone can take part!! We have T-shirts, pens, bags, bookmarks and other UNCCD memorabilia for you. And, we have an extremely limited supply of our exceptional coffe-table book "Living land." These will be given to those you have done extremely well, but on a first come first serve basis! Joins us Monday!
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Some weekend reading

10/03/2017News

We source publications on capacity building to support the enhancement of sustainable land management and offer them to you. These publications cover from agriculture to forestry and more; things that are actually happening on the ground. See the latest on offers here.
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Internships with the CBM

09/03/2017Opportunity

How about sharing with us your ideas, skills, talents and commitment practically for the next six? Interested? Then look out for our next call for interns coming real soon!
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Join this international study tour

09/03/2017Opportunity

The FAO wants you to join this study tour on Rehabilitation of Forest Landscapes and Degraded Land, with special focus on Iran.
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Just graduated and looking for your first job?

09/03/2017News

Once you are seeking employment in areas of sustainable land management, water, drought, agriculture and other related fields, this Marketplace is the best place to start your search. Check out the latest opportunities here.
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We salut the WOMEN of the world!!

08/03/2017News

Today is International Women's Day and to show our genuine appreciation and respect for the tremendous role women play in the UNCCD process, the Marketplace salutes all WOMEN!! Get our special edition of the Newsletter which is all about women by registering for it here!
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Agricultural scholarships for women

08/03/2017Opportunity

Ever heard of the Daughters of American Agriculture Scholarship? No. Then check it out here!
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Events for women

08/03/2017News

Today we feature many events focused on building the capacity of women in the area of sustainable land management. From conferences and meetings to workshops and speacial training courses, they are all here. Please take a look.
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An invitation to all women

08/03/2017News

There are many organisations, movements, institutions and groups all around the world interested in developing the capacity of women as regards land issues. Today we offer information on some of them here. So take a look and become a part of this essential process.
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A special appeal to women

08/03/2017News

A lot of the work to support, maintain, develop and improve this Marketplace are the creations of women. And, we want women not only to continue being involved, but to get more involved, like the great Professor, Dr. Wangari Muta Maathai did. So we appeal to you to share your ideas, your thoughts, your achievements and your wishes in the field of capacity building with us. You just have to make one click!
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Some beautiful stories on WOMEN to cap it all off!

08/03/2017News

Here we provide a series of publications/articles/stories about the wonderful contributions of WOMEN around the world to the protection of our land and ensuring our food security. Read them, we are sure you will be inspired!
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Did you know?

07/03/2017News

The Marketplace carries a list of organizations both government and non-governmental, public and private that are involved in capacity building to support sustainable land management. Is your organization involved in SLM, through offering training courses, doing research and the like? Why not join our list?
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Choose wisely!

07/03/2017News

In pursiut of your university degree you need to consider all possibilities before making a final choice. Here at the Marketplace we inform of opportunities available at universities around the world. Just click this link.
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Specials coming your way TOMORROW!

07/03/2017News

Tomorrow is a very special day! Guest what it is? Don't know. Well check the Marketplace and see what will be on TOMORROW!!
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New job opportunities!

06/03/2017News

See here jobs being offered in the phillipines, Ghana, Chile and more.
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Sixteen (16) fellows needed!

06/03/2017Opportunity

This promises to be an exciting 3-week paid venture creation program for fellows from around the world. This is a chance to become one of the sisteen.
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Calling indigenous-led and community based organizations

06/03/2017Opportunity

Is your organization one that combines biodiversity with cultural diversity and seeks to address such issues as sustaining foodways and livelihoods, ensuring Socio-ecological resilience of landscapes and seascapes, and revitalizing cultural expressions? This grant will help support your work.
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Who will listen to you?

02/03/2017News

You have written a scientific paper on sustainable land management, drought, water or a subject related to one of these, and would like for it to be shared and discussed at an international forum. Visit our events section and see the possibilities open to you.
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Calling young graduates!

02/03/2017News

Did you know that we help young people trained in the area of sustainable land management and related disciplines find jobs, fellowships, internships and opportunities to volunteer? Oh yes we do!! And guess what? We do it for FREE!
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Get your applications in!

02/03/2017News

For jobs in Peru, Bangladesh,Indonesia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and many more countries take a look here.
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Your chance to do a good deed is here!

02/03/2017News

There are many organizations seeking volunteers to help them in their work at all levels, i.e. from the community upwards. Why not join them and contribute to making our planet healthy, and a better place for us all and for future generartions!!
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Join the IUNC in pretecting the forest in Cameroon

01/03/2017News

Are you an expert in GEF project design and Forest Landscape Restoration and Sustainable Forest Management? And are you interested in helping to protect the forest in Cameroon? Then check this out!
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Grants for CBOs and NGOs in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

01/03/2017News

Is your organization involved in drilling boreholes, building rainwater tanks, running water pipes and the like/ Would you like some support for your work. Here is an opportunity to get it!
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Further you training in Germany, Belgium or some other country

01/03/2017Opportunity

Are you contemplating doing your Master's or PhD and thinking where to do this. Take a look at all these opportunities!
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Looking for lessons from the ground

28/02/2017News

Have you written an article about successful results gained on the field in your efforts to practise sustainable land management? Then guess what? We can help spread the good news. Just send your article to us and we will publish it here.
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Waiting to hear from you!

28/02/2017News

This Martketplace is yours. You are the reason why it is here. So let us hear from you. Please send us your criticisms, comments, advice and wishes. We want to make this Marketplace better each day. And, the best way to achieve this is by having everybody's input! So click the link and send us your views today!
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What is your offer?

28/02/2017Opportunity

Are you offering a consultancy, an internship, a fellowship, a job or the possibility to do volunteer work? Well, you have come to the right place. Just take a look at our list of profiles, you are sure to find someone. But if by chance you didn't find who you want. Then just send your offer to us and we will share it with the world!
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The ILC invites you to join

27/02/2017News

You are passionate about protecting the planet's land and will like to join others in doing so. Well, here is your opportunity!
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Work with the IDLO in Burundi

27/02/2017News

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) seeks a senior expert to work on a land rights project.
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Tell the world!!

27/02/2017News

You organize and hold training, education, business or other events concerned with capacity building to support sustainable development and want to share these. Why not send them to us and we will help you. And remenber, we do this FREE of charge!
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Latest grant offers

27/02/2017News

See what is the latest on offer as grants to support your study, work, project or organization byclicking here.
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Your efforts shall be known worldwide!

24/02/2017News

Does your organization work on producing or providing food or developing new ways of crop protection and improvement or implement sustainable land management practices on the ground? We can help promote your efforts so that the world will know its heroes. Add your organization to the Capacity Building Marketplace http://www.unccd.int/en/programmes/Capacity-building/CBW/interaction/Pages/Tell-us-what%27s-going-on.aspx?source=Thank-you.aspx, .
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Join our mailing list

24/02/2017News

You can know more about us, what we do and how and why we do it by signing up for our Newsletter. Just click here.
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Insurance against climate change. An interesting job!

24/02/2017News

Who you like to work in the area of insurance to deal with climate change? Here is an opportunity to be involved in this interesting field.
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Make your nominations NOW!!

24/02/2017News

Do you know a champion for gender equality in the field of environment and think that person should be aknowledged? Then here is your chance to ensure they are recognized.
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Working with the UNCCD

23/02/2017News

Seeking imployment with the UNCCD? Click here to see all opportunities available at present.
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Find it easily

23/02/2017News

By making this one click you can see the very latest jobs, grants, e-learning and training opportunities added everyday to the Marketplace.
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We are your resource! Free of any cost!!

23/02/2017News

Your organization is interested in developing the capacities of people to deal with the issues of sustainable land management, water, drought and/or sustainable development in general. And you have a website. We invite you to see the Marketplace as part of your own resource and so share this link on your website. Thank you in advance.
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You can win the Ericsson Award!!

23/02/2017News

The Ericsson Innovation Awards is open to all students. All you need is an idea how we may handle the food challenge in future.
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Make Your Contribution to the Food Security of the Planet!

22/02/2017News

You can support this research project on sustainability assessment of wheat producing farms in the Midwest USA being done by a young Master's student, Michael J. Thompson. Results of his work will be of great value for future projects, since clear and timely understanding of constraints that affect stability of agricultural yields will enable us to improve sustainability of our food production sector.
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Inform and be informed

22/02/2017News

Have you and/or your organization done a publication on sustainable land management, drought, water, or a related subject that you will like to share with the world? Then send it to us and we can tell the world! At the same time, we are pleased to share with you some of the publications available.
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Coming soon

22/02/2017News

We shall soon be offering a brand new e-learning course on the United Nations, so look out for it! You can always take any of our e-learning courses by checking here!
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Interested in arboriculture?

22/02/2017News

This is a grant to encourage the study of arboriculture. You might just find it very interesting.
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Find your consultant or expert here!

21/02/2017News

The Marketplace lists experts and consultants from around the world in all subjects related to land, water and drought. Find the expertise you are looking with just one click.
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Employment opportunities with international agencies

21/02/2017News

See new openings with IUCN, UNEP, UNHABITAT and more by just clicking here.
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New grants, scholarships and prizes on offer

21/02/2017News

Today we share with you the many new grants, awards, prizes to which you can make a submission and get the support you need. Please don't delay checking these new opportunities as many of them have very short deadlines. Indeed some require you make your submission NOW!
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Calling those seeking internships and fellowships

21/02/2017News

Are you seeking an intership or fellowship in areas related to land, water, drought and/or sustainable development in general? Then why not send us your profile and we will publish it and help you in your search.
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In all six official languages of the UN

16/02/2017News

When looking for expertise to work in the areas of land, water, soil and drought, this Marketplace is your first stop! We have a list of experts and experienced consultants from around the world. Whether it is Chinese, Hindi or Swahili (Kiswahili), our list have experts proficient in many languages, who come from various cultural backgrounds! So check it out!!
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Grants available to organizations in Africa, Asia and Latin America

16/02/2017News

These are grants to support projects aimed mainly at extending horticultural information to local farmers and stakeholders along fruit or vegetable value chains.
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Win a trophy and a trip to the USA

16/02/2017News

Environmental Respect Awards 2017 is open for your submission. Participate and be rewarded for your work. See how to do so here.
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Planning your studies

16/02/2017News

At the Marketplace we provide information on university courses available around the world early enough so that you have the time to think, plan and decide on your choice. And, therefore, be very organised without having to rush. See what is the latest on offer in this regard.
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Coming soon!

15/02/2017News

On this Marketplace we organize various activities with the aim of increasing knowledge about sustainable development in general and sustainable land management in particular. We have some very interesting and exciting activities coming you way very soon. So stay tuned in and make sure you tell others!
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Set your conference calendar by us

15/02/2017News

On this Marketplace we bring you information on all the conferences on capacity building to support sustainable land management. Whether it is taking place in China or Senegal, Ottawa or Bangkok, we have the information on it. So check us out and set your calendar accordingly.
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You can do something to help others

15/02/2017News

You have skills, knowledge, talents and the time to share them with others. You would like to support the efforts around the world aimed at achieving sustainable land management through contributing your skills, talents and time. Why not become a volunteer? All you have to do is send us your profile and we shall tell the world of your desire to contribute to saving our planet. Send us your profile today!!
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Find the lastest easily

15/02/2017News

This Marketplace offers you new opportunities in all areas related to sustainable land management each and everyday. And you can sample some of these with this one click! Yes, it's that easy!!
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A course on human rights and the environment

14/02/2017News

Is there is connection between the promotion and protection of human rights and the preservation and protection of the environment? If so, what is it? Take this course and you are sure to find out!
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You can participate in this challenge to beat world hunger!!

14/02/2017News

Win a trip to Germany to participate in the Singularity University and the World Food Programme special Global Impact Challenge to eliminating world hunger by 2030. See how here!
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We need courses in real hands-on training!

14/02/2017News

Do you and your organization offer practical training where participants actually learn how to work in the field, and how to actually produce something material that supports sustainable land management? Then please, tell us about it so that we can share it with the world. And remember, it cost you NOTHING! We do it for FREE!
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Find interns and PhD fellows

14/02/2017Opportunity

Your organization/institution is seeking qualified interns and/or PhD fellows wanting to work in the areas of sustainable land management, drought, water and related fields. This Marketplace is your BEST source. Begin your search with one click!
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Latest job opportuinities with the UNCCD

13/02/2017News

Remember you can always find the latest job, consultancy and internship opprtunities available at the UNCCD Secretariat and Global Mechanism by clicking here.
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Put yourself at the heart of the UNCCD process

13/02/2017News

Here is an internship that requires the incumbent to work supporting such key UNCCD activities as the Great Green Wall, the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund and Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) target setting program. Apply NOW!!
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You MUST visit each and everyday!!

13/02/2017News

This Marketplace offers you countless opportunities from all around the world on every subject related to sustainable land management each and everyday!! We do it with you, for you, because it's all about YOU!!So make it your landing page, tell your friends, Colleagues and acquaintances about it. There is just so much here for everyone. Share this link today.
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Jobs, jobs and more jobs!!

13/02/2017News

Today we bring to you great job opportunities from many places around the world including, ChinA, The Phillipines, Ghana, Switzerland, the USA, the UK, South Korea and much, much more. Don't miss your opportunity. Check these out NOW!!
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Livingstone, Zambia calls for volunteers

10/02/2017News

Greenpop has an exciting Environmental Eco-Education Volunteer project in Livingstone, Zambia. No specific skills are required. You just have to be enthusiastic and keen to make an impact. Check it out!!
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Research professor wanted

10/02/2017News

The Natural Resources Institute (Luke) Finland seeks a research professor to work in one of its main campuses (Helsinki, Joensuu, Jokioinen or Oulu).
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Get a 2-year forestry fellowship worth USD 20,000 a year!

10/02/2017News

To be eligible, you must hold a master's degree in forestry, ecology, botany, environmental science or a related field.
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World Bank scholarships for students from developing countries

10/02/2017News

Get your Master's in a development related discipline from a university in France, the Netherlands, the U.K., Thailand, Australia, Costa Rica, the U.S.A among others. Apply NOW!!
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Calling students from sub-Saharan Africa NOW!!

10/02/2017Survey

You can't delay!! Today is the final day for apllication if you want to make use of this opportunity to get your PhD in agroforestry. Chect this out NOW!!
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Fellowships for journalists

09/02/2017News

These fellowships are offered by the Earth Journalism Network to journalists, particularly from developing countries, to attend and report on the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) in Cartagena, Colombia in July 2017
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Help your Marketplace to grow!!

09/02/2017News

Become an ambassador for sustainable land management and saving our planet today by helping us share the great news of this Marketplace and all that it offers. Just send the link to your friends, colleagues, acquaintances; anyone you know interested in securing the future! This Marketplace has something for EVERYONE!! Please help us spread the news by just sharing the link. After all, it is your Marketplace. More importantly, this is YOUR planet!! You have a duty to protect it!
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Join the European Forest Institute

09/02/2017News

Become a junior researcher in the the social sciences team of the European Forest Institute (EFI) in Bonn, Germany.
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You can be one of the world's youngest ambassadors!!

09/02/2017News

Are you between the ages of 13 and 24 and passionate about protecting the environment? Well you should become an Eco-generation Regional Ambassador!! Here is how!
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Send us your articles

08/02/2017News

The Marketplace is always ready to share your findings, ideas, opinions and views on issues of sustainable land management, water and drought. We will therefore gladly publish your offerings in this regard. In the meantime we invite you to the read the latest we have on offer.
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Employment opportunities with international agencies

08/02/2017News

Today we bring to you job offers from variuos agencies including UNICEF, the World Bank and the FAO. Take a look here.
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How about a trip to the UN Headquarters in New York!

08/02/2017News

Are you between the ages of 10 and 24 and will like to visit United Nations Headquarters in New York City all expenses paid! This is a chance to do just that!!
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Grants, awards and prizes on offer NOW!

08/02/2017News

Today we share with you information on many grants, awards and prizes being offered by various institions around the world. These are offered in recognition of achievements in various fields including food security, climate change, education for sustainable development, protection of nature, agriculture and research. Do not miss the chance to have your work or idea recognized and rewarded. Check this out NOW!!
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Do your Master's in a German university

07/02/2017News

At German universities student generally speaking do not pay tuitions fees. And, you can pursue your Master's in many fields related to sustainable land management, water, drought and the environment in general. Today we share with you some of these great possibilities.
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Find fellows and Master's cadidates here

07/02/2017News

Your institution is seeking talented young people to be part of your fellowship programme and or your Master's programme. Well then look no further. Just click here!
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Win $30,000 for Farming for Biodiversity!

07/02/2017News

Do you have a solution for ensuring sustainable harvests while also conserving, strengthening and/or restoring biodiversity? Submit it and win this grand prize or one of four others!
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Happening Today!

07/02/2017News

The Tottori University host an International Symposium on "Combating Desertification: Towards Land Degradation Neutrality."
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See latest offers from the UNCCD

06/02/2017News

Would you like to work with the UNCCD Secretariat or its Global Mechanism? well here are the latest job opportunities on offer. Take a look, you might just find something of great interest!
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New Job Opportunities!

06/02/2017News

Today we have posted new job opportunities being offered in Cambodia, India, the USA, Myanmar and more. Take a careful look!
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A FREE course on an ecosystem approach in their agricultural

06/02/2017News

Are you a farmer or racnher who wants to apply an ecosystem approach in your farming but don't know how to do so? Well here is good news! You can learn to do so by taking this course. And there is still better news. It is absolutely FREE!
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You want to learn pratical things!

06/02/2017News

You are interested in forest governance, but from the real practical side of the issue. Then this course is for you! Take a look.
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In need of a scholarship to pursue your master's?

03/02/2017News

The OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) scholarship is offered to students from developing countries who wish to pursue Master’s degree studies in a relevant field of development including environment.
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A scholarship to study forestry

03/02/2017News

Want to pursue a career in Forest Engineering, Forest Management, Forest Operations Management or related field? Well, here is your chance.
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New e-learning courses

03/02/2017News

Today we bring you e-learning courses dealing with various subjects including: -Agriculture, Economics and Nature -Sustainable Agriculture: Basic Principles and Concept Overview -Green Economy & Trade, and more. Just take a look here.
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Don't keep it a secret, tell the world!

03/02/2017Opportunity

You and your oirganization are doing great work in the area of sustainable land management and mitigating the effects of drought. Why not tell the world? Some may follow your example, while others might give you material support. Let us at the Marketplace promote your good work absolutely free of cost!
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A host of university and other courses

02/02/2017News

Whether you want to study agriculture, horticulture, food security, sustainable land management, forest sciences or some other related discipline, take a look at the new offers on the Marketplace.
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Submit your abstracts and posters on time.

02/02/2017News

This year will see many international conferences on various questions of land, water, drought and related issues. Many invite the submission of science papers and posters. Be on time with your submissions by checking here.
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Send us your offers!

02/02/2017News

Do you and/or your organization offer internships, consultancies, fellowships, training and/or job opportunities in the area of land, water, drought and/or related disciplines? Then please send them to us at your Marketplace. We shall promote them absolutely FREE of cost.
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Yes we keep them coming!

02/02/2017News

The Marketplace keeps you updated daily of new job opportunities from every corner of the world! Today is no exception!! Take a look.
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Looking for an expert or consultant?

01/02/2017News

On our regularly updated list of experts and consultants you can expertise from around the world in all disciplines related to sustainable land management, drought and water. Just click here!
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A paid intership with the World Resources Institute

01/02/2017News

Join the World Resources Institute (WRI) as paid intern to support two projects on landscape restoration in India.
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Calling those seeking employment in the water sector!

01/02/2017News

We are pleased to bring to you a series of job opportunities requiring expertise in various disciplines in the water sector. Check them out here!
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Maybe we have found it for you

01/02/2017News

You have been searching for a grant or award to support your studies, project or organization. Maybe, just maybe you will find what you are looking for here.
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Opportunities in various fields

27/01/2017News

Today on the Marketplace we bring you job opportunities in the areas of environmental science, drought, water, research, policy and more.
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Our e-learing courses

27/01/2017News

We shall be later this year launching three new e-learning courses about the UNCCD process and also about the United Nations generally. So look out for them. In the meantime time we invite you to take part in our existing courses which would help you to better understand the UNCCD.
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Capacity Building events on many subjects

27/01/2017News

We are very pleased to regularly inform you of the variuos capacity building events taking place around the world. The new events added today include those on topics of agriculture, forestry, sustainable development, water resources and much more. Take a look!
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You can win a prize!

27/01/2017News

Would you like to win a nice UNCCD package with different information and Memorabilia? Then why not take one of our quizzes and test your knowledge of the UNCCD process? In this way you not only win a prize, but you will also learn about the UNCCD.
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Learning how to implement the SDGs

26/01/2017News

In 2015 the United Nations General Assembly adopted thet Sustainable Development Goals. Now the question is, how do we go about implementing them efficaciously? The Marketplace brings you various courses on this subject. Take a look here.
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An intership with the UNDP in New York

26/01/2017News

This is a great opportunity to get an insight into the worl of the UNDP at its headquarters in New York but you must apply now!
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A host of job opportunities!

26/01/2017News

Today we bring you a host of new job opportunities in various fields from around the globe including in Timor-Leste, USA, Kyrgyzstan, Kenya and Cameroon. Take a ook in the recently added vacancies section here.
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Vacancies at the UNCCD

23/01/2017News

The UNCCD is always interested in giving committed people a chance to make their contribution to the effective implementation of the Convention. Here are the employment opportunities presently available.
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Get the reward you so deserve!

23/01/2017News

You and/or your organization have been working day in and day out to ensure sustainable land management in your small corner of the globe. No one has noticed you, and no one has shown appreciation. This award intends to chang that forever!!
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A call for interns from Ramsar

23/01/2017News

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands makes a call to young nationals of North, Central or South America or the Caribbean to jion as an intern! Here is that opportunity.
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New Job Opportunities!

23/01/2017News

Today the Marketplace brings you new job opportunities in Sierra Leone, the USA, China and more. Don't miss your opportunity by failing to take a look!
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A course in agribusiness for rural women

20/01/2017News

This course will help rural women to explore the field of agricultural entrepreneurship taking into consideration the adaptability of methods and technologies, to meet local conditions in each participant's country.
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Senior Agricutural Economists needed now!

20/01/2017News

The Agriculture Global Practice (GP) of the World bank Group (WBG) is seeking senior agricultural economists to work in both Mail and the Repulic of Guinea. Apply now!
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Intership possibilities with the Asian Development Bank

20/01/2017News

The Asian Development Bank have a series of very interesting internship positions available now. Take a look and see what is on offer.
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Get your study grant today!

19/01/2017News

Supporting your efforts to secure grants to further your education and professional training is a priority for the Marketplace. Today we tell you about several possibilities including of the Fulbright Master’s Degree Fellowship 2017 for Afghan nationals to study in the USA; the Horizon Scholarships available for the first-year university students studying agriculture-related degrees in Australia; the Newcastle - Singapore Studentships 2017, and more!
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The best place to find an international consultant!

19/01/2017News

The Marketplace is undoubtedly the best place to begin your search for an expert or consultant in any field dealing with sustainable land management, water and drought. On our list you will find experts and consultants trained in every field related to these subjects, who speak various national and international languages, and from more than one hundred countries around the world! Check it out now!!
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Do you want to work dealing with dry lands, livelihoods and gender?

19/01/2017News

The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) seeks a Programme Manager to inter alia promote IUCN members and commissions participation in Dry land, Livelihood and Gender programme. See the qualification requirements here.
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You must apply by 25 January!

19/01/2017News

Are you an economist and would like to work with the World Bank Group in Bamako, Mali? This opportunity is calling you!!
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Calling volunteers in Burundi!

18/01/2017News

The English for All Center is looking for volunteers to be Provincial Focal Points who will help in the implementation of its objectives at the grass roots level.
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Capacity building events around the world

18/01/2017News

The Marketplace provides you with a calender of capacity building events taking place around the world. From meetings and seminars to symposia, lectures and conferences, you can find the dates, time and places when and where they will be held right here.
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Let us promote your e-learning courses

18/01/2017News

Does your organization/institution offer e-learning courses on sustainable land management, drought and/or water? If so, and you would like to tell more people about them, then send them to us, and we will do it for you ABSOLUTELY FREE!!
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Finding what's new easily

18/01/2017News

We post new grants, new job opportunities, new training courses and so much more on the Marketplace daily. This links helps you to see many of these with one click.
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Help us to help you!

17/01/2017News

At the Marketplace we are constantly trying to improve our services to you. This is YOUR Marketplace!! It is therefore incumbent upon you to play your part in making sure it serves you most efficaciously. So share your views, ideas, vacancies, needs and more with us!
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Find that job you always wanted

17/01/2017News

The Marketplace brings you NEW job opportunities practically everyday! Today we bring you opportunities available in Uganda, Jordan, the USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Mali and the Philippines!
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Calling Egyptian Students seeking Master’s scholarships

17/01/2017News

You can get a scholarship from the Al Alfi Foundation. See how!
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Apply for a Commonwealth scholarship now!

17/01/2017News

Are you from a country belonging to the British Commonwealth and need a scholarship to do your Master's or PhD studies at the University of Exeter? Well get moving on this!
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International Water Seminar in Chile

16/01/2017News

The Water Center for Arid and Semi-Arid Zones in Latin America and the Caribbean (CAZALAC) is holding an international seminar on harvesting of rainwater on 9 and 10 March. You should send in your abstracts by from 27 January!
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Master's scholarship for African students

16/01/2017News

Africans students can pursue their MA Agriculture and Rural Development, MSc Environment and International Development or the MSc Climate Change and International Development at the University of East Anglia UK
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A really great opportunity with the UNCCD!!

16/01/2017Opportunity

Are you interested in a job to support the effective implementation of the UNCCD in Larin America and the Caribbean? This is a great career opportunity! Please read!!
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Are you listed with us?

16/01/2017Opportunity

Did you know that we help people working in the fields of water, drought and/or sustainable land management find consultacies and other positions around the world? Yes, we do. And we can add you to our list so that people looking for your services can find you easily. And it's all ABSOLUTELY FREE of cost!
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Job opportunities with the FAO

13/01/2017News

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is offering positions in Ethiopia, Senegal and Italy. Find out more here under "Recently added vacancies."
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Did you know?

13/01/2017Opportunity

Did you know that you can always help improve the Marketplace to serve you better? Most certainly you can! Simply visit here and send in your ideas. It is that simple!
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Bring your organization to the world!!

13/01/2017Opportunity

Yours is an NGO, a community based organization, a training institution or some other body working seriously to address the question of sustainable land management. And, you want others to know what you are doing. Why not have your organization listed on the Marketplace? It's really simple.
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Internship with the ILO

12/01/2017News

Apply before 15 January for this internship with the International Labour Organisation where you will be responsible for doing Green Jobs research and policy analysis.
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Master's scholarship for students from developing countries

12/01/2017News

You can study rural development and agribusiness, horticulture, agricultural and water management at one of Hungary’s agricultural universities with sponsorship from the Food and Agricultural Organisation and the Government of Hungary.
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The Marketplace supports volunteerism.

12/01/2017News

Whether you are seeking a volunteer, or you want to volunteer your services in the areas of water security, food security, sustainable land mangement, drought or sustainable development as this relates to water, drought and sustainable land mangement. Here is the place to start!
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Applying tomorrow will be too late!

12/01/2017News

Become the Environmental and Social (E&S) Officer of the Netherlands Development Finance Company and help plan and execute environmental and social due diligence for new projects and clients for their Agribusiness department. But you must apply today!
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Send us your publications

12/01/2017News

The Marketplace is always happy to share with the world new publications in the areas of sustainable land management, drought and water. Please send us the publications you will like to share with others. In the mean time take a look at our latest offering.
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Something of interest for today!

12/01/2017News

Are you in Bonn today and will like to attend an interesting event. Then you may wish to consider this. It takes place at Bonn University this evening! Go out and enjoy!
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Grants offered to NGOs working in South Sudan

11/01/2017News

Is yours an NGO working on agriculture and food security in South Sudan, but need some financial support for your efforts? Here is an opportunity you should look into.
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Supporting family agriculture is West Africa

11/01/2017News

The French Committee for International Solidarity is providing financial support to promote family agriculture in West Africa. This is how you can become involved.
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Find a consultant or expert

11/01/2017News

The Marketplace has an excellent list of experts and consultants from around the world working in the areas of water, drought, sustainable land management and generally in sustainable development. Just click here!
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Latest job offers at the UNCCD

11/01/2017News

The UNCCD Secretariat and Global Mechanism offer from time to time various job opportunities. Here you can see what is presently on offer.
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You only have two days to apply!

10/01/2017News

Are you in specialist in biodiversity and would like to work with The Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Washington D.C. Well this is your opportunity!
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Be a Team Leader with the UNDP

10/01/2017News

Are you trained to work in the areas of energy, environment and natural resources management, and would like to experience working in Freetown, Sierra Leone? Well go for it!
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New job opportunities from around the world

10/01/2017News

We begin this new year by bringing to you job opportunities from many organizations in different countries around the world. Take a look at some of these new offers here.
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A very exiciting opportunity for young researchers!

10/01/2017News

The World Resources Institute's (WRI) Climate Program is seeking a Research Assistant to do research and analysis on Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage.
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Welcome to 2017!!

09/01/2017News

We do hope that you had a wonderful holiday season and that 2017 will be a year of tremendous success! We are happy that you have stayed with us, and for those joining us, we welcome you!! This year we will do all in our power to make sure that the Marketplace continues to address your needs as regards capacity building. And, we promise that more and more new opportunities will be coming your way each day! So we begin here.
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Only two days left!

09/01/2017News

Are you interested in submitting an abstract or poster to InterDrought-V? Then you need to do so now!
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Let the world know about you!

09/01/2017News

You are trained and have great experience in the field of sustainable land management and drought. Or maybe you are young and need to gain experience. Or just maybe you are seeking an opportunity to volunteer your services in these fields. Then why not upload your profile here and let the world know about you.
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Wishing you all the BEST!!

22/12/2016News

As we approach the end of 2016, I on behalf of the Marketplace Team and on my own behalf take this opportunity to wish you and yours a most joyous holiday season, and the very best for 2016. We thank for being with us in the past and look forward to being with you in 2017. This card is for you!!
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Remember to vote!

21/12/2016News

Your vote is important in helping to determine who is the ultimate winner in the UNCCD "Land for Life Youth Social Media Activists Challenge." Your vote might be the one to tip the scales this way or that. So vote now!
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Calling artists from around the world!

20/12/2016News

You can help save the Cheng-Long Wetlands and win about US$2 thousand, airfare, accommodation and more. Please read!
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Helping with your search

20/12/2016Opportunity

You are loooking for a job, an internship, a consultancy, a fellowship, a scholarship or an opportunity to be a volunteer in the area of sustainable land management, water or drought. Send us your profile and we will share it with the world here.
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Set your 2017 capacity building calendar of events to attend

20/12/2016News

You are wondering what are the capacity building conferences and other major exercises that will be held in 2017, and which of these might be of interest to you. Then look no further, just click here!
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Did you know about FARA?

20/12/2016News

There is a a forum responsible for coordinating and advocating for agricultural research for development in Africa, it is called FARA. Find out more about what it is and what it does here.
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What is the real cost?

20/12/2016News

Do you know how much it cost us if and when we refuse to practise sustainable land management? You can start here if you wish to find out.
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Job opportunities with various international organizations

19/12/2016News

Today we bring to you job opportunities being offered by UNDP, the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD, the International Potato Center among others.
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Calling all organizations!

19/12/2016News

Whether yours is an NGO, IGO, CBO,CSO or some other institution, if you offer e-learning courses on sustainable land management, drought, water or a realated field, we invite you to send them to the Marketplace. And, we will help you share them with the world at absolutely no cost to you as we do here!
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Know the UNCCD better

19/12/2016News

On the Marketplace we offer a series of courses designed specifically to enhance participants knowledge of the entire UNCCD process. These courses cover from the institutions of the UNCCD and how they work, to the different actions realized through this process and the actors involved. You can register to take one today!
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Latest opportunities at the UNCCD

16/12/2016News

You have always have an interest in working with the UNCCD, well here are the latest opportunities on offer. Take a look, you might just find what you have always wanted.
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We are waiting to welcome you in January!

16/12/2016News

Remember, you have a great chance of joining the Marketplace early next year. Don't miss it! Apply now!!
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Congratulations are in order!

16/12/2016News

The Marketplace is please to join in celebrating the achievement of AIDER of Peru on winning that country's 2016 National Environmental Award!
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A race against time

15/12/2016News

Fertile land today, desert of tomorrow: A race against time. This is the last of the 10 best stories submitted to the Marketplace Writers Competition. Enjoy.
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Calling non-profit organization in Sub-Saharan Africa!

15/12/2016News

The SEED Foundation supports French nonprofit organizations in partnership with nonprofit organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa for innovative solutions that address food security. Grants range from €7 thousand to €15 thousand.
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This is your place for grants!

15/12/2016News

Need a grant to support your project on the ground, to further your studies, or to help in your research? We share those and more right here on the Marketplace. Take a look at the latest list.
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Land for Life Youth Social Media Activists Challenge

13/12/2016News

Have your say in who you think are the best in this UNCCD youth competition. Click here and vote now!
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New job opportunities

13/12/2016News

Today we inform you of new job opportunities in Sudan, India, Eygpt, the USA, Ghana, The Netherlands and many more. Juct click here.
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Send us your publications

13/12/2016News

Your organization has published useful information on sustainable land management, droung and/or water. You can send these to us and we will offer them to the public at large on your behalf. And, by clicking here you can see the latest we offer as of today.
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We want you in our team!

12/12/2016News

You are serious about working and want to make a worthwhile contribution to capacity building in the area of sustainable land management. Then come join our team!
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Improve your knowledge through E-learning

12/12/2016News

The Marketplace provides you with free and easy access to numerous e-learning courses offered by various institutions around the world. Just click here.
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Women and sustainable water resource management

12/12/2016News

It is important that we all understand why gender matters in proper water resource management. This tutorial teaches why.
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The touching story of Urmia Lake

12/12/2016News

Today we share with you another of the winning submissions to the Marketplace Writers Competition. It is the story of the Urmia Lake in Iranian Azerbaijan touchingly told by Sahel Vahdati!
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New opportunities offered by the UNCCD

09/12/2016News

The UNCCD Secretariat and its Global Mechanism continually offer various opportunities, from consultancies and staff positions, to internships and opportunities to provide particular expertise. See the latest offers here!
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A scientific prize for agriculture and food

09/12/2016News

You can win the Agropolis Fondation Louis MALASSIS International Scientific Prize for Agriculture and Food. See how!
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Study about magrove with UNU

09/12/2016News

This is an online Post-Graduate Mangroves Course offered by the United Nations University - Institute for Water Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH).
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We want to help you find that grant you so badly need!!!

09/12/2016News

You are working real hard on the issues of protecting the land and you do need some support but don't know where to turn!! Here we provide some answers!!
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Science/policy interface internship

09/12/2016News

Here is a great opportunity to experience working with the Science, Technology and Implementation Unit of the UNCCD. Apply NOW!
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All the way from Indonesia

08/12/2016News

Today we feature another of the 10 best stories from the Marketplace Writers Competition. In this one we hear about the special relationship of people, land, and water in Indonesia!
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We want you at the Marketplace now!

08/12/2016News

We seek highly motivated, committed, talented and serious yound people to join our team as interns. Do you have these qualities? Then we are looking for you!!
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Make your skills available to the world!

08/12/2016News

You have knowledge, training, experience and a variety of skills waiting to be put at the use of mankind in the areas of land, water and/or drought. Why not upload your profile on the Marketplace and tell the world about these skills.
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Biodiversity grants to journalist networks

08/12/2016News

This is a biodiversity media grant opportunity to support journalism networks and media organizations throughout the world in increasing their capacity to cover critical issues of conservation and biodiversity.
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Fellowships for Africans from Sub-Saharan Africa

07/12/2016News

Fellowships from the UK’s Royal Agricultural College (RAC) specifically for Africans!
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Japanese funding for NGOs

07/12/2016News

Is your organization a Non Governmental Organization (NGO)/Non Profit Organization (NPO) engaged in environmental activities and need some financial support? Then here is a possibility!
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A real great intership opportunity!

07/12/2016News

Join The Nature Conservancy (TNC) Watershed Stewardship GLOBE (Growing Leaders on Behalf of the Environment) Internship. It offers you very much indeed.
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See new job opportunities in Peru, Iran, Burkina Faso and more

07/12/2016News

The Marketplace brings you daily job opportunities from around the globe. See what is on offer today.
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The Executive Secretary Congratulates Olga Sazonova

06/12/2016News

Ms. Olga Sazonova came to the Marketplace to collect her prizes for placing 3rd in the Writers Competition and was granted an audience with the Executive Secretary!
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A story from Brazil!

06/12/2016News

Maiara Pilar Palmeira da Silva tells an interesting story about restoration in one part of Brazil. Take a read!
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Practical hands-on training!

06/12/2016News

You are a practical person and want training that actually teaches you how to do practical thing as regards sustainable land management and dealing with drought. Then take a look here!
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Major conferences in 2017

06/12/2016News

There will be in 2017 many interesting and exciting international conferences on the issues of sustainable land management, water, drought and desertification. We are happy to give you an early heads up here!
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The Story of Marlène Kabemba

05/12/2016News

This is another of the top 10 stories submitted in the recent Marketplace Writers Competition. This is the story of the Ibi Village project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Enjoy!
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An excellent fellowship in climate protection

05/12/2016News

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation offers you an opportunity to work as a fellow for one year on your climate protection project!
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Do you internship with the International Water Management Institute

05/12/2016News

In doing your internship there are many fields to choose from such as: Ecosystems Services (ES); Governance, Gender and Poverty (GP); Resource Recovery, Water Quality and Health (RQ); Sustainable Agricultural Water Management (SW); Water Availability, Risk and Resilience (WR); Water Futures (WF).
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Today we share the story of Reginah Mugi

02/12/2016News

Here is another interesting story submitted to the Marketplace Writers Competition. Take a read!!
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Grants to organizations working in reforestation

02/12/2016News

Is your organization involved in reforestation, and do you need some financial help to support your work? This might be your day!
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So where would you like to study?

02/12/2016News

You can't quite determine where you want to pursue your tertiary education. You are not sure what is available and where. And your probably are thinking whether you can get some assistance to achieve your goals in this field. Well here is the Marketplace to help you. Take a look.
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FAO seeks Forestry Officer

02/12/2016News

Are you trianed in forest resource management, have 7 years of working experience and looking for a new challenge. Then the FAO is calling you!
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The GEF seeks consultants/research analysts

01/12/2016News

You can work with the Independent Evaluation Office of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) participating in the study of its support for transformational change
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Send us your vacancies

01/12/2016News

Your organization is working in the area of sustainable land management, drought and or water and you need to find expetise in these fields. Then send us your vacancies. We will share them with the world at absolutely no cost to you!!
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Dr. Byron-Cox speaks at University of Cologne this Sunday

01/12/2016News

Attend the 10th conference on “Interdisciplinary Science in Action” organized by University of Cologne this Sunday and hear The UNCCD Capacity Building Officer and Head of the Marketplace, Dr. Richard Byron-Cox deliver a key note address on “Neoliberal economics and the challenge of protecting the environment”. It starts at 9.30 am. Dr. Byron-Cox has a reputation of being a very engaging speaker, so don’t miss it!
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A story from Sudan

30/11/2016News

We continue the publication of stories adjudged to be among the 10 best in the just concluded Marketplace Writers Competition. Today we present the very interesting story written by Omer Elmubarak. Our congratulations to him. And you we invite to read and enjoy!
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Our list of Experts

30/11/2016News

Be reminded that on the Marketplace you can find a list of experts and consultants from around the world in practically every field related to land, water and/or drought.
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UN-Habita needs a Land Certificate Programme Consultant (Somalia)

29/11/2016News

How about delivering training to local universities in Somalia on designing certificate programmes and university curricula on land governance? Interested? Then check this.
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Water Resources Management Specialist (India)

29/11/2016News

So you are a water resources specialist and need a new challenge. Why not take this one on?
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Find what's new!

29/11/2016News

It is extremely easy to find the new grants, jobs, e-learning and university courses on the Marketplace. Yes, all you have to do is click here!
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You can join us In January 2017

29/11/2016News

The Marketplace shall be very shortly advertising for new interns to join us in January. If you want a truly great experience that will introduce you to working at the UN, the Marketplace is a great place to start. These announcements will be made here.
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Calling Students from Deloping Countries!

28/11/2016News

You can apply for a Commonwealth Scholarship today and further your education at a British tertiary institution. See how!
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Our first place Winner!!

28/11/2016News

The Marketplace is very pleased to share with you the winning story of our Marketplace Writers Competition. Meet Phoebe Wafubwa Shikuku!! And, here is her beautiful story. Enjoy!
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Grants available to Civil Society Organizations!

28/11/2016News

We at the Marketplace are very aware that it is always very difficult for Community Based Organizations and NGOs to get funding for their projects. This is why we are always happy to bring you possibilities like these. Check it out NOW!!
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International employment opportunities in Kenya, Cambodia and more

28/11/2016News

Take a look at the latest job offers from around the world in areas of foresty, land management, ecology and more.
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This one is especially for you who speak French

24/11/2016News

Today we present to you the story that won 2nd place in the Marketplace Writers Competition. It comes all the way from Togo in West Africa. We here present you the original French version. Later we shall provide an English translation. Our congratulations to the writer once again!
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A job to help protect the world's forest

24/11/2016News

Are you trained in forestry or related discipline and have experience in working in this area? And are you looking for an opportunity where you can put this training and experience at the service of the world? Well knock on this door NOW!
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Participate in this International Youth Competition

24/11/2016News

You are invited to participate in the 2017 World Sustainable Built Environment Conference International Youth Competition. Send your imaginative ideas, projects and action plans. Check it here.
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Take an e-learning course today

24/11/2016News

The Marketplace makes sure that you are aware of all e-learning courses concerning sustainable land management and drought. Take a look at what is on offer now.
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Specially for those who can read in Russian

23/11/2016News

Today we begin the publication of the winners' stories from our recent Marketplace Writers Competition. This is the story of the 3rd place winner! It's posted now only in the original language of submission, Russian. We shall however publish later a translation!
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A great opportunity for Africans 42 and younger!

23/11/2016News

Here is your chance as an African to advance your scientific career and inspire the next generation of African innovators and leaders! Grab it NOW!!
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Visit our Vidoe Channel

23/11/2016News

Did you know that we have a video channel that hosts from learning and doing videos to short films? See our most recent addition on serious land degradation in Uganda. It less that 2 minutes long, but tells a tribble tale!!
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Opportunities to study practically anywhere in the world!

23/11/2016News

The Marketplace is updated virtually every day with new learning opportunities offered by universities around the world. To see what is on offer today click here
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Support to individuals in Africa proposing new business ideas

22/11/2016News

Are you an African seeking support for your new business idea but don't know where to find that support? Well we might just have found the answer for you!! Check this out!
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IFAD seeks Environment and Climate officer (Peru)

22/11/2016News

The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) seeks an Environment & Climate Officer to be based in Lima, Peru. The successful candidate shall inter alia provide substantive technical input to the development of policies, technical strategies and proposals
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Read the Stories beginning tomorrow

22/11/2016News

We begin the publication of some of the winning stories starting tomorrow. So look forward to reading the story of our 3rd place winner to be followed by others soon!
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Thank you all very much

21/11/2016News

As promised, we shall be announcing later today the winners of the Marketplace Writers Competition. So stay tuned!! We are happy to tell you that it was not easy to judge the stories as they were all very interesting indeed and came from around the world. Stories were submitted in all four language and came from Russia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, India, Germany, Brazil, Mexico Kenya, Uganda and many other countries around the world. So this first note is to say a tremendous thank you to all who participated and helped in promoting this exercise. It is thanks to you that it was a succes!
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An offer with a difference from Fauna & Flora International

21/11/2016News

There is something real special and nice about this job opportunity. Click here to find out what it is.
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Job opportunities in Saudi Arabia

21/11/2016News

Palladium International seeks Arid Agricultural Experts to be based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia concentrating on plant pest and diseases in the agricultural sector.
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Finally here they are!!

21/11/2016News

Want to know who are the ten winners of the Marketplace Writers Competition? Well the waiting is over. Here the are!! Many Congratulations to them all!
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Opportunities, opportunities and more opportunities

18/11/2016News

The Marketplace is truly global in the opportunities it brings to you everyday! Today we bring you job opportunities in India, the USA, Indonesia, South Korea, Uganda, Azerbaijanand many more. Click here now!
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So you want a scholarship

18/11/2016News

Are you looking for a scholarship to begin your academic career? Why not look into this, you have an equal chance to get one.
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The world needs volunteers

18/11/2016News

Would you like to volunteer your services in the areas of sustainable land management, water and drought by working with a country or an organization? Then please upload your profile here and we will help you find that opportunity.
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Latest offers from the UNCCD

17/11/2016News

Ever so often there are new opportunities for employment with the UNCCD here in Bonn, as well as working as an expert or consultant in different regions of the world. Here is the latest on offer.
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Calling Ghanians youths interested in agriculture

17/11/2016News

This is a great opportunity offered by the Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Food and Agriculture (MoFA) to Ghanaian youths who which to be trained in the use of green houses for the production of local and exotic vegetables.
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You must apply today!

17/11/2016News

If you are Namibian and would like the opportunity to work with the UNDP as Energy & Environment Analyst based in Windhoek, then now is your very last chance to apply.
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Here is the best part!

17/11/2016News

Do you and/or your organizations have events related to capacity building in the areas of land degradation, drought and/or water? If so, please sent them to us and we will promote these for you on this Marketplace which reaches the entire world. And here is the best part: We do it absolute FREE!!
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Sustainable Land Management Policy Expert needed for Samoa

16/11/2016News

You like the island life and want to use your knowledge to ensure sustainable land management on a small island? Then you will certainly find this interesting!
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Position of Research Associate in soil at University of Manchester

16/11/2016News

Are you trained in soil and ecosystems ecology and looking for a research position. Then why not consider this.
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Your Profile

16/11/2016News

Did you know that you can post your professional profile on the Marketplace so that those seeking the expertise you offer can easily find you? Yes, we provide you this service absolutely FREE!
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Winners soon!

16/11/2016News

Come Monday 21, we shall announce the winners of the Marketplace Writers Competition! We wish you luck if you participated. Keep your fingers crossed and check this homepage on Monday!
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Happening today (Cologne, Germany)

16/11/2016News

Are you in the vicinity of the city of Cologne today? Then you are welcome to attend a lecture on "Land use change and pasture ecology in West Africa."
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Get a scholarship to do your PhD in Agriculrural Sciences

15/11/2016News

The International Center for Development and Decent Work (ICDD) offers opportunities for pursuing PhD at an ICDD partner university positions.
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Get a scholarship offered by the European Commission

15/11/2016News

Here is your chance to apply for an European Commission offered scholarship to both EU and non-EU students to be a part of the Erasmus Mundus Masters Course in Tropical Biodiversity and Ecosystems.
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Real life stories from around the world

15/11/2016News

The Marketplace place brings you very important and interesting real life stories of peoples' daily struggles to deal with the severe consequences of desertification and drought. Just click here for the latest!
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Can you help Arizona (USA) protect its land and water?

15/11/2016News

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) invites applications for the position of Land & Water Protection Manager to implement a comprehensive program in Arizona to protect natural areas and habitat for rare and endangered plants, animals and natural communities. Are you interested?
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The Last Day and Last Chance!

14/11/2016News

Today is your final chance to submit you story and participate in the Marketplace Writers Competition! Win 200 Euros and /or one of the many other prizes on offer! This is your last chance so take it!
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Water Photo Competition

14/11/2016News

The Water Integrity Network invites you to participate in its photo competition.
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PhD Positions in Remote Sensing of Sub-Tropical Forest Degradation

14/11/2016News

The Geography Department at Humboldt-Universität (Germany) and the Earth and Life Institute of the Université catholique de Louvain offer 3 PhD Positions in Remote Sensing of Sub-Tropical Forest Degradation and Land Use.
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The Final Weekend

11/11/2016News

The Marketplace Writers Competition will close over this weekend on 14th. So make sure you make your submission between now and Sunday evening!
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New job opportunities!

11/11/2016News

As always the Marketplace brings you the latest job opportunities from around the world. The latest comes today from Kenya, Cambodia, South Korea, Ethiopia, Argentina among many more. Don't miss your opportunity.
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An interesting joint Masters

11/11/2016News

Three universities in three countries have come together to offer you a joint Masters in Sustainable and Innovative Natural Resource Management.
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A great list!

11/11/2016News

The Marketplace offers to governments and private and other public institutions an excellent list of experts and consultants from around the world qualified to work on all issues of land and water. You simply have to click and make your choice.
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We need you NOW!!

11/11/2016News

Did you see our latest internship offer? If not, check it out now. And, if you are interested, you must apply NOW. The deadline is NOW!
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Grants available to young Indians

10/11/2016News

Are you a young person in India interested in carrying out conservation research or undertaking a conservation project. Here is a grant possibility that can surely help you.
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The Center for International Forestry Research seeks scientist

10/11/2016News

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is looking for a Scientist in the area of Climate Change, Mitigation and Adaptation to implement its Low Emissions Development Strategies (LEDS) project.
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On-line sustainable develoment course in French

10/11/2016News

Université catholique de Louvain (UCL) offre un cours en ligne sur Ressources naturelles et développement durable
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Give us a shout please!

10/11/2016News

Remember, this is your Marketplace. It exists because of and for you! Make the best use of it by telling us how we can together improve it. We really want to hear from you! Send us your ideas today.
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Lastest events!

08/11/2016News

The Marketplace informs you daily of the latest events on capacity building around the world. See what is on offer at present by clicking here.
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World Bank seeks environmental specialist.

08/11/2016News

Would you like the experience of working in Uganda with the World Bank? Why not take a look at this?
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Research positions available now!

08/11/2016News

There are many research positions available at universities in Finland, the UK, the USA and other countries. Please take a look at what is available now.
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Let us help you

08/11/2016News

Remember, we can help you find what you are looking for as regards capacity building for sustainable land manage. Just upload your profile here.
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This is your last chance. Take it!

07/11/2016News

This is the final week for submission to the Marketplace Writers Competiton. Don't miss your chance to win one of the many prizes on offer. And remember, participation is absolutely FREE! Make your submission now!
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Join the Marketplace team

07/11/2016News

Do you want to help us in our noble effort to serve the world through our work at the Marketplace? Would you like to gain some experience of working within the United Nations system? Do you want to learn more about the UNCCD and its process? Then join the Marketplace today!
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Employment opportunities around the globe

07/11/2016News

You can find jobs in the USA, UK, Tanzania, The Philippines, Bangladesh and many more countries around the world. Just take a look!
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Grants to individuals

07/11/2016News

It is often quite difficult to get an individual grant to finance your research project or further your education. Here is a good opportunity you should look into.
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Latest job vancancies offered by the UNCCD

04/11/2016News

The two major institutions of the UNCCD, namely the Secretariat and the Global Mechanisms offer various oportunities constantly. These include staff positions, consultancies and internships. Here is a look at what is on offer now.
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The Nordic Masters in five Universities

04/11/2016News

How about geeting a double Masters in Environmental Engineering in two years studying at five different universities in four different countries? Sounds really interesting right? Well it is indeed interesting and real! Check this out!!
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Post doctorate Fellowship with Nature Conservancy

04/11/2016News

If research in areas related to climate change is your interest and passion, this is a fellowship you would surely love to have!! Just take a look.
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Experts, consultants and volunteers available right now

04/11/2016News

You are loooking for an expert, or consultant, or volunteer in the fields of water, drought and/or sustainable land mangement, then you are at the right place. Just click here!
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Latest job vancancies around the Globe

03/11/2016News

Remember you can find the latest job oppportunities in sustainable land management from around the world on this Marketplace. Just click here!
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Volunteer today

03/11/2016News

Are you seeking an opportunity to volunteer working in the area of sustainable land management? Why not check here. You can also post your profile
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Senior Land Use Economist wanted (USA)

03/11/2016News

Here is you chance to work with the New Climate Economy (NCE) project of the World Resources Institute (WRI). Apply now!
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Grant opportunities from around the world

03/11/2016News

The Marketplace brings you daily new opportunities of grants to support sustainable land management being offered by various institutions (private and public) around the globe. Looking for a grant to suport your project? Then see what is on offer today. Click here now!
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Awaiting your submissions!

02/11/2016News

Be reminded that the Marketplace Writers Competition is still open for submissions. Tell the story of how your village is tackling land degradation. Or tell your story as to what you or your group is doing to tackle drought. Or tell the story of the successes and/or challenges you have had in taclking any problem related to land and water. Make your submission today!
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Work on sustainable land management in Indonesia

02/11/2016News

Do you like doing research, management and fund raising to support sustainable land management? If yes, well here is a golden opportunity to do all three in one and be paid for doing it. Apply now!
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Grant supporting journalism promoting biodiversity

02/11/2016News

Do you or your organisation have an interest in training journalists to report on biodiversity, and/or creating networks to do such reporting, but need support for your efforts? Please take a look at this offer of a grant that you can make use of.
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Join the World Bank Group

02/11/2016News

The World Bank Group is looking for a Senior Water Resources Specialist to join the South Asia water team but based in Washington DC. Are you interested?
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The Marketplace Needs you Right Now!!

02/11/2016News

Would you like to join our team as an intern and help produce the content of this Marketplace, and thereby work with the world for the world? If so, then please apply NOW!! This is a great opportunity to share, learn and grow while contributing to the improvement of the health of our planet. We need you RIGHT NOW!!
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FAO seeks Sustainable Forestry Specialist

31/10/2016News

Are you trained and have experience in the field of sustainable forestry and would like to experience working in Myanmar? Then the FAO is looking for you!!
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Great News on the Marketplace Writers Competition

31/10/2016News

The date for submission of entries to the Marketplace Writers Competition is extended to 14 Novemeber. Tell your friends, colleagues; tell everyone that they still have a chance to win one of the prizes on offer. Make your submission today!!
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A great opportunity for experience journalists

31/10/2016News

Are you an experienced journalist who reports on issues of rural poverty and agricultural development, or would like to start doing so? Then why not make use of this fully-funded opportunity?
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Opportunities for women in the Congo Basin

28/10/2016News

Are you a woman from the Congo Basin and looking for training in the area of effective conservation schemes for long-term land, water, and soil sustainability? Then here is your opportunity!
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Do you need a grant to support your project?

25/10/2016News

Are you working in the area of sustainable land management and are in need of a grant to support your efforts? Check out our grants section, you might just find what you are looking for!!
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Fellowships on offer

25/10/2016News

In need of a fellowship to continue on your career path? Come to the Marketplace and take a look at what is on offer. The opportunity you seek might just be there!!
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Let us help you promote your events

25/10/2016News

At the Marketplace we promote all capacity building events about sustainable land management absolutely free!
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Get your submissions in Now!

24/10/2016News

This is the final week for making submissions to the Marketplace Writers Competition. Remember there are great prizes awaiting you. Don't delay, send in your submission NOW!
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The Green Climate Fund is looking for you.

24/10/2016News

How about coordinating the activities of the Green Climate Fund aimed at supporting adaptation to climate change? Interested! This opportunity is knocking. Take a look.
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Special guest lecture at Makarere University in Uganda

24/10/2016News

On Wednesday 26, Makerere University, recognized as the most prestigious in all of East Africa, will welcome UNCCD Capacity Building Officer and Head of the Marketplace, Dr. Richard Byron-Cox as Special Guest Lecturer. Dr. Byron-Cox will speak on the topic, "The nexus between addressing climate change, protecting biodiversity and ensuring sustainable land management." It promises to great. So if you are in Kampala don't miss this exciting public lecture!
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Opportunities in other UN languages

21/10/2016News

Probably you are more comfortable working/volunteering/studying in areas where French or Spanish is the main language used. Then have no fear, the Marketplace brings you opportunities in these languages as well. See our recently added vacancies here.
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International consultant wanted

21/10/2016News

Are you capable of doing robust economic analysis on best mangrove supportive livelihood options to alleviate community pressure on mangrove forests? Then the UNDP needs you urgently.
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Consultants from around the world

21/10/2016News

The Marketplace hosts a list of experts and consultants from around the world who work in the areas of land, water, dought and sustainable development. Check here.
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You and Land Degradation Neutrality

21/10/2016News

So you have been hearing about Land Degrdation Neutrality but you are not sure what it is all about. Well the Marketplace is happy to help you in your quest. Take a look!
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Jobs offered by the UNCCD

20/10/2016News

These are the lastest employment opportunities offered by the UNCCCD. Check them out!
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Be your country's consultant for the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD

19/10/2016News

Would you like to work within the UNCCD process, become part of the Global Mechanism's team while working directly for your country? We are pleased to bring you the perfect opportunity!! Take a look!
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Opportunities in volunteerism

19/10/2016Opportunity

You have a passion for helping others as a volunteer in the field of environment? Or maybe you are looking for a volunteer in this field to help you with your work? Then why not let use help you free of charge!
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Post your courses on the Marketplace

19/10/2016Opportunity

Does your organization, university, college or other training institution offer courses in sustainable land management, mitigation of drought and/or issues of water resources? We can help you promote these if you simply submit them to us. This is how.
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Women's great contribution to fighting desertification

18/10/2016News

Here is a beautiful publication about the very important role women play in life in the drylands
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Employment opportunities from around the globe!

18/10/2016News

We post new vacancies on the Marketplace each and everyday Monday to Friday. Here are some of the latest available
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Remember the Writers Competition

17/10/2016News

The countdown to the closure of the Marketplace Writers Competition has began. Send in your submissions now!
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An opportunity with UNESCO

17/10/2016News

Are you trained in the field of ecological sciences or environmental science? Thinking about working with a United Nations agency in this field? Then check this out!
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An interesting internship with the UNDP (Turkey)

17/10/2016News

Do you want to get experience in using an innovative methodology enabling countries to measure their current biodiversity expenditures and assess their financial needs?
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Senior Programme Officer, Global Drylands Initiative. (Kenya)

17/10/2016News

Here is a great chance to work helping to achieve the goals of the UNCCD. Send your application now!!
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Our e-learning courses

14/10/2016Opportunity

Probably you are thinking about joining the UNCCD at some point in time, maybe as an intern, maybe as a staff member. If so, it would be great to have an understanding of what the UNCCD really is about and this is the best place to start.
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Your articles and publications on capacity building

14/10/2016News

The Marketplace strives to bring to you interesting articles and publications on capacity building from around the world. And, have you written an article or publication and would like to share it? Then please send it to us.
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Working with the UNCCD

13/10/2016News

So you always wanted to work with the UNCCD? Well, take a look at the lastest vacancies, you never know what you might find.
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We need your technical/vocational training

13/10/2016News

Do you have a course that offers real technical skills in the area of sustainable land management? Would you like to have more people participating in your course? Why not upload it here! We will tell the world about your course and we do so for FREE!!
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Major lecture on land, climate and biodiverty at Makerere

13/10/2016News

Dr. Richard Byron-Cox is recognized as a very eloquent, knowledgeable and very engaging speaker who has lectured at universities around the world on the subject of sustainable development among many others. So if you are in Uganda on 26th of October don't miss the chance to attend his public lecture at Makerere University. It promises to be an exciting exercise. This is also a chance to meet the Head of the Marketplace Team.
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Associate Professorship of Forest Operations (Germany)

12/10/2016News

Would you like to teach at a university in Germany? Here is an opportunity of great interest!
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Job opportunities galore

12/10/2016News

You are a young professional in a field related to sustainable land management and/or drought and are looking for job opportunities. Well let the Marketplace help you. Click here now! We bring to you opportunities from around the world.
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Opportunity to work in Malawi and India at the same time

12/10/2016News

Are you capable of providing scientific leadership in applying crop modeling frameworks, finding farm level agronomic interventions that improve the performance of existing cropping systems, and utilizing and further developing parameterise crop modeling frameworks and approaches? Then they are looking for you here!
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The Marketplace Writers Competition

11/10/2016News

Remember the Marketplace Writers Competition remains open for entries until the end of this month. Don't delay, submit your entry now and win a valuable prize!
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Experts and Consultants always available

11/10/2016News

Do you need urgently an expert or consultant in the area of sustainable land management, drought, water, agriculture or in a field related to these? Then just click here on the Marketplace where you can find experts and consultants from virtually all the countries of the world.
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Postdoctorate Fellowship at the Columbia University (USA)

10/10/2016Opportunity

How about doing your postdoc studies as a fellow at the University of Columbia! You have nothing to lose by looking at this possiblity!
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Exchanges between young scientists

10/10/2016News

Are you a young scientists interested and involved in the areas of environmental change and management? Would you like the opportunity to exchange with other young scientists from around the world? Then here is your golden opportunity!
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Internship with UNEP-Land Degradation and Restoration Assessment

10/10/2016Opportunity

Seeking an internship of quality relating to land and biodiversity, and within the UN system? Then take a close look at this.
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Capacity Building events on Sustainable land Management

07/10/2016News

There are many events on capacity building to address the questions of sustainable land management and drought being held on a regular basis right around the world. The Marketplace provides you the latest information on these events, just look here.
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An offer of a position of Postdoctoral Researcher

07/10/2016News

Would you like to work at a university doing postdoctoral research in the retrievals of soil moisture (SM)? Then take a look at this very interesting offer.
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Grants always on offer

07/10/2016News

Remember whether you are an individual, private or public organisation, NGO or community based organisation, if you are working on issues of land degradation, dought and desertification and are looking for a grant to assist you, then you can always see what is an offoer on the Marketplace. Just click here.
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Latest Publications

07/10/2016News

At the Marketplace we strive to bring you the lastest publications on capacity building as pertains to sustainable land management and drought. Once we have access to them, we share that access with you. Just click and enter here.
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Grant to support capacity building at the local level (West Africa)

06/10/2016News

Are you a young scientist, researcher, policy or government institution in West Africa seeking financial assistance to promote capacity building in the areas of policy and/or data generation that policy makers can later use? Why not apply for this grant.
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Call for submission of abstracts

06/10/2016News

Have you written a paper on one or more of these subjects and want to share it with others: Reuse and upgrading of land Assessment and monitoring of soil, water and sediment quality Sustainable use & spatial planning of the subsurface. Then take a look at this possibility to do just that!
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Consultancy to work on wetland management (Uganda)

06/10/2016Opportunity

Are you looking for a consultancy in the area of wetland restoration and excited about working in Africa? Then this might just be your chance!
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Remember: It's Your Marketplace

06/10/2016News

The Capacity Building Marketplace was created by the peoples of the world for the peoples of the world. So it is your Marketplace, and as such you need to use it by among other things: Sending in your requests and offers Taking advantage of the many opportunities offered here daily Sharing it with everyone you can Rememeber: It is your Marketplace!! Tell the world about it!
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Another Great Opportunity to become a professional with the UNCCD!

05/10/2016News

So you have been searching for your chance to work as a professional with the UNCCD? Well this might just be it!! Take a look and if it fits your profile, apply!
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Funding for projects in sustainable land use in West and Central Africa

05/10/2016News

Whether you are a private sector or public sector company, or indeed a civil society organization, once you are trying to address the problems of improving livelihoods by investing in forest and sustainable land use, this is an opportunity to get additional funding to support your efforts. Apply NOW!
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Learning about sustainable land Management at your own pace

05/10/2016Opportunity

You have a deep interest in the issues of sustainable land management and will like to learn more. However, you would like to do this in a flexible way at you own pace, and in the comfort of your chosen surroundings. The Marketplace have the solution. Check here now.
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The Marketplace Writers Competition

04/10/2016News

We remind you that the Marketplace Writers Competition is still open and you should submit you entry now. Remember entries can be submitted in English, French, Spanish or Russian. And, we have published the conditions for entry in all four languages.
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A great opportunity for a career in climate change and land!

04/10/2016Opportunity

Are you trained in the area of climate change and land and are looking for a good career opportunity? This might just be it!!
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Agriculture and Climate Change Conference

04/10/2016News

Do you have ideas on agriculture and climate change that you will like to share with others? Or would you like to know what are the innovations being done in this field? Then you should attend the 2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference.
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Online Course in International Economic Legal System and Sustainable Development

30/09/2016Opportunity

Wish to know more about the relationship between economic activities and environmental protection? Take this on-line course which allows a flexible learnig approach.
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Don't Miss the International Conference in India

30/09/2016News

Attend the International Conference International Conference on “Integrated Land Use Planning for Smart Agriculture” and use the chance to network and discuss latest developments in sustainable land management! The conference will be held from November 10 to 13, 2016 in Nagpur, India.
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Calling all NGOs working in nature conservation

29/09/2016News

The Whitley Awards 2017 offers your NGO the opportunity to get additional support for your projects in nature conservation. Don't fail to check it out!
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Grant to individual scientists from Asia-Pacific

29/09/2016Opportunity

So you are a scientific researcher wanting to undertake research in the area of nature conservation or something related thereto; are from the the Asia-Pacific Region, but don't know how to finance your research? Well this is your opportunity!
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A Marketplace with Opportunities for all!

29/09/2016Opportunity

You are a young graduate in an area dealing with land or water. Or maybe someone with skills in these areas and would like to become a volunteer. Or maybe you are looking for an event on capacity building or a technical training course on issues of land preservation. Then you have come to the right place. This video introduces you to what we offer. Then we invite you to go further!
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Get our latest updates on Twitter!

28/09/2016News

Want to get daily updates from the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace? Then follow us on Twitter and find the latest added opportunities and approaching deadlines!
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Training Course with a Fellowship Opportunity

28/09/2016Opportunity

You are a manager and practitioner involved in natural resource management, forestry, or sustainable development in your own country? Don't miss the chance, apply for the course allowing you to look beyond the forest and build bridges between public and private sector. Fellowships are available!
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A professorship in Germany

28/09/2016Opportunity

Are you are an experienced lecturer in Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution and seeking a professorhip? Then take a look at this.
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A fully-funded scholarship to study at Oxford

28/09/2016Opportunity

Is your study interest sustainable agriculture, food security or related areas? And would you like to pursue your studies at Oxford University on a scholarship? This might just be the chance you are looking for!
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Are you looking for consultants, interns, volunteers, or other professionals on all issues of sustainable development? Click here now!!

27/09/2016Opportunity

In "Profiles of Professionals" you will find consultants, interns, volunteers, and other professionals on all issues of sustainable development in different countries.
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PhD Research Opportunity in the Collaborative Research Center “Earth – Evolution at the Dry Limit”

27/09/2016Opportunity

You are passionate about environment, computation modeling and research? After a successful graduation of MSc in  meteorology, geophysics, physics or mathematics you wish to pursue a PhD degree? Don't miss the chance and apply for the PhD position at the University of Cologne (Germany)!
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Opportunities to further your studies

27/09/2016Opportunity

Remember that you can find university and many other training courses on the Marketplace. Just click here!
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Scholarship Opportunity

27/09/2016News

Are you looking for assitance to further your studies in nature conservation? Why not apply for this schorlarship!
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Call for Proposals for Capacity Development, Monitoring and Mentorship Support in South Africa

26/09/2016Opportunity

Your organization has an active presence in Vhembe Biosphere Reserve? You work to support and strengthen capacities of local communities and civil society organizations? Then you might qualify for assistance from the GEF Small Grants Programme!
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Internship Opportunity in Agricultural Research for Development in Jordan

26/09/2016Opportunity

Do you want to get experience in project management, monitoring, and evaluation? This internship at the CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Cereals and the CGIAR Research Program on Grain Legumes is a wonderful opportunity to acquire new skills and get insights into practical work.
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A fellowship for indigenous leaders

26/09/2016News

Are you an indigenous leader and want to learn more about how conservation efforts can contribute to the realization and/or strengthening of indigenous peoples’ rights to their resources? Here is a fellowship you should pursue.
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The Marketplace Writers Competition

26/09/2016News

Don't forget to join this exciting competition! Tell your story and win a prize! Make your submission now! And remember to tell your friends about it.
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Upload Your Vacancy or Internship Offer!

23/09/2016Background

Does your organization contribute to sustainable land management and combating desertification and land degradation? Do you need a volunteer, a consultant or a professional to join your organization; or do you have a vacancy or internship to offer? Then, you can upload your vacancy here!
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An excellent opportunity for a young professional

23/09/2016Opportunity

Are you trained in project management and administration, have 1 or 2 years working experience and want to move on with your career? This is a challenge you might like! Apply now!
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A wonderful opportunity for the students of the world

23/09/2016News

Do you realize that by 2050 there might be more than 9 billion people on this planet? Have you ideas as to how we will be able to feed these people? What about sharing your ideas with the world and winning a prize for doing so? This is an opportunity to do just that!
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Subscribe to our Youtube Channel

22/09/2016Background

You are looking for videos providing knowledge and showcasing success stories of sustainable land management and combating desertification? Subscribe to our Youtube Channel and discover exciting and useful videos!
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A Grant for NGOs from anywhere in the world!

22/09/2016News

Is your NGO invovled in research projects focused on sustainable food systems, ways of improving food systems, sustainable agriculture and activities that relate to the production, processing, distribution, preparation and consumption of food? Do you need a grant to further your activities? This might be your chance to get it!
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On-line course in French on Financial Resources Mobilisation to Combat Desertification

22/09/2016News

So you will like to learn how to develop strategies in financial resources mobilisation but would prefer if French was the language of instruction. Well as usual the Marketplace has found something just for you!! Take a look here.
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Training for Media on Sustainable Development Goals

21/09/2016Opportunity

Journalists, reporters, editors and communication experts are invited to register for a two-day free media training on the Sustainable Development Goals taking place from October 25th to 26th, 2016 in Bonn!
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An opportunity to work with the UNDP (Thailand)

21/09/2016Opportunity

Are you a consultant skilled in project design and development? And would you like to employ these skills with a United Nations agency? Why not take a look at this interesting opportunity.
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International Fellowship in Germany

21/09/2016Opportunity

Would you like to pursue a fellowship in the field of climate protection? And how about doing this in Germany? Well here is a possibility of doing just that. Apply now!
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A grant to support forestry in Africa

21/09/2016News

You are doing serious work in support of sustainable community forestry in Africa but need finacial assistance to make a greater impact. Why not apply for this grant which can help you realize your goals.
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Day of General Discussion: "Children's Rights and the Environment"

20/09/2016News

Representatives of Governments, non-governmental organizations, United Nations human rights mechanisms, United Nations bodies and specialized agencies, national human rights institutions, the business sector, as well as individual experts and children are welcome to take part at Day of General Discussion: "Children's Rights and the Environment".
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We can help you find the funds you need!

20/09/2016Opportunity

Your organization is working on projects in the area of sustainable land management and drought and needs additional financial support but doesn't know where to source this. Well this might just be part of the answer you are looking for!! Check it out
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Training courses

20/09/2016Opportunity

You are searching for a university course in the area of sustainable land management and/or drought and would like to see what is on offer around the world, then please take a look here.
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Free E-learning Courses about the UNCCD Prosses are Open for You!

19/09/2016Opportunity

The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace offers various free e-learning courses. You can design your learning time flexibly from where you are just using a computer and an internet connection. Discover the courses and register now!
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The Marketplace Writers Competition

19/09/2016News

Don't miss your chance to enter the Marketplace Writers Competition. You can win prizes and also get a certificate. Enter today!
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Use the Marketplace and get your offers to the World!

19/09/2016Opportunity

Do you have something to offer that will enhance capacity building to promote sustainable land management and tackle the challenges of drought? Then why not let the Markeplace help you make this offer to the world? And guess what, we will do it absolutely FREE!!
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Get the most recent updates at our new Facebook Page!

16/09/2016News

Follow us on facebook and get daily highlight updates about grants, fellowships, sholarships, career opportunities, courses and more! Become a part of the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace community!
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The St. Andrews Prize for the Environment

15/09/2016Opportunity

Have you done innovative work in the area of environment? Or do you have a great practical idea on how to address an important environmental issue? Would you like to be internationally recognized for your efforts? Then, why not take a look here!
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Looking for professional expertise?

15/09/2016News

Are you looking for an expert in the area of land management, soil sciences, water resources management, agricultaral sciences, ecology and/or sustainable development? We invite you to please check our list of qualified professionals from around the world.It's only on click!
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Water Technologies Grant in Jordan

14/09/2016Opportunity

Organizations specializing in water technologies in Jordan are encouraged to apply to provide technical assistance to the United States Agency for International Development/Jordan Water Innovations Technologies.
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Grant to Support Sustainable Development in Asia

14/09/2016Opportunity

Are you working on issues of sustainable development, promoting gender equality and fighting poverty in Asia and need a grant to support your efforts? Well here is a chance to secure such a grant!
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The Marketplace Writers Competition is here!!

14/09/2016News

So you believe in protecting the land, love writing, and are a great story teller! Oh maybe you have written a story on how people in your community are protecting their land and water. Or, it could be that you want to start a writing career covering issues of land and water. Then this is the opportunity to write your story. And, the best part is that you may be PAID for it!! And, it cost you NOTHING!!
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Don't miss the deadline: Internship Opportunity at the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace

13/09/2016Opportunity

Are you looking for an internship to gain experience in sustainable development and knowledge management within the UN system? The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace offers you this opportunity! Apply by September 14th!
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A grant in support of water and food security

13/09/2016News

Do you have an idea or project aimed at producing more food with less water? Are you looking for a grant to implement your idea or support your project? Why not check this out? You might just find here what you are looking for!!
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Funded Competition in Agri Tech Catalyst for Developing Countries

13/09/2016Opportunity

Business and organizations having innovative solutions for sustainable agricultural development in developing countries are welcome  to apply for a  Agri-Tech Catalyst competition  sponsored by the UK Department for International Development.
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Addressing poverty in Africa

13/09/2016News

Do you have a genuine interest in working with others to address the problem of poverty in Africa? Would you like to know what are some of the approaches that are being used/considered to address this challenge? Then this event should be of interest to you!
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Would you like a position or consultant with the UNCCD?

09/09/2016Opportunity

Here you can find current vacancies, consultancies or internships at the UNCCD. It is your chance to become a part of our team!
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Stockholm Environment Institute Grants

09/09/2016Opportunity

Stockholm Environment Institute offers an opportunity to fund events focusing on environmentally sustainable development, gender equality and poverty reduction in Asia. Here is your chance to get funding for your brilliant idea!! Make your submission now!!
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Become a volunteer in support of sustainable land mangement

09/09/2016Opportunity

Do you have stills, experience and knowledge inthe field of capacity building to support sustainable land management? And, would you like the chance to share these on a voluntary basis with others? Well just submit your profile to our Marketplace and we will share it with the world.
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Get a post-graduate scholarship to study in Japan!

08/09/2016Opportunity

A you capable of conversational Japanese and always wanted to study in Japan? And how about getting a scholarship that will help you realize this dream? Well here is your opportunity!! Take it now!!
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Doing you PhD intership with the United Nations University in Finland

08/09/2016Opportunity

So you are doing your PhD and is seeking an internship preferably with the United Nations University! Well this opportunity is calling you!
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International Plant Nutrition Institute Science Award

07/09/2016Opportunity

Distinguished scientists involved in global ecological  intensification on research, extension or education levels are welcome to apply for the award by the International Plant Nutrition Institute!
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Deadline Approaching: Consultancy to support work on the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace

06/09/2016Opportunity

You wish to contribute your expertise in the development of the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace? Take advantage of this wonderful consultancy opportunity and shape with us a plattform allowing people around the world to enhance their capacities in sustainable land management and combating desertification!
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Global Environment Facility launches new websites

06/09/2016News

The GEF Secretariat and the GEF Independent Evaluation Office recently launched newly redesigned websites. Though the URLs remain the same  (thegef.org & gefieo.org), there are new features, striking pictures, an uncluttered responsive design intend to make the knowledge regarding environmental issues, solutions and trends easily accessible.
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International Postgraduate Scholarships at the Nottingham Trent University (UK)

05/09/2016Opportunity

Do you wish to pursue a postgraduate degree in Agricultural and Environmental sciences at the Nottingham Trent University? Apply for a degree programme and a scholarship!
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Fully-funded fellowship to attend UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakesh Morocco

02/09/2016Opportunity

Are you interested in writing on issues of climate change? Do you want to attend the UNFCCC COP 22 in Marrakesh, Morocco? Then this might just be your opportuniy!!
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Become a voice for the Global South!

01/09/2016Opportunity

You are from the Global South and are dedicated to environmental sustainability? Become a tour speaker for 10 - 14 days in Germany and take advantage of this possibility to talk to politicians, journalists and climate-activists!
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A great opportunity to get funding

30/08/2016Opportunity

So finding funding for your conservation project has been a serious challenges and you don't know where to turn! The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund might just be able to help!! Why not apply today?
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Become a volunteer with the English for All Center in Burundi

29/08/2016Opportunity

Volunteer with the English for All Center in Burundi and help raise awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals while learning about the culture of the people.
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Fully Funded Workshop for African-based Agricultiral Research Scientist

27/08/2016Opportunity

African-based agricultural scientist and university-level teachers, can take an advantage of this opportunity and apply for a fully-funded Laboratory Training Workshop at the University of Cambridge
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Chevening Scholarships for Masters Programme

26/08/2016Opportunity

You are going to pursue your Master's degree in sustainable land management, soil or environmental sciences in the UK? Don't miss your chance! Apply for the Chevening Scholarship!
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Fellowship for Journalist to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity

25/08/2016Opportunity

You are a journalist covering environmental topics? Then why not apply to join a Fellowship program to run during the 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties (COP13) to the Convention on Biological Diversity in Cancun, Mexico, in December, 2016!
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Let The Marketplace work for you absolutely free!!

25/08/2016Opportunity

You are conducting capacity building exercises in the areas of sustainable land management, and/or addressing the issues of water and drought, and want to tell others? Then this Marketplace will do it for you for FREE!! Take a look here.
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Offer your expertise to the world

24/08/2016Opportunity

Let us help you find that job!!
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African Rift Valley Project Grant

23/08/2016Opportunity

Civil society organizations and research institutions in Ethiopia and Kenya planning to implement projects aimed at improving agro-ecology and pastoral livelihoods and contributing to the natural resource management are welcome to apply for a grant by the Christensen Fund.

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Funded PhD Positions at DENVI (University of Helsinki) in Finland

22/08/2016Opportunity

Here is an opportunity for those, who are willing to pursue their PhD degree in environmental sciences and sustainable development applying interdisciplinary approach in finding the solutions to tackle the complex environmental challenges.
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Land for Life Youth Social Media Activist Challenge

19/08/2016Opportunity

You are young and active! You are passionate about environment and conservation of land resources! You implement your own project in these fields that may inspire other people. Share your story with UNCCD and get a chance to become a winner of the challenge!
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Agriculture Analytics - Junior Specialist

18/08/2016Opportunity

Apply for a vacancy of a junior specialist in agriculture analytics with McKinsey & Company. You will work in one of their locations in North America or Europe as part of Food & Agriculture service line.
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Africa Regional International Staff/Student Exchange Programme

17/08/2016Opportunity

If you are a national of an African country registered for a Master's or PhD studies in agricultural or environmental related fields at an academic institution that is a member of ARISE consortium, then you have an opportunity to apply for this scholarship and spend more then 10 months at one of the ARISE partner institutions.
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The V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation Grants

16/08/2016Opportunity

Non-for-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) certification are welcome to apply for these projects grants with the focus on ecosystems resilience, protection and restoration, ecological stability and climate change.
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Join us on Facebook!

12/08/2016News

Follow us on Facebook and become a part of the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace Community! Here you can find not only information about the most exciting opportunities in sustainable land management but also have more space to share your ideas! Join us now!
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Fully Funded PhD Studentships at Roehampton University (UK)

12/08/2016Opportunity

International students from lower and middle income countries willing to pursue their PhD degree in environmental development at the Roehampton University (UK) are welcome to apply for this fully funded studentship offered by the Society of the Sacred Heart.
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Celebrating the International Youth Day by the English for All Center and the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace (Burundi)

12/08/2016News

It is indeed a great to celebrate the International Youth Day by getting new knowledge about the most precious resource that we have - our land? This is the idea behind the initiative by the English for All Center in Burundi and its founder and president Léonidas Ndereyimana. We are very pleased to support this initiative and wish organisers and participants a lot of joy and success!
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Consultant at Vital Signs in Kenya

11/08/2016Opportunity

Are you an experts in environmental policy and management? Then you can apply for a consultancy offered by the Vital Signs and the Kenyan Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources to monitor efforts in agriculture, ecosystem services and human wellbeing. 
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PhD positions at the University of Western Australia

10/08/2016Opportunity

If you are a graduate interested in soil sciences and restoration and willing to pursue their PhD degree in Australia, take an advantage of this opportunity offered by the Australian Research Council!
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Join Carib Web Dialogue online "The Environmental Sustainability Challenge" Today!

09/08/2016Opportunity

Join Dr. Richard Byron-Cox, the UNCCD Capacity Building Officer and Professor Valerie Stoute, Programme Professor Environmental Studies at the University of Trinidad and Tobago as they explore the challenges faced in achieving environmental sustainability in Caribbean nations today: August 9, from 10 - 11 am (AST). Don't miss it!
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Fully Funded Postdoctoral Research in Austria

09/08/2016Opportunity

You have a PhD degree and are interested in conducting research in environmental sciences, including ecosystem services and management, risk and resilience in Australia? This fully funded postdoctoral research grants by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis is a wonderful opportunity for you!
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Rothamsted International Fellowship Scheme (UK)

08/08/2016Opportunity

Young scientists from the developing countries conducting a research in agricultural and environmental sciences are welcome to submit their proposals for the 6 - 12 months fully funded fellowship by Rothamsted Research.
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Add Your Study Courses!

08/08/2016News

Your institution offers university programmes, training or online courses relevant to sustainable land management, soil sciences, land restoration and combating desertification and land degradation? Share the opportunities you offer with the world!
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ARCOS Small Grants Programme

05/08/2016Opportunity

Local NGOs and other local institutions in Eastern Africa are welcome to apply for small grants offering collaborative actions encouraging sustainable water services, land management and farming practices in the African Great Lake region.
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Fully Funded Postdoctoral Research in Environmental Sciences (Austria)

04/08/2016Opportunity

Environmental scientists with a PhD degree from all over the world are welcome to apply for the the post-doctoral research fellowship at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis in Laxenburg, Austria.
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Vacancy of a Scientific and Technical Committee Members of CGIAR

02/08/2016Opportunity

Are you a recognized scientist or a practitioner in the areas relevant to the "4 per 1000 Initiative: Soils for Food Security and Climate"? Become a member of the Scientific and Technical Committee of the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR).
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Memorial Grants for Conservation Research (Latin America)

01/08/2016Opportunity

You are a researchers from Latin American country and plan to implement an exceptional project that will have a sustainable impact on grassland conservation, then why not consider this grant opportunity is for you?
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Seed Fund for Research and Training

29/07/2016Opportunity

Nationals of Southeast Asian countries planning projects in agricultural and rural development, can apply for a start-up grant offered by The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA)!
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Student Grants for Latin American Students

27/07/2016Opportunity

You are from Latin America and pursue your Master's and PhD degree in Latin America or U.S.A.? You are conducting your research project, but lacks the funds? Then this small grant opportunity is for you!
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100&Change Award by MacArthur Foundation

26/07/2016Opportunity

Your organisation has an efficient and real solution to the most critical problems affecting people, places and the planet? Take part in the competition by MacArthur Foundation and use the opportunity to win an award of 100 million USD!
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Grants for Environmental Education

25/07/2016Opportunity

Your organization develops and implements environmental education projects and needs assistance with the same? Then this opportunity is for you! Don't miss the deadline, apply by August 12, 2016!
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Canada Grant for Local Initiatives in West Africa

22/07/2016Opportunity

You are going to implement a sustainable project that build the capacity of local actors and support community development while empowering individuals in West Africa, promoting equality between men and women and respecting the environment? Then apply for a grant by the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives!
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Youth Empowerment for Agripreneurship in West Africa

21/07/2016Opportunity

Young entrepreneurs with business ideas or a start-ups related to agriculture and sustainable land management, can apply for the project "Epowering Youths for Agripreneurship in West Africa" Deadline July 24!
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UN Summer Academy 2016 at the UN Campus in Bonn: "Shaping a Sustainable Future"

20/07/2016Opportunity

Following the spirit of the UN Organizations in Bonn in ‘Shaping a Sustainable Future’ this edition will focus on Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, including the Sustainable Development Goals, along with the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. Register now!
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Darwin Initiative Grants for Biodiversity Projects in Developing Countries

19/07/2016Opportunity

Take  advantage of this wonderful grant opportunity for biodiversity projects focused on capacity building, training, research and protection of natural environment in a developing country. Application deadline August 10, 2016!
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme (Mexico)

18/07/2016Opportunity

This fellowship programme offers the possibility for PhD graduates from developing countries to pursue their post-doctoral research in the fields of natural sciences including agriculture and earth science in Mexico.
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Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

15/07/2016Opportunity

You have been awarded a PhD degree in life sciences in the last two years? Apply for a Science & SciLifeLab Prize honoring outstanding doctoral research by August 1, 2016!
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Attend the UNCCD Online Forum on Green Jobs Today!

15/07/2016News

The e-forum "Empowering Youth through Green Jobs" will take place today from 2 to 3 p.m. CEST (German Time) on the  occasion of the World Youth Skill Day. Green jobs and green entrepreneurship opportunities are the topics we will discuss.
Join us today at http://bit.ly/29iPu5y (for google account) or http://bit.ly/29BLBYh (without google account).
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Grants for Conservation Projects Worldwide

14/07/2016Opportunity

Your non-for-profit organization plans to implement a conservation project? Apply for a grant offered by European Outdoor Conservation Association by August 1, 2016!
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Agriculture and Food Security Specialist (South Korea)

13/07/2016Opportunity

The vacancy of an Agriculture and Food Security Specialist at the Green Climate Fund (GCF) offers you an opportunity to become a part of a growing organization and to enhance the capacity of the Secretariat in shaping GCF funded projects and programmes in the areas of agricultural development and climate change adaptation.
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PhD Student Position in Microbial Phosphorus Cycling in Forest Soils (Germany)

12/07/2016Opportunity

This PhD Student Position at the University of Bayreuth is a wonderful opportunity to conduct your research and get a PhD degree in Microbial Phosphorus Cycling in Forest Soils in Germany. Application process is open, apply now!
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E-Forum "Empowering Youth through Green Jobs"

12/07/2016Opportunity

Join us at the e-forum "Empowering Youth through Green Jobs" on Friday, July 15 from 2 to 3 p.m. CEST (German time). On the occasion of the World Youth Skill Day, we will discuss how young people relate to sustainable land management, green jobs and green entrepreneurship opportunities, which skills are needed for green jobs and many other related questions. Join us at http://bit.ly/29iPu5y (for google account) or http://bit.ly/29BLBYh (without google account).
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STEM Prize for Young Africans

11/07/2016Opportunity

Young citizens of Cameroon, Chad, Central African Republic, Congo, Gabon and Equatorial Guinea between the ages of 13 – 21 years old, who wish to pursue a career in environmental sciences, are welcome to apply for a STEM Prize! Deadline: July 31st, 2016.
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The African Drought Conference in Namibia

08/07/2016News

The government of Namibia is hosting an African Drought Conference which will take place at the Windhoek Country Club Resort from 15-19 August 2016. The conference is one of the distinct outcomes of the Namib Declaration adopted at the UNCCD COP 11/Decision 36 which emphasized a stronger UNCCD for land degradation neutrality.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Thailand

07/07/2016Opportunity

A three-year postdoctoral fellowship for PhD graduates from developing countries who work there at a research or teaching institution in the areas of organic chemistry, biotechnology, bioinformatics, and related disciplines.
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Marie Curie Researcher (Ireland)

05/07/2016Opportunity

Do you want to pursue a PhD degree with a focus on sustainable treatment technologies using mixed waste media to mitigate agricultural contaminants in land drainage? Apply for a INSPIRATION Marie Skodowska Curie Innovative Training Network by July 20, 2016!
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Internship in Cambodia: "Conservation, Water and Development in a Changing Climate"

04/07/2016Opportunity

You have an interest in the developments taking place in a Changing Climate" and would like to know and travel around Cambodia? Then this is a great opportunity for you! Apply now!!
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United Nations University Intensive Core Courses (Japan)

01/07/2016Opportunity

Learn interdisciplinary and multilateral approaches to sustainable development, global change and planetary boundaries, natural capital and biodiversity and the role of the UN in addressing this challenges! Apply for intensive courses at the United Nations University - Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability by July 15!
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The 2016 Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award

30/06/2016Opportunity

Entrepreneurs from around the world with innovative ideas and projects, and lucrative business models contributing to environmental and social sustainability are welcome to apply for the Sustainable Entrepreneurship Award!
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Don't miss the deadline! Join our Team!

28/06/2016Opportunity

Apply for the Internship to assist in content management and social media for the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace in Bonn (Germany)! We are looking forward to your application! Deadline: June 30, 2016!
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SEARCA Master's and PhD Scholarships

28/06/2016Opportunity

If you are a student from a member country of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization and wish to pursue your master's or PhD degree in agricultural or biological sciences, economics and agribusiness, forestry, environmental sciences, agro-industrial technology and engineering and related fields, then this a chance for you to get a scholarship for your endeavour.
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Poster Contest: Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too

27/06/2016Opportunity

Use your imaginations, express your ideas on the World Food Day theme: "Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too"! by taking part in the poster contest by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations! Open for young people between 5 and 19 year old from all over the world!
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Master and Doctoral Scholarship for South African students

24/06/2016Opportunity

South African students willing to pursue their master's or doctoral degree in various disciplines, including environmental, agricultural or soil sciences, forestry or sustainable land management, are welcome to apply for a scholarschip offered by the National Research Foundation.
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Water Advanced Research and Innovation Fellowship for Indians (U.S.A)

23/06/2016Opportunity

Indian students and researchers in water science and engineering are welcome to apply for an internship and fellowship at the he University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the Daugherty Water for Food Institute in the U.S.A. You will get an access to university’s scientific facilities and will get a chance to collaborate with your colleagues in the U.S.A. Do not miss the chance!
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Associate or Senior Editor in Biogeoscience (USA, UK or China)

23/06/2016Opportunity

Are you looking for a new challenge as a member of an editorial team in the areas of biogeochemistry, carbon cycle dynamics, and soil science in either London, New York of Shanghai? Apply now for a Associate or Senior Editor in Biogeoscience at Springer Nature as soon as possible!
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PhD program in Food and agricultural science, technology and biotechnology (Italy)

22/06/2016Opportunity

If you are intent on pursuing your PhD research in food and agricultural sciences in Italy, please apply for the scholarship at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia by June 30!
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Radcliffe Institute for Advance Study Fellowship Programme (UK)

21/06/2016Opportunity

If you are a researcher pursuing advanced work in environmental sciences and sustainable land management or a writer with exceptional accomplishments, please apply for the Radcliffe Institute Fellowship Programme.
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Deadline approaching: African Food Prize

20/06/2016Opportunity

If you or your organization has made an extraordinary contribution in sustainable agriculture and food security for all Africans, here is your chance to win a USD 100,000 award. Deadline is June 24, 2016.
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Celebrate the "World Day to Combat Desertification" with us today!

17/06/2016News

Join the UNCCD campaigns on the occasion of the World Day to Combat Desertification? Celebrate it with us today and share with us your stories!
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Don't miss the Film Screening of "Ethiopia Rising" in Berlin today!

17/06/2016News

Join us today in Berlin to celebrate the World Day to Combat Desertification! We will show the film "Ethiopia Rising" followed by a discussion with the film's director Mark Dodd and Advisor to the UNCCD Executive Secretary Sandrine Jaufrett. Do not miss it!
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Young African Entrepreneurs Competition

14/06/2016Opportunity

You have a start-up having innovative solutions for sustainable development in Africa and in particular in the areas of agribusiness, natural resourses and the green economy, then this is a chance for you to present your business and innovation at the The 5th RUFORUM Biennial Conference in Cape Town, South Africa!
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Green Motions Film Competition

13/06/2016Opportunity

You have produced a film showing positive, constructive and solution-oriented impact on sustainability and environmental issues, then apply now for the Green Motion Film Competition.
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Ignite Agribusiness Fellowship for Women

10/06/2016Opportunity

Are you a young woman and want to start your agribusiness in Ghana? Do you have an innovative, profitable and sustainable idea? Then this is a chance for you to win the fellowship by GUZAKUZA!
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Master Scholarship programme for International Students (Italy)

09/06/2016Opportunity

You want to pursue your master's degree in agricultural, agro-environmental, crops and plant sciences, environmental and food economics, or green areas and landscape design in Milan (Italy), then this is a chance for you to study with a scholarship!
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Research Training Fellowship for Developing Country Scientists in India

08/06/2016News

Young scientists from the member-countries of the Centre for Science and Technology of the Non-Aligned and Other Developing countries (NAM S&T Centre) willing to conduct a 6-month research at an academic institution in India are welcome to apply for a fellowship by the NAM S&T Centre.
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Join the Campaign of World Day to Combat Desertification and get a Certificate of Participation!

08/06/2016Opportunity

Less then 10 days left until the World Day to Combat Desertification. You can be a part of the global social media campaign! In just few steps you can join us and receive a certificate for your commitment!
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Bayer Foundation Fellowship for International Researchers (Germany)

07/06/2016Opportunity

You are an international student willing to conduct your research in agro-sciences in Germany, or you are a German student willing to do research abroad. Then this is an opportunity for you! Deadline: July 18.
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Scholarships for Master Students from ASEAN (Vietnam)

06/06/2016Opportunity

Students from the countries of the Association Of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) willing to pursue their degree at the Vietnam National University of Forestry, can apply for this opportunity.
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DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service Scholarships (Germany)

03/06/2016Opportunity

A wonderful opportunity if you wish to pursue your post-graduate degree in Germany in the areas relevant to sustainable development. Check it now!
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Read the new 18th edition of the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace Newsletter!

03/06/2016News

The 18th edition of the UNCCD Capacity Building Marktplace Newsletter is released! Here you will discover inter alia much about how we actually work and find opportunities to get engaged! Read it now!
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Fellowship for Young Scientist from Developing Countries

02/06/2016Opportunity

If you are from developing country and willing to conduct your 3 to 12-month research in the natural sciences at an institution in a developing country other then your own, then this is the fellowship opportunity for you!
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Russell E. Train Fellowship for Myanmar Students

01/06/2016Opportunity

Students in Myanmar pursuing graduate degrees in environmental sciences, sustainable forestry, sustainable development, conservation and other relevant fields, can apply now for the Russell E. Train Education for Nature fellowship!
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Monash South Africa Lead Fellowship Programme (South Africa)

31/05/2016Opportunity

Young South African entrepreneurs offering innovative solutions to environmental challenges are invited to apply for the Leading Entrepreneurs for African Development fellowship.
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Science Award in Global Ecological Intensification

30/05/2016Opportunity

Agronomic scientists from all over the world are welcome to apply for the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) Science Award honouring outstanding achievements in development of high-yield crop production systems that protect soil and environmental quality and conserve natural resources.
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Scholarships for a Kenyan Student for MSc Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology (UK)

27/05/2016Opportunity

Keniyan students in pursuit of an MSc degree in Environmental Sustainability and Green Technology at the Keele University, can apply by June 30 for this scholarship opportunity!
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Apply now for the Internship at the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace

26/05/2016Opportunity

Are you used to work with information and communication technologies and in particular in Sharepoint? UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace offers you an internship to support user education and site administration for the Capacity Building Marketplace. We need you NOW!!
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International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2016 (Japan)

26/05/2016Opportunity

If you are a young researcher from developing countries involved in agriculture, forestry, food security and related fields, apply now for the Japan International Award for Young Agricultural Researchers 2016! Deadline: June 17, 2016.
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Discover the New Interface of the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace

25/05/2016News

You have noticed that the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace has a new first page interface. We hope to make your navigation through the website even more easy and convenient.
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Grant for a Collaborative Project by Ukrainian and U.S. Researchers

25/05/2016Opportunity

Ukrainian and U.S. scientists planning joint research focusing on agriculture and in particular sustainable farming are welcome to submit their proposals for 2016 U.S. - Ukraine Agricultural Research Competition. Deadline: June 15, 2016.
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Course on UN Country Programming in the Context of the Agenda 2030 (Germany)

24/05/2016News

The UN staff and strategic planners are welcome to participate in the course in Bonn (Germany) focusing on 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the related key financing architecture and the Paris Agreement. Deadline: July 19, 2016.
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Find Upcoming Events on Sustainable Land Management

23/05/2016Opportunity

The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace offers you an opportunity to discover upcoming events worldwide on Sustainable Land Management and combating desertification. Here you can find conferences, workshops and meetings.
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Senior Climate Change and Land-use Consultant (Indonesia)

23/05/2016Opportunity

Apply for a consultancy position at the South Pole Group by May 31 and lead the acquisition, coordination and management of projects on climate change, forestry, land use, supply chain sustainability and natural resource management in Indonesia.
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International Fellowship in Agriculture and Allied Sciences

20/05/2016Opportunity

If you are going to pursue your doctoral degree in agriculture sciences apply for a fellowship offered by the Indian Council of Agricultural Research! Deadline: June 30, 2016
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Award for Women in Wheat Research

19/05/2016Opportunity

Women academics working on wheat research in the early stage of their careers are welcome to apply for the Jeanie Borlaug Laube Award!
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The Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

18/05/2016Opportunity

Do you know individuals or organizations having remarkable achievements working in the fields of environment and humanity? Make a nomination for the award from John and Alice Tyler Charitable Trusts!
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Fellowship Programme for PhD and Post-doctoral Researchers in Turkey

17/05/2016Opportunity

International doctoral and post-doctoral candidates from around the world conducting their research in natural sciences and agriculture, including sustainable land management and soil sciences are welcome to apply for a fellowship programme in Turkey.
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Make a Pledge for Sustainable Development!

17/05/2016Opportunity

Celebrate the World Day to Combat Desertification with the UNCCD! Make a pledge to reduce your land footprint and contribute to sustainable development!
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The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

16/05/2016Opportunity

If you have exceptional science-based accomplishments in agriculture and food production, apply by June 30 for a the Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application!
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World Summit Awards

13/05/2016Opportunity

If you have a digital innovation having positive impact on society, environment and in particular on sustainable land management, please apply for the World Summit Awards 2016! Deadline: July 15, 2016. 
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Workshop on Management of Innovation in the Agricultural Sector (Kazakhstan)

12/05/2016Opportunity

If you are a early career researcher from Kazakhstan or the UK working on innovation in the agricultural sector, then this is a wonderful opportunity for you to take part in the fully funded five-day workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Deadline: May 20, 2016.
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Nuffield Farming Scholarships for Australians

11/05/2016News

Owners, managers or active members of farming businesses are welcome to apply for the Nuffield scholarship for Australian Primary Producers.
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Job opportunity: Research Assistant at UNCCD

10/05/2016Opportunity

Apply now for a consultancy at the UNCCD Secretariat to assist in preparation of the report on the Global Land Outlook. Deadline: May 20, 2016.

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Humboldt Research Fellowship for Postdoctoral Researchers

09/05/2016Opportunity

Scientists with PhD degrees doing their research in different fields, including agriculture, forestry, soil science, crop production, and water management, are welcome to apply for a post-doctoral fellowship from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.
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Subscribe for the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace Newsletter

09/05/2016News

The new issue of the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace newsletter is comming soon. Subscribe now to get it free!
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Article: Zero net livelihood degradation – the quest for a multidimensional protocol to combat desertification

06/05/2016Background

The author of this article suggests a new angle on the concept of Zero Land Degradation. He emphasizes  the importance of asset pentagon where means of subsistence are derived from a combination of livelihood strategies rather than from agriculture alone.
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Jack Kimmel International Grants

06/05/2016Opportunity

Here is a wonderful opportunity for you to get financial support for your research in the areas of root and soil management, planting and establishment, plant health care and urban forestry. Candidates from all over the world without an age limit can apply for a grant from the TREE Fund.
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Deadline approaching: IPBES Fellowship Pilot Programme

03/05/2016Opportunity

Become a co-author of the global assessment on biodiversity and ecosystem services and enhance your capacities in this field. Deadline: May 5, 2016.
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Win a Young Environmental Leader Award by Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative!

03/05/2016Opportunity

You are a young leader dedicated to sustainable development and preservation of environtment. You are engaged in a sivil society organization/NGO. Then your organizationcan nominate you for the award offered by the Joke Waller-Hunter Initiative!
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Knowledge Management Internship for TVETipedia at the UNESCO-UNEVOC

02/05/2016Opportunity

Do you want an excellent opportunity to enhance your knowledge management skills in an international setting working with one of the best known UN agencies? Then this UNESCO-UNEVOC internship is what you are looking for!!
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Knowledge Management Intern for World TVET Database (Germany)

02/05/2016Opportunity

So you want to know the internal workings of knowledge management at a UN organization! Then UNESCO-UNIVOC is the ideal place to begin!!
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Stockholm Environment Institute Grants

29/04/2016Opportunity

Not-for-profit organisations and networks organizing events to share knowledge in environmental sustainable development, gender equality and poverty reduction in Asia are welcome to apply for a grant from Sida-SEI Strategic Fund.
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Apply for a Master on Integrated Drylands Management in Tunisia

29/04/2016Opportunity

This Joint Master program in cooperation with the United Nations University is a wonderful opportunity to learn interdisciplinary approaches on solving problems attributed to drylands.
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Career Opportunity: Consultant on Forest and Landscape Restoration

28/04/2016Opportunity

The Food and Agriculture Organization seeks an expert to elaborate a draft Regional Strategy and Action Plan on Forest and Landscape Restoration for the Asia-Pacific Region. The work is home based with travel.
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Apply for a Doctoral Research Award in Canada

27/04/2016Opportunity

Citizens and permanent residents of Canada and students from developing countries pursuing doctoral studies at a Canadian university are welcome to apply for research awards in agriculture, environment and climate change!
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in India

26/04/2016Opportunity

Researchers from developing countries with a doctoral degree in agriculture, earth sciences and other disciplines are welcome to apply for a 6 - 12 month fellowship in India!
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Commonwealth Professional Fellowships

25/04/2016Opportunity

Mid-career professionals from developing Commonwealth countries are welcome to apply for a fellowship to conduct research in the fields of agriculture, forestry, environment and related disciplines at a UK host organisation.
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Environmental and Sustainability Professional Fellowship: ASEAN & U.S.A.

22/04/2016Opportunity

Young leaders from East Asia Pacific apply for 5.5-week Environmental and Sustainability Professional Fellowship in the U.S.A!
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Meet the Winners of the Capacity Building Marketplace Innovative Ideas Competition!

21/04/2016News

Discover who are the winners of the recently held “The Capacity Building Marketplace Innovative Ideas Competition,” which ran until the end of March.
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Fellowships for Post-Doctoral Researchers

21/04/2016Opportunity

Scientists in the fields of agriculture, food security and forests from the OECD participating countries are welcome to apply for a research fellowship.
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Apply for Knowledge Management Internship the UNESCO-UNEVOC

20/04/2016Opportunity

Contribute to the development of the World Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Database. You can prove your analytical and research skills getting an experience in the UN.
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Africa Prize for Sub-Saharan African in Engineering Innovation

20/04/2016Opportunity

Do you have an innovative engineering solution addressing social and environmental challenges in Sub-Saharan Africa? Apply for an Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation by June 30!
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Excellence Visits the Marketplace when Dr. Şenyaz comes calling

19/04/2016News

Dr. Ahmet Şenyaz, a forest engineer and an advisor to the Ministry of Forest and Water of the Republic of Turkey, recently called at the Marketplace where he met Head of the Team, Dr. Richard Byron-Cox.
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US-Arab Joint Research Competition for Young Women Researchers

19/04/2016Opportunity

Young Arab female researchers in the Middle East and North Africa and their counterparts in the U.S.A. are welcome to submit proposals for collaborative scientific work focusing on agricultural sciences and in particular on soil and water management and climate adaptation.
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Ugandan eco-entrepreneurs: Turn you ideas into actions!

18/04/2016Opportunity

Do you have a project solution in agricultural field including land management, food security, ecosystem preservation, crop protection, land degradation or water management? Then here is your opportunity!!
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And now an introduction to the Winners!!

18/04/2016News

We are very pleased to introduce to the winners of “The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace Innovative Ideas Competition.”
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Yau are invited to take part in this MOOC, introductory course on soils

15/04/2016Opportunity

This MOOC is an introductory course on soils and sustainable soil management, that will help raise awareness, and show people how important soils are for life by connecting to soil-related issues that participants may experience from wherever they are in world. The course was developed by Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
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Apply for a Master's Degree Scholarship at the University of Sheffield

15/04/2016Opportunity

If you are a student from a developing country willing to pursue your master's degree in development or environmental studies at the University of Sheffield (UK), apply for a scholarship by May 13, 2016.
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The Winner of ReSource Award 2016 is Announced! Now it's Your Chance!!

14/04/2016News

The winner of ReSource Award 2016 is announced. We congratulate "Pump for Life" by MSABI that was awarded with 75,000 USD  and tailor-made coaching over the next three years by the Swiss Re Foundation. You also have a chance to apply for the ReSource Award 2017 by submitting your proposal by April 30, 2016!
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Doctoral Scholarships at the University of Bonn (Germany)

13/04/2016Opportunity

A number of scholarships are available at the University of Bonn for outstanding graduates pursuing their doctoral degree in agriculture, environmental sciences and development studies.
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The Great Wall Fellowships Programme in China

12/04/2016Opportunity

The scholarship is offered for international students pursuing their under- and postgraduate degree in agricultural, environmental sciences and development studies.
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Environmental Project Grants

11/04/2016Opportunity

The funding is available for American not-for-profit organizations working in collaboration with their counterparts in Central Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Southeast Europe, the Baltic states, Russia and Mongolia on environmental issues including land use planning.
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Find out who won the Capacity Building Marketplace Innovative Ideas Competition

08/04/2016News

Want to know if your idea won the Innovative Ideas Competition? Then visit the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace on Monday, follow us on Facebok and Twitter!
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John Dillon Fellowship

08/04/2016Opportunity

Are you a young agricultural scientists or economists from partner countries of the Australian Center for International Agricultural Research? Then apply for a fellowship aimed to enhance your career development opportunities!
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Join IPBES Webinar today from 3 to 4 pm CEST!

07/04/2016News

This first in the series of IBES webinars will provide you with information regarding the assessment process of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
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Grant for NGOs seeking to implement software initiatives

07/04/2016Opportunity

The Gadfly Project offers in-kind grant for NGO intent to implement a mobile application contributing to preservation of nature and well-being of humans. All applications meeting eligibility criteria will be accepted.
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Winners of Innovative Ideas Competition to be revealed on Monday!

06/04/2016News

Did you participate in the participate in the recent "The Capacity Building Marketplace Innovative Ideas Competition?" Would you like to know who won? Would you like to know which idea was judged to be the best? Then check the Marketplace next Monday!! All will be revealed!!
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African Entrepreneurship Award

06/04/2016Opportunity

Are you a citizen of an African country and have a business idea in the field of environment and education that will improve the living conditions of your communities? Then, apply for African Entrepreneurship Award!
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Deadline is approaching: Call for Paper for International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture in Thailand

05/04/2016News

Registration and abstract submission for the International Conference on Inventions and Innovations for Sustainable Agriculture in Thailand is open until April 7, 2016!
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PhD Fellowship for Women Scientists from Least Developed Countries

05/04/2016Opportunity

Women scientists from Sub-Saharan Africa and least developed countries wishing to pursue PhD degrees in agriculture and earth sciences at one of the universities in the developing country are invited to apply for a full fellowship.
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Scholarships for Distance Learning of MSc in Tropical Forestry

04/04/2016Opportunity

Nationals of countries, members of the British Commonwealth are welcome to apply for a full-funded scholarship to obtain MSc in Tropical Forestry at Bangor University by distance learning. Deadline: May 3, 2016  
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Webinar Series by Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

04/04/2016Opportunity

The first webinar is scheduled for April 7 15:00-16:00 CEST, and provides an introduction to the IPBES assessment process.
Experts interested in participating in the upcoming global assessments are particularly encouraged to take part in this webinar series.
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Calouste Gulbenkian Prize

01/04/2016Opportunity

Nominations for the Calouste Gulbenkian Prize worth 250,000 EUR are open until May 15. A third party can nominate individuals and institutions making substantial positive impact in conservation and environment.
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Join Online Discussion on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation

31/03/2016News

With this, e-Discussion, UNDP hopes to engage stakeholder groups, experts, practitioners and policy-makers across the globe in a dialogue to capture experiences and feedback to guide the development of an integrated Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation mainstreaming framework.
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Fellowships for Postgraduate Researchers in Brazil

31/03/2016Opportunity

If you are a researcher from developing country pursuing your PhD degree in your home country then apply for a fellowship offered by the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in collaboration with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) in Brazil.
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Iso Lomso Fellowships for Young African Researchers

30/03/2016News

Did you finish PhD degree in 2009 or later? Did your research focused on agriculture, environmental issues and sustainable land management? Will you be doing further research atan academic or research institution in one of the African countries? Then apply now for the  fellowships for young African scholars from the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study.
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Travel Grant for African Researchers to Participate in EuroScience Open Forum

28/03/2016Opportunity

If you are a researcher from an African country and willing to exchange with your colleagues, politicians and businessmen around the world about solutions in the areas of environment, health and the bio-revolution, then apply now for a travel grant from the Robert Bosch Stiftung to attend the EuroScience Open Forum in Manchester.
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Addis Ababa University Brings the Sustainable Development Goals to the Publlic!

24/03/2016News

Attend the major public lecture on March 25 in Addis Ababa University. The topic is "The importance of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 agenda to the future of mankind”. The lecture will be delivered by the UNCCD Capacity Building Officer Dr. Richard Byron-Cox.
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The Norman Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application

24/03/2016Opportunity

If you have achieved exceptional science-based accomplishments in the fields of agriculture and food production, and you work or have worked closely with farmers, animal herders, fishers or others in rural communities, then you should apply for the Norman Borlaug Award. Deadline: June 30, 2016.
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Consulting Land Water Nexus at UNCCD

23/03/2016Opportunity

Apply for a consultancy at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) to prepare a working paper focusing on land and water relationships for mitigation of land degradation and drought. Deadline: April 21, 2016.
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International Conference on Restoration of Arid Lands and Combat of Desertification

23/03/2016News

This conference in London will bring together scientists and practitioners to discuss drylands restoration and desertification and to find solutions base on the use of best practices.
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E-learning course "Do It Your Soil"

22/03/2016Opportunity

Learn about soil processes and their practical relevance such as water balance, its fertility, erosion and sustainable use of soil in a free e-learning course.
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Join the Team of the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace

21/03/2016Opportunity

Apply for the internship to assist in Sharepoint content management for the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace, enhance your capacities and get an insight into our work. Application deadline: March 30, 2016
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WOCAT Tablet App on Sustainable Land Management

18/03/2016News

The WOCAT SLM App, a new educational tool that introduces the broad public to Sustainable Land Management is available in Apple and Google Playstore free of charge. It illustrates how land users around the globe care for their land and maintain healthy natural resources: soils, water, and vegetation.
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Science-Policy Forum will be featured at the United Nations Environment Assembly

17/03/2016News

The Science-Policy Forum at UNEA-2 will bring together policy-makers, scientists, researchers and civil society to further the science-policy dialogue and to develop specific steps on how to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Postdoctoral Fellowships are open for the citizens of African countries

16/03/2016Opportunity

If you are an African postdoctoral researcher working in the area of effective management and protection of resources and development of sustainable livelihood strategies then apply for a fellowship by the Volkswagen Foundation and conduct a collaborative research with an academic institution in Germany. Deadline: April 6, 2016.
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Addis Ababa University brings the Sustainable Development Goals to the public!

15/03/2016Opportunity

“The importance of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and the Post-2015 agenda to the future of mankind” is the topic of a major public leture to be held on March 25 at the  Addis Ababa University, one of Ethiopia’s premier learning institutions.
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Research Grant for Sustainable Development in Southeast Asia

14/03/2016Opportunity

If you are a Southeast Asian national conducting a research in sustainable agricultural and rural development in the region, then apply for the start-up funds by the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture. Application deadline: August 1, 2016
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Deadline approaching: UNCCD Marketplace Ideas Competition

11/03/2016Opportunity

You still have a chance to win wonderful prizes by submiting your ideas of how we can improve the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace and make it better for you. Just follow these few steps and don't miss the opportunity to become a winner! Deadline: March 15, 2016.
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Find International Professionals in Sustainable Land Management

10/03/2016Opportunity

Are you looking for a professional in sustainable land management? In our section "Profiles of Professionals" you can find experts in different fields relevant for sustainable land management and combating desertification in different regions.
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MSc in International Environmental Studies

09/03/2016Opportunity

This free graduate programme is open to students holding a bachelor degree in the sciences and/or humanities. Deadline: November 30, 2016.
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The Third Global Conference on Agricultural Research and Development in South Africa

07/03/2016News

Participants will discuss strategies to make agri-food research and innovation systems stronger, more effective, and more sustainable contributing to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals.
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Submit your Ideas and Win Wonderful Prizes!

04/03/2016Opportunity

In just three clicks, tell us how we can improve the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace and reach more people and get a chance to win prizes of 150€, 100€ and 50€.
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Deadline approaching: Capacity Development and Regional Advocacy on Biofortification (Ghana)

03/03/2016Opportunity

The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FAR) is recruiting a consultant on long term basis to provide support to core capacity development actions as well as regional advocacy on biofortification activities. Apply today!
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4th International Educational Games Competition

02/03/2016Opportunity

You developed a digital or non-digital game pursuing educational goal and contributing to the learning of environmental topics including sustainable land management, then apply for the 4th International Educational Games Competition by June 17, 2016 and get a chance to win an award.
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International Conference on Pulses for Health, Nutrition and Sustainable Agriculture in Drylands (Morocco)

01/03/2016Opportunity

The conference brings together scientists, policy-makers, extension workers, traders and entrepreneurs to discuss the various contributions of pulses to sustainable land management, food and nutritional security and ecosystem with a regional focus on Africa. Participants of the conference are welcome to submit an abstract by March 5, 2016.
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Aga Khan Foundation: International Scholarships 2016 - 2017

29/02/2016Opportunity

Students from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Madagascar and Mozambique in pursuit of Master's and PhD degrees in  environmental studies, sustainable land management, agriculture and development studies are welcome to apply for the international scholarships of the Aga Khan Foundation. Deadline: March 16 or 31 depending on country.
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Workshop on Sustainable Forestry in United Kingdom

26/02/2016News

Join a workshop enhancing your and your organization's capacity and ability to deliver economically, socially and environmentally sustainable forestry.
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Capacity Building Marketplace Innovative Ideas Competition

25/02/2016News

Capacity Building Marketplace launches an all new innovative Ideas Competition to make opportunities more accessible to all our users. Join the Competition now!! The prize for the Beat Idea is €150 Euro, second best is €100 Euro, and third best is €50. Competition closes​​ March15th midnight CET
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Become a Young Environmental Jouralist of the Year!

25/02/2016Opportunity

If you are a young journalist from Asia and write on environmental issues, then it is your chance to win the award of the Young Environmental Journalist of the Year sponsored by the Singapore Environmental Council!
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Apply for SEED Awards for Locally-led Start-Ups!

24/02/2016Opportunity

If you are a social enterpreneur from the country with eveloping and emerging economy and contiribute to environmental sustainability and eradication of poverty while contributing to a greener economy, then apply for the SEED Grant by March 21, 2016!
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Urgent: Internship to assist in SharePoint content management for the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace

24/02/2016Opportunity

Internship position is now open at the Marketplace to assist in SharePoint content management.  Students of computer science and programming are specially encouraged to apply.
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Capacity Building Marketplace launches a new Facebook Page

23/02/2016News

The Capacity Building Marketplace has launched a New Facebook page. This page will feature more capacity Building opportunities, events and competition hosted by the Marketplace Team. Click here to like our new page: https://www.facebook.com/UNCCDCBMarketplace/?ref=hl
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The 2016 Caux Dialogue on Land and Security

23/02/2016News

Find and share effective, creative and inspiring solutions to complex problems of land degradation and desertification from June 29 to July 3, 2016 in Switzerland.
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Online Course in International Environmental Negotiations

22/02/2016Opportunity

This course give you an opportunity to enhance your capacities in negotiations in general and multilateral negotiations in particular. Most importantly, you will learn the specifics of environmental negotiations.

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International Training Course on Combating Desertification (Turkey)

19/02/2016Opportunity

Turkish UNCCD National Focal Point calls for applications for one-week training course in Konya-Mersin under the COP12 Ankara Initiative.
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The Marketplace hits the ground: ​Addressing sustainable land management through microfinancing in Uganda

18/02/2016News

An engaging story by Abraham Nida about his travel to Uganda and his experience with Assist Community Initiatives providing microcredits to smallholder farmers aiming at increasing their capacity for sustainable land management and climate change adaptation.
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Internship opportunity at UNCCD for Chinese speaking students and graduates

17/02/2016Opportunity

You will have a chance to assist the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace in researching and collecting content in Chinese language and support the Marketplace outreach to the Chinese speaking audience. Deadline: February 29, 2016
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The second week of the E-Learning Course "The UNCCD Process" starts

15/02/2016Opportunity

Last week our course participants were introduced to the history and evolution of the UNCCD as well as its structure and bodies. This week you will learn about the UNCCD Secretariat, the Global Mechanism and the entire UNCCD process.
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GEF Small Grants Programme supports Sustainable Land Management Projects

12/02/2016Opportunity

NGOs and community groups planning a project to improve agro-ecosystem, forest landscape and to enhance the livelihoods of local people are welcome to apply for a GEF's Small Grant Programme.
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Full-scholarship for Orphaned and Bereaved Students

12/02/2016Opportunity

You will get a possibility to improve your skills and knowledge in the study camp and get prepared to apply for undergraduate studies at one of the renown universities worldwide. BSc in Environmental sciences or Sustainable Land Management are among the degrees you can acquire with the support of this Ashinaga Scholarship.
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Learn agro-ecological approaches for sustainable agriculture

11/02/2016Opportunity

At this two-week training course, from April 27 to May 12, you will learn how to reach sustainable agricultural growth while minimizing environmental damage. Organizers promise to share with you relevant research technologies, applications and practices.
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Become a Young Eco-Hero Winner

10/02/2016Opportunity

If you are between 8 and 16 years old and you have been working to preserve land, water and biodiversity around you, or you were teaching others how to protect the environment, then please apply for the Young Eco-Hero Awards 2016. Deadline: February 28.
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Start of the E-Learning Course "The UNCCD Process"

09/02/2016News

We are pleased to announce the start of the new e-learning course "The UNCCD Process". Video lectures and reading materials are now available online, so you can schedule your learning process flexibly. We are looking forward to your participation.
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Vacancy: Project Officer – FLEUVE project

09/02/2016Opportunity

Deadline this week: IUCN is seeking a project officer for the FLEUVE project, in Chad and Burkina Faso. (French)
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Vacancy: Professor of Soil Resources in Switzerland

05/02/2016Opportunity

The Department of Environmental Systems Science of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) is looking for a professor of Soil Resources.
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Short Course on Integrated Soil Health and Fertility Management in Kenya

04/02/2016News

Indepth Research Services organize a five-days course teaching concepts and strategies to maximize profit, increase agronomic use efficiency and conserve soil. The course will take place from February 22 to 26 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Undergraduate Studies in Agriculture with a Scholarship Opportunity in Ireland

03/02/2016Opportunity

University College Dublin offers undergraduate courses in Agriculture and Land Management with a scholarship possibility covering the tuition fees for Non-EU residents. Application deadline ranges from January 31 to March 31, 2016.
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Registration for the E-Learning Course "The UNCCD Process" is still open

02/02/2016News

Around 200 participants registered for the e-learning course "The UNCCD Process", since the registration opened last Monday. The geographical scope includes Africa, South and North America, Asia and Europe. The course starts on February 8, 2016.
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Three internships openings at the UNCCD Global Mechanism in Germany and Italy

01/02/2016Opportunity

You have a chance to get experience in the UN institution combating land degradation and desertification, get in-depth understanding of the UNCCD Global Mechanism and be involved in the Land Degradation Neutrality projects. Deadline: February 6, 2016
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Apply today for a Fellowship for Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs

29/01/2016Opportunity

As a women owning your small and medium business in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa, you are invited to apply for a funded accelerator programme by the Vital Voices. Deadline is January 30, 2016.
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Project Funds by the Turing Foundation

28/01/2016Opportunity

If you are planning a project in sustainable agriculture in one of these countries - Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, D.R. Congo, Guinee, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone and Togo, - then please apply for the Turing Foundation project grant.
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New UNCCD e-learning course!

27/01/2016News

Register now for a new eLearning course “The UNCCD Process”, developed by the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace.
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Deadline approaching: World Bank's Robert S. McNamara Fellowship

26/01/2016Opportunity

Until February 2nd, you have a possibility to apply for the Robert S. McNamara Fellowship in Development Studies. A scholarship covers up to 25,000 EUR for a 6- to 10-month research starting between July and December 2016.
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GOPA Consultants is looking for a Consultant in Natural Resources Management and Climate Change

25/01/2016Opportunity

Apply for a consultancy position focusing on the projects in the areas of natural resource management and protection, forestry, REDD, land management and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The duty station is in Germany with regular travels abroad.
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The Rural Development Conference in Thailand

22/01/2016News

The Rural Development Conference will place from March 13 to 15, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand. The agenda includes issues as land and food security, land and water resources management, climate change and other topics related to rural and agricultural development.
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Apply for a PhD Program in Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste

21/01/2016Opportunity

Apply for the join PhD programme in Integrated Management of Water, Soil and Waste by the United Nations University (UNU-FLORES) and the Technical University of Dresden. Deadline: February 28.
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Grant Management Workshop in Kenya

20/01/2016Opportunity

You have an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills for effective grant management and building trust with donors. The workshop will be held from February 10 - 12, 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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Deadline approaching: Grant for Agricultural Innovation

19/01/2016Opportunity

Public and private research and development organizations from Africa and Latin America are welcome to apply for a funding for collaborative research and innovation development projects with Embrapa Center in Brazil.
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Internship at the UNCCD Land for Life Programme

18/01/2016Opportunity

This internship will give you an opportunity to get involved in the UNCCD work and in particular the Land for Life programme. You will assist in launching online campaigns and advocate Land Degradation Neutrality.
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Volunteer Programm for Graduate Students with Scholarship opportunities

15/01/2016Opportunity

If you are a graduate student in agriculture or related field, you have a chance to acquire new practical knowledge and skills volunteering in a field project in one of 35 countries.
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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Dryland Research

14/01/2016Opportunity

As a postdoctoral fellow, you have an opportunity to conduct your research in the topics related to different aspects of dryland at the Jacob Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation in Israel.
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e-learning: Introductory Course to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification

14/01/2016News

Informea has recently developed an Introductory Course to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.
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Apply for a Master's Degree in Environmental Bioscience in a Changing Climate

13/01/2016Opportunity

Get a Master of Science degree focusing on the context of land management for the sustainable production of food, energy and ecosystem services.
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Deadline approaching: Agricultural Innovation Marketplace Grants for Africa and Latin America

13/01/2016Opportunity

Public and private, governmental and non-governmental research and development organizations from Africa and Latin America are welcome to submit their pre-proposals for partnership in agricultural innovation by January 22.
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Take part in a high profile conference "eLearning Africa 2016"

12/01/2016News

Contribute your research, stories, experience and expertise focusing on education and technology in Africa by submitting your proposal by January 18, 2016.
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Short Course in Soil Health and Fertility Management in Kenya

11/01/2016Opportunity

Apply now for a 5-day training course in Kenya providing knowledge in integrated soil health and fertility management. This course will teach you how to raise productivity of the land meeting environmental standards.
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Sustainable Land Management Final Conference 2016

08/01/2016Opportunity

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research is hosting the Final Sustainable Land Management Conference in Berlin Germany. The deadline for registration is February 1, 2016.
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Vacancy: Senior Soil Scientist – Soil and Land Restoration in Palmira

07/01/2016Opportunity

The International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is looking for a senior soil scientist. Apply now!
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Innovative Solutions Award

07/01/2016Opportunity

Siemens Stiftung call talented individuals to submit their practical solutions contributing to sustainable land management and improving living conditions. Deadline is January 15, 2016.
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The 5th EUROSOIL International Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, July 2016.

21/12/2015Opportunity

The European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS) is hosting the 5th EUROSOIL International Congress in Istanbul, Turkey. This is provides an opportunity for young soil scientists, researchers, policy makers and other parties in this field to share their scientific experiences, research and innovative ideas about soil science during the conference.
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Internship opportunity at the Marketplace. Join our team!

12/12/2015Opportunity

The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace invites applicants for an internship opportunity to assist in managing content and supporting outreach initiatives. We are looking for interns with diverse language capabilities, particularly Chinese.
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Short Courses: Wageningen University

08/12/2015Opportunity

The Wageningen University offers a variety of short courses worldwide to assist in developing capacity in different areas including leadership qualities. These courses facilitate the development of sustainable solutions that are in demand in a rapidly changing world.
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REDD+ Academy goes global:Launch of e-course and learning journals

04/12/2015Opportunity

The UN-REDD Programme launches a new e-course to accompany learning journals providing valuable knowledge to policymakers, stakeholders, and communities worldwide.
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e-learning: Introduction to Disaster Risk Management

30/11/2015Opportunity

Familiarize yourself with contemporary concepts and practices and proactive approaches in disaster management.
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e-learning: Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning

27/11/2015Opportunity

Get a functional and integrated understanding of the dynamics of urban land use to face the challenge of urbanization.
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Online volunteers to the UNCCD capacity building Marketplace

26/11/2015News

The UNCCD capacity building Marketplace works with online volunteers to expand its content in all UN languages.
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Travel grants for conferences, workshops and seminars

25/11/2015Opportunity

This travel grant supports networking between scientists from Sweden and developing countries by providing resources to facilitate collaboration.
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World Soil Day celebration

24/11/2015Opportunity

Celebrate the world soil day with Soil Science Australia, which will take place in Federation Square, Melbourne.
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Volunteering opportunity in the South West Region of Cameroon

19/11/2015Opportunity

The International Center for Environmental Education and Community Development (ICENECDEV) is looking for volunteers or interns to assist in Environment and Agricultural Projects.
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The 2015 Global Landscapes Forum during COP21

18/11/2015Opportunity

Don’t miss the opportunity to interact with individuals and organizations that have an impact on land use at the 2015 Global Landscapes Forum during the UNFCCC COP 21.
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Soil and water bioengineering conference (French)

17/11/2015Opportunity

The international conference on “Soil and water bioengineering: skills, regulations and benefits” will be held by AGéBio in LYON (France).
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Consultancy for Partnership strategy for the UNCCD Scientific Knowledge Brokering Portal

16/11/2015Opportunity

The UNCCD secretariat is aiming to recruit a consultant for a period of 3 months, to support the process of expanding the number of scientific partners, connected to the knowledge portal SKBP.
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Conference funding for Doctoral Students

12/11/2015Opportunity

Conference funding from doctoral students to attend and present at interdisciplinary conferences/meetings is made available by the Environmental Science and Policy Program.
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Distance graduate certificate programme in watershed assessment and restoration

11/11/2015Opportunity

Distance graduate certificate programme in design and analysis of environmental systems that focuses on watershed assessment and restoration.
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Funds to improve food security in Haiti

10/11/2015Opportunity

European Commission (EC) makes available funds to support projects that aim to improve food security in Haiti.
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Funding for Women in PhD and Post-Doctoral Studies

09/11/2015Opportunity

Deadline approaching! Schlumberger Foundation invites women in developing and emerging economies to pursue PhD and post-doctoral studies.
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International Master in Arid Land Studies

27/10/2015Opportunity

A joint prgramme offered by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and Texas Tech University on arid land studies.
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Arid Lands Resource Sciences (PHD )

26/10/2015Opportunity

An interdisciplinary doctoral program on arid lands resource sciences.
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Financing for Development Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)

21/10/2015Opportunity

Enroll now!  Financing for Development Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) free of change. The course begins November 16, 2015.
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Soil Management: Online - Learning

20/10/2015Opportunity

Learn about sustainable soil management and soil conservation for profitable farming.
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SLA Simulation Program Launched

20/10/2015News

On Monday the Soil Leadership Academy (SLA) launched its simulation exercise program at UNCCD’s COP12, Ankara. If you missed, you still have a change to join the sessions on Tuesday.
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Introduction to Finding Grants - Online Learning

19/10/2015Opportunity

Introduction to Finding Grants is a free online course aimed at giving participants a great knowledge of how to find potential funders and what they're looking for in the nonprofits they support.
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Marketplace features at COP12: The Wadi Attir project

19/10/2015News

The marketplace has a stand at the sustainable land management (SLM) Expo, being held as part of the UNCCD COP 12,in Ankara, Turkey. On Monday 19th October we featured the Sustainability Lab, who just today launched their Ecosystem Restoration Learning site.
 
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A COP 12 Spotlight on UNCCD knowledge products

18/10/2015News

In a side event held at COP 12, the Secretariat displayed to delegates and other participants the key components of the UNCCD Knowledge products, with the Capacity Building Marketplace and the Scientific Knowledge Brokering Portal taking pride of place.
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19 October: Launch of SLA LDN​ support platform

17/10/2015News

The Soil Leadership Academy (SLA) is an innovative, public-private partnership. It aims to energize and support public and private decision-makers on their journey to land degradation neutrality (LDN)​.
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UNCCD Rapid guide for chairs

16/10/2015Background

​Guidelines for participants of UNCCD meetings. The guide describes the process, structure and procedures of UNCCD meetings, providing guidelines and background information.
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Kwame Nkrumah Scientific Awards 2015

14/10/2015Opportunity

The African Union (AU) honors outstanding African scientists for their scientific achievements and valuable discoveries and findings in fields related to agricultural sciences, environmental sciences and energy innovation. Deadline for submissions is 15 November 2015.
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Important events at the COP you shouldn’t miss!

13/10/2015News

At COP 12 in Ankara, important events shall take place that you souldn’t miss. These include a lunch event introducing the UNCCD knowledge products, an event showcasing the importance of the Land Degradation Neutrality, and an expo about the Marketplace!
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Graduate Degree in Water Resources Management

13/10/2015Opportunity

Oregon State University offers a Graduate Degree in Water Resources Management that prepares students to undertake careers in managing water resources and in guiding or making water resource policy decisions.
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The Maypole Fund: Small Grants from Women to Women

13/10/2015News

Do you have an imaginative project for peace with justice, environmental safety, women's social and political autonomy? Then apply for the Maypole fund.
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Program for Ecosystem Restoration at Project Wadi Attir

12/10/2015News

Wadi Attir's ecosystem restoration learning site will be launched on October 19th. It will contain a series of topical questions on each of its Ecosystem Restoration Program Areas. Have a look!
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12th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP12) to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

12/10/2015News

Monday 12th October will see the official opening of COP 12 in Ankara, Turkey. While still unknown it is fair to assume that the outcomes of this COP shall contribute to sustainable development.
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Training Workshops on Sustainable Development

10/10/2015News

The Act Coalition announces its next Capacity Building Training Workshops on Sustainable Development, starting on December 7th, designed for people who plan to work or volunteer in community development, or who already work in this field and want to advance their careers.
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Dow Sustainability Fellows Program 2016

09/10/2015Opportunity

The Dow Sustainability Fellows Program at the University of Michigan supports full-time graduate students and postdoctoral scholars who are committed to finding interdisciplinary, actionable, and meaningful sustainability solutions on local-to-global scales.
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A new local food & sustainability global web platform

07/10/2015News

GrowSocial, a new community connection and collaborative online tool connecting people in the local and sustainable food movements, is raising funds to build a global web platform aimed at building resilient communities while preserving soil.
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Georg Forster Research Award

07/10/2015Opportunity

The Georg Forster Research Award supports the work of accomplished researchers from a developing or transition country, who are expected to continue to develop research-based solutions to specific challenges facing transition and developing countries.
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First Draft of New Climate Change Agreement

06/10/2015News

The first comprehensive draft of the universal agreement on climate change is issued. Article 8 of this first draft stipulates the importance of capacity building.
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6th Training Course for Youth Leaders of the African Diaspora Living in Europe

06/10/2015Opportunity

The North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in co-operation with the African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe (ADYNE) is organizing the 6th Capacity-Building Training Course for Youth Leaders of the African Diaspora Living in Europe to be held from the 8th to the 15th November 2015.
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E-learning course: Introduction to Water Diplomacy

02/10/2015Opportunity

Do you know to want more about Water Diplomacy? This course seeks to raise awareness on the current state of freshwater resources worldwide, thereby emphasising the need for adequate diplomatic solutions to manage the resources.
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International Development Small Grants Programme

01/10/2015Opportunity

The Scottish Government’s International Development Small Grants Programme provides project funding to support projects that help some of the world’s poorest countries and fit within the Scottish Government’s International Development Policy.
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Funding for Short-Term Scientific Missions

30/09/2015Opportunity

Financial support to carry out Short-Term Scientific Missions  that  will  specifically contribute  to  the  scientific  objectives  of  this  COST  Action. 
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Peope 4 Soil

28/09/2015News

"People 4 Soil" is a free and open network of European NGOs, research institutes, farmers associations and environmental groups concerned about land degradation and desertification issues.
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Master of Science in Soil Sciences (in Russian)

25/09/2015Opportunity

This master degree offered by the MSU Moscow State University aims at providing students with fundamental knowledge in the field of natural science, examining theoretical and methodical problems associated with the natural landscape, soil and the use of land resources.
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Network and Research Intern at UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn

22/09/2015Opportunity

The UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Bonn is currently looking for an intern to assist the UNEVOC Network team. Apply before September 30!
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All new Capacity Building Marketplace!

21/09/2015News

The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace launched its “new look” on Monday September 7th, allowing you to easily find what is relevant to you and your project, your career plans, and interests!
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Harvard University Environmental Fellows Program

17/09/2015Opportunity

The Harvard University Center for the Environment is seeking fellows to work for two years with Harvard faculty members in any school or department to create new knowledge while also strengthening connections across the University's academic disciplines. Application deadline is January 13, 2016.
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Call for Contributions for IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016

17/09/2015News

IUCN is Calling for Contributions for IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, aiming at improving the way natural environment for human, social and economic development, is being managed. Proposals must be submitted before 15 October 2015.
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International Development Small Grants Program

11/09/2015Opportunity

The Scottish Government supports projects in Malawi, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zambia, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and three Indian states, contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals and the post-2015 Framework in due course. The application deadline is November 25.
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People 4 Soil: add your voice!

09/09/2015News

In line with the celebrations of the International Year of Soils 2015, People 4 Soil invites European NGOs, associations and other organisations supporting the cause of soil protection, so that specific legislation on soil protection can be complied by the Member States.
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E-learning course: Plant Breeding for Drought Tolerance

08/09/2015Opportunity

This e-Learning course aims at exposing the global need to combat drought, and to increase knowledge on various plant breeding strategies and practices in the drylands.
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Job opportunity at the Green Climate Fund (GCF)

07/09/2015Opportunity

GCF is looking for an International Climate Policy Specialist to lead efforts for GCF engagement with multilateral climate processes and international climate finance bodies. Shortlisting remains open until the position is filled.
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Water for Food Security: A Global Conference

31/08/2015News

A global conference addressing and analysing the extreme drought case in California, as well as the challenges globally of sustainable management of ground and surface water resources.
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Consultancy opportunity with the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UNCCD in Bonn

27/08/2015Opportunity

The Global Mechanism (GM) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is hiring a consultant to support the elaboration of adaptive, credible and participatory methodologies and approaches to put in practice the Land Degradation Neutrality concept at a national and sub-national level.
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UNV Online Volunteering Award 2015

27/08/2015News

UN Volunteers is calling for nominations for the UNV Online Volunteering Award 2015, which will be presented to five online volunteers or teams who have collaborated with an organization through the UNV Online Volunteering service. The deadline is August 31.
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UNU-INRA Visiting Scholars for Green Growth in Africa

26/08/2015Opportunity

The United Nations University Institute for Natural Resources in Africa (UNU-INRA) makes stipends available for researches from Africa to undertake research on how green growth strategies can influence employment, income generation, innovation, competitiveness and social inclusion for rural Africa. The application deadline is September 15.
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Job opportunity at UNU-EHS in Bonn, Germany

25/08/2015Opportunity

United Nations University Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS) is looking for an Assistant to the Executive Office to provide secretarial and general administrative support. The application deadline is September 16.
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Biodiversity Conservation grants for projects in the Mediterranean Basin

24/08/2015Opportunity

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) announces its call for Letters of Inquiry for Small Grants open for biodiversity conservation projects in the in the Mediterranean Basin.
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United Nations University Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT)

20/08/2015Opportunity

UNU-LRT offers intensive six-month postgraduate training to specialists from developing countries in the broad field of land restoration and sustainable land management (SLM).
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Is your organization offering positions for volunteers? This is the right place!

19/08/2015Opportunity

Many people are willing to offer their help as volunteers, sharing their skills and knowledge with organizations that need it. Are you offering volunteer opportunities, to help further your cause? Or are you looking for a place to volunteer? You have come to the right place! The Capacity Building Marketplace brings offers and opportunities together.
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Climate Change Diplomacy: Negotiating Effectively Under the UNFCCC

18/08/2015Opportunity

This e-learning course takes a close look at the negotiations happening today as we move towards establishing a new global agreement on climate change by 2015. The course starts on September 21st.
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Internship opportunities at the Marketplace

23/07/2015Opportunity

The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace is looking for new interns to assist with content management and social media.
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Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists 2016

16/07/2015Opportunity

The Elsevier Awards for Early-Career Women Scientists in the Developing World honor scientific and career achievements by women from developing countries around the world. Application deadline is September 15, 2015.
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Scholarship opportunities for Master’s and Doctoral Studies in Brazil

15/07/2015Opportunity

The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Coimbra Group of Brazilian Universities (GCUB) provide more than 700 scholarship opportunities to outstanding citizens of OAS member states for Master's and Doctoral degrees. The application deadline is July 29.
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International Soil Conference - Sustainable Uses of Soil in Harmony with Food Security

08/07/2015News

This International Soil Conference to be held in Thailand aims at disseminating the knowledge of appropriate technologies, successful experiences and best practices of actions impacting soils.
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Free online course: Permaculture basics

07/07/2015Opportunity

Permaculture offers an approach to food production, soil, water, energy and waste management. This free online course introduces the basics of permaculture, including its design principles and techniques to improve the quality of soil.
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UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace survey

06/07/2015Survey

As part of our efforts to further improve your Marketplace experience we are conducting a user satisfaction survey. Take 5 minutes of your time to tell us how we can better serve you!
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Fellowships for Africans in Natural Resources Management

04/07/2015Opportunity

In 2015 the Italian Cooperation will provide funding for 16 students from eligible African countries to pursue the MSc in Natural Resource Management for Tropical Rural Development at the University of Florence in Italy. Apply before July 10!
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Diploma in Environmental Science (Free online course)

01/07/2015Background

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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Soils: Introducing the World Beneath Our Feet

29/06/2015Opportunity

Learn about soils, the variety of life they contain and how humans impact this fragile system, with this free online course starting on July 6.
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Scholarships for Africans in Natural Resources Management

26/06/2015Opportunity

The Italian Cooperation will provide funding for 16 students from eligible African countries to pursue the MSc in Natural Resource Management for Tropical Rural Development at the University of Florence in Italy. The application deadline is July 10, 2015.
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Do you want to set up a Club for UNESCO in your local community?

24/06/2015Opportunity

Within their local community, the members of Clubs for UNESCO are Ambassadors for UNESCO who can raise awareness and develop knowledge about UNESCO and its missions. You can set up a Club for UNESCO, learn how!
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The ERBACHER Foundation Fund

23/06/2015Opportunity

The ERBACHER Foundation sponsors charitable projects that make life in the country possible, worth living and future-oriented, especially those in the fields of livestock husbandry, crop production, soil health, drinking water supply and environmental protection.
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Panel discussion "Multiple Pathways to Sustainable Development: Initial Findings from the Global South"

22/06/2015News

A panel discussion presenting UNEP’s report "Multiple Pathways to Sustainable Development: Initial Findings from the Global South", which highlights national sustainable development initiatives being implemented by China, Bolivia, South Africa, and Thailand.
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Vacancy: Finance and Administration Officer at UNU-ViE

18/06/2015Opportunity

United Nations University - Vice-rectorate for Europe (UNU-ViE) is looking for a Finance and Administration Officer to lead the Administration Unit and oversee the functions related to finance, human resources and general administration.
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MSc on Integrated Drylands Management

18/06/2015Opportunity

Apply for this masters' degree offered by the United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), aimed at advancing human capital, and generating and adapting global knowledge for local solutions in drylands. The deadline for application submissions is July 15, 2015.
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Unlocking the full potential of future professionals

15/06/2015News

This UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace panel discussion is organized as part of the celebrations to mark the World Day to Combat Desertification. Have you register to be part of this unique event? There just few spaces left! The application deadline is June 16.
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Renewable Energy Capacity Statistics 2015

15/06/2015Background

This publication produced by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows data sets on renewable energy capacity and use worldwide. The first such data set shows renewable power-generation capacity for 2000-2014.
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Soils under global change (SOGLO) summer school 2015

12/06/2015Opportunity

A summer school providing young scientists with an overview of the novel techniques that contribute to the quantification of weathering rates and cycling of major elements in the soil systems domain. Application deadline June 15.
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Grants for environmental journalists available now!

10/06/2015News

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. The application date is July 15, 2015.
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Youth Climate Video Competition

08/06/2015Opportunity

Young people around the globe are invited to participate in the Global Youth Video Competition, where they have the opportunity to share with the world what they are doing to combat climate change. Two winners will get a trip to the UN Climate Change Conference to be held in Paris this year!
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Understanding Soil (online course)

04/06/2015News

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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Does your food have a footprint? Find out for yourself

03/06/2015News

The “ecological footprint” is a concept that can be measured to show the contribution of human consumption on the resources of the Earth. This footprint can be expressed in terms of how much land, water and CO2 is used by your activities. Read in detail about this concept and discover the size of your footprint with the tools provided.
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Growing food in the desert: is this the solution to the world’s food crisis?

02/06/2015Background

This article shows how the sun can me used to desalinate seawater for irrigation and to heat and cool greenhouses as required, and thence cheaply grow high-quality, pesticide-free vegetables year-round in commercial quantities.
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Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must be Avoided (in spanish)

01/06/2015Background

A World Bank’s 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. The course starts on june 8, 2015!
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Sponsoring the Regional Conference on Marketing and Innovation in Organic Farming

28/05/2015Opportunity

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) is looking for sponsors to support the Regional Conference on Marketing and Innovation in Organic Farming to be held in Goesan County, South Korea. In exchange, IFOAM provides international visibility for interested organizations.
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DesertLand II: Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation

26/05/2015News

This conference encourages scientists, project leaders, NGO’s, communities, societies, federal and local, as well as governmental and private (profit or non-profit) organizations to present their work, activities and projects aiming at combating desertification and land degradation worldwide.
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Postgraduate course on the adaptation of biological rhythms on arid and semi-arid areas (in Spanish)

22/05/2015Background

This postgraduate course, taking place in Argentina, focuses on the analysis of physiological and molecular mechanisms underlying biological rhythms in plants, insects and mammals in arid and semi-arid environments.
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The fight against desertification: traditional technologies of sustainable land and water use

21/05/2015Background

This publication in spanish explains how traditional technologies for the sustainable management of land and water resources, can be used to the benefit of communities currently living in dry lands.
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Request for consultancy services with the Global Mechanism (GM) of the UNCCD

20/05/2015Opportunity

The Global Mechanism of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) is making a request for consultancy services by either an institution or company to assess the current databases and PRAIS2 portal, the online reporting platform of the Convention.
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Short course on Climate Change and Development

18/05/2015Background

A short course aimed at professionals who are not specialists in the field but who may have new responsibility or interest in the integration of climate change management into development planning, projects and policy.
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Online Course: Resolving Agricultural Trade Issues through International and Regional Trade-related Agreements in the CIS Region (in Russian)

13/05/2015Background

This online course offered by the Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) aims to equip participants with a better understanding of the rules and procedures to address and resolve trade issues for agri-food products under the various trade and trade-related agreements.
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Oksigen for social entrepreneurship

12/05/2015News

Oksigen for social entrepreneurship is a group composed of independent organizations aiming at stimulating social entrepreneurship and maximizing social impact around the world. Discover it now!
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Free online course on water and waste management (in Spanish)

11/05/2015Background

This free and self-paced on-line course offers students the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the main concepts and issues regarding water and waste management.
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The 13th edition Marketplace’s Newsletter is out!

08/05/2015News

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.
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IPBES call for young fellows pilot programme on land degradation and restoration

08/05/2015Opportunity

The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Young Fellows Pilot Programme is targeting young scholars who wish to gain experience on land degradation and restoration in Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Central Asia and Europe.
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Free online course on Climate Change by UN CC:learn

07/05/2015News

The new e-learning course covering climate science, policy, adaptation, mitigation, finance and planning, offered by the One UN Training Service Platform on Climate Change, is now available in three languages: English, French and Spanish!
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Call for projects for sustainable management of natural resources in Latin America and the Caribbean

07/05/2015News

The Regional Fund for Agricultural Technology (FONTAGRO) announces its call "Innovations for the sustainable management of natural resources in family agriculture in Latin America and the Caribbean" aimed at promoting sustainability and family farming in the Latin America and the Caribbean regions.
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Project Inspire 2015: 5 Minutes to Change the World challenge

06/05/2015Opportunity

Ahead of International Women’s Day 2015, the fifth annual Project Inspire: '5 Minutes to Change the World challenge', aims at helping young change-makers create a better world for women and girls in Asia and the Pacific.
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Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law

04/05/2015News

The University of Malta (Malta) and the University of Leuven (Belgium) are assessing applications of interested students for the 2015/6 period for the Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Energy, Environmental and Climate Change Law.
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CGIAR Research Program on Dryland Systems’ Youth Strategy 2014-2017

29/04/2015News

The Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research (CGIAR)'s Research Program on Dryland Systems has issued its first youth strategy to promote more youth-inclusive development in dryland systems.
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New App provides all knowledge and tools to manage your farm!

28/04/2015News

Using best practices in knowledge is one of the most powerful drivers of change, if easily accessible by those who need it. A new application developed by Young Croatian Farmers for the agricultural sector, brings easy and cheap access to a full range of competencies you need to manage your farm using your smartphone!
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International Scientific Conference: Our Common Future Under Climate Change

27/04/2015News

This conference will take place at UNESCO (Paris) and will address key issues concerning climate change in the broader context of global change. It will offer an opportunity to discuss solutions for both mitigation and adaptation issues.
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The Equator Prize 2015 call for nominations

24/04/2015Opportunity

The Equator Initiative partnership has opened the call for nominations for the Equator Prize 2015. The application deadline is May 27.
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Wangari Maathai Forest Champions Award 2015

23/04/2015News

The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) is awarding USD20,000 to individuals who have made exceptional contributions to forests and the lives of people who depend on them.
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Third call for NAMA Support Project Outlines

22/04/2015News

The NAMA (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) Facility announces the launch of its Third Call for NAMA Support Project Outlines, aiming at supporting the implementation of projects that catalyse transformational change towards low-carbon development. The deadline is 15 July 2015.
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Short-Term Fellowships Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute

21/04/2015Opportunity

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute offers grant support for university and postdoctoral research at its facilities in Panama in several disciplines related to ecology and soils sciences.
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Soil Atlas: facts and figures about earth, land and fields

20/04/2015Background

This publication provides insights into the current state of global soils, and in in numerous illustrations and texts highlights the threats posed to the land.
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Massive online course: Crowdfunding for Development

18/04/2015Background

This free masive online course introduces the fundamentals of crowdfunding for development projects and gives participants with the know-how and necessary tools to build and launch their own crowdfunding for development campaign.
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Online course on Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects: Soil Carbon Monitoring

17/04/2015Background

This free online course developed by the World Bank introduces the new Sustainable Agriculture Land Management (SALM) techniques to increase soil carbon sequestration. Application ends on April 23, 2015.
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UNCCD Short-writing Contest 2015

16/04/2015News

The UNCCD announces its first Short-writing Contest with the theme "Land nurturing people nurturing life". The application deadline is 15 May 2015.
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Call for DESA-DSD & UN-NGLS Stakeholder Steering Committee for Post-2015 Agenda Negotiations

15/04/2015Opportunity

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, Division for Sustainable Development (DESA-DSD) and the UN Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) invite applications for a stakeholder Steering Committee to facilitate broad and inclusive participation of stakeholders in the fifth negotiating session on the post-2015 development agenda.
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Introductory Course to the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

13/04/2015Background

This free online course explores the Ramsar Convention, the first global treaty recognizing the importance of wetlands which are among the most productive sources of ecological support on earth.
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Online course: Estimating GHG Emissions and Carbon Sequestration in Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use

09/04/2015News

This new course, developed by World Bank and FAO, shows you how to carry out green house gas and carbon accounting for projects relating to Agriculture, Forestry and Land Use Change, using the Ex-Ante Carbon-balance Tool, that was developed by FAO.
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Volunteer with organic farmers around the world!

08/04/2015Opportunity

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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Celebrating Soil! Celebrating Life!

08/04/2015News

As part of the international 'Save Our Soils' campaign for the celebrations of the United Nations International Year of Soils 2015, this event aims at raising public awareness of the central importance of a living soil.
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Training School on Restoration in Mediterranean Drylands

07/04/2015Opportunity

The University of Lisbon and the Autonomous University of Madrid will be co-hosting a training school on ‘Restoration in Mediterranean Drylands’ from the 13th to the 21st of May 2015. Grants for this training school are available. The application deadline is April 17.
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Awards for projects carried out in Latin America and the Caribbean

01/04/2015News

The Call to Vidanta Foundation Awards 2015 edition is now open. The Fundacion Vidanta recognizes and supports outstanding, original projects carried out in Latin America and the Caribbean to reduce poverty
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Sustainable Agricultural Land Management Projects: Soil Carbon Monitoring

01/04/2015Background

Learn about the new Sustainable Agriculture Land Management (SALM) techniques to increase soil carbon sequestration, by participating in this online course developed by the World Bank. Registration ends April 20!
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Travel grants for volunteers

30/03/2015Opportunity

The Omprakash Ambassador Travel Grants covers travel costs and living expenses for individuals who want to volunteer abroad in fields related to environmental conservation and education.
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Introducing the World Beneath Our Feet

30/03/2015Background

A free online course aiming at learning about the basics of soil science, the variety of life they contain and how humans impact this fragile system.
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Vacancy opportunity: Programme Co-ordinator - Energy Training and Capacity Building

27/03/2015Opportunity

The International Energy Agency (IEA) is looking for a Programme Co-ordinator to contribute to developing training materials and activities for its global Energy Training and Capacity Building Programme.
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Guidance Note For Developing a National Climate Change Learning Strategy

24/03/2015Background

This is a guidance report on climate change learning strategies for capacity building against climate change effects in five countries, aiming at inspiring systematic action on climate change in many other countries.
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Volunteer with the International Forum Desertif'actions 2015

24/03/2015Opportunity

Volunteer opportunities with the International Forum Desertif'actions 2015 for those concerned about desertification and the safeguarding of the Earth’s fertile land.
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Job opportunity at UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn, Germany

24/03/2015Opportunity

The International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO-UNEVOC) is looking for a Programme Assistant to support the International Centre in various tasks.
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International Doctoral Research Scholarships

23/03/2015Opportunity

The government of New Zealand awards International Doctoral Research Scholarships (NZIDRS) to outstanding students aiming at undertaking PhD studies in any field at a New Zealand university.
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Join the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace as online volunteer

20/03/2015Opportunity

The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace is expanding its service in French, Spanish and Russian languages. For this endeavor the Marketplace is seeking the assistance of online volunteers in the respective languages. Apply now and join the Marketplace team as an online volunteer.
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The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace online volunteer (coordinator)

20/03/2015Opportunity

The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace is expanding its service in French, Spanish and Russian languages. Hence, it is seeking online volunteers as coordinators for the respective languages. Apply now and join the Marketplace team as an online volunteers coordinator.
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Tools for teaching Water and Sustainable Development

20/03/2015News

In line with the celebration of the 2015 World Water Day, UN Water has developed an open source of materials for teaching Water and Sustainable Development in schools
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Call for Doctoral Research Grants

20/03/2015Opportunity

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA) is granting funds for undertaking research in fields related to soil fertility and consumption.
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24th International Children’s Painting Competition

19/03/2015News

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) invites children aged 9 to 14 years from all over the world to participate in the 24th International Children’s Painting Competition, which focuses on sustainable energy.
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The eLearning Africa Survey 2015

18/03/2015News

Take part in the 2015 eLearning Africa Report Survey, and share your experiences and insights into how ICT (Information and Communication Technology) is currently being used in education and training throughout Africa.
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E-learning course on the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC)

17/03/2015News

A short online course specially designed for UNCCD National Focal Points, aimed at increasing/refreshing their knowledge of the Committee for the Review of the Implementation of the Convention (CRIC), and thereby facilitating a more effective participation in CRIC 13.
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Facilitated online discussion on the Forum on Food Security and Nutrition

17/03/2015News

A three-week online learning event on climate change, food security and nutrition targeted at people planning and implementing programmes and projects related to food security, nutrition and/or climate change in the agriculture sector.
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Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) ‘Options and pathways for action: Stakeholder Engagement’

13/03/2015News

The Economics of Land Degradation (ELD) Initiative is launching a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on ‘Options and pathways for action: Stakeholder Engagement’. This free online course aims at identifying options and pathways for action, methods to identify stakeholders, and how to establish a basis for initiating engagement and discussion.
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Vacancies at UNESCO-UNEVOC in Bonn, Germany

09/03/2015Opportunity

The International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO-UNEVOC) is looking for two Programme Assistants to support the International Centre in various tasks.
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Website launched on UNCCD National Action Programmes

05/03/2015News

You can find all information related to the process for National Action Programmes (NAPs) on this new website.
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Grants for conservation leadership

03/03/2015Opportunity

Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) offers the funding opportunities for early-career conservationists. Application begins early 2015.
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Grants for testing and developing projects in Nature Conservation and Landscape Management

02/03/2015Opportunity

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

27/02/2015Opportunity

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

26/02/2015Opportunity

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

25/02/2015News

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!!

23/02/2015News

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

20/02/2015Opportunity

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

19/02/2015News

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

19/02/2015Opportunity

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

19/02/2015News

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.

18/02/2015Background

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

17/02/2015Opportunity

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

13/02/2015Opportunity

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

11/02/2015Opportunity

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

10/02/2015Quiz

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

09/02/2015Background

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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Summer school on "Integrated Land Use Systems"

05/02/2015Background

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

05/02/2015Opportunity

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

04/02/2015Background

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

04/02/2015Opportunity

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

02/02/2015Background

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

30/01/2015Opportunity

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

30/01/2015Opportunity

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

29/01/2015Opportunity

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”

29/01/2015Background

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!

29/01/2015News

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

26/01/2015News

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

23/01/2015Background

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

21/01/2015Opportunity

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

21/01/2015Opportunity

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

20/01/2015News

Dr. Ahmed Imam is undertaking research to find suitable indicators for monitoring the changes in biodiversity in degrading ecosystems.
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Lecture on Global politics and land protection

09/01/2015News

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!

05/01/2015Survey

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

31/12/2014News

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!

29/12/2014News

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

18/12/2014Opportunity

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

16/12/2014Opportunity

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

15/12/2014News

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

11/12/2014Background

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

09/12/2014News

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”

28/11/2014News

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

27/11/2014Opportunity

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

25/11/2014News

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

24/11/2014Opportunity

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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