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Capacity Building Events

The 2015 Global Land Forum


This event will bring together hundreds of practitioners, land-users, activists, policy makers, and researchers from around the world. Participants will debate, share, learn, and plan joint action towards people-centered land governance that is instrumental to poverty reduction, appropriate food systems, environmental sustainability and human well-being and dignity.
 
For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/1uBD6fW
Date:11/05/2015 00:00
Location:Dakar, Senegal

The 4th International Congress on Engineering and Information (ICEAI 2015)


The 4th International Congress on Engineering and Information (ICEAI 2015) aims to bring together researchers from academia to practitioners to share ideas, problems, and solutions. This conference will provide many opportunities for researchers to present the latest research findings and describe emerging technologies, new research problems, and directions in Engineering and Information issues, including agricultural, environmental and water resources engineering. Read more at http://www.iceai.org
Date:07/05/2015 00:00
Location:Tokyo, Japan

The 3rd Bangkok International Conference on Biological Engineering & Natural Science (BBENS'2015)


BBENS'2015 an interdisciplinary international conference that serves as a platform that gathers all the relevant communities and domains together, an international forum for researchers and industry practitioners to exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Biological Engineering and Natural Science. Call for papers is now open. Read more at http://www.bbens.org/
Date:27/03/2015 00:00
Location:Bangkok, Thailand

Water Week Latinoamérica 2015


Water Week Latin America provides a unique platform for sharing experiences and practices among the scientific, business, political, and civic communities. It focuses on a new way of thinking and positive action towards water-related challenges and their impact on the environment, health, climate, economy, and community. Read more at http://waterweekla.com/
Date:23/03/2015 00:00
Location:Viña del Mar, Chile

UNCCD 3rd scientific conference


The UNCCD 3rd scientific conference “Combating desertification, land degradation and drought for poverty reduction and sustainable development – the contribution of science, technology, traditional knowledge and practices” (decision 18/COP.10) will take place at the fourth special session of the Committee on Science and Technology (CST S-4) from 9 to 12 March 2015 in Mexico.

The conference aims to attract the widest possible range of scientific, local and traditional knowledge that can be harnessed to achieve poverty reduction and sustainable development in areas susceptible to desertification, land degradation and drought.

Potential participants are highly encouraged to submit an extended abstract to the organizing committee to present their work and results in relation to the conference topics. The call for abstract is now open until September 15th, 2014. Read more at http://3sc.unccd.int/

Date:09/03/2015 00:00
Location:Mexico

2015 International Conference on Business and Social Sciences (ICBASS)


2015 International Conference on Business and Social Sciences (ICBASS) is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics and independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest ideas and discuss issues concerning Business and Social Sciences fields towards sustainable development. Read more at http://www.icbass.org/
Date:05/03/2015 00:00
Location:Osaka, Japan

Bangkok International Conference on Engineering & Applied Science (BICEAS2015)


BICEAS 2015 is an interdisciplinary international conference that invites academics and independent scholars and researchers from around the world to meet and exchange the latest fundamental advances in the state of the art and practice of Engineering and Applied Science, including Environmental Engineering and Economics, knowledge management, Ground Water Pollution and Environmental Toxicology, among others. Read more at http://biceas.org/index.asp.
Date:26/02/2015 00:00
Location:Bangkok, Thailand

International Symposium on Social Sciences and Management (ISSSM 2015)


The International Symposium on Social Sciences and Management (ISSSM 2015) aims to provide a communication platform for scholars, professionals, academics and graduate students not only to present their recent and latest researches but also share their thoughts and discuss the future development in the field of social sciences, including communication, culture, economics, education, finance, law, management, politics, psychology, and society.
Date:03/02/2015 00:00
Location:2-4-1 Hirakawa-cho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0093 Japan 102-0093 Tokyo Kanto Japan

Youth session at the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum


The Global Landscapes Forum holds a session to build the skills of youth to become leaders and give them a space to effectively contribute to innovative cross-cutting solutions to land use, climate change and sustainable development issues.
 
Date:06/12/2014 00:00
Location:Westin Hotel and Convention Center in Lima, Peru

World Biodiversity Congress,24-28th Nov,2104,colombo,Srilanka


Organization: Global Scientific Research Foundation, Bangalore, India
 
This conference will help traditional communities and conservation scientists to collaboratively generate knowledge about nature and its conservation. The conference emphasizes on conservation of Biodiversity and natural heritage and will highlight the crucial role of biodiversity in our global society and relate biodiversity to the global millennium goals in order to achieve sustainable development.
 
More info please contact: samrat@gsrfindia.com
Date:24/11/2014 00:00
Location:Colombo, Srilanka

International Expert Symposium “Coping with Droughts”


This international drought expert meeting aims at creating a community of practice to support the development and use of drought information tools in Latin America and the Caribbean. It encourages dialogue and collaboration related to drought management in semi-arid regions. Some of the key topics addressed during the expert meeting include drought Monitoring and development of drought alert information systems, regional climate scenarios and probability assessment concerning the occurrence of droughts, and drought management, among others. Authors are invited to submit abstracts for presentations in line with the meeting topics before the 22nd of September. Read more at http://www.cazalac.org/mwar_lac/index.php?id=68&L=0
Date:19/11/2014 00:00
Location:Santiago, Chile

European Geophysical Union (EGU) Leonardo Conference Series on the Hydrological Cycle


The conference focuses on hydrological drought within the various, connected components of the water cycle: HYPER Droughts (HYdrological Precipitation – Evaporation – Runoff Droughts). The symposium brings together drought experts from various disciplines. Read more at http://www.eguleonardo2014.com/
Date:13/11/2014 00:00
Location:Prague, Czech Republic

XXVIII Convención Anual y Expo ANEAS 2014


La Asociación Nacional de Empresas de Agua y Saneamiento de México (ANEAS), en su Convención Anual 2014, reune a los sistemas operadores de agua y saneamiento de México, a empresas proveedoras de equipo, insumos y servicios del sector hídrico. El programa incluye conferencias, cursos y talleres relacionados con la eficiencia energética, el saneamiento de aguas residuales y sistemas de alerta temprana frente a riesgos hidrometeorológicos. ANEAS tiene becas disponibles para participar en la convención. Leer más: http://www.convencionaneas.com/ Fecha límite de registro: 06/11/2014
Date:10/11/2014 00:00
Location:Yucatán, Mexico

The Global Forum on Skills for Work and Life, UNESCO-UNEVOC


The Global Forum on Skills for Work and Life organized by The International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO-UNEVOC) aims to contribute to and inform the global debate on the vital topics of youth, skills and greening TVET in the context of the post-2015 development agenda, and elaborate concrete future interventions through Network and partnership platforms, in particular the UNEVOC Network, among others. Read more at http://www.unevoc.unesco.org/go.php?q=SWL+Post2015++-+Introduction
Date:14/10/2014 00:00
Location:Bonn, Germany

18th organic World Congress


The 18th edition of the IFOAM (International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements) Organic World Congress (OWC) is structured in 3 conference tracks: Main Track, Scientific Track, and Practitioners' Track. In addition, a series of workshops i.e. full sessions organized by interested parties, are highlighting the contributions made by various initiatives from around the organic world. Read more: http://www.ifoam.org/en/events/18th-organic-world-congress
Date:13/10/2014 00:00
Location:Istanbul, Turkey

Second Annual Conference on “Climate Change: Scenarios, Impacts and Policy”


The Second Annual Conference on “Climate Change: Scenarios, Impacts and Policy” aims to involve scientists, researchers and policy makers, whose activities are focused on different aspects of climate change, its impacts and related policies. It will be held on September 29-30, 2014 at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Read more information at http://www.sisclima.it/conferenza2014/call-for-papers/?lang=en
Date:29/09/2014 00:00
Location:Venice, Italy

UN Climate Summit 2014


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is hosting the Climate Summit to engage leaders and advance climate action and ambition. The Summit will serve as a public platform for leaders at the highest level – all UN Member States, as well as finance, business, civil society and local leaders from public and private sectors – to catalyze ambitious action on the ground to reduce emissions and strengthen climate resilience and mobilize political will for an ambitious global agreement by 2015 that limits the world to a less than 2-degree Celsius rise in global temperature.
 
Date:23/09/2014 00:00
Location:New York

International Symposium on Agroecology for Food and Nutrition Security


FAO will host an International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Security and Nutrition from 18th to 19th September to explore recent scientific research and knowledge and promote open dialogue while showcasing existing experiences and programs on Agroecology. 
 
For more information Visit: http://bit.ly/1r3CG25
Date:18/09/2014 09:00
Location:Rome, Italy

International Congress "Groundwater : Challenges and Strategies"


The International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH-CM) is organizing the 41st International Congress of IAH in Marrakech (Morocco) in 2014. The IAH Congress will be organized for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Region, one of the regions of the world that suffers severe water scarcity. This offers the opportunity to deal with topics such as extreme aridity and groundwater, non renewable groundwater resources and major trans-boundary aquifers. Call for abstracts open until 15/03/2014, apply now

See: http://www.iah2014.org/

Date:15/09/2014 00:00
Location:Marrakech, Morocco

ELD Initiative’s Summer School


Part of a series of webinars that will detail: case studies, actions undertaken by our partners, and complementary capacity building initiatives. The webinars allow you to directly interact with our experts and discover how economic analyses can be translated into practical action.
This week: Andreas Lange, GIZ: Ecosystem Services in land use planning and policy recommendations. Examples from the Philippines
 
See also: https://gc21.giz.de/ibt/var/app/wp342P/1844/
Date:10/09/2014 12:00
Location:

Convergence's 7th edition of the World Forum


Convergence is pleased to announce the opening of registration for the 7th edition of the World Forum Convergences to be held on 8, 9 and 10 September 2014 in Paris. Since its launch in 2008, the Global Forum Convergences became unmissable event for all professionals to discuss innovative solutions to fight against poverty and insecurity in the world. It offers international experts and decision-makers a learning space, meeting and exchange of high-level build collective responses to social and environmental challenges that affect the North and South.
Please register under:
Date:08/09/2014 08:00
Location:Paris, France.

Integrating Water Priorities and Perspectives in the Americas


This World Water Week Programme seminar discusses how to implement human right to water; how is the region managing extreme weather events, especially risks to water supply systems; how to achieve water sustainable cities; how to formulate a strategy for integrated urban water management and ecosystems conservation. For more information go to: http://goo.gl/zLJdPI
Date:03/09/2014 14:00
Location:Stockholm, Sweeden

ELD Initiative’s Summer School


Part of a series of webinars that will detail: case studies, actions undertaken by our partners, and complementary capacity building initiatives. The webinars allow you to directly interact with our experts and discover how economic analyses can be translated into practical action.
This week: Varun Vats, Syngenta: How businesses can conserve the soil
Date:03/09/2014 12:00
Location:

African Green Revolution Forum


AGRF 2014 presents the first major opportunity for 1000 leaders from farmers associations, agribusiness companies, research institutes and non-governmental organisations and African Governments to engage each other on the new vision for Agriculture and Food Security agreed by African Heads of States in July 2014. Learn more at the webpage of African Green Revolution Forum: http://www.agrforum.com/
Date:01/09/2014 08:00
Location:African Union Headquarters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Community Based Adaptation and Resilience in East and Southern Africa’s Drylands


The impacts of climate change are threatening the livelihoods of already vulnerable pastoralist, agro pastoralist and farming communities in East and Southern African drylands. In order to meet the scale and magnitude of these challenges, where extreme events and recurrent drought will be ongoing features, actors in development, adaptation, disaster risk management, social protection and humanitarian action are recognizing the need to focus on achieving resilient outcomes. Community based adaptation (CBA) to climate change is providing valuable practical approaches and evidence of use for drylands related programmes and policy decisions. For more information refer to: http://goo.gl/hqeD2Z
Date:01/09/2014 00:00
Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

15th World Lake Conference in Perugia, Italy


The 15th World Lake Conference “Lakes: The Mirrors of the Earth. Balancing Ecosystem Integrity and Human Wellbeing” will be organised in Perugia, Italy from 1 to 5 September 2014. The continuing scope of this Conference is to again bring together experts in the field of lake environments and habitats, with the underlying goal of establishing a basis for developing multidisciplinary solutions to multidisciplinary issues.
 
For more see: http://goo.gl/TzKg3a
Date:01/09/2014 00:00
Location:Perugia, Italy

ELD Initiative’s Summer School


Part of a series of webinars that will detail: case studies, actions undertaken by our partners, and complementary capacity building initiatives. The webinars allow you to directly interact with our experts and discover how economic analyses can be translated into practical action.
This week: Louise Baker, UNCCD: ELD as part of the UNCCD Soil Leadership Academy
 
Date:27/08/2014 12:00
Location:

Towards Concerted Action on Communication, Community Media and ICTs for Family Farming


To help propel family farmers’ voices forward, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Association of Community Radio Broadcasters (AMARC) will host a series of virtual consultations open to development practitioners, information and communication specialists, community media practitioners, rural development agencies and the private sector alike. For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/1vR12Qu
Date:25/08/2014 00:00
Location:Regional virtual consultations

Economic of Land Degradation Webinar "trade-offs between different land uses in Southern Africa"


Nicola Favretto from the University of Leeds will talk about land uses in Southern Africa. The webinar "trade-offs between different land uses in Southern Africa" is free of cost. Click here to join: https://gc21.giz.de/ibt/eacad/area=workspace/style=eacad/paint=eacad/en/opt/sico/core/public/module/centra/centraWebinarLoginInput.xjsp?a=296dd028b86c40a26e6358ada2f33a908e8d387898647a80fc1ca714298809ce782334ea85289b67a0bd49c0883ca020
Date:20/08/2014 12:00
Location:Online webinar

Assessing Community Capacity and Vulnerability to Strengthen Resilience: Lessons from Myanmar's Dry Zone


Over the past year Mercy Corps tested a number of new approaches to assess the vulnerability and capacity of communities with the goal of informing resilience building programs. In this capacity building event TOPS and Mercy Corps would like to invite you to hear a bit about designing the vulnerability and capacity assessment to address food security, the tools developed, and some initial findings and lessons learned in the process.
You can still view the presentations and recording of this lecture here: http://www.unccd.int/en/programmes/Capacity-building/CBW/Resources/Pages/E-LearningItem.aspx?ItemID=299
Date:20/08/2014 11:00
Location:Online

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