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Capacity Building Events

XVIth World Water Congress

The International Water Resources Association is organizing the 16th World Water Congress hosted by the National Water Commission of Mexico (CONAGUA) and the National Association of Water and Sanitation Utilities (ANEAS).  Participants will discuss ways of advancing water resources knowledge, policy and management around the world.

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Date:29/05/2017 00:00
Location:Cancun, Mexico

2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference (Spain)

The 2nd Agriculture and Climate Change Conference is organized for researchers and participants to look into the new trends of maintaining crop production to feed the world growing population. The Conference is entitled "Climate ready resource use-efficient crops to sustain food and nutritional security".
This conference will focus on the likely impact of climate change on crop production and explore approaches to maintain and increase crop productivity into the future.
Topics to be discussed:

1. Increased agricultural uncertainty
2. Modelling and its application
3. Abiotic stress
4. Effects of CO2 on plant growth
5. Impacts on nutrition, quality and resource use efficiency
6. Plant-microbe interactions
7. Innovative agronomic and breeding practices
8. New crops for a new climate
The deadline for abstract submission is October 17, 2016
For more information, please visit:
Date:26/03/2017 00:00
Location:Meliá Sitges, Spain

The 3rd International Conference on Biological Engineering and Natural Sciences (Singapore)

The 3rd International Conference on Biological Engineering and Natural Sciences will be held from February 21st to 23th, 2017 in Singapore.
Scholars, researchers and practitioners involved in environmental and earth sciences including Geosciences, ecology, climate change, ecosystem, and soil science are welcome to attend this international encounter. 

Don’t miss the chance to submit your proposal before November 10, 2016.
For more details, please visit:
Date:21/02/2017 00:00

18th International Conference on Land Management and Economic Development (US)

The 18th International Conference on Land Management and Economic  Development to be held in Miami invites authors, scientist, researchers and research scholars to participate in this conference to exchange and to share their experiences on  all aspects of Land Management and Economic Development. It is a two-day conference and the topics to be covered are the following:
  • Environmental and Ecological Systems
  • Landscape and Ecological Engineering
  • Biosystems and Environment
  • Earth and Environmental Sciences
  • Ecological Systems
  • Ecosystems analysis and protection
  • Ecotoxicology, Energy and environment
  • Environmental friendly materials
  • Environmental integrated management

Deadline for Paper submission is August 31,2016. Participation fees: Non-Student Oral/Poster Presenter  (450 EUR) 
Student Oral/Poster Presenter Registration (350 EUR)
Listener Registration (250 EUR)

For further information, please visit: 

Date:05/12/2016 00:00
Location:Miami, USA

African Economic Conference 2016 (Nigeria)

The African Economic Conference 2016 is organizing a two-day conference in Abuja, Nigeria under the theme "Feeding Africa:
Towards Agro-Allied Industrialization for Inclusive Growth".
The two-day conference will focus on promoting knowledge management as an important driver of policy dialogue
 amongst  young African researchers, Africans in the Diaspora,
regional and sub-regional organizations. Also, further discussions will be held on how to end poverty and overcoming hunger and food insecurity permanently in Africa.
For more information, please visit:
Date:05/12/2016 00:00
Location:Abuja, Nigeria

Budapest Water Summit 2016 (Hungary)

The Hungarian Government in cooperation with the World Water Council is organizing the Budapest Water Summit 2016 in Budapest, Hungary from November 28-30, 2016. This summit will address issues concerning the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals related to water. Furthermore,  conflicts and global water risk shall be among the themes for discussion, which will lead to a source of cooperation, peace and development for all the countries committed to sustainable development.
For more information, please visit: 
Date:28/11/2016 00:00
Location:Budapest, Hungary

30th European Federation of Food Science & Technology International Conference

This conference will be organized by the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) on behalf of the European Federation of Food Science and Technology under the theme " Targeted Technologies for Sustainable Food Systems". Researchers, university professors and food and agricultural specialist are invited to register for this conference. The conference hopes to achieve solutions to improve on current and future challenges of the following: food and water security, sustainable agriculture, food safety and appropriate food- and bio-processing technologies.
For more information, please visit:
Date:28/11/2016 00:00
Location:Vienna, Austria

2016 Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) African Conference (Kenya)

The theme of this Conference is "Ecosystem Services for SDGs in Africa" and the topics for discussion will focus on Africa’s contribution towards evidence on best practices for ecosystem management and restoration. Also, various decisions will be taken on the ecosystem services particularly towards the realization of sustainable development goals.
The conference has as its goal to accelerate collaboration in Africa on the science, policy and practice of the Ecosystem Services concept and initiate a strong Africa Ecosystem Services Network.
The participation fee for aspiring attendees are as follows: Normal Fee (395 USD), ESP paying member (individual or Institutional) (325 USD), Low-income country delegate 230 (USD), Student (170 USD).
For more information, please visit:
Date:21/11/2016 00:00
Location:Nairobi, Kenya

International Conference on Pulses for Nutritional Security and Agricultural Sustainability (India)

The International Conference on Pulses for Nutritional Security and Agricultural Sustainability will be held from November 12 to 14 in New Delhi, India.
Researchers, policy makers and executives, extension workers, traders and entrepreneurs are welcome to attend this international event and get the opportunity to discuss nutritional security and environmental sustainability through pulses and crops productions and to draft a consensus road map for sustainable production of vegetables.
For more information please visit:
Date:12/11/2016 00:00
Location:New Delhi, India

Green Motions Film Festival on Sustainability And Environmental Issues (Germany)

Green Motions Film Festival will take place from November 11 to 13 in Freiburg, Germany.

Film makers from around the world will present their films showing solution-oriented and constructive films thus raising awareness about sustainable thinking and demonstrating positive examples. The festival will also feature the films about climate refugees who had to migrate due to destruction of the environment in their home countries.

You have also the chance to attend this festival and watch these inspiring movies.

For more details, please visit: 
Date:11/11/2016 00:00
Location:Freiburg, Germany

International Crop Science Conference & Exhibition (India)

An International Crop Science Conference & Exhibition will be held from November 10 to 11 in Gao, India. This international meeting will focus on global market, formulation technology innovations, biostimulants, plant health, nutrition & crop enhancement, seeds and fertilizers.
This conference targets experts in crop science as well as professionals and researchers in producing & distributing of biopesticides, seeds and micro-nutrients.
For more information, please visit:
Date:10/11/2016 00:00
Location:Goa, India

International Conference on “Integrated Land Use Planning for Smart Agriculture” (India)

International Conference on “Integrated Land Use Planning for Smart Agriculture” at will be held  from November 10 to 13, 2016 in Nagpur, India. The conference will deliberate on various emerging issues and the agenda for sustainable land management.
This international event will bring together around 1,000 delegates from different parts of India and from abroad.
The following topics are in the focus of the conference:
- Technological advances for assessment and evaluation of soil and land resources in different agro-ecological settings;
- Land quality, abiotic stress management and challenges for resilient agriculture that meet aspirations of growing populations;
- Land use synergies and landscape approach in land use planning for climate smart agriculture;
- Land use policy interventions and challenges for sustained global food security.
Registration for the conference is open.
Date:10/11/2016 00:00
Location:Nagpur, India

UN Climate Change Conference 2016 (Morocco)

The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC will be held in Marrakech, Morocco from November 7-18, 2016.  The aim of this conference is to support continuous development and implementation of policies and programmes for the sustainable use of water in the agricultural sectors, by using context-specific approaches and processes.
For more information, please visit:
Date:07/11/2016 00:00
Location:Marrakech, Morocco

The 11th Annual Columbia International Investment Conference (U.S.A.)

The Columbia International Investment Conference is hosting their 11th annual conference entitled "Climate Change and Sustainable Investment in Natural Resources: From Consensus to action". The conference promises to offer a high level opportunity for the participants to explore the complex challenges of the Paris agreement concerning sustainable development, the Sustainable Development Goals, and the real challenges facing developing countries.

The following current issues will be discussed at the conference: how to manage land use to mitigate climate and environmental impacts, how to maximize benefits for sustainable development and how to develop international legal frameworks which could be implemented by global governance to support national-level actions will be addressed.
For more information, please visit conference page
Date:02/11/2016 00:00
Location:New York, U.S.A.

UNCCD and IPS: Media Training Session on Sustainable Development Goals

The international news agency Inter Press Service (IPS), the United Nations Foundation, and the UN Convention to Combat Desertification are currently organising a journalism training workshop on the professional follow up and coverage of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for 2015-2030.

The two-day workshop taking place on the 25th and 26th of October 2016 in Bonn targets about 25 journalists and civil society information and communication specialists with an interest in reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals.
The SDG workshop is aimed at helping reporters and editors by providing information, tools and strategies to better understand, report on and communicate key sustainable development goal implementation issues.
Journalists, reporters, editors and communication experts are welcome to register for this training. Travel, food and accommodation are not covered. There are no inscription or registration fees.
Those interested can email Poonum Wilkhu at and cc: Baher Kamal at: A brief reference on the media you work for and your own experience will be most appreciated.
Date:25/10/2016 09:00
Location:Bonn, Germany

CropWorld Global 2016 (Netherlands)

Scientists, policy makers and researchers are welcome to attend the 2016 Global CropWorld event. This international meeting on crop production, protection and agricultural technology will be held from October 24 to 25 in Amsterdam. It aims to foster exchange on latest development in crop production. There will be an exhibition and exchange among participants in crop production fields including crop protection, products water and irrigation supply chain management, seeds, soil management, packaging, labelling and storage, regulatory, market access and legal advisory, research institutions, precision farming and agricultural Information and Communications Technologies, waste management and storage.
For more details, please visit:
Date:24/10/2016 00:00
Location:Amsterdam, Netherlands

International Conference on Ecological Sciences (France)

SFecologie 2016 conference in France wishes to promote and support exchanges around the latest developments in research and the most exciting challenges raised from the different disciplines of ecology, sharing scientific evidences, confronting experiences, developing collaborations around the world.
The 4-day program will be extensive, with about 500 oral contributions and 400 posters covering most conceptual domains of ecology.
Submissions is opened for a wide range of topics relevant for environmental field, including Agricultural ecology, Conservation biology, policies and management, Global change, Landscape ecology, Macro-ecology & biogeography, Restoration ecology, Soil ecology, biogeochemistry and plant-soil interactions.
Deadline for registration for this conference is September 15, 2016
French Version
La conférence internationale d’écologie scientifique de la Société Française d’Ecologie (SFÉ) se tiendra du 24 au 28 octobre 2016 à Marseille-France. Sfécologie 2016 privilégiera et encouragera les échanges autour des dernières avancées scientifiques, ainsi que les défis les plus prometteurs émergeant des différentes disciplines de l’écologie.  Nous allons partager nos résultats tout en confrontant nos expériences, et en développant des collaborations mondiallement.
Fin des inscriptions: 15 Septembre 2016
Date:24/10/2016 00:00
Location:Marseille, France

18th International Conference on Land Degradation and Sustainable Soil Management

This conference will focus on the premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Land Degradation and Sustainable Soil Management.
Authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Land Degradation and Sustainable Soil Management are very welcome for presentation at the conference.
Final Paper Submission Date: September 24, 2016
For further information, please visit:
Date:24/10/2016 00:00

Conference on Climate Change 2016

Climate Change 2016 is organized under the theme “Updating our Understanding: Earth's Climate is Warming”
Participants from the Geographical Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing communities are most welcomed to share their most recent research and findings on climate issues. The aim of this conference is to aggregate and to create a platform for robust exchange of information on new technological advances,  new scientific achievements and the effectiveness of various regulatory programs addressing Climate change.
For further inquires, please visit:
or contact:
Date:24/10/2016 00:00
Location:Valencia, Spain

3rd International Symposium on Horticulture (Greece)

The 3th International Symposium on Horticulture is jointly organized by the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (MAICh) and the Cyprus University of Technology.
This event will bring togather scientists, researchers, teachers and students to exchange knowledge, experiences and ideas on Horticulture Sciences including genetics and breeding, ecophysiology and stress physiology, genomics and biotechnology, hort crops quality and post-harvest technology.
Deadline for abstract submission: April 30, 2016.
For more details, please visit:
Date:17/10/2016 00:00
Location:Chania, Crete (Greece)

The 5th Regional Universities Forum Biennial Conference (South Africa)

The 5th Regional Universities Forum (RUFORUM) Biennial Conference will take place from October 17 to 21 in Cape Town, South Africa.
This meeting will focus on "Linking Agricultural Universities with Private Sector, Governments and other Stakeholders in support of Agricultural Development in Africa".
The conference will offer a forum for sharing experiences and lessons learned bringing together stakeholders from academic field, industry and business across the Africa  
Date:17/10/2016 00:00
Location:Cape Town, South Africa

7th Global Summit on Agriculture & Horticulture (Malaysia)

The 7th Global Summit on Agriculture and Horticulture will be held this October in Malaysia on the theme "Global Impact of Agriculture and Climate Change". Experts, researchers, scholars, authors and students are all invited to participate in this conference. The areas of discussion will be Agricultural Production Systems, Agricultural Laws and Policies, Horticulture, Organic Farming, Pesticides and Fertilizers, Soil and Crop Sciences, Food Security, Forestry, Agronomy, and Environmental Management.
Deadline for Abstract and Manuscript submission is August 31, 2016. 
Date:17/10/2016 00:00
Location:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Water Scarcity and Drought Summit (Australia)

The World Water Congress & Exhibition invites water professionals and researchers, leaders, and organizations to attend the Water Scarcity and Drought Summit which will be held in Brisbane, Australia. The aim of this summit is to create climate preparedness and resilience; establish portfolios of water supply and demand management; strengthening mechanisms to measure and exchange on water scarcity and drought as well as mobilizing public and private investments. Participants will be challenged to explore new ways of collaboration and new roles of business, NGOs, governmental negotiations and other actors in turning water scarcity and droughts into an opportunity.
For more information, please visit:
Date:10/10/2016 00:00
Location:Brisbane, Australia

The Third World Meeting on Terraced Landscapes

Participants to the Third World Meeting on Terraced Landscapes will get a profound insight into the remarkable heritage of terraced landscapes in Italy and in the surrounding countries of the Mediterranean basin and central Europe. This conference will provide a powerful impetus for international efforts to protect and value terraced landscapes. The benefits of caring for terraced landscapes extend to cultural and historical value, environmental and hydrogeological functions, quality of life, community empowerment and sustainable development. Find out more about the conference at:
Date:06/10/2016 00:00
Location:Padua, Italy

4th International Educational/Serious Game Competition

The competition will be held at the University of Paisley in Scotland alongside the 10th European Conference on Games Based Learning. To attend you have to submit a game developed by you and pursuing educational goals, including environment protection. The game should be in a development state and engage the player for at least 10 minutes.
Deadline for the first round of submissions is June 17, 2016.
Date:06/10/2016 00:00
Location:Paisley, Scotland

9th European Conference on Pesticides and Related Organic Micropollutants in the Environment (Spain)

Experts and professionals, researchers and students are welcome to attend the 9th European Conference on Pesticides and Related Organic Micropollutants in the Environment from October 4 to 7, 2016 in SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA.
The aim of this international event is to provide a communication forum for the exchange of knowledge and technology among scientists interested in the Analysis of Pesticides and related Organic Emerging Pollutants in Environmental and Food/Feed matrices, promote collaboration and transfer of knowledge and to encourage green analytical procedures.
    Deadline for submission of abstracts: June 10, 2016
    For more details, please visit:
    Date:04/10/2016 00:00

    34th Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa Conference (South Africa)

    The 34th Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) Conference continues this annual event on environmental learning and education for sustainable development in Southern Africa, and will take place from October 3rd to 5th in Johannesburg, South Africa.
    It will bring together practitioners, officials and funders from Africa and beyond to share ideas, reflect on their practices, extend their frameworks and networks, and strengthen environmental education initiatives within and between their respective countries.
    Registration is open until August 31st, 2016.

    For more details please visit:
    Date:03/10/2016 00:00
    Location:Johannesburg, South Africa

    Workshop on the General Principles of Transboundary Water Cooperation (Mexico)

    The Government of Mexico through the National Water Commission is calling on participants to register for their upcoming workshop on "The General Principles of Trans boundary Water Cooperation". Registrations are currently going on at no cost, and please remember to confirm your participation for the workshop before October 03, 2016.
    For more information, please contact: or
    Date:03/10/2016 00:00
    Location:Campeche, Mexico

    SAG-SEED Replicator Connect Workshop (Kenya)

    SAG-SEED Replicator invites applications for a one-day workshop in Nairobi, Kenya. The workshop aims to increase social and environmental entrepreneurship impact on the community by supporting people who would like to start their own eco-inclusive business, and benefit from experiences of front-running entrepreneurs around the world. Participants are also promised more insights on Viable Business Models used around the world. Selected applicants will receive inspiring workbooks, an easy-to-use toolbox, gain networking opportunities, and further SEED support material.
    Deadline for application is September 9, 2016.
    For more information, please visit:
    Date:26/09/2016 00:00
    Location:Nairobi, Kenya

    Day of General Discussion: "Children's Rights and the Environment"

    The major objective of the Day of General Discussion is
    - to promote understanding of relationship between children's rights and the environment;
    - to identify what needs to be done for child rights-related laws, policies and practice to respond properly to entvironmental challenges;
    - to identify how to make environment-related laws, policies and practices child-sensitive.
    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 this event.

    Please find more information at
    Date:23/09/2016 10:00
    Location:Palais des Nations, Room XIX, Geneva

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