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Capacity Building Events

Participatory and Integrative Approaches in Researching African Environments

This conference will bring together scholars from various disciplines and domains from natural and social sciences dealing with African environments as well as institution-building processes. The conference will be opened by a keynote address given by a renowned international expert in the field who will spend the day with the conference participants. Papers will be given by selected participants. An interactive podium will subsequently discuss the individual contributions and the keynote in view of the above questions.
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Date:23/10/2015 00:00
Location:Bern, switzerland

13th Ballast Water Management Summit

13th Ballast Water Management Summit will provide essential, expert guidance to shipowner/operators on how to prepare for and manage the BWT Systems in terms of installation and technical operations, as well as advice on compliance, PSC and regulation once the convention is in place. Read more:
Date:21/10/2015 16:00
Location:Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Conference: "Organic 3.0: The Next Phase of Organic Development"

The International Federation of Organic Agriculture Movements (IFOAM) will host the 3rd Conference on Organic agriculture in South Korea. The focus will be on the future development possibilities of the organic farming sector to meet the ecological and societal challenges of a growing global population that needs to become sustainable. Best practices, new technologies and research to satisfy rising demands of humanity will be shared, as well as approaches to mainstream organic agriculture. Submit your abstract until April 24. More information:
Date:09/10/2015 00:00
Location:Goesan County, South Korea

Regional Conference on Marketing and Innovation in Organic Farming

This conference to be held in Goesan County, South Korea, will address the varied and successful strategies adopted by organic farming entrepreneurs to ensure their long-term competitiveness. Call for abstracts is open until April 24, 2015. Read more:
Date:02/10/2015 00:00
Location:Goesan County, South Korea

International Permaculture Convergence 2015

Permaculture is design for sustainable living and land-use. The International Permaculture Convergence in the UK (IPCUK) will bring together leading practitioners and experts from around the world. The main focus will be on sharing best practices to explore how strategies and pathways can be designed collectively to create a sustainable world and future. For more information visit:
Date:08/09/2015 00:00
Location:London, Essex

World Forestry Congress' Youth Program

In this youth delegation orientation program of the congress, young people will be engaged throughout the Congress process to enable vital youth contributions that stem from debates among peers as well as inter-generational discussions on the most pressing issues facing forests and forestry. Additionally, youth delegates will learn about networking and making the best of their presence at the Congress.
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Date:07/09/2015 00:00
Location:Durban, South Africa

2nd Africa Food Security & Adaptation Conference

The 2nd Africa Food Security and Adaptation conference (AFSAC2) will take place on July 30-31, 2015 with theme: Africa’s Soil the New Frontier: Re-imagining Africa Food Security Now and into the Future under a Changing Climate.
The key objectives of the conference are:
• To identify scalable and inclusive business models for ecosystem based adaptation (EBA) driven agriculture that can create opportunities in the entire agricultural value chain
• To identify scalable innovative financing models for EBA driven agriculture that when implemented could stimulate growth, job creation and value chain partnership in Africa
• To understand the  benefits of EBA for job creation and the achievement of the proposed SDGs and what Africa will lose as a continent if EBA is ignored or given little support;
• To identify enabling policies and legislation that will incentivize countries to invest in agriculture, soil conservation and EBA;
• To discuss what needs to be done to incentivize private sector involvement in EBA-driven agriculture to bring in capital and enhance competitiveness.

For more information:
Date:30/07/2015 00:00
Location:Nairobi, Kenya

Caux Dialogue for Land and Security

Caux Dialogue for Land and Security gathers participants to talk about land and human security in the framework of Caux initiatives of change at the Caux-Palace Hotel, Switzerland. The Caux Dialogue on Land and Security explores the human connections between poverty, conflict and environmental degradation. If you are interested to participate in this conference please visit the Caux Conferences 2015 - Programme page:
Date:10/07/2015 00:00

Celebrating Soil! Celebrating Life!

As part of the international Save Our Soils campaign and the United Nations International Year of Soils 2015, Celebrating Soil! Celebrating Life! Invites interested individuals and organizations to participate in a conference that will take place in the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam Friday June 26 and Saturday June 27. The objective of the event is to raise public awareness of the central importance of a living soil. The conference will serve as exchange of knowledge and commitments and it aims to celebrate life and its living foundation, the soil.

For more information:
Date:26/06/2015 00:00
Location:Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam, Netherlands 

Desert Land 2

The DesertLand conference aims at attracting presentations of scientists, project leaders, NGO’s, communities, societies but also federal, local, governmental and private (profit or non-profit) organizations and sponsors. Everyone is encouraged to present their work, activities, projects and products. Read more about the event here:
Date:16/06/2015 00:00
Location:Ghent, Belgium

International Forum: Desertif'action 2015

Desertif'action 2015 is civil society’s own International Forum on combating desertification and land degradation. Pre registration open until 31 march 2015. Read more:
Date:10/06/2015 00:00
Location:Montpellier, France

WOCAT Symposium and 17th WOCAT Network Meeting

This event will be hosted by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), and will bring a wide range of WOCAT members and stakeholders together. This event will focus on: WOCAT goes new – strong platforms and partnerships for spreading sustainable land management (SLM). Read more:
Date:08/06/2015 00:00
Location:Feldafing, Germany

International workshop on climate change "youth action on climate change”

International workshop on climate change is organized to give young people the opportunity to have their say in the global environmental sustainability discourse. Through youth engagement the International Workshop will enhance youth participation and makes sure views and contributions of young people are acknowledged and strengthened.

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Date:21/05/2015 00:00
Location:Melaka, Malaysia

10th eLearning Africa International Conference

The 10th eLearning Africa will bring together decision makers and practitioners from the education, business and government sectors to discuss, share and act on all themes surrounding access, openness, digital literacy, culture, pedagogy, sustainability, best practices and more.
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Date:20/05/2015 00:00
Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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:
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
Date:07/05/2015 00:00
Location:Tokyo, Japan

International conferrence on soil

The International Conference on Soil will be held inside the campus of the Agricultural University of Tirana.

Deadline for abstract submission is January 31st, 2015.

Visit the following website to learn more:

Date:04/05/2015 00:00
Location:Tirana, Albany

International Permaculture Day

Permaculture is design for sustainable living and landuse. The International Permacultureday 2015 celebrates the soil; the provider of the foundation for all life on land. But the soil worldwide is under pressure by unsustainable agriculture and climate change. However, the degradation of the topsoil can be stopped. For more information and an event near you visit:
Date:03/05/2015 00:00

International Permaculture Day

Permaculture is design for sustainable living and land-use. The International Permacultureday 2015 celebrates the soil; the provider of the foundation for all life on land. But the soil worldwide is under pressure by unsustainable agriculture and climate change. However, the degradation of the topsoil can be stopped. For more information and an event near you visit:
Date:03/05/2015 00:00

International Earth Day 2015

The International Earth Day is the largest civic obervance on the environment and has been a crtical factor to induce major changes in the past. This is an opportunity for everyone to lead calls their personal environmental contributions to demand actions in climate policy, bringing together economics and sustainability. For more information and events happening around the world please visit:
Date:22/04/2015 00:00

Global Soil Week 2015

The Global Soil Week 2015 will be celebrated from 19 to 23 of April 2015 and will focus on the importance of land and soil to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the post 2015 agenda. This is an opportunity for an exchange of ideas and discussions on the importance of soil and sustainable development. For more information visit:
Date:19/04/2015 00:00
Location:Berlin, Germany

Grant Management Training workshop

The purpose of this course is to build the confidence and skills of those responsible for managing institutional donor grants and to meet financial terms & conditions when implementing programs. Effective grant management by project implementers can contribute to more funding for the organization. Read more:
Date:15/04/2015 00:00
Location:Nairobi, Kenya

2015 World Children Water Forum

From 9-13 April 2015 the 7th World Water Forum (Citizen’s Forum) will take place in Gyeongbuk, Korea. As Citizen’s Forum, the 2015 World Children Water Forum is designed to provide a valuable opportunity to children to raise their voices and have discussions on water issues. As possible future leaders, children from around the world will gather together, to share ideas on global water challenges in Gyeongju, Korea. For more information:
Date:09/04/2015 00:00
Location:Gyeongju Korea

Norway - Africa Energy Summit

An opportunity to learn more about Africa’s energy prospects and experiences from the ground. Read more:
Date:08/04/2015 11:30
Location:Oslo, Norway

Webinar: Climate change impacts on food security and nutrition now and in the future

The content of this webinar is mainly targeted at people planning and implementing programmes and projects related to food security, nutrition and/or climate change in the agriculture sector. Read more:
Date:31/03/2015 14:45

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
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
Date:23/03/2015 00:00
Location:Viña del Mar, Chile

Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty 2015: Linking Land Tenure and Use for Shared Prosperity

This conferrence invites governments, civil society, academia, the development community, and the private sector to debate best practices on the diversity of reforms, approaches and experiences that are being implemented in land sectors around the world. Read more:
Date:23/03/2015 00:00
Location:Washington DC, USA

Closing the gender gap in farming under climate change: New knowledge for renewed action

This event aims at sharing cutting-edge knowledge and evidence on closing the gender gap in farming under climate change, and to convene thinkers and doers in a forum to inspire renewed action. Read more:
Date:19/03/2015 00:00
Location:Paris, France

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

Date:09/03/2015 00:00

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