Capacity Building Events
The International Conference on Gender Research
The International Conference on Gender Research, hosted by the Instituto Superior de Contabilidade e Administração do Porto, (ISCAP) - Polytechnic of Porto, is an opportunity for academics, practitioners and consultants from all over the world involved in the study, management and development of gender related issues in business, the public sector and in education to come together and exchange ideas.
The Conference will cover the following topics:
- Gender and social inclusion;
- Gender and ICT;
- Gender and education;
- Gender and democracy;
- Gender equality;
- Gender in the workplace;
- Women’s empowerment in science and in other areas;
- Feminist studies;
- Men and masculinities;
- Gender and small and medium sized enterprises;
- Gender and entrepreneurship.
The ISCAP-Polytechnic of Porto invites participants to submit their paper abstracts until August 10, 2017.
Academic research, case studies and work-in-progress/posters are welcomed approaches. PhD Research, proposals for roundtable discussions, non-academic contributions and product demonstrations based on the main themes are also invited.
For more details, please visit the Conference's website at http://bit.ly/2pEFWnO.
Ecology Across Borders, Joint Annual Meeting
British Ecological Society invites applications for workshops at 'Ecology Across Borders,' the Joint Annual Meeting organised by BES, NecoV, and GfÖ, in association with the EEF.
Workshops are interactive sessions that encourage networking, skills development, and creative thinking.
For more details, please visit the BES website at http://bit.ly/2o9uBvn.
3rd International Conference on Global Food Security
The 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security is hosted by South Africa’s Ministry of Science and Technology in association with The Department of Science and Technology (DST) and the National Research Foundation (NRF) Centre of Excellence in Food Security and the Universities of Pretoria and the Western Cape.
The 3rd International Conference on Global Food Security has intentionally included a focus on local solutions to ensure food security and sustainable agriculture.
Core conference themes include the following:
- Food creation;
- Food safety and bio security;
- Food loss and waste;
- Food in a changing society;
- Food utilization.
Please note that the deadline for abstract submission is May 31, 2017.
For more details, please visit the event's website at http://bit.ly/1yUxcMu.
Location:Cape Town, South Africa
The 6th International Conference on Deserts, Drylands & Desertification
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev is hosting the 6th International Conference on Deserts, Drylands & Desertification from November 6-9, 2017 in Sede Boqer Campus, Israel.
The central theme of the 2017 conference is "Combating desertification and dry land management-theory and practice" with sessions discussing the following issues:
- Ecology of Drylands;
- Ecohydrology of Dryland Landscapes;
- GIS Applications for Dryland Studies;
- NGO Perspectives on Dryland Development;
- Soil and Land Restoration;
- Women and Economic Change in Rural-Arid Lands, etc.
Location:Sede Boqer Campus, Israel
The 11th International Conference “WOOD SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM” 2017
The "Transilvania" University of Brasov, Faculty of Wood Engineering is organizing the 11th International Conference “WOOD SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING IN THE THIRD MILLENNIUM" which is intended to provide to its participants a forum of discussion of the most recent advances in wood science and technology.
Full Registration Fee for delegates is 200 EUR. For more details, please visit the website at http://bit.ly/2hiuDBb
Total Food 2017
Total Food 2017 is an international conference which focus on the sustainable exploitation of agri-food co-products and related biomass, thereby helping to minimize waste.
This three day event provides an open forum to highlight recent developments and to facilitate knowledge transfer between representatives of the agri-food industries, scientific research community, legal experts on food related legislation and waste management, and consumer organizations.
For more details, please visit the event website at http://bit.ly/2oE0Na7.
IUFRO Tokyo 2017-Actions for Sustainable Forest Ecosystems under Air Pollution and Climate Change
The 28th International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) conference for Specialists in Air Pollution and Climate Change Impacts on Forest Ecosystems: “Actions for Sustainable Forest Ecosystems under Air Pollution and Climate Change” will be held in Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology, Fuchu, Tokyo, Japan from October 22-26, 2017.
Following are the sessions:
- Session 1: Asian forest ecosystem under changing environment;
- Session 2: Developing detection, monitoring and evaluation;
- Session 3: Ecophysiological and genetic understanding of plant responses;
- Session 4: Water and nutrient cycles in forest ecosystems;
- Session 5: Modelling and risk assessment;
- Session 6: Forest ecosystems under multiple stressors.
Please note that the online registration starts from Feb 01,2017.For more details, please visit the website at http://bit.ly/2jXPYli
Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa
The "Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa" will be held on 16th-18th October 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya. Nairobi.
The “Symposium on Climate Change and Droughts Resilience in Africa” will focus on “building resilience to climate change and droughts in Africa”, meaning that it will serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice to foster climate change adaptation among countries in the region, with a focus on droughts, which may be useful or implemented elsewhere.
For more details, please visit the event website at http://bit.ly/2pnzLHP.
Greenbuild India 2017
Greenbuild is organising Greenbuild India 2017: This is the world’s Largest Conference dedicated to Green Building and is scheduled from October 12 to 13,2017 in Mumbai, India.
This conference features educational sessions covering all aspects of sustainable design, construction, and operations practices for buildings and communities, including their impact on people, the environment, and the economy both domestically and globally.
14th International Water Association (IWA) Specialist Conference
The conference will be hosted by the IWA Watershed and River Basin Management Specialist Group in partnership with the Water Institute for Southern Africa (WISA) and IWA-South Africa (IWA-SA), and will address cutting edge issues related to sustainable watershed management, with a special focus on emerging issues related to climate change.
Location:Kruger National Park, South Africa
1st International Conference "Water Management in Arid and Semi-arid Land: New perspectives and Innovative Approaches"
The objective of the conference is to bring together scientists, policymakers, water and agricultural managers and farmers to present and share their knowledge, polices, initiatives, case studies, innovative solutions to better manage water and agricultural input to promote sustainable water management and improve livelihood of people.
The Conference's main focal areas include:
- Hydrological Processes;
- Soil and Water Conservation;
- Agricultural Engineering and Management;
- Water Treatment and Technology;
- Socio-Economic Water Studies.
Last date for registration is June 1, 2017.
Location:Dead Sea, Jordan
10th International Conference on Agriculture & Horticulture
Agriculture Conference to be held in London, UK with the theme of Agriculture for the Future.
This conference will help the people who are directly or indirectly related to the Agriculture & Horticulture industry and academia. By this conference, people can share their views and ideas and can improve their knowledge about the advanced techniques to increase the productivity of the industries.
Women in Agribusiness Summit
The Women in Agribusiness Summit is globally recognized for quality speakers and the breadth of industry content covered. Expert panel discussions along with workshop sessions help delegates expand sector understanding and develop essential leadership skills; equipping women to advance their careers, companies, and the agricultural industry.
Wooded Rural Landscapes in Central and Eastern Europe: Biodiversity, Cultural Legacy and Conservation Conference
The conference aims at fostering interdisciplinary discussion and analysis by sharing of knowledge from researchers studying wooded rural landscapes and representing from across disciplines: from taxonomy and ecology, from paleo-ecology and environmental history, from ethno-ecology, from spatial planning and landscape architecture, from land use economy involving ecosystem services.
There is an optional study trip to Hungarian silvo-pastoral oak woods (23–25 September).
Water Security and Climate Change Conference
The Water Security and Climate Change Conference (WSSC) 2017 will serve as a platform for discussions towards water secure societies by providing a stimulating environment with the intention to yield innovative ideas and grounds for implementation.
The Conference focuses on the following issues:
- Water Security and Sustainable Development Goals;
- Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction (Paris Agreement; Sendai Framework);
- Nature Based Solutions for Water Resources;
- Water Supply and Water Reuse;
- Sustainable Ground Water Management;
- Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus;
- Food Security in the Scarce Water World;
- Water Security and Migration;
- Coping with Droughts, etc.
The registration portal will be opened May 2, 2017.
IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress
IUFRO 125th Anniversary Congress – Interconnecting Forests, Science and People aims to provide a platform for the exchange of scientific knowledge across the full range of forest and forest-related topics and scientific disciplines.
The Congress program comprises several sessions dedicated to the following themes:
- Forests for people;
- Forests and Climate Change;
- Forests and Forest-based Products for a Greener Future;
- Biodiversity, Ecosystem services and Biological invasions;
- Forests, Soil and Water Interactions.
Early bird registration is until June 1, 2017.
For more details, please visit the Congress's website at http://iufro2017.com/.
International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD)
The Global Association of Master’s in Development Practice Programs (MDP), in collaboration with SDSN, are organizing the Fifth Annual International Conference on Sustainable Development (ICSD) on 18 and 19 September, 2017, at Columbia University in New York City.
The conference theme is "The World in 2050: Looking Ahead for Sustainable Development." The aim of the conference is to bring together persons involved in research, policy, practice, and business. Participants will share practical solutions for achieving the SDGs at local and national levels.
Location:Columbia University Campus, New York, USA
Agri Engineering 2017: Advanced Agri techniques for Sustainable growth (USA)
The Conference "Agri Engineering 2017" on theme "Advanced Agri techniques for Sustainable growth" will be held in San Antonio, USA.
By participating in this conference, people can share their views and ideas and can improve their knowledge about the advanced techniques to increase the productivity of the industries. The conference covers topics such as agricultural biotechnology, Agricultural Advanced Machine Systems, Organic Farming / Agriculture, Types of Agriculture, Agricultural Protection and Food security, Food Nanotechnology, Crop Protection and Awareness, Agricultural Systems, Agronomy and Soil Sciences, Energy Conservation and Agriculture, Agri Management, as well as Irrigation and Food Presentation.
Location:San Antonio, USA
The 3rd International Conference "Restoring Forests: Regeneration and Ecosystem Function for the Future"
The Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences is hosting the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) conference "Restoring Forests: Regeneration and Ecosystem Function for the Future" in Lund, Sweden during September 12-14, 2017.
The conference has an interdisciplinary character Focusing on communicating lessons from the past to the future of forest restoration, stressing tolerant plant materials, and designing and establishing resistant/resilient forest landscapes.
For more details, please visit the university's website at http://bit.ly/2lo7i3Q.
The Australasia-Pacific Extension Network (APEN) International Conference
The theme of the conference is "Facilitating balanced change for rural and urban communities", and will showcase the local and international extension theory and practice around agricultural production, natural resource management, community development and the health sector.
For more details please visit the APEN website at http://bit.ly/2kwx6ut.
IWA-ASPIRE 2017: Conference on sustainable water management (Malaysia)
IWA-ASPIRE 2017 organised by Malaysian Water Association (MWA), Asia Pacific Group (ASPIRE) & The International Water Association (IWA) will be held on 11 - 13 September 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
The Conference topics will revolve around the theme “Breaking Boundaries – Developing a Better Water Future for Asia and the Pacific Regions”. The focus will be on a range of water related topics, including current development and water management issues in the Asia Pacific Regions to strengthening the water sector, to overcoming the uphill challenges in sustainable water management and how to get it right for the coming decades.
Deadline for abstract papers: 10 February 2017
Deadline for early registration: 15 April 2017
Location:Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
IERM Convention 2017
The Institute of Environment and Recreation Management will be hosting its annual Convention from Monday 11 September 2017 to Wednesday, 13 September 2017 in the City of Johannesburg.
The theme of the convention is “People and Green Space – Cradle to Grave”. The sub-themes are listed below:
- Parks and Green Space;
- Landscaping and Urban Horticulture;
- Urban Greening and Urban Forestry;
- Application of Green Infrastructure;
- Biodiversity and Urban Nature Conservation;
- Urban Ecotourism and maximizing community benefits through tourism;
- Cemeteries and Crematoria;
- Parks, Open and Green Space Planning, Development, Management and Maintenance;
- Education, Training and Development.
For more details, please visit the IERM website at http://bit.ly/2p1I6gN.
Location:University of South Africa,Johannesburg
AGRITEX 2017 – CONFERENCE AND EXPO
The fifth edition of Agritex India will be held in conjunction with Food Pro India. This dynamic event will provide a comprehensive range of new agricultural technologies and innovations, with the focus on sustainability, as well as bring together players in the food processing and manufacturing industry to do business face-to-face. AGRITEX goal is focusing on and discusses important subjects such as soil fertilization, crop diversification, exports oriented agriculture, increased crop intensity, etc.
ICSD 2017 : 5th International Conference on Sustainable Development (Italy)
ICSD 2017 : 5th International Conference on Sustainable Development will be held on 6 - 7 September 2017. The conference is organized by European Center of Sustainable Development - CIT University with the theme "Creating a unified foundation for the Sustainable Development: research, practice and education". This theme emphasizes the strong foundation that is provided by using research to inform our everyday practices, policies, and analytical approaches. The 2017 Conference will provide a forum for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research findings, and discussion of professional issues relevant to Sustainability Science.
Inaugural Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative Conference & GFBI-FECS Joint Symposium 2017
The Inaugural Global Forest Biodiversity Initiative (GFBI) Conference & Joint GFBI-FECS Symposium to be held in Beijing, China, on September 6-9, 2017.The symposium will bring together experts from around the world that are focused on the use of "big data" to understand forest systems.
The conference provides a platform for scientists to address crucial Big Data issues relating to Forest Ecosystems. For more details, please visit the event website at http://bit.ly/2oA2MjA
Agri-2017: 10th International Conference on Agriculture & Horticulture (UK)
Conference Series invites you to 10th International Conference on Agriculture & Horticulture. The Conference to be held in London, UK will have the theme, "Agriculture for the Future". This Conference aims to attract people who are directly or indirectly working in or with the agriculture & horticulture industry as well as people from cademia.
For more information, please visit http://bit.ly/2e8IedQ.
15th International Conference on Environmental Science And Technology
The University of the Aegean (Greece),in association with University of Salerno (Italy) and the Imperial College London (UK) is organizing the 15th International Conference on Environmental Science And Technology from 31st August - 2nd September 2017.
The conference brings together engineers, scientists, researchers, students, managers and other professionals in order to address and discuss emerging environmental issues.
Please note that the deadline for the abstract submission is December 31,2016.
The XV EAAE Congress -Towards Sustainable Agri-Food Systems:Balancing between Markets and Society
The EAAE Congress is the triennial event that brings together the whole Association Membership, providing an important occasion for the exchange of innovative ideas on research and teaching in the field of Agricultural Economics and related areas.
Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources (SSAFR)
A Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources (SSAFR) will be held in August 2017 near Seattle, WA.
Common topics included are harvest scheduling, spatial reserve design, wildfire management, wildlife management, invasive pest detection and control, forest ecosystem services, supply chain optimization for biofuel as well as timber and non-timber forest economics.
For more details, please visit the symposium's website at http://bit.ly/2kxgGBT.
7th World Conference on Ecological Restoration
The Society for Ecological Restoration (SER) will host its seventh biennial World Conference in Foz do Iguassu, Paraná, Brazil from 27 August to 1 September 2017. The overarching theme of SER2017 is Linking Science and Practice for a Better World.
The SER2017 conference program will feature world-renowned keynote and plenary speakers as well as numerous symposia, training workshops, concurrent sessions, and technical field trips.
The Conference will discuss such topics as:
- Science behind restoration;
- Planning (governance, priorities, goals);
- Economical, social and philosophical implications;
- Challenges (particular issues and obstacles to face in the real world);
- Restoration techniques in different biomes/ecosystems;
- Restoration outcomes, monitoring (evaluating success), etc.
Location:Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil