Capacity Building Events
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.
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: http://bit.ly/1HUaWoS
Location:Caux-Palace Hotel, switzerland
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: http://www.desertland.eu/
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.
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.
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.
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
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: http://icos.org.al/
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: http://www.2015cwf.org/en/about.html?html=about_m2.html
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/
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/
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: http://www.worldbank.org/en/events/2014/08/06/landconference2015
Location:Washington DC, USA
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/
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/
Technical Aspects In Watershed Management within the context of Adaptation to Climate Change
Location:Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
Asia Regional Knowledge
Regional Soil Partnership Workshops during the International year of Soils
A series of regional consultation workshops with the subject of "regional soil partnerships". These workshops will focus mainly on finializing the regional implementation plans for soil conservation. The first one is for the South American region and it takes place in Santigao Chile from the 2nd until the 4th of March 2015. For more information visit: http://www.fao.org/globalsoilpartnership/highlights/detail/en/c/274842/
Water Week Latin America
Water Week Latin America provides a 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.
Learn more: http://waterweekla.com/en/#where
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
International Meeting of the Ecosystem-Based Adaptation Community of Practice
This event is organized for the members of Ecosystem-Based Adaptation (EbA) Community of Practice, by the UNEP. The objective of this event is to strengthen the EbA community members’ network. Experiences of the community will be discussed to identify mutual collaborations.
The application deadline is on the 19th of December 2014.
Learn more: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=77865e2d8ac8b3a11af7f6a5a&id=7bf5909e56&e=[UNIQID
Training on Digital Soil Mapping for Eastern and Southern Africa representatives
International Drought Management Workshop 2015
This workshop focuses on drought modelling and management. The main objective is to discuss and share the latest developments on drought research and management. Fee: 400 euros Registration deadline: 10 February 2015 More information : email@example.com
Location:University of Tehran, Karaj, Iran
Adjusting Projects for Climate and Economic Resilience – A Livelihoods Way
Location:Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India
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.
Location:2-4-1 Hirakawa-cho Chiyoda-ku Tokyo 102-0093 Japan 102-0093 Tokyo Kanto Japan
Proposal writing and fundraising
Objects of this workshop are:
Identify tips in successful fund raising in Africa
Design Log Frame
Identify the key major steps in a proposal
Design an online fund raising plan for an organization
Identify at least ten key tips on why proposal are denied funding
Initiate critical networks with key players in the development
VENUE: THE HENNESIS HOTEL, NAIROBI
FEES: KSHS. 43,000/- (USD 500) PER PERSON
for more information and participation:
Ms Pamela Walekhwa
The Training Coordinator
Capacity Africa Institute
Madonna House, Westland's Road, Nairobi.
Telephone: +254- 20- 4452674/ 4450937
Cell: + 254-721-776-449/724-010-191/ 716-875-205
Seoul International Conference on Biological Engineering & Natural Science
The 2nd Seoul International Conference on Biological Engineering & Natural Science (SICBENS) 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 views in a forum encouraging dialogue. SICBENS serves as an outstanding 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, including global warming, climate change, environmental dynamics, soil decontamination, deforestation and others. For more information please visit: http://sicbens.org/index.asp?id=2
Monitoring & Evaluation Workshop
The Capacity Africa Institute is holding a training workshop in Nairobi. the objective of this training course is to teach project design and implementation.
VENUE: THE HENNESIS HOTEL, NAIROBI FEES: KSHS. 50,000/- (USD 600) PER PERSON
Participation and more information: Ms Pamela Walekhwa The Training Coordinator Capacity Africa Institute Madonna House, Westland's Road, Nairobi. Telephone: +254- 20- 4452674/ 4450937 Cell: + 254-721-776-449/724-010-191/ 716-875-205 firstname.lastname@example.org
Lecture on Global politics and land protection, Bonn, Germany
This lecture from the ZEF Senior Researcher Seminar Series, addresses the issue whether Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) should be a fundamental principle of international law. The lecture by Dr. Richard Byron-Cox, capacity building officer at the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, will be followed by an interactive discussion and is open for anyone interested.
#NYFAED15 - National Youth Forum on Agro-based Entrepreneurship Development 2015
The Multifarious Consultancy and Research Centre (MCRC) in Kathmandu, Nepal, is running a three-day conference on youth involvement in agriculture-based development in Nepal. The goal of the National Youth Forum on Agro-based Entrepreneurship Development (#NYFAED15) is to reunite young professionals in the spheres of sustainable land management and agriculture productivity, revive this sector and increase the number of youth involved.
The conference is targeted at Nepalese young professionals (18-40 years old) in the fields of Agriculture, Veterinary, Forestry, Environment Science, Business Administration/ Studies, Sociology and Rural Development Studies. The application deadline is December 25th, 2014.
Participation Link: http://www.ypard.net/news/nyfaed15-national-youth-forum-agro-based-entrepreneurship-development-2015
Understanding Adaptation to Climate Change: Moving on from Development to Adaptation
Location:Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India