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Capacity Building Events

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

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

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

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
Date:05/03/2015 00:00
Location:Osaka, Japan

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

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:
Date:24/11/2014 00:00
Location:Colombo, Srilanka

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
Date:13/11/2014 00:00
Location:Prague, Czech Republic

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:
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
Date:29/09/2014 00:00
Location:Venice, 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


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

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:
Date:03/09/2014 14:00
Location:Stockholm, Sweeden

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:
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:
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:
Date:01/09/2014 00:00
Location:Perugia, Italy

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:
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. For more information please visit:
Date:20/08/2014 11:00

Savory Institute's Annual International Conference "Putting Grasslands to Work"

This annual international conference will be held in London on August 1st and 2nd by the Savory Institute. It will deal with the topic of grasslands and all their under-appreciated beauty and value. Conversations will be held around the unifying language of the land that bridges all cultures as well as the undeniable need for humans to honor the complexity of the natural world. Read more information at
Date:01/08/2014 08:00

TOPS/FSN Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting: Learn, Adapt, Apply

This gathering of practitioners and donors will spotlight activities that improve responses and processes for lasting successes in food security. Registration will open on Monday, April 21.
Date:10/07/2014 00:00
Location:Renaissance Washington, DC Dupont Circle Hotel

2014 World Conference on Natural Resource Modeling

Taking stock of what has been achieved in modeling research and technology in order to move forward strategically in the application of mathematical science to real world problems is what is behind the ‘Modelling our way back to the future’ conference theme. Please visit the resource modeling association's international conference website to learn more:
Date:08/07/2014 00:00
Location:Vilnius University Faculty of Natural Sciences, Vilnius, Lithuania

2014 Caux Dialogue on Land and Security

The Caux Dialogue on Land and Security explores the potential of sustainable land management as a driver of peace, development and climate change mitigation by bringing together individuals, governments, international organizations, NGOs and business in a unique environment.
The Caux Dialogue on Land and Security will be an annual meeting place to connect, equip and inspire, and the next one will take place from June 30th to July 4th, 2014.
For more information and a report from the 2013 Caux Dialogue, see:
Date:30/06/2014 00:00
Location:Caux, Switzerland

17 June World Day to Combat Desertification Events around the world

See how different stakeholders celebrate the Day and what events and activities take place in different parts of the world:
Date:17/06/2014 00:00

Conference: Ecosystems, Economy and Society: how large-scale restoration can stimulate sustainable development?

The Veolia Environment Institute is organizing jointly with Agence Française de Developpement, International Union for Conservation of Nature and US National Research Council Water Sciences and Technology Board an international conference on “Ecosystems, Economy and Society: how large-scale restoration can stimulate sustainable development?” to be held on May 29-30, 2014 at the US National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, USA.
The objective of the Conference is to analyze the potential of large-scale restoration for the improvement of people’s livelihoods, jobs creation and socio-economic development, together with the recovery of ecosystems functionalities, continuity and biodiversity.
Call for papers:
The deadline for initial manuscript submissions is Dec 20 2013. Prospective authors are encouraged to send proposed title, abstract and structural outline before Nov 25, 2013.
Manuscripts should be sent by e-mail to:
More information:
Date:29/05/2014 00:00
Location:US National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, USA

Conference on Ecosystems, economy and society

The Veolia Environment Institute, together with Agence Française de Dévéloppement, International Union for Conservation of Nature, UNCCD and US National Research Council Water Science and Technology Board, will host an international conference on Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration.
Monique Barbut, Executive Secretary of the UNCCD, will participate in a decisions-makers segment.
See also:
Date:29/05/2014 00:00
Location:Washington DC, United States.

The 9th Elearning Africa conference May 2014

E-learning Africa is a networking event for developing e-learning capacities in Africa. The 9th eLearning Africa conference will be held from May 28th to 30th in Kampala, Uganda. Under the overall theme of ICT for Development, Training and Education, eLearning Africa 2014 will examine the experiences, projects, investments, policies, partnerships and research that are shaping the Continent's learning landscape.

Read more at:

Date:28/05/2014 00:00
Location:Kampala, Uganda

5th Assembly of the Global Environment Facility

Cancún, Quintana Roo, will host the 5th Assembly of the GEF, from May 25th to May 30th, 2014. The GEF is one of the most important international financing mechanisms for projects aimed at improving the global environment. Since GEF inception, Mexico received $457 million dollars in donations from the GEF to finance 54 projects. For more information, see:
Date:25/05/2014 00:00
Location:Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico

The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace Workshop

The Capacity Building Marketplace of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) kindly invites students and young professionals in Bonn, with profound interest in sustainable land management to attend a three hour workshop. 
The workshop will introduce the work of the Marketplace through interactive role playing and practical simulation exercise. The workshop simulates real time application of the Capacity Building Marketplace to generate valuable practical information as a feedback to improve the work of this capacity building platform.
Please register to participate in this unique event under:
Date:21/05/2014 10:00
Location:UNCCD Platz der Vereinten Nationen 1 D-53113 Bonn, Germany

Solutions for Future Water Security

The IWA Water, Energy and Climate Conference 2014: Solutions for Future Water Security (IWA WEC) is an opportunity to bring together knowledge from across the globe to share experiences and information, enable collaboration and build new partnerships. Read More..
Date:21/05/2014 00:00
Location:Mexico City

"Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth" photo contest

The International Year of Family Farming (IYFF) 2014 photo competition is calling for photos that represent the motto: Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth. Entries must visualize the strength, potential and challenges of sustainable, multifunctional family farmers worldwide, in all their diversity and contexts. Send your best photos before 1st May 2014! Read more at
Date:01/05/2014 00:00

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