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Capacity Building Events

EcoSummit 2016 - Ecological Sustainability: Engineering Change

EcoSummit 2016 will centered on the ecology of terrestrial ecosystems and all habitats that are integrated within those ecosystems, including river networks, wetlands and coastlines. Focus will be placed on fragile ecosystems that are more likely to suffer the consequences of climate change and anthropogenic pressure. Proposals should be submitted by 31 July 2015. For more information please visit:
Date:29/08/2016 00:00
Location:Corum Convention Centre, Montpellier (France)

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.
For more information:
Date:07/09/2015 00:00
Location:Durban, South Africa

World Forestry Congress 2015

The 14th World Forestry Congress sets out to review and analyze the key challenges of forest management. The conference aims at bringing together the global forestry community, and is open to a wide range of stakeholders, from government officials, researchers, NGO representative, to individuals interested in forestry. Participants are invited to contribute to the broad participation. Discussions shall facilitate mainstreaming global agendas on sustainable development and fostertry. For more information visit:
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

International Scientific Conference: Our Common Future Under Climate Change

The International Scientific Conference “Our Common Future under Climate Change” will take place at UNESCO (Paris) in July 2015. This four-day conference will be the largest forum for the scientific community to come together ahead of the 21st UNFCCC Conference of the Parties (COP21), which will be hosted by France in December 2015 (“Paris Climat 2015”). For more information visit:
Date:07/07/2015 15:00
Location:Paris, France

25th Argentine Congress of soil science / 25° Congreso Argentino de la Ciencia del Suelo

With the objective of promoting suitable land management, this Congress organized by the Asociación Argentina de la Ciencia del Suelo (AACS) & the Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto (UNRC), will bring together scientist, teachers, students, politicians, farmers, NGO’s, and other social actors. For more information please visit:
Date:27/06/2015 00:00
Location:Río Cuarto, Córdoba, Argentina

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

EAT Stockholm Food Forum

The annual EAT Stockholm Food Forum aspires the transformation of the global food system to sustainably feed an ever growing multi-billion population. This year’s agenda is to discuss the food roadmap to 2015, including specific goals and guidelines. The approach of the forum is to bring about cooperation of science, economics with policymakers and finally its multi scale implementation to form a holistic perspective of human development accounting for potential trade-offs of required enhancements such as human and planetary health.More information:
Date:01/06/2015 00:00
Location:Stockholm, Sweden

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.

For more information:
Date:21/05/2015 00:00
Location:Melaka, Malaysia

Vote for the European Natura Award 2015

The European Natura Award recognizes outstanding projects and initiatives to conserve and manage Natura 2000 habitats, showcasing the added value for local economies and celebrating the natural heritage of Europe. The Award has serval categories from conservation, socio-economic benefits, communication, reconciling interests/perceptions to cross-border cooperation and networking. The vote will close at midnight on the 6 of May. View the list of finalists here:
Date:21/05/2015 00:00

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

Second European Climate Change Adaptation Conference

The conference will focus on a wide range of issues related to climate change adaptation under the theme 'Integrating Climate Adaptation Action in Science, Policy, Practice and Business'. The event will be comprised of different types of sessions aiming to combine scientific and practical knowledge, policy-making processes, and business cases. For more information:
Date:12/05/2015 00:00
Location:Copenhagen, Denmark  

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

36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment

The 36th International Symposium on Remote Sensing of Environment (ISRSE), organized by the International Center for Remote Sensing of Environment (ICRSE) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), will focus on the use of Earth observation systems and related eemote sensing techniques for understanding and managing the Earth environment and resources. For more information:
Date:11/05/2015 00:00
Location:Berlin, Germany

International Conference: "Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security"

Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM), International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) and Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change (CMCC), together with the French Embassy in Italy, are organizing the international conference "Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security" under the patronage of Commissariat Général de la France at Expo 2015. For more information please visit:
Date:11/05/2015 00:00
Location:Milan, Italy

ICCG Webinar on Tackling complexity in a changing climate: the water-energy-food nexus in low income countries

The International Center for Climate Governance (ICCG) organizes an online dialogue with multi-stakeholder groups to support planning and policy-making processes, to guide investments in new innovations, and to discuss the water-energy-food nexus in low income countries. For more information please visit:
Date:08/05/2015 12:00

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

South Asian Conference on Climate Change: Risks and Actions

This conference, organized by the Water Resource Engineering Department of Mehran University of Engineering and Technology, Jamshoro, Pakistan, together with the Research and Development Foundation (RDF) of Pakistan, will seek to: provide a forum for sharing lessons and strengthening the participation of civil society and the public sector in climate change-related activities; strengthen collaboration among stakeholders on the issue of climate change and its impacts; and create linkages among organizations at various levels working on climate change. For more information:
Date:28/04/2015 00:00

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