Capacity Building Events
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: http://www.ifoam.org/en/events/18th-organic-world-congress
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
Location:US National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, USA
Arid Lands Restoration and Combat Desertification at the European Geosciences Union General Assembly
Cost Action ES1104 invites submission of abstracts to the Soil Systems Sciences session SSS2.2 "Arid Lands Restoration & Combat Desertification: Theory and Practice in Vegetation Reestablishment and Sustainable Land Management"
Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security
The Borlaug Summit on Wheat for Food Security will bring together thought leaders, policymakers, and representatives of leading agricultural research-for-development organizations, both public and private. Venue and accommodation capacity in Cd. Obregón is limited, register now. Read more: http://borlaug100.org/
Location:Ciudad Obregón, Mexico
Consolidating Farming Processes And Bridging The Gap In Commercial Agriculture
The conference organized by MTS COM-AGRITECH, is a division of MTS (Group) West Africa Limited, is an educational and business networking event focussing on aquaculture, agriculture equipments, agro-allied services, and associated infrastructure. Read more: www.mtsconferences.com
Conference: Hydrology in a Changing World: Environmental and Human Dimensions
FRIEND-Water (Flow Regime from International Experimental and Network Data) is an international collaborative network of experts investigating long-term variations and changes in hydrological variables to better understand the climate, river basin and human controls on the spatial and temporal distribution of water. The 7th Global FRIEND-Water's Conference, in 2014, will focus on Hydrology in a Changing World: Environmental and Human Dimensions. Read more: http://www.geo.uio.no/edc/downloads/FRIEND-Water2014_1st_circular.pdf
International Volunteer Day for Social and Economic Development (IVD),
Asia-Pacific Regional Symposium "Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Organic Farming"
UN Organizations / Agencies and Horizon 2020: Research Interests and Partnering
The aim of the event is to present the research interests of the UN organizations/agencies in Bonn, bring together interested parties from UN organizations/agencies in Bonn and scientists from North Rhine-Westphalia and support partnering and networking concerning Horizon 2020, the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation.
Location:Bonn, Germany: Universitätsclub Bonn
Seed System Security Response: Awareness Raising Event
Join the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) and USAID Office of US Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) for a Seed System Security Awareness-Raising Event—November 22, 2013 in Washington, DC. This event is open to program managers and technical advisors engaged in emergency agricultural and livelihoods response. Read more at http://agrilinks.org/events/seed-system-security-response-awareness-raising-event
Location:Washington, DC, USA
Food Security and Nutrition (FSN) Network Knowledge Sharing Meeting
Location:Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Climate Change, Forests and the Law in Africa: Addressing Governance & Research Challenges
Location:St Johnas Divinity School, University of Cambridge, UK
Summit 2013: The Network of African Youths for Development
The Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD) invites youth and youth leaders from all countries in Africa and other continents to participate in the African Youth Development Summit 2013 to create a roadmap for youth led sustainable development in Africa.
Location:Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
2nd Global Soil Week 2013 “Losing Ground?”
Conservative estimates state that we are losing 24 billion tons of fertile soil each year. What does “losing ground” imply for food, water and energy security? How do we manage soils for this nexus and what are the pathways towards more sustainable soil management? What are the triggers for change? The Global Soil Week 2013 “Losing Ground?” contributes to these questions by emphasizing three foci and four thematic threads.
Read more at http://globalsoilweek.org/
Third Global Green Growth Forum
The forum will be hosted by the Danish Government in partnership with the governments of China, Kenya, Korea, Mexico and Qatar. The overall focus will be on improving resource efficiencies in the value chain.
Read more: http://3gf.dk/en/events/3gf-2013/
Call for Entries: German Environmental Film Tour 2014
For television journalists, editors, authors, filmmakers and producers from around the world. Environmental and nature films just like environmental education and developing sensitivity about nature, fit the vision of the UN World Decade on “Education for Sustainable Development,” which aims “to provide educational opportunities to all people and to make it possible to acquire knowledge, values and ways of interacting to ensure a sustainable society.” Deadline: September 30, 2013. http://www.oekofilmtour.de/downloads/callforentriesoekofilmtour2014.pdf
International competition on themes related to socio-environmental issues
The Web of Life Foundation seeks entries for its international competition on themes related to socio-environmental issues. This year's theme must deal with "An aspirational future". The winning entry will receive a cash prize of $1,500. A further $500 will be awarded to the second placed entry.
Submissions will be accepted until September 30th, 2013. http://www.wolfoundation.org/competition/
Call for entries: International Eco-movie Festival
The EcoCup Environmental Film Festival in Russia features the best foreign environmental films to the Russian audience. Documentary films and animation, long and short features, Russian and international films are accepted. Deadline: September 30th, 2013. Read more at http://www.ecocup.ru/
3rd International Conference on: Neglected and Underutilized Species
The 3rd conference on Neglected and Underutilized Species (NUS): For a Food-Secure Africa, Accra, Ghana, 25-27 September 2013. Conference themes: Theme 1: Resilience of agricultural and livelihood systems Theme 2: Upgrading value chains of neglected and underutilized species Theme 3: Creating an enabling policy environment. Read more: http://nus2013.org/
UNCCD Capacity Building Lecture: “Cross-cutting capacity building for the implementation of the Rio conventions”
Location:School of Medicine Campus, University of Namibia
UNCCD Capcity Building Marketplace at COP 11 Windhoek
The UNCCD Capcity Building Marketplace has a stand stand at the exhibition center of UNCCD COP11. We will be there to answer all your questions.
The Capacity Building Marketplace brings together needs and possible solutions, and we would like to hear your ideas for this! Attending COP11? Visit the stand of the Capacity Building Marketplace, and let us know how the marketplace can support your needs for capacity building.
Location:Windhoek, Namibia. Exhibition space at Windhoek Country Club Resort
World Water Week
The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) proudly welcomes over 260 organizations to Stockholm for the 23rd annual World Water Week, between 1 and 6 September.
Bright Leaf - Agriculture Journalism Awards
the Bright Leaf Agriculture Journalism Awards is the premier competition that seeks out the most important agriculture stories of our time and honors the journalists behind them. It is a competition for published stories, radio segments, television features, and photographs, which created awareness on the most current agricultural issues and the best farming practices on environmental care, safety, and crop sustainability. Read more: http://www.thebrightleafawards.com/about.html
Journalists' training workshop: Land law and land politics
Take a shot! Join the ASEAN-wide photo contest biodiversity and climate change
Fourth Workshop on Adaptation to Climate Change in Transboundary Basins
Conference on Desertification and Land Degradation.
The DesertLand Conference brings together scientists, volunteers, research and service institutions, NGO's and corporations that help cope with the problems and find appropriate solutions. It is a unique opportunity to find out how projects of the past (since RIO 1992 conventions) have made a difference and how the future problems should be tackled.
World Day to Combat Desertification
Visit the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace stand at the UNFCCC Bonn Climate Change Conference
The UNCCD Capcity Building Marketplace will be at the exhibition space of the Bonn Climate Change Conference.
Our staff will be there to answer all your questions and help you register and use the Marketplace.
LandLife Workshop Spain
'Exchanging on Land Stewardship and Natura 2000 : experiences and networking in Europe’ .
Workshop 3: The futur of Land Stewardship in Europe.