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Ecology   |   Food security   |   Forests   |   Funding and resource mobilization   |   Gender
   Land degradation and restoration   |   Land management   |  Migration     
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Training Course on Governance of Landscapes, Forests and People (Indonesia)
Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation
Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation offers a training course offering an integrative perspective in forest and landscape governance to build bridges between the public and private sector.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Climate change; Ecology; Forests; Land management; Land degradation and restoration; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations

Environmental Hydrology for Water Security (The Netherlands)
University of Twente
The Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation (ITC) of the University of Twente hosts a training course intended to increase you knowledge on hydrology and water secrurity.
Topic: Water management

Training course on Wetlands, Integrated Water Resources Management and Food Security (The Netherlands)
Wageningen  UR  Centre for Development Innovation

Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation offers a training course on wetlands, integrated water resources management, food security and climate change resilience.

Topic: Awareness raising; Food security; Land management; Water management; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations

Certificate Course in Spatial-temporal Models for Food and Water Security studies (The Netherlands)
University of twente
This course offers participants key understanding as to how to use Remote Sensing, Geographic Information System (GIS), and Mobile-GIS technologies to improve rainfed and irrigated agricultural systems.
Topic: Climate change; Agriculture; Water management; Food security

Training Course in Conservation and Land Management (Australia)
Open Training and Education Network (OTEN)
The Open Training and Education Network (OTEN) offer a training courses on dealing with the management and rehabilitation of degraded land
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Soil science; Land degradation and restoration; Land management; Water management

Training Course on GIS and Remote Sensing in Land Cover, Land Change Analysis (Kenya)
Indepth Research Services (IRES)
This 5 days course provides the necessary knowledge and skills on geographical information system (GIS) and Remote Sensing in Land Cover, and Land Change Analysis
Topic: Agriculture; Climate change; Land management; Land degradation and restoration

Training Course on Disaster Response (Kenya)
Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.
This 5 days course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills used in response to disaster augment situational awareness and improve relief coordination
Topic: Climate change; Awareness raising; Land degradation and restoration; Drought

Training Course on Irrigation and Operational Maintenance (Kenya)
Indepth Research Services (IRES)
This 5 days course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills on Irrigation and Operational Maintenance for effective water management.
Topic: Awareness raising; Agriculture; Water management; Poverty reduction/Development

Training Course on Food Security Information Systems and Networks (Kenya)
Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.
This course will provide you with solid knowledge on Food Security Information Systems and Network for effective monitoring and data analysis.
Topic: Awareness raising; Agriculture; Food security

Training Course on Monitoring & Evaluation (Kenya)
 Indepth Research Services (IRES)

This five days course will provide the necessary skills in information communication technologies and monitoring and evaluation for effective project management.

Topic: Climate change; Awareness raising

Project Management Monitoring & Evaluation Training Workshop (Kenya)
Capacity Africa Training Institute
Capacity Africa Training Institute invites participants for a Project Management Monitoring and Evaluation workshop
Topic: Awareness raising; Poverty reduction/Development

Grant Management Training Workshop (Kenya)
Capacity Africa Training Institute
The Capacity Africa Training Institute invites participants for a Grant Management Workshop
Topic: Awareness raising; Funding and resource mobilization

Environmental Training - Landscape Ecology (Kenya)
 The Knowledge Academy Inc
The Knowledge Academy Kenya invites applicants for Landscape Ecology professional training course
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Climate change; Soil science; Land management; Land degradation and restoration

Training Course on Climate Change and Agriculture (Kenya)
 Indepth Research Services

This 5 days course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills in advocating mitigation and adaptation strategies to climate change in agriculture.

Topic: Agriculture; Climate change

Training Course - Innovative technologies in Horticulture (in Russian; Israel)
 MASHAV - Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation; CINADCO - Center for International Cooperation agricultural development
Israel’s Agency for International Development invites professionals to participate in a course on innovative technologies in horticulture in arid and semi-arid areas.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Climate change; Food security; Water management; Soil science

Accelerator Programme & Fellowship for Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs
Vital Voices
Women owning small and medium businesses, including those in agricultural sector, in Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East and North Africa, and sub-Saharan Africa have a possibility to improve their business skills and increase their capacities.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Food security; Funding and resource mobilization; Gender; Poverty reduction/Development

GIS and Remote Sensing in Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change (Kenya)
Indepth Research Services

This short course teaches how to use spatial and Earth Observation information as a tool to integrate knowledge about climate change, agriculture, and food security in a meaningful and innovative way.

Topic: Climate change; Agriculture; Food security

Integrated Soil Health and Fertility Management
Indepth Research Services
Upon completion of this course, participants will be entrusted with techniques to replenish soil nutrient pools, maximize on-farm recycling of nutrients, and reduce nutrient losses to the environment and improving the efficiency of external inputs.
Topic: Agriculture; Soil science; Land management; Land degradation and restoration

Integrated Water Resource Management (Kenya)
Indepth Research Services
This short course will provide various actors in the agriculture extension with knowledge on integrated water resources management and the efficient use of these precious resources both in urban and agricultural supply.
Topic: Climate change; Agriculture; Water management; Drought

International Seminar: Development and Innovation Horticultural Sector (in Spanish; Israel)
MASHAV, Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation, and CINADCO- International Center Cooperation for Agricultural Development Department of agriculture and Rural Development
Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation invites professionals to a seminar on horticulture.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Biodiversity

Environmental Leadership Programme - University of California Berkeley (U.S.A)
University of California Berkeley
University of California Berkeley offers a certificate programme training on sustainable environmental management.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Climate change; Biodiversity; Food security; Land management; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations; Water management

International Course on Agro ecological Approaches for Sustainable Agriculture (Isreal)
MASHAV - Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation; CINADCO - Center for International Agricultural Development Cooperation
Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation hosts an International course on sustainable agriculture
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Climate change; Ecology

Training Course on Integrated Soil Health and Fertility Management (Kenya)
In-depth Research Services (IRES)
In-depth Research Services (IRES), hosts a short course training participants on integrated soil health and fertility management.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Soil science; Land degradation and restoration

Environmental Science Certificate Programme (in English and German; Germany)
Rachel Carson Center for Environmental and Society and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Rachel Carson Center for Environmental and Society offers a certificate programme training students in environmental science.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Forests; Soil science

2016 course on Facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships and institutional change (The Netherlands)
Wageningen University Centre for Development

Wageningen University Centre for Development offers a short course aimed at training participants state of the art thinking about designing and facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships and institutional change.

Topic: Awareness raising; Funding and resource mobilization; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations

2016 course on Innovation and agri-entrepreneurship for food security (Ethiopia)
Wageningen University Centre for Development

Wageningen University Centre for Development offers a short course aimed at training participants on the dynamics innovative and agri-entrepreneurship for food security.

Topic: Agriculture; Food security; Climate change; Funding and resource mobilization; Poverty reduction/Development

2016 course on Plant genetic resources and seeds (India)
Wageningen University Centre for Development
Wageningen University Centre for Development offers a dynamic course aimed at training farmers how manage plant genetic resources for food and agriculture through state of the art strategies.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Biodiversity; Climate change

2016 course on Organised farmers as partners in agribusiness (South Africa)
Wageningen University Centre for Development

Wageningen University Centre for Development offers a short course to equip farmers with the practical knowledge and tools on organized farmers improving their performance and their income.

Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Food security

2016 course on Food security in an urbanising society (The Netherlands)
Wageningen University Centre for Development
Wageningen University Centre for Development offers short course on Food Security and urbanizing society to educate participants on integrating current resources to sustain the viability of food production areas.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Ecology; Food security

2016 course on Local Economic Development: towards agribusiness cluster development (South Africa)
Wageningen University Centre for Development

Wageningen University Centre for Development offers a short course aimed at teaching participants strategic and effective interventions catalysing processes that boost rural economi .

Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Climate change; Food security

2016 course on Climate change and food security nexus (The Netherlands)
Wageningen University Centre for Development
Wageningen University offers a short study programme in Climate Change and Food Security nexus to teach participants to better facilitate climate change adaptation and mitigation in context of sustainable development.
Topic: Agriculture; Food security; Awareness raising; Climate change

Managing risk in the face of climate change course 2016 (fellowship opportunity)
Centre for Development Innovation 
This course will explore trends in disaster risk, the related factors contributing to the complexity of the planning environment, and the uncertainty of climate change.
Topic: Climate change

5-day training course on soil mapping, classification and assessment for soil and environmental scientists
ISRIC - World Soil Information
This short training course introduces you to world soils, soil databases, software for soil data analysis and visualization, digital soil mapping and soil-web services.
Topic: Soil science

Conservation and Land Management Training Workshop (USA)
Conservation and Land Management Internship Program
This one-week Training Workshop is designed for interns attending the Conservation and Land Management Internship program. The workshop will provide participants with an overview of the agencies, policies and expectations, as well as serving as refresher courses in their field of expertise.
Topic: Agriculture; Ecology; Forests; Land management; Soil science

The Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) Short Courses
Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)
The Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) has announced various capacity building training workshops/courses to be held in months of January - March 2016 in Windhoek – Namibia, Pretoria – South Africa.
Topic: Awareness raising; Climate change; Ecology

Training Course on Resilient Livelihood (Kenya)
Indepth Research Services (IRES)
Indepth Research Services offers a training course on resilient livelihoods through natural resource management examining and handling the effects of climate change and disaster risks on agricultural productivity and farming.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Ecology; Food security; Climate change; Water management; Land management

Agrinovia synthesis - Master II (in French; Burkina Faso)
University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
University of Ouagadougou, in collaboration with academic partners, institutional and field offers Agrinovia a crosscutting Master Training program.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Ecology; Soil science; Food security

Training course: Gender approaches to agriculture and extension practices (Kenya)
Indepth Research Services (IRES)
Indepth Research Services (IRES) offers a training course examining gender approaches to agriculture and extension practices.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Ecology; Drought; Food security; Gender; Water management

Short Course on Climate Change Compliance (St. Vincent)
Richmond Vale Academy
Richmond Vale Academy hosts a short course on climate compliance aimed at educating individuals on the various ways that climate change affects the poor.
Topic: Awareness raising; Climate change; Ecology; Food security

Summer school on "Integrated Land Use Systems"
University of Freiburg
The Faculty of Environment and Natural Resources of the University of Freiburg, Germany is organizing a summer school on "Integrated Land Use Systems".
Topic: Ecology; Land management

Training course : Promoting Entrepreneurship and Agribusiness Development (Nairobi, Kenya)
In-depth Research Services (IRES) Training Centre
In-depth Research Services (IRES) hosts a workshop in Nairobi, Kenya offering intensive training that will enable the participants to actively engage in the Agriculture and food security activities in governmental and non-governmental organizations to support efforts in Agribusiness.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Ecology; Food security; Funding and resource mobilization; Poverty reduction/Development

Training Course on Integrated Water Resource Management (Nairobi, Kenya)
In-depth Research Services (IRES); Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO); 
In-depth Research Services (IRES) hosts a training course on integrated Water Resource Management is intended to share the methods of the integrated water resources management practices and to encourage the best use of these precious resources in other regions of the world.
Topic: Awareness raising; Water management

Training Course on Food Security Analysis (Nairobi, Kenya)
In-depth Research Services (IRES) Training Centre ; Food and Agriculture Organization ( FAO); 
In-depth Research Services (IRES) host a training course on Food Security Analysis to expose the participants to several concepts in carrying out food security analysis by using advance technologies to collect, manage and analyze data.
Topic: Agriculture; Awareness raising; Food security

Agriculture in transition course 2016
Centre for Development Innovation
This course offers a system perspective on agriculture as well as skills to design innovative and sustainable farming options.
Topic: Agriculture

Ecological Landscape Design Course
Gia College
Gia College offers in Partnership with Langara College of Continuing Studies a programme in Ecological Landscape Design- Vacouver. Topics that will be covered in this course include Water solutions and drainage, Landscape Supplies, Food Gardens among many more interesting topics.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Land management; Water management

Organic Leadership Course (OTEA- AFRICAN OLC 2016)
IFOAM Organics
The IFOAM Organics International offers an Organic Leadership Course (OTEA- AFRICAN OLC 2016) that provides participants with knowledge of Organic Agriculture and hone leadership skills in an interactive environment.
Topic: Awareness raising; Agriculture; Ecology

Short course: Restoration of Saline Soils (in Spanish)
Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua (IMTA)
A two day specialization course focusing on the origins, causes and problematic surrounding land salinization, with a strong focus on methodologies and tools for the identification and impact of and land salinization.
Topic: Land management; Land degradation and restoration; Water management

Workshop: Project Management to Sustainable Development in Mexico
Abintra - Mexico
This short course will introduce some project management principles within the framework of sustainable development. It will provide indispensable tools for those responsible for creating, designing, managing and / or evaluating development projects in any sector.
Topic: Poverty reduction/Development

Advance Course - Mapping Ecosystems Services for Landscape Planning
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ); International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM)
The Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Zaragoza (IAMZ) of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM) offers an advance course in Mapping Ecosystems Services for Landscape Planning, providing participants with the latest theory and practice of ecosystem service mapping for landscape management and planning.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology

Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Immersion Programme in Africa
Capacity Africa Institute
Capacity Africa Institute announces a one month Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Immersion Programme in Africa to study and analyze the African realities in order to develop effective solutions for problems affecting this continent.
Topic: Funding and resource mobilization; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations

Contemporary approaches to genetic resources conservation and use
Centre for Development Innovation
This course is devoted to analysing plant genetic resources policies and their impact on conservation and use. It aims to support policymakers and other stakeholders in the implementation of International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IT-PGRFA) in their own national context.
Topic: Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations

Planning and Management of Energy Resources
Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)
This course offered by the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), based in in Windhoek, Namibia, teaches students institutional management principles in relation to energy provision.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Climate change

Research Methods and Survey Methodology and Data Management
The Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)
This course offered by the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), a sustainable development education institute, teaches students policy design methodologies, such as data collection, data cleaning and mining, extrapolation and interpolation, Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software for data analysis, and survey error and measurement.
Topic: Awareness raising

Climate Change Adaptation in Development
Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)
This course offered by the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) teaches the links between management principles and climate change mitigation for sustainable development.
Topic: Climate change; Poverty reduction/Development

Sustainable Forest Management. Introduction to Sustainable Forest Management System (in Spanish)
Argentinian Institute for Standarization and Certification (IRAM)
This course introduces participants to the Argentinian Institute for Standarization and Certification (IRAM) 39800 Series, a standard to sustainable forest management, and its interlinkages with environmental quality and social responsibilities. Length: two days, 8 hours / day.
Topic: Forests; Land management

Project Management Monitoring & Evaluation Training Workshop
Capacity Africa Training Institute
This course is designed to help participants to understand key aspects of project design, planning, implementation, administration, monitoring and evaluation, and to understand ways to design, implement, monitor and evaluate projects.
Topic: Awareness raising; Funding and resource mobilization

Integrated seed sector development course 2016 (fellowship opportunity)
Centre for Development Innovation
In this course participants can broaden their international experience and strengthen their competencies to support seed sector development, taking an integrated perspective.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology; Food security; Land management; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations

Integrated pest management and food safety course 2016 (fellowship opportunity)
Centre for Development Innovation
This course aims at creating mechanisms that will support integrated pest management though looking at pesticides-related policies, the role of the various stakeholders and innovative (technical) solutions.
Topic: Ecology; Food security

Monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment of food and nutrition security programmes course 2016
Centre for Development Innovation
In this course participants will learn what a monitoring evaluation system for food and nutrition security entails. Emphasis will be placed on what steps are needed within the system to facilitate impact assessment.
Topic: Food security

International Course on Water and Soil Management (in Spanish)
Egypt’s International Center for Agriculture
A two-month long course in Spanish offered by Egypt’s International Center for Agriculture to professionals in the field of agriculture.
Topic: Land degradation and restoration; Soil science; Water management; Drought

Environmental Monitoring in the Energy Sector course
Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)
In this online course offered by the Institute for Capacity Development (ICD), participants will learn how to evaluate suitable technologies for the remediation of different types of contaminated land, ensuring that degraded land is returned to the best possible condition for use after excavation is completed. Additionally, students will also learn to plan formal environmental impact assessment and manage hazardous and radioactive wastes.
Topic: Ecology; Awareness raising

Website Development and Management course
Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)
This course offered by Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) aims at providing the necessary skills to participants on how to use search engine optimization terms and internet mark-up language to improve website efficiency, basic web design pages, and knowledge of emerging technologies
Topic: Awareness raising

The European Organic Leadership Course
IOFAM
In this training course participants will gain an in-depth understanding of the fundamentals of the organic sector and develop their organizational and communication skills to enhance their ability to drive and support the organic agriculture sector.
Topic: Food security; Agriculture; Awareness raising; Ecology

Oxford Adaptation Academy
Global Climate Adaptation Partnership
This comprehensive course at the University of Oxford in England explores climate change adaptation as a process linking climate science, vulnerability and decision making.
Topic: Climate change; Ecology; Awareness raising

Executive Summer School (ESS) on Global Environmental Policy
University of Geneva
Executive Summer School (ESS) is a broad training programme that aims to bridge the common gap between scientific knowledge and professional expertise related to core environmental themes.
Topic: Awareness raising; Ecology

Training Courses in Watershed Management
Watershed organization trust
Watershed organization trust has organized three courses in January, February and March 2015, in subjects of watershed management. All information is accessible through the links below.
Topic: Drought; Climate change; Water management; Soil science; Land management

Short Course Seed Production Field Diagnostic
Seed Enterprise Management Institute
The course aims to teach participants skills needed to identify and manage pests, diseases, weeds, nutrient, physiological, genetic and environmental disorders in seed production systems.
Topic: Food security; Land management; Ecology

Bio Dynamic Farming and Gardening Course
Warmonderhof Opleiding Groenhorst College
Situated at the Warmonderhof - one of largest biodynamic farming and gardening businesses in the Netherlands, this four year course conveys to students both the practical and theoretical aspects of biodynamic farming and gardening.
Topic: Agriculture; Biodiversity; Food security; Water management; Soil science; Land management; Ecology

Integrated seed sector development
Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation
In this course participants can broaden their international experience and strengthen their competencies to support seed sector development and by taking an integrated perspective.
Topic: Awareness raising; Agriculture; Food security; Soil science

The "Fighting Shoulder to Shoulder with The Poor" Program
Richmond Vale Academy
This 18-month program of Fighting shoulder to shoulder with The Poor will allow its participants to look at the problems and the big issues of our present time right in the eye, understanding the forces and politics at play, acknowledging the real consequences of poverty on a global scale.
Topic: Poverty reduction/Development; Gender

Climate change adaptation in agriculture and natural resource management (Fellowship opportunity)
Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR
Going beyond the science of climate change adaptation, the focus of this course is the translation of the policy documents and research into climate-smart adaptation strategies.
Topic: Food security; Biodiversity; Drought; Climate change; Poverty reduction/Development

Small-scale Postharvest Handling Technologies Short Course/Study Tour
The Postharvest Education Foundation
Short course from Udayana University Bali, with topics and activities including many practices and management approaches for reducing food losses experienced by small-scale farmers, value chain actors, agri-business marketers.  
Topic: Food security

Learning kit about desertification
Coping with Desertification Project (CODEP)
The kit is an illustrated compilation of information relevant to major factors leading to desertification.
Topic: Climate change; Awareness raising; Drought

Short Course: Managing Water Organizations
UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
This short courses prepares participants for positions of leadership in water sector and utility management, providing the essential elements within the field of organisational and change management. It considers managerial and change management aspects of organisations in transition and will give a practical insight into concepts, tools and systems.
Topic: Water management; Stakeholder involvement/Negotiations; Poverty reduction/Development

Media design for social change course 2016 (fellowship opportunity)
Centre for Development Innovation
This course teachs how to become a competent and inspiring partner in commissioning and monitoring media production, providing a new look on how to use graphics, text and visuals in media for social change.
Topic: development

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