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Short Course: Spate Irrigation and Water Management under Drought and Water Scarcity
UNESCO-IHE (Institute for Water Education), Netherlands
Spate irrigation is an ancient form of water harvesting and managing unpredictable and sometimes destructive flash floods for crop and livestock production. The system is unique to semi arid and arid areas where it has existed for over 70 centuries. Today spate irrigation is still the major source of livelihood for many poor communities in South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, whereas the area under spate irrigation is on the increase in the Horn of Africa and other parts of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Topic: Drought; Water

Short Course: Negotiation and Mediation for Water Conflict Management II
UNESCO-IHE, Netherlands
The Negotiation and Mediation for Water Conflict Management II is an advanced Alternative Dispute Resolution techniques course applied on water issues. This short course is initiated, developed and jointly offered with UNESCO-IHP-WWAP's programme ‘From Potential Conflict to Cooperation Potential (PCCP)’ and the UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education.
Topic: training in capacity building; Water

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: training in capacity building; Water

Regional workshops on National Drought Management Policies
The UNCCD, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in cooperation with the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC), jointly launched on 12 March, 2013 a project on capacity-building to support national drought management policies. Part of this project is a series of regional workshops in several drought-prone regions of the world throughout 2013 and 2014 and a final wrap-up conference in late 2014.
Topic: Water; Drought

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; Education; Drought

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

From Field to Europe - International Training Course
Spanish National Agency / The Spanish Youth Institute
Be one of the 24 participants of this international course, which offers an extraordinary opportunity for young people involved in agrobusiness work in a field of ideas, innovation, research and passion, with the integration of other sectors of the economy in their farm, such as the environment and agro-tourism services.
Topic: Food

2014 Summer School in Greece: Drought Hazard and Management: Challenges in a Changing World
The five-day Summer School put emphasis is in risk-based management and improved drought preparedness to mitigate the impacts of droughts on society, economy and the environment. In particular, the development of drought management plans is fostered on evidence-based decision support and making.
Topic: Drought

Introduction to Conference Diplomacy
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
This course will help diplomats enhance their performance as a conference delegate, and as a result contribute to the overall efficiency and productiveness of conferences.
Topic: training in capacity building; institutional capacity building

Call for Applications: 2014 Media Course on Oil, Gas, and Minerals
The Revenue Watch Institute-Natural Resource Charter
The Revenue Watch Institute-Natural Resource Charter is rolling out this year’s training program for African journalists interested in improving their knowledge of and skills in covering the extractive sectors of oil, gas, and minerals.
Topic: Poverty Reduction

Adaptive management of natural resources
Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR
This three-week course offers a critical analysis of current developments and trends in the National Resources Management (NRM) sector, and advocates an adaptive management approach (AM).
Topic: Poverty Reduction

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; Biodiversity; Drought; Climate Change; Poverty Reduction

Managing Project/Programme, Africa Management Development Programme (AMADEP)
FinMAS (Finance and Management Advisory Service)
Take part in the course and learn how to use the key tools and techniques necessary to effectively manage donor funded projects or any investment programmes
Topic: training in capacity building

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