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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: 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
WMO, UNCCD, FAO, UNW-DPC
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

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

Indicators of Desertification: early warning signs
COST: European Cooperation in Science and Technology
This training course will focus on how ecological indicators based on plant and lichen functional diversity can be used as early warning indicators of desertification.
Topic: Drought; Climate Change; Education; Migration; Poverty Reduction; Forests

Leadership for Sustainability Course
United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Japan
This postgraduate course on Leadership for Sustainability (LS) was developed under the collaborative initiative of more than 20 leading universities across Asia. It is committed to developing postgraduate educational and research programmes on climate and ecosystems change, adaptation and sustainability science.
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Building Resilience to Climate Change
United Nations University Institute for Sustainability and Peace (UNU-ISP), Japan
This five weeks intensive postgraduate programme on Building Resilience to Climate Change was developed under the collaborative initiative of more than 20 leading universities across Asia. It is committed to developing postgraduate educational and research programmes on climate and ecosystems change, adaptation and sustainability science.
Topic: Climate Change

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.
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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.
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International course on Integrated pest management and food safety (fellowship opportunity)
Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen UR
The course is aimed 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: Food

Food security in an urbanizing society
Wageningen UR
This course focuses on how rural production and urban market systems can be integrated such that rural and urban communities can access nutritious food that is both affordable and acceptable.
Topic: Agriculture; Food

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; land management

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