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
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
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.
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.
Food security in an urbanizing society
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