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Capacity Building Marketplace

The Team of the Capacity Building Marketplace (CBM) participates in several exercises to raise awareness about the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and its important role in the Sustainable Development process. These exercises aim inter alia at:

  • Engaging educational institutions and increasing youth commitment;
  • Informing professionals about the UNCCD process and the role of the CBM;
  • Hosting Capacity Building activities;
  • Fostering exchange between stakeholders;
  • Increasing our exposure among the general public.

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Upcoming events
International Conference on Soil Quality, Crop Nutrition and Sustainable Land Management

When: 16 - 17 апреля 2024

Science Society is one of the largest professional Organizations meant for research development and promotion in the field of engineering and technology. Science Society is a paramount body which has brought technical revolution and sustainable development of science and technology.  Science Society is delighted to welcome academicians, students, researchers and industrial professionals to the illustrious Conference dated 16th - 17th April 2024 at Munich under the theme Soil Quality, Crop Nutrition and Sustainable Land Management. International Conference on Soil Quality, Crop Nutrition and Sustainable Land Management aims to become the leading annual conference in fields related to Soil Quality, Crop Nutrition and Sustainable Land Management. The goal is to gather scholars from all over the world to present advances in the relevant fields and to exchange ideas and information related to Soil Quality, Crop Nutrition and Sustainable Land Management. This conference will also provide an ideal environment to develop new collaborations and meet experts on the fundamentals, applications, and products of the mentioned fields.  

Germany
Science Society
On-site
International Conference on Soil Quality, Crop Nutrition and Sustainable Land Management
16-17 апреля 2024
World Bank Land Conference 2024: Securing Land Tenure and Access for Climate Action

When: 13 - 17 мая 2024

For over two decades, the World Bank Land Conference catalyzed the global land community. The Conference is the premier forum for the land sector, bringing together participants from governments, development partners, civil society, academia, and the private sector to showcase research, discuss issues and good practice, and inform policy dialogue. The Conference encourages cross-sectoral knowledge exchange and has incubated numerous investments, initiatives, and research projects led by diverse stakeholders, including the Voluntary Guidelines, the Sustainable Development Goal on Secure Land Tenure, the Land Governance Assessment Framework, and the Stand for Her Land Campaign. The Land Conference will relaunch from May 13-17, 2024 in Washington, DC. The Land Conference aims to: Direct and inform investments in the land sector. Facilitate and advance multi-stakeholder dialogues and collaboration. Advocate for evidence-driven policymaking. Share knowledge on emerging best practices and innovative research. The theme of the 2024 Conference is "Securing Land Tenure and Access for Climate Action." While land tenure and governance underpin climate change adaptation and mitigation, their foundational role is often overlooked. Insecure or unregistered land tenure undermines the ability and interest of landholders to invest in climate change adaptation and mitigation, including by limiting their access to climate finance and reducing their incentives to adopt sustainable land management practices. Poor land governance—including unclear or overlapping laws and institutions for administering land rights and managing land use trade-offs—limits land access for mitigation, adaptation, and disaster risk management investments. Competition for land and its resources will require strategic decisions on how much land is used, for what purpose, and by whom. These trade-offs will only become more complex to manage over time, since land resources suitable for productive uses are expected to become scarcer as urbanization accelerates and climate impacts become more severe. The 2024 Conference therefore aims to highlight effective strategies for securing land tenure and access in support of climate change mitigation and adaption.

United States of America
The Global Donor Platform for Rural Development
On-site
World Bank Land Conference 2024: Securing Land Tenure and Access for Climate Action
13-17 мая 2024
IAMO Forum 2024:The Functions of Land in Times of Change: Environmental, Social, and Economic perspectives

When: 26 - 28 июня 2024

Amidst rising competition for land resources and unprecedented global transformations, this conference aims to unravel the manifold functions and roles of land for our ever-evolving environment, society, and economy. IAMO seeks to understand how land contributes to environmental sustainability, social equity, food security and economic prosperity. In an era marked by swift urbanization, conflicts and warfare, the climate and biodiversity crises, shifting land-use patterns, and changing demographics, understanding, managing, and harnessing the functions of land has become imperative. IAMO aims to bring together experts from different disciplines with their particular perspectives. Their inter- and transdisciplinary conference provides a unique platform to share innovative insights, rigorous research, and practical solutions that address the complex challenges and opportunities associated with land use. By fostering dialogue across disciplines and actors, the IAMO Forum 2024 aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the dynamic roles of land in a world undergoing rapid transformation. The submission of abstracts and session proposals is open on the conference website www.iamo.de/forum/2024. The Forum welcomes contributions on the following topics: Tradeoffs between social, ecological, and economic functions of land Interplay of land use and environmental pressures Implications of land ownership and property rights distribution Land market dynamics, prices, and efficiency Impacts of land markets and regulations Effects of conflicts and warfare on agriculture Land ethics Quantitative and qualitative as well as methodological and theoretical contributions from agricultural, food, and resource economics and related disciplines are welcome. IAMO particularly encourage submissions from Central and Eastern Europe and from Central and Eastern Asia. The conference language will be English.

Germany
IAMO
On-site
IAMO Forum 2024:The Functions of Land in Times of Change: Environmental, Social, and Economic perspectives
26-28 июня 2024
Event: Forest Establishment & Early Growth Dynamics

When: 17 - 21 марта 2025

International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) is a non-profit, non-governmental international network of forest scientists, which promotes global cooperation in forest-related research and enhances the understanding of the ecological, economic and social aspects of forests and trees. IUFRO is "the" global network for forest science cooperation. It unites more than 15,000 scientists in around 630 Member Organizations in almost 120 countries, and is a member of the International Science Council. Scientists cooperate in IUFRO on a voluntary basis.   Reinvigorating planted forest establishment research: Rotorua, New Zealand; 17-21 March 2025.   The first international conference of IUFRO Forest Establishment & Early Growth Dynamics (formerly called Forest Vegetation Management) was held on July 11-13, 2017 in Corvallis, Oregon, USA. The title of the conference was Forest Regeneration in Changing Environments and the goal of the conference was to bring together leading forest researchers and practitioners to share their latest research on managing forest regeneration and early stand dynamics in changing environments around the globe. With one conference missed due the COVID19 pandemic, much time has passed since the last conference and it’s time to reconnect! Since then, there has been a global shift towards planting billions of trees at scale to address issues of climate change and environmental degradation and to accelerate progress on opportunities to increase productivity in planted forests through technology and mechanisation. This combination of change (increased afforestation and adoption of new technologies) means establishment of planted forests is once again a highly topical area of forest science! IUFRO is planning a conference in early 2025 to once again bring together all those interested in planted forest establishment and early growth dynamics.   Forest establishment and early growth dynamics: Afforestation challenges. Forest regeneration. Adaptation of regenerated forests to future climate. Early growth and survival performance of non-local provenances. Competition control.  Responses to abiotic stress during forest establishment. New technologies to optimize forest establishment. Tree species interactions in young mixed forests. Forest regeneration for first nations. 

New Zealand
International Union of Forest Research Organizations
On-site
Event: Forest Establishment & Early Growth Dynamics
17-21 марта 2025