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Global Meetings, Seminars, Workshops and other Environmental Events

This is a listing of conventions, workshops, seminars and training programmes on environmental education as per the UNEP's thematic areas. For specific details of the events, please follow the links provided.

 

GLOBAL EVENTS 2014

Sustainability Literacy Test
Summary: The First International Tool to Assess and Verify the Sustainability Literacy of Your Students. The “Sustainability Literacy Test” is a tool for the various initiatives on sustainability lead by HEIs to assess and verify the sustainability literacy of their students when they graduate. It assesses the minimum level knowledge in economic, social and environmental responsibility for higher education students, applicable all over the world, in any kind of Higher Education Institution (HEI), in any country, studying any kind of tertiary-level course (Bachelors, Masters, MBAs, PhD).
Organisers: KEDGE Business School
Website: Sustainability Literacy Test

Community Based Adaptation and Resilience in East and Southern Africa’s Drylands Conference
Dates: 1 – 4 September, 2014 (4 days)
Location: ILRI complex, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Summary: The aim of the event is to facilitate learning from experiences and evidence on climate change adaptation, in particular CBA, and resilience.
The conference will explore:

  • What is the added value that CBA practical experience brings to achieving resilience in dryland communities?
  • How are climate change and related responses exacerbating the entrenched drivers of differential vulnerability among communities living in drylands?
  • What are the barriers and drivers to change?
  • What would an integrated and coherent approach to achieving resilience in vulnerable dryland communities look like?
Target audience: Practitioners working with drylands issues (government, non-government and donors) and researchers, who have knowledge and experiences to share on adaptation and resilience in drylands. Policy makers concerned with East and Southern African drylands are also welcome.
Registration deadline: 10 June, midnight (GMT + 3)
Contact: Sylvia Miyumo
Concept note: here
Website: Community Based Adaptation and Resilience in East and Southern Africa’s Drylands Conference

IV International Conference on Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management - CRETE 2014
Date: 2 - 5 September 2014 (4 days)
Location: Chania, Crete, Greece
Organisers: International Waste Working Group, Technical University of Crete (Greece), University of Padua (Italy) and Hamburg University of Technology (Germany)
Event focal point email: CRETE 2014 Conference Secretariat
Website: IV International conference on Hazardous and Industrial Waste Management - CRETE 2014

2nd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities (WSSD-U-2014)
Date: 3 - 5 September, 2014 (3 days)
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Organisers: Manchester Metropolitan University (UK) and the Research and Transfer Centre
Summary: The “2nd World Symposium on Sustainable Development at Universities” (WSSD-U-2014) will focus on “transformative approaches to sustainable development across disciplines”, and will contribute to the further development of this fast-growing field.
Objectives:

  • to provide universities all round the world with an opportunity to display and present their works (i.e. curriculum innovation, research, activities, practical projects) as they relate to education for sustainable development at university level;
  • to foster the exchange of information, ideas and experiences acquired in the execution of projects, from successful initiatives and good practice;
  • to discuss methodological approaches and projects which aim to integrate the topic of sustainable development in the curriculum of universities;
  • to network the participants and provide a platform so they can explore possibilities for cooperation.

Event focal point email: Dr. Mihaela Sima
Website: WSSD-U-2014

Environmental Conflicts: Planning, Issues and Resolution
Dates: 4 September 2014
Location: Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies, University of Bucharest, Bucharest, Romania
Organiser: Centre for Environmental Research and Impact Studies and University of Bucharest, in partnership with Faculty of Geography, Association for Biodiversity Conservation, and Romanian National Authority for Scientific Research, CNCS – UEFISCDI.
Summary: The workshop aims to bring together and to facilitate interdisciplinary dialogue between scientists, researchers, practitioners and representatives of local authorities on the subject of environmental conflicts. It provides a forum for presentation of recent results and discussion on environmental conflicts and approaches towards their resolution in spatial planning for sustainable development.
Website: Environmental Conflicts Workshop

32nd Annual Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) Conference and Workshop
Dates: 8 - 12 September, 2014 (4 days)
Location: University of Namibia (UNAM), Windhoek, Namibia
Theme: Reflections on the current and emerging ESD issues and practices informing the post DESD framework programme
Objectives:

  • to reflect upon the activities in Environmental Education (EE) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) within the Southern African region; and
  • to identify and share best practices and challenges from the first United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD) that could inform the post DESD framework programme for the Southern African region and contribute to the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD post-2014.

Event focal point email: Dr. Alex Kanyimba and/or Dr. Elsabe Julies
Bronchure: 32nd EEASA Conference and Workshop

Sustainable Energy Solutions - Technologies, Trends and Policy Options
Dates: 9 - 17 September, 2014 (9 days)
Location: Ljubljana, Slovenia
Organiser: UNIDO and the International Centre for Promotion of Enterprises (ICPE) in Ljubljana
Eligibility: Participation in the course is open to current and future policymakers from emerging and developing countries engaged in the design and implementation of energy policies, as well as to other stakeholders from nongovernmental organizations, academia or the private sector dealing with such issues.
Summary: It aims to address some of the key issues pertaining to sustainable energy by raising awareness amongst a group of selected participants conveying an in-depth understanding of energy policy, technology and financing as planning tools for developing sustainable energy systems.
Application Deadline: 15 June 2014
Flyer: Sustainable Energy Solution 2014
Website: Sustainable Energy Solutions

Biodiversity and Economics for Conservation (BIOECON) Conference
Theme: Incorporating Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services into National Development Policy
Dates: 20 – 21 September, 2014 (2 days)
Location: Kings College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Summary: The workshop is intended to enhance knowledge and skills of participants on the application of economics to the problem of incorporating the values of biodiversity and ecosystem services into national policies.
Specific focuses of the workshop include:

  • Economic Instruments
  • Valuation of Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
  • Natural Capital Accounting
  • Payment for Ecosystem Services
  • Policy context of Market Based Instruments
  • Case Studies - it will also provide a platform for networking among experts, policy-makers and practitioners.
Target audience: Policy makers and academics from developing countries are especially invited to apply to attend this workshop and the conference. Please submit a cover letter explaining your interest in the workshop, a CV and (if available) an authored research or policy paper on a subject related to the workshop themes
Deadline: 31 July 2014
Contact persons: Kristine Kjeldsen and/or Ruth Watulo
Website: 2014 Biodiversity and Economics for Conservation (BIOECON) Conference

Climate Summit 2014
Date: 23 September, 2014
Location: New York
Theme: Catalyzing Action
Website: Climate Summit 2014

4th ASEM Rectors' Conference and Students' Forum (ARC4)
Dates: 23 - 26 September, 2014 ( 4 days)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Organisers: Asia-Europe Foundation in partnership with the ASEAN University Network (AUN), International Association of Universities (IAU), Chulalongkorn University (CU) and the Officer of Higher Education Commission (OHEC) Thailand.
Event focal point email: Joel Bassig
Website: 4th ASEM Rectors' Conference and Students' Forum (ARC4)

Natural Resources Management in Post-Conflict Countries
Date: 24 September - 22 October, 2014
Registration deadline: 17 September 2014
Duration of event: 4 weeks
Platform: Web-based
Provider: United Nations Institute for Training and Research
Website: 2nd EurAsia Waste Management Symposium

Greening the Growth, A Danida Fellowship Course
Dates: 29 September - 10 October 2014
Location: Nakuru and Nairobi, Kenya
Target group: SMEs, trade / business association, trade unions and others in the private sector
Organisers: NIRAS in cooperation with the Nordic Agency for Development and Ecology
Application deadline: 27 June 2014 to a Danish Embassy.
Event focal point email: Course Manager, Mr Henrik Borgtoft Pedersen
Website: Greening the Growth

Global Change Leaders Program
Date: 1 October, 2014 - March 31, 2015
Location: Coady International Institute in Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Organisers: Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership
Summary: This program enables women from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities in order to contribute to innovation and change in their organizations and communities.
Deadline: Friday January 17, 2014 at 11:59 EST
Website: Global Change Leaders Program

COPERNICUS Alliance Conference
Dates: 3 October, 2014
Location: Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic
Theme: Education for Sustainability: Building capacity in higher education
Summary: This Conference will review major trends and changes in higher education towards sustainability over the last ten years, with an emphasis on whole-of-institution approaches, curriculum change, university educators, ESD competences and quality enhancement.
Deadline: 15 July 2014 (Registration and abstract submissions)
Contact: CA Leadership Team and Charles University
Registration: Online registration
Website: COPERNICUS Alliance Conference 2104

43rd Annual NAAEE Conference
Event Date: 8 - 11 October, 2014
Theme: EE: Building Momentum for the Next Chapter
Location: Washington DC, USA
Organisers: North American Association for Environmental Education
Call for Presentations Deadline: 31 March 2014
Website: 43rd Annual NAAEE Conference

Globelics Addis Ababa 2014
Dates: 29 – 31 October, 2014 (3 days)
Theme: Partnerships for innovation-based development.
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organisers: Addis Ababa University & Adama Science and Technology University, Ethiopia
Summary: The conference intends to bring together scholars from different disciplines to enhance the quality of innovation studies in relation to development and growth in the context of globalization and accelerating pace of change.
Registration deadline: 30 August 2014.
Event focal point email: Conference Organising Committee
Website: Globelics 2014

UNESCO Education for Sustainable Development Youth Conference
Dates: 7 November, 2014
Location: Okayama City, Japan
Organisers: UNESCO, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, City of Okayama and Goi Peace Foundation.
Summary: As a Youth Conference participant you will have an opportunity to exchange your ideas and experiences with peers. You will be able to discuss innovative approaches to ESD and ways to promote young people’s contribution and further involvement in the global ESD movement. And you will help elaborate commitments to future ESD actions.
Registration deadline: 1 June 2014
Event focal point email: Inquiries
Website: UNESCO ESD Youth Conference

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development 2014
Dates: 10 – 12 November 2014 (3 days)
Location: Web-based / E-learning
Organisers: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Summary: The end of the Decade on Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014) will take place in Nagoya, Japan.
Website: UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development 2014

Analysis and Management of Changing Risks for Natural Hazards
Date: 18 - 19 November, 2014 (2days)
Location: Padua, Italy
Abstract submission deadline: 1 July 2014
Full paper submission deadline: 1 October 2014
Abstract focal point email: Jacquelien Runje
Website: Analysis and Management of Changing Risks for Natural Hazards

Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills for Cultural and Natural Resource Managers
Dates: 9 - 11 December, 2014 Location: Baton Rouge, LA
Organisers: National Preservation Institute
Summary: Learn to understand conflict management styles, practice negotiation skills, and design a stakeholder consultation process to address issues in a timely manner and prevent conflict from escalating.
Application deadline: 15 June 2014 at 11.50pm GMT
Event focal point email: João Brites e Suelen Marostica
Website: Conflict Management and Negotiation Skills for Cultural and Natural Resource Managers

6th Global Meeting of Associations (GMA-VI)
Dates: 7 - 8 May, 2015 (2 days)
Location: University of Ghana, Legon Boundary, Accra, Ghana
Theme: Private Participation in Higher Education - Today and Tomorrow?
Organisers: The International Association of Universities (IAU) and the Association of African Universities (AAU)
Host: University of Ghana
Target Audience: Leaders of national, regional and international associations/organizations of universities and other higher education institutions.
Summary: 6th Global Meeting of Associations (GMA-VI) will offer a unique opportunity for peer learning and exchanges among leaders of higher education organizations who come together as a relatively small group to discuss trends and issues of importance to higher education development.
Registration: 5 January – 24 April 2015
Contact: Queries
Website: 6th Global Meeting of Associations (GMA-VI)

Asia Pacific Youth Forum and Training Workshop 2014
Dates: 21 – 24 September, 2015 (4 days)
Theme: Adaptation in the Mountains: Issues and Gaps beyond Boundaries
Location: Kathmandu, Nepal
The conference program will explore key themes and cases from the “Green Guide for Universities – pathways towards sustainability”.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Engaged sustainability professionals from universities and similar organisations – beginners as well as experienced.
Online Application: Form
Deadline: 24 August 2014.
Contact email: Queries
Website: Asia Pacific Youth Forum and Training Workshop 2014

Making Universities Sustainable Conference
Dates: 22 – 24 October, 2015 (3 days)
Location: University of Copenhagen, Denmark
The conference program will explore key themes and cases from the “Green Guide for Universities – pathways towards sustainability”.
Target Audience: Engaged sustainability professionals from universities and similar organisations – beginners as well as experienced.
Website: Making Universities Sustainable Conference

IAU 2015 International Conference
Dates: 28 – 30 October, 2015 (3 days)
Location: University of Siena, Siena, Italy
Theme: Internationalization of Higher Education - Moving beyond mobility
Host: University of Siena
Registration: 18 May - 21 October 2015
Contact: Queries
Website: IAU 2015 International Conference

1: CLIMATE CHANGE TRAININGS

6th International Training Course on Climate Risk Management in a Changing Environment
Dates: 1 - 10 September, 2014 (10 days)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Organisers: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Summary: The course participants will be guided through a number of interactive sessions that will enable them to acquire scientific knowledge to assess climate risks and reduce climate risks strategically through: climate risk management planning, implementation and mainstreaming climate risk management into development policies and programs at different levels. The course will illustrate climate risk management in urban and rural settings focusing on the sector challenges.
Course Modules:

  • Concepts and emerging directions of Climate Change and Climate Risk Management;
  • Climate change projections and decision support tools in Climate Risk Management;
  • Climate change and urban built systems;
  • Climate change and rural ecosystems;
  • Climate risk management planning and implementation; and
  • Future knowledge applications and conclusions
Application Deadline: 19 July 2014
Event focal point email: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Website: 6th International Training Course on Climate Risk Management in a Changing Environment

Climate Change Governance
Dates: 8 – 19 September 2014 (12 days)
Organisers: Wageningen UR Centre for Development Innovation (CSTM)
Summary: Changing climate and weather patterns will have severe negative impacts on natural resources and consequently on food production and food security in developing countries. This course is designed to give participants a full understanding of climate change, its impacts and adaptation and mitigation concepts. It also builds their skills to apply tools for stakeholder engagement, policy influencing, advocacy and negotiation. The training approach is interactive and hands-on; it includes practical fieldwork and development of individual action plans.
Upon completion of the course, you will:

  • have a better understanding of climate change and its impacts;
  • be familiar with international and national adaptation and mitigation strategies;
  • be able to apply social learning techniques and adaptive management in relation to governance and institutional change:
  • be able to understand innovative practices for adaptation and mitigation; and
  • be able to place climate change adaptation and mitigation in the context of sustainable development.
Target Group: The course is intended for mid-career professionals, dealing with climate change adaptation and mitigation options in developing countries, working for a research organisation, NGO, government or civil society. Participants need to have a relevant tertiary education with at least five years of experience in a course-related discipline like agriculture, water management, biodiversity, forestry, or other natural resources management. Competence in the English language is required.
Website: Climate Change Governance

5th Regional Training Course on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into National Development Process
Dates: 22 – 26 September, 2014 (5 days)
Provider: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Course Outline: The course will be delivered through three (3) modules:

  • Module 1- Introduction to Disaster Risk Reduction - provides basic knowledge on DRR required to support a detailed understanding of mainstreaming. It will cover DRR terminologies, disaster risks in the context of changing climate, the comprehensive link between disasters and development, and provide a basic outline on risk assessment and the use of risk information to guide development decisions;
  • Module 2- Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into the Development Planning Processes - forming the core of the training, this module will start with a detailed explanation of mainstreaming. This portion of the course will aim to break down the development planning processes into key components and suggest approaches for mainstreaming DRR into the respective components; and
  • Module 3- Enabling Environment for Mainstreaming - This module will introduce participants to the actions required to initiate and sustain the process of mainstreaming DRR into development. Topics covered will include advocacy, M&E for mainstreaming, and financing options for DRR.
Website: 5th Regional Training Course on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into National Development Process

2: DISASTERS AND CONFLICTS TRAININGS

Disasters, Environment and Risk Reduction
Dates: Open
Summary: The course is made available to instructors in the fields of environmental studies, geography, disaster and climate change studies, etc to be taught at their universities. The materials are free of charge upon reception of a letter of commitment.
Organisers: The course was developed by the Partnership of Environment and Disaster Risk Reduction, led by UNEP in partnership with the Center for Development and Natural Resources.
Flyers: English and French.
Focal point email addresses:Karen Sudmeier and Marisol Estrella
Website: Masters Module, Disasters Environment and Risk Reduction

23rd Regional Training Course on Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction with a Changing Climate
Dates: 28 July - 8 August, 2014 (12 days)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Summary: The course aims to develop the capacity of CBDRR practitioners who will be the main project implementers at the community level on essential skills and knowledge on community based disaster risk management
Event focal point email: Training Services Department (TSD) Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Website: 23rd Regional Training Course on Community Based Disaster Risk Reduction with a Changing Climate

5th Regional Training Course on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into National Development Process
Dates: 22 - 26 September, 2014 (5 days)
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Organisers: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Summary: The goal of the course is to enhance understanding on mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the development planning process, in order to build the capacities of government officials, development partners and stakeholders to implement disaster resilient development.
Application Deadline: 29 July 2014
Event focal point email: Training Services Department (TSD)
Website: 5th Regional Training Course on Mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into National Development Process

Introduction to Disaster Risk Management
Course Theme: Innovative Solutions for Cities
Sub-Theme: Public Safety and Resiliency
Dates:

  • 25 September, 2014 – 23 October, 2014 – Application deadline: 9 September, 2014; and
  • 27 January, 2015 – 18 February, 2015 – Application deadline: 13 January, 2015.
Organisers: World Bank Institute
Summary: The objective of this course is to familiarize development practitioners with contemporary concepts and practices in disaster management and contribute to a paradigm shift from reactive to proactive approaches in this cross-cutting field of development. It also aims to establish a common language and understanding among development practitioners in order to improve collaboration among various disciplines and integrate risk reduction considerations in development plans and decisions.
The course will cover the following topics:
  • Module 1: Introduction to DRM: Basic Concepts, Players and Terminology;
  • Module 2: Prevention, Relief and Reconstruction: From Vulnerability and Risk Assessment to Damage and Reconstruction Needs Assessment; and
  • Module 3: Introduction to Safer Cities, Community-Based DRM and Best Available Tools to Enhance Resilience.
Target Group: City officials and others interested in Disaster Risk Management.
Website: Introduction to Disaster Risk Management

13th International Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management in a Changing Climate
Dates: 6 – 17 October, 2014 (12 days)
Registration Deadline: 7 September 2014
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Organisers: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Summary: The course offers an integrated approach to the development of flood risk reduction strategies, which enables a holistic view of flood risk and required measures for flood risk reduction
Event focal point email: Training Services Department (TSD) Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Website: 13th International Course on Flood Disaster Risk Management in a Changing Climate

10th International Training Course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management
Dates: 27 October - 7 November, 2014 (11 days)
Registration deadline: 26 September 2014
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Organisers: Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, The Asian Institute of Technology, The International Institute for Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation, University of Twente (ITC) and UNITARS Operational Satellite Applications Program
Event focal point email: Training Services Department (TSD) Asian Disaster Preparedness Center
Website: 10th International Training Course on GIS for Disaster Risk Management

3: ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT TRAININGS

Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development MENA 2014
Date: March 2014 - April 2015 (14 months part time)
Location: Sweden (part 1: 1 – 18 September 2014) & and Country to be decided (Part 2: 1 – 12 February 2015)
Organisers: NIRAS Natura together with School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg.
Eligible countries: Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Tunisia.
Registration Close: Closed
Website: Integrated Integrated Sustainable Coastal Development MENA 2014

Field Courses on the Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Ecosystems 2014
Location and dates:
TBA 14/2 – 6 August to 5 September Amani Nature Reserve, Tanzania
TBA 14/3 – 14 November to 14 December Kirindy Forest, Madagascar
Organisers: Tropical Biology Association
Summary: The course provides a rich learning environment and an excellent opportunity for exchanging ideas and making contacts amoung participants; increase thier understanding of current concepts and put theory into practice; design and carry out thier own research project; gain field experience and learn new techniques; and collaborate with an international group of ecologists and conservation practitioners.
Abstract focal point email: Course Coordinator
Website: Field Courses on the Ecology and Conservation of Tropical Ecosystems 2014

Strategic Environmental Assessment 2014 B
Date: July 2014 – December 2015
Location: Sweden (November 9 -28, 2014) & and Vietnam (May 18 – 29, 2015)
Organisers: NIRAS Natura AB in collaboration with the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.
Eligible countries: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam.
Registration Close: 6 June 2014
Website: Strategic Environmental Assessment 2014 B

Integrated Sustainable Costal Development (ITP: 286 A)
Location and dates:
Course 1: 4 – 22 May 2015, Gothenburg, Sweden.
Course 2: 5 – 16 October 2015, Zanzibar, Tanzania.
Summary: The long term objective of the programme is to contribute to an integrated sustainable development of coastal zones in which the needs and rights of poor people are taken into account.
Invited Countries: The following countries are invited to nominate candidates - Tanzania, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Kenya, Liberia, Mozambique, Myanmar and Vietnam.
However, the programme is also open for applicants from other countries with potential and commitment for an integrated sustainable coastal development.
Application deadline: 1 October 2014.
Brochure: download
Application form: download

Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning
Course Theme: Innovative Solutions for Cities
Sub-Theme: Planning, Finance and Governance
Dates:

  • 24 September, 2014 – 11 November, 2014 - Application deadline: 10 September, 2014
  • 25 March, 2015 – 12 May, 2015 – Application deadline: 11 March, 2015
Organisers: World Bank Institute
Summary: The course aims to: ensure that participants have a functional and integrated understanding of the dynamics of urban land use; and demonstrate how to effectively utilize policies and planning instruments to manage urban growth and achieve sustainable, equitable and efficient development outcomes.
The course is composed of the following modules:
  • Module 1: Understanding How Land Use Planning Contributes to Sustainable Urban Development;
  • Module 2: Institutions, Policies and Tools for Effective Land Use Planning;
  • Module 3: How to Integrate Land Use Planning and Infrastructure;
  • Module 4: How to Manage Growth in Peri-Urban Areas;
  • Module 5: How to Promote Local Economic Development through Land Use Planning;
  • Module 6: Social Equity and Land Use Planning; and
  • Module 7: Climate Change and Land Use Planning.
Target Group: Urban practitioners, policymakers and city managers in developing countries—the very people who are working on urban land use issues on a daily basis and are constantly dealing with the multiple challenges that accompany rapid urbanization.
Website: Sustainable Urban Land Use Planning

Regional Autumn School "Natural Resource Rights in the Arab Middle East and North Africa"
Dates: 23 - 27 November, 2014 (5 days)
Location: Amman, Jordan
Organisers: Heinrich Böll Foundation, represented through its offices in Ramallah, Beirut, Tunis, and Rabat in cooperation with the International Union for Conservation of Nature / Regional Office for West Asia (IUCN ROWA)
Eligibility: Junior professionals, postgraduates, activists, and researchers working at NGO’s, civil society organizations, think tanks or other institutions from Arab countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The age range is between 23 and 35 years..
Summary: It is designed to build the capacities of the participants and to stir a debate about urgent current policy topics. It will also provide the international lecturers with information about and viewpoints from the region, and offer an excellent platform for exchanging ideas, opinions, arguments and sharing experiences across the region. The program shall promote networking among civil society actors, researchers, and activists in the region working in the fields of resource rights, governance, climate, gender and environment.
Application Deadline: 10 September, 2014
Send application documents:

  • Palestine and Jordan: submit documents in English to: Heinrich Böll Foundation Ramallah, Ms. Svenja Oberender;
  • Morocco: submit documents in English, Arabic, or French to: Heinrich Böll Foundation Rabat, Ms. Zainab Elguerrab;
  • North African countries: submit documents in English to: Heinrich Böll Tunis, Mr. Wissam Gallala; and
  • Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria: submit documents in either English or Arabic to: Heinrich Böll Foundation Beirut, Ms. Corinne Deek.

Flyer: Regional Autumn School
Application form: Regional Autumn School
Website: Regional Autumn School

4: ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE TRAININGS

GEPP Executive Summer School on Global Environmental Policy
Dates: 31 August - 12 September 2014 (13 days)
Location: The University of Geneva, Switzerland
Closing date for applications: 30th April 2014
Summary: In the unique International Geneva setting, the Executive Summer School provides a special opportunity for participants from both the public and the private sectors to enlarge their competences in order to address complex environmental issues. Beyond enlarging the knowledge base of each participant, the modules of this transdisciplinary programme bridge the gap between scientific knowledge and concrete decision-making, problem-solving and negotiation skills.
Event focal point email: Scientific Secretary and/or Queries
Website: 2014 GEPP Executive Summer School on Global Environmental Policy

Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law
Application period: Jan - Feb 2015
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Organisers: Engineering Department of Yildiz Technical University and supported by International Waste Working Group (IWWG)
Summary: The programme provides advanced training in policy, law and impact assessments for climate change and sustainable management of natural resources. It is based on two alternative majors: Natural Resources Governance and Environmental and Climate Change Law. All students are required to take courses in Natural Resources Governance, Environmental Law and Policy, and in Climate Change Law and Policy before selecting their major.
Provider: University of Eastern Finland
Event focal point email: Queries
Website: Master's Degree Programme in Environmental Policy and Law

5: RESOURCE EFFICIENCY TRAININGS

Electrics for Renewables
Theme: Electrics for Solar PV and renewable systems - Safety, instruments and controls
Dates: 24 - 25 September, 2014 (2 days)
Location: Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Organisers: European Energy Centre Ltd.
Who can apply: Professionals and individuals with a strong interest in the electrical equipment side of renewable systems, safety instruments and controls.
Event focal point email: Training
Website: Electrics for Renewables

Renewable Energy Management and Finance
Dates: 19 - 20 September, 2014 (2 days)
Location: Edinburgh Napier University, UK and Coventry University, UK
Organisers: European Energy Centre Ltd.
Who can apply: Individuals considering a consultancy job and/or those who have to evaluate the benefits of adopting renewable energy technology. Managers and directors intending to invest in the renewable energy sector.
Event focal point email: Training
Website: Renewable Energy Management and Finance

Solar Photovoltaic Training
Dates: 26 - 27 September, 2014 (2 days)
Location: Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Organisers: European Energy Centre Ltd.
Who can apply: Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment; Design engineers; and Architects.
Event focal point email: Training
Website: Solar Photovoltaic Training

Biomass
Dates: 1 October, 2014 (1 day)
Location: Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Organisers: European Energy Centre Ltd.
Who can apply: Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair biomass equipment; Design engineers; and Architects..
Event focal point email: Training
Website: Biomass

Wind Power
Dates: 1 October, 2014 (1 day)
Location: Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Organisers: European Energy Centre Ltd.
Who can apply: Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair wind turbines; Design engineers; and Architects..
Event focal point email: Training
Website: Wind Power

Renewable Energy Solutions
Dates: 3 - 4 October, 2014 (2 days)
Location: Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Organisers: European Energy Centre Ltd.
Who can apply: This course is aimed at personnel and consultants who need to make an informed decision on which renewable energy technology will meet their specific needs or the needs of their clients.
Event focal point email: Training
Website: Renewable Energy Solutions

Carbon Management
Dates: 10 - 11 October, 2014 (2 days)
Location: Edinburgh Napier University, UK
Organisers: European Energy Centre Ltd.
Who can apply: Individuals considering a consultancy job in renewable energy and/or those interested in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) for small, medium and large organisations. Managers and directors intending to reduce the organization's carbon footprint and needing to find out more about carbon trading.
Event focal point email: Training
Website: Carbon Management

6: HARMFUL SUBSTANCES TRAININGS

 

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