Capacity Building & Education

IFAD African Regional Workshop Addresses Gender, Land and Climate Change [viewed]

IFAD20 October 2013: At a forum on climate change, land and gender for the East and Southern Africa Division of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), regional and global staff worked to link IFAD's global policy efforts to regional IFAD implementation in Africa.

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Adaptation Fund Releases Graphic Describing Its Activities [viewed]

Adaptation Fund18 October 2013: The Adaptation Fund has released an infographic describing the $190 million of allocated funds across projects in 28 countries. The graphic highlights the following climate impacts: hurricanes and cyclones; water supplies; flooding; coastal zones; agriculture and food security; and landslides.

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FAO Explores Links Among Forests, Rangelands and Climate Change in Southern Africa [viewed]

FAO17 October 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), in collaboration with the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research in South Africa and with the support of the Government of Belgium, released a forests and climate change working paper, titled ‘Forests, Rangelands and Climate Change in Southern Africa.'

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World Food Day Focuses on Sustainable Food Systems [viewed]

word-food-day-201316 October 2013: Organizations and communities globally celebrated World Food Day on 16 October 2013, under the theme 'Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition.' World Food Day is celebrated in 150 countries and is held on the anniversary of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) in 1945.

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Event: UN Briefing on Progress in the Implementation of the Objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity [viewed]

The UN General Assembly, via resolution 67/212 , adopted in December 2012, decided that one of the special events of the Second Committee, in the 68th session of the UN General Assembly, would be devoted to a joint briefing by UN Environment Programme (UNEP), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), on the implementation of the objectives of the CBD, including actions undertaken to promote access to genetic resources and the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from their utilization and associated traditional knowledge. This event, titled 'Briefing on progress in the implementation of the objectives of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, as part of the UN Decade of Biodiversity, and to further efforts to improve coherence,' will be held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Second Committee meetings on 30 October 2013.  

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Event: Global South-South Cooperation Development Expo [viewed]

This event aims to bring together high-level policymakers with "solution providers, solution seekers and solution supporters" to demonstrate the global collective response to relevant provisions of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (UNCSD or Rio+20) outcome and its capacity to facilitate South-South Cooperation and an exchange of experiences with green economies. The event will include a Leadership Round Table and a series of solutions exchange forums including on: the building of inclusive green economies; clean technology and green industry; agriculture and food security; sustainable development and decent work; and environment, sustainable development and poverty eradication.  

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Global Handwashing Day Aims to Improve WASH, Community Health [viewed]

globalhandwashing15 October 2013: Global Handwashing Day was celebrated worldwide by promoting handwashing with soap as the most inexpensive and effective way to prevent acute respiratory and diarrheal infections, particularly in developing countries.

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SADC Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue Explores Water, Energy, Food Nexus [viewed]

global-water-partnership-sadc9 October 2013: The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat and the Global Water Partnership Southern Africa (GWP-SA) held the 6th Multi-Stakeholder Water Dialogue on the theme 'Exploring the Water, Energy and Food Nexus.'

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CIFOR Reports on Forest Capacity Building in the DRC [viewed]

cifor-icraf14 October 2013: The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) and universities in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), supported by the European Commission (EC), are building forest management capacity in the country.

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UNFCCC Releases Documents on Response Measures, LDCs [viewed]

UNFCCC9 October 2013: The UNFCCC Secretariat has published documents for consideration by parties at the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 19), including: a report on the in-forum expert meeting on the impact of the implementation of response measures; a report on the 24th meeting of the Least Developed Countries Expert Group (LEG); and a synthesis report on the regional training workshops on adaptation for the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) for 2012-2013.

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