Capacity Building & Education

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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Pesticide Management Workshop Agrees Action Plan for East Africa [viewed]

FAO7 October 2013: The Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), together with the Wageningen University and Research Centre, convened a regional workshop on pesticides management for East Africa. The workshop, held from 24-26 September 2013, in Musanze, Rwanda, agreed on a 21-point action plan to improve regional pesticide management.

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Effective Risk Management Critical to Poverty Eradication: 2014 World Development Report [viewed]

World Bank6 October 2013: According to the World Bank Group's 2014 World Development Report (WDR), titled ‘Risk and Opportunity: Managing Risk for Development,' effective risk management is critical in the fight to end poverty because it can provide both resilience to withstand adverse events and the ability to take advantage of development opportunities.

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IPBES Regional Consultations Reports Available in Preparation for IPBES-2 [viewed]

ipbesOctober 2013: The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has concluded a series of regional consultations, for which the reports are now available. The consultations were held in Nairobi, Kenya (Africa region), Budapest, Hungary (Eastern Europe region), Sao Paolo, Brazil (Latin American and the Caribbean region), Leipzig, Germany (Pan-European Stakeholder group) and Ramsar City, Iran (Asia region).

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Central African Countries Prepare for COP 19 [viewed]

COMIFAC19 September 2013: The Executive Secretariat of the Central African Forest Commission (COMIFAC) hosted a sub-regional workshop to strengthen the capacities of the Climate Working Group and prepare for the 19th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 19) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), scheduled to take place from 11-22 November 2013, in Warsaw, Poland.

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GEF, UNDP Support Early Warning Systems for Climate Resilience in Africa [viewed]

GEF UNDP2 October 2013: The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has reported that the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) approved a US$43.63m grant for a UNDP-led initiative to strengthen climate information and early warning systems in ten African countries.

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Event: World Wetlands Day 2014 [viewed]

The theme for the 2014 World Wetlands Day is 'Wetlands and Agriculture' as 2014 is the UN International Year of Family Farming. The slogal for the Day is 'Wetlands and Agriculture: Partners for Growth,' placing a focus on the need for the wetland, water and agricultural sectors to work together for the best shared outcomes.  

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ICAO, EC to Collaborate on Abating Emissions from International Aviation [viewed]

icao-eu24 September 2013: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and the European Commission (EC) signed a Declaration of Intent to collaborate in support of measures to mitigate carbon dioxide emissions from international aviation.

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