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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 2016

International Conference - Education as a Driver for Sustainable Development Goals
Summary: The Conference aims at bringing together global experience and expertise to highlight and strengthen the role of education in realizing the SDGs. It will be an opportunity to build upon the learnings from the UN DESD and recognize Education as a key enabler.
Date: 11 - 13 January 2016
Location: Centre for Environment Education (CEE), Ahmedabad, India
Organisers: Centre for Environment Education (CEE), in partnership with UNESCO, UNEP and the Government of India.
Theme: Education as a driver for Sustainable Development Goals.
Expected Outcomes:

  • To apply the learnings of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development to develop programmes to achieve the SDGs;
  • To look at how the Global Action Programme (GAP) on ESD can play a major role in the SDG strategy; and
  • To develop synergies and partnerships.
Enquiries: Nehru Foundation for Development
Website: Education as a Driver for Sustainable Development Goals

2016 International Symposium on Education Policies
Summary: The Education 2030 Framework for Action places great emphasis on quality, inclusiveness and equity. While access to education remains high up in the national agenda of many countries, these suggested goals for education in 2030 will require governments to maximize the use of existing policy levers for change.
Date: 18 - 20 January 2016
Location: France, Paris
Organisers: UNESCO.
Enquiries: Education Policies Conference 2016
Website: International Symposium on Education Policies

11th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training
Summary: eLearning Africa is the largest gathering of eLearning and ICT supported education and training professionals in Africa, enabling participants to develop multinational and cross-industry contacts and partnerships, as well as to enhance their knowledge, expertise and abilities. It seeks to meet the networking needs of the pan-African eLearning and distance education sector.
Date: 24 - 26 May 2016
Location: Cairo, Egypt
Organisers: ICWE GmbH.
Theme: Making Vision Reality.
Sub Themes:

  • Formal education: schools and higher education;
  • Strengthening workforce skills;
  • Widened horizons: innovative collaborations;
  • Real learning taking shape;
  • Sector-specific best practices;
  • Practice, methods and tools; and
  • Emerging tech for learning.
Website: 11th International Conference on ICT for Development, Education and Training

International Sustainable Campus Network 2016
Summary: Managing global change and preparing a sustainable future requires close collaboration between academia, the private sector, and public policy. Decisive leadership is required to tackle threats to our planet, and to societal well-being. How do we equip our organizations and future leaders for this task?
Theme: Leadership for a Sustainable Future
Date: 13 - 15 June 2016
Location: University of Siena, Italy
Sub Themes:

  • Managing a changing planet;
  • Managing societal change;
  • University-Private sector collaborations for a sustainable future;
  • Food sustainability at the micro and macro level; and
  • Higher education’s contribution to actionable Sustainable Development Goals.
Website: ISCN 2016: Leadership for a Sustainable Future

4th International Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) Conference
Summary: The Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) is a not-for-profit international association of scientists, academic institutions, research institutions, government agencies, philanthropists and funding agencies dedicated to building an African scientific knowledge base and advancing the frontiers of science in Africa.
Date:22 - 26 August 2016
Location: UNEP Headquarters, Nairobi, Kenya
Organisers: Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa (SASA) Conference in collaboration with the Commission for University Education.
Theme: Transforming Africa through Science, Technology and Innovation.
Sub Themes:

  • Status of Scientific Research in Africa;
  • Human Management in Science and Research;
  • Curriculum, Knowledge and Infrastructural capacity for Science in Africa;
  • Quality Control in Science and Research in Africa;
  • Scientific Collaboration: South - South / North - South Collaboration;
  • The Science- Policy Interface; and
  • Popularizing Science.
Enquiries: SASA 2016

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

 

1: CLIMATE CHANGE TRAININGS

2: DISASTERS AND CONFLICTS TRAININGS

3: ECOSYSTEM MANAGEMENT TRAININGS

Competing Claims on Natural Resources
Summary: The overall aim of the course is to contribute to sustainable resources management by building capacity to manage conflicts over natural resources.
Dates: 29 February - 11 March 2016
Application deadline: 18 January 2016
Location: The Netherlands
Organisers: Wageningen University
Target Audience: This course is aimed at resource managers, policy-makers, scientists, practitioners, private sector or civil society representatives and mid-career professionals who work in the field of natural resources management. Candidates should meet the following requirements: relevant tertiary education, at least five years of working experience in the NRM sector.
Website: Competing claims on natural resources.

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) 2016 A
Summary: The programme seeks to increase the integration of environmental and sustainability considerations into planning and decision-making processes in the participants’ countries. The sustainability perspective on SEA addresses the interlinking of social, ecological and economic aspects, including aspects of poverty alleviation and the rights of the poor.
Eligible countries 2015: Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia.
Providers: The training programme is organised by NIRAS Natura AB in collaboration with the Centre for Environment and Sustainability (GMV) at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology.
Programme duration: December 2015 - March 2017
Course dates:

  • Course 1: 29 February - 18 March, 2016 , in Sweden;
  • Course 2: 12 - 23 September, 2016, in In one of the participating countries (to be decided).
Application deadline: 30 September, 2015
Website: Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) 2016 A

4: ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE TRAININGS

5: RESOURCE EFFICIENCY TRAININGS

Certificate and Diploma of Advanced Studies in Corporate Social Responsibility
Themes:

  • Understand the different aspects of CSR and how it contributes to institutions meeting global sustainability challenges and opportunities;
  • Master the latest CSR cutting-edge tools, methodologies and strategies; and
  • Enhance your leadership skills to become an innovative responsible leader.
Certificate Date: September 2015 - January 2016
Diploma Date: September 2015 - June 2016
Venue: Geneva
Organiser: University of Geneva
Summary: The conference is being run as a series of eight half-day symposia. In consultation with both academics and practitioners, the content of each symposium has been chosen to tackle difficult issues at the heart of applying spatial ecology to conservation.
Application deadline: 31 May 2015
Contact: Leticia Saura
Website: Certificate and Diploma of Advanced Studies in Corporate Social Responsibility

Renewable Energy Management and Finance
Dates: 21 – 22 January 2016
Location: Both online and classroom - University of London
Organisers: University of London and European Energy Centre (EEC)
Target Audience: Individuals considering a consultancy job and/or those who have to evaluate the benefits of adopting renewable energy technology; and Managers and directors intending to invest in the renewable energy sector.
Contact: EEC Academy
Website: Renewable Energy Management and Finance

Renewable Energy Management and Finance
Dates: 24 – 25 February 2016
Location: Both online and classroom - The George Washington University
Organisers: The George Washington University and the European Energy Centre (EEC)
Target Audience: Individuals considering a consultancy job and/or those who have to evaluate the benefits of adopting renewable energy technology; and Managers and directors intending to invest in the renewable energy sector.
Contact: EEC Academy
Website: Renewable Energy Management and Finance

Solar Photovoltaic Qualification
Dates: 25 – 26 February 2016
Location: Both online and classroom - University of London
Organisers: European Energy Centre (EEC)
Target Audience: Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment; Design engineers; and Architects.
Contact: EEC Academy
Website: Solar Photovoltaic Qualification

Solar Photovoltaic Course
Dates: 17 – 18 March 2016
Location: Both online and classroom - George Washington University
Organisers: The George Washington University and the European Energy Centre (EEC)
Target Audience: Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment and systems; Clean energy system sales people, realtors, and energy planners; Design engineers; and Architects.
Contact: EEC Academy
Website: Solar Photovoltaic Course

6: HARMFUL SUBSTANCES TRAININGS

7: CROSS - CUTTING TRAININGS

Young Scientists Summer Program
Summary: Since 1977, IIASA’s annual 3-month Young Scientists Summer Program (YSSP) offers research opportunities to talented young researchers whose interests correspond with IIASA’s ongoing research on issues of global environmental, economic and social change.
Application deadline: 11 January 2016
Website: Young Scientists Summer Program.

 

 

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