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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

34th Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) Conference
Theme: Environment and Sustainability Education And Training to Meet The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
Summary: The Environmental Education Association of Southern Africa (EEASA) was founded in September 1982 as a result of interaction between educationalists and environmentalists. It is a multidisciplinary Association concerned with the education process, which leads to changes of attitude and behaviour towards the environment.
Date: 3 - 5 October 2016
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Abstract Deadline: 30 March 2016
Enquiries: Ulisha
Website: EEASA Conference 2016

2016 African Ecosystem Service Partnership Conference
Theme: Environment and Sustainability Education And Training to Meet The Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
Summary: Focusing on “Ecosystem Services for SDGs in Africa”, the event will bring together 250 experts, students, policy makers, and the private sector from the African region. A thematic session on ‘Enhancing Ecosystem Services by Managing Soil for Water’ hosted by IWMI will discuss Eco-DRR and EbA. Discussions will focus on Africa’s contribution towards data and evidence on best practices for management, restoration of ecosystem services for decision making particularly towards the realization of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
Date: 21 - 25 November 2016
Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Abstract Deadline: 22 August 2016
Enquiries: Conference
Website: 2016 African Ecosystem Service Partnership Conference

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

Climate Change Policy (CCP)
Summary: The course addresses the complex relationship between climate change and security issues at the international, national and local levels. The specialization prepares students to work with organizations, both international and community-based, in climate change mitigation and adaptation policy formulation and project implementation, disaster risk reduction, as well as in the identification and management of conflicts arising from climate change-related factors.
Deadline: 27 May 2016
Provider: The United Nations mandated University for Peace (UPEACE)
Enquiries: Admissions
Website: Climate Change Policy (CCP)

IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change
Target Audience : Professionals actively involved in the water and climate sectors, for example working as policy makers at local, regional or national level, as staff of NGO's or in the private sector dealing with adaptation, or as junior university lecturers or scientists, and would like to receive an overview of the issue within a short period of time.
Deadline: 3 June 2016
Dates: 3 - 21 July 2016
Provider: UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Website: IWRM as a Tool for Adaptation to Climate Change

2: DISASTERS AND CONFLICTS TRAININGS

Bridging ICTs and the Environment: Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction
Summary: The Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) workshop will highlight recent advances in information and communication technologies (ICTs) and how they are empowering both decision-makers and citizens to play a proactive role in managing disaster risks and providing more effective disaster response.
Dates: 11 – 15 July 2016
Application deadline: 7 March 2016
Location: Central European University (CEU), Budapest, Hungary
Organisers: UNDP and Central European University (CEU)
Target Audience: Representatives of regional and country offices of UN agencies, National Focal Points of international conventions, relevant government agencies (e.g. Ministries of Emergency Situations, Environment, Communications), academia, researchers and civil society.
Enquiries: Admissions
Website: Bridging ICTs and the Environment: Innovations in Disaster Risk Reduction

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

Mangrove Ecosystems of the Western Indian Ocean Region
Summary: The program fits in the objectives of the UNEP Nairobi Convention (1996) for the protection, development and management of coastal and marine resources in the WIO region and is designed to underline regional priorities, to enhance regional capacity on ecosystem based approaches and tools for the rehabilitation, conservation and sustainable utilization of mangrove resources and develops capacity on multiple dimensions of integrated approaches for Mangrove Ecosystems Management. In addition to support the objectives of the regional initiative- WIO Mangrove Network (established in 2012) that has strategic goals of knowledge exchange, active dialogue, and enhanced regional capacity in the field of mangroves and their management.
Dates: 17 – 28 May 2016
Application deadline: 6 March 2016
Location: Centre of Marine Sciences (Moana) and University of Nairobi (Diani, Kenya)
Organisers: Supported by WIOMSA-MASMA and jointly implemented by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH), with Annemalai University (India) and regional partners: WIO Mangrove Network (WMN), Kenya Marine and Fisheries Research Institute (KMFRI), Wetlands International, The Coastal Oceans Research and Development - Indian Ocean (CORDIO), IUCN ‘Resilient Coast Initiative’, University of Nairobi, Nairobi Convention, and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) “Coastal East Africa Initiative” (CEA-NI).
Website: Mangrove Ecosystems of the Western Indian Ocean Region.

4: ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE TRAININGS

5: RESOURCE EFFICIENCY TRAININGS

Solar Photovoltaic
Date: 4 – 5 August 2016
Location: The George Washington University (USA)
Target audience: Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment and systems; Policy professionals; Government officials; Realtors, clean energy system sales people and energy planners; Design engineers; and Architects.
Enquiries: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Solar Photovoltaic

World Food System Summer School 2016
Summary: The two-week intensive academic course will be hosted at the ‘Gut Rheinau’, one of Switzerland’s largest organic farms and bring together students, researchers, and practitioners from a wide variety of disciplines and cultures, who are committed to building sustainable food systems. The program spans the food system and includes lectures, workshops, case studies, field trips and farm work together with faculty and experts from leading research institutes, the public, private, and not for profit sectors.
Theme: Organic Agriculture and Food Systems
Dates: 7 - 21 August 2016
Location: Rheinau, Switzerland
Organisers: The ETH Zurich World Food System Center
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: Bastian Flury
Website: World Food System Summer School 2016

Managing Energy Resources (Connecting to the Grid)
Target Audience : Individuals and Technicians intending to learn how to connect to the grid and manage energy resources; Design Engineers and Architects; and Managers and Contractors.
Dates: 27 – 28 September 2016
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University
Provider: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Managing Energy Resources (Connecting to the Grid)

Renewable Energy Management and Finance
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.
Dates: 6 - 7 October 2016
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University
Provider: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Renewable Energy Management and Finance

Solar Photovoltaic
Target Audience : Technicians and individuals intending to learn how to install, maintain and repair Solar Photovoltaic equipment; Design engineers; and Architects.
Dates: 13 – 14 October 2016
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University
Provider: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Solar Photovoltaic

Renewable Energy Management and Finance
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.
Dates: 27 – 28 October 2016
Venue: The George Washington University (USA)
Provider: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Renewable Energy Management and Finance

Electrics for Renewables
Target Audience : Professionals and individuals with a strong interest in the electrical equipment side of renewable systems, safety instruments and controls.
Dates: 3 November 2016
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University (UK)
Provider: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Electrics for Renewables

Renewable Energy Solutions
Target Audience : 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; and Discover the advantages of zero carbon, low carbon energy sources and their applications.
Dates: 4 – 5 November 2016
Venue: Edinburgh Napier University (UK)
Provider: The European Centre of Technology
Website: Renewable Energy Solutions

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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