There are numerous organizations that cooperate with the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) on capacity building to fight desertification, land degradation and drought in countries around the world.
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The creation, expansion, correct application and sharing of knowledge, skills and techniques is essential to the result oriented implementation of the UNCCD and its 10-year strategy and the achievement of achieve land degradation neutrality (LDN).
For the UNCCD implementation to succeed, organizational and institutional capacities in the following areas must be created, addressed and strengthened:
The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) Capacity Building Marketplace is an exchange platform for those seeking and offering knowledge, training and opportunities related to the UNCCD’s mandate regarding the issues of capacity building. These resources are helpful for anyone working toward land degradation neutrality (LDN).
The Marketplace is created for you and by you!
The Capacity Building Marketplace quickly and easily connects capacity related needs and solutions concerning the implementation of the UNCCD.
The Marketplace helps individuals and organizations find and offer current learning, funding, and job opportunities in one place. It further invites stakeholders to contribute relevant content to network with interested parties.
Funding and realizing your project is never easy. It requires the involvement of organizations and individuals supporting you in the implementation, and the involvement, support and understanding of organizations and individuals providing you with the necessary funds. Following the steps below can help you address this in a structured way.
At the Capacity Building Marketplace you can search our databases with opportunities for volunteerism, scholarships, internships, e-learning, partnerships, training courses and others related to Capacity Building within the framework of sustainable land management. But you can also add your offerings to the Marketplace and share your capacity building needs through the same.
The UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace wishes to acknowledge with many thanks these participants for their valuable contribution in making our Video Competition a grand success!
Dr. Ahmet Şenyaz, a forest engineer and an advisor to the Ministry of Forest and Water of the Republic of Turkey, recently called at the Marketplace where he met Head of the Team, Dr. Richard Byron-Cox. Dr. Şenyaz who holds a PhD in forest fire economics, was for eight years Chief of Turkey’s Research and Development Department of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry. He now coordinates the activities of Turkey’s National Working Group on Combating Desertification and Land Degradation.
The forums of the UNCCD Capacity Building Marketplace are setup as an information exchange that supports bringing together supply and demand relating to capacity building for the efficacious implementation of the Convention and its Strategy.
This website was established and is owned, operated, maintained and managed by the UNCCD Secretariat in accordance with its mandate to support capacity building activities as granted by the Convention.
E-learning can be an easy and very accessible way to improve knowledge, education, capabilities and skills, thus building capacities and making for a more effective UNCCD implementation.
Teaching about desertification in the classroom is an important contribution to raising awareness and leveraging knowledge related to sustainable land management.
To support the teachers in this, the UNCCD secretariat is engaged in various activities to help build their capacity.
On this page we offer an overview of various resources available for educators. These provide you with materials to use in your classrooms, and links to training courses that help you develop your professional skills as an educator.
The world of capacity building for the UNCCD implementation is multifaceted, forcing the secretariat to work in many different ways to try and meet the numerous and emerging needs. It involves various actions, from the sharing of relevant knowledge and the promotion of fellowships, through to promoting knowledge management and supporting networking of all stakeholders, including country Parties, international agencies and the civil society organization community.