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Call for Content: Women and the UNCCD


This is a Call for Content by the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification - Capacity Development and Innovations Office (UNCCD-CDIO) for people to show the world the voices of the women.

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It is part of a new project being developed by the CDIO called “Women and the UNCCD". The UNCCD Secretariat invites women of the world to be part of the project, which aims inter alia to tell the stories of women’s tremendous contributions to the successful implementation of the Convention thus far. Whether you work on a farm, in a village, in a school, at the sub-regional, regional or international levels to help promote the message and implement the actions to Support Sustainable Land Management. You have a story to tell, and lessons to teach. The world is waiting to hear and to learn from you!

The United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification wants to give a face and a voice to all women who gave their hearts and souls to reverse desertification through the “Women’s Project”. If you are (or know) one of them, send us a video, an artwork, an essay, or audio telling your story! Show us how you work to combat desertification by including a description of yourself, together with a visual representation of your efforts. We look forward to hearing from you.

On this year's, International women's day, we are releasing a new website. Check out this latest video by the amazing girls from St Vincent and the Grenadines to know more.

To follow the social media updates using the hashtag #womenandunccd 

Eligibility of Participants: 

  • Participation in the Call is FREE!
  • Participation in the Call means an agreement to the Call Rules.
  • All entries must be original works produced by the participant.
  • The UNCCD reserves the right to modify the original video such as, but not limited to include the corporative elements of the UNCCD or modify the length.
  • Submissions must not include any endorsements of products or services, or any obscene, violent, racist, religious intolerance, or defamatory content. 

Submission Process: 

  •     Send your video to cdioprojects [at] including the title of the video and your name and country.
  •     Stay tuned, your video will most likely be shown to the world soon.

If participants have any questions or comments or if they need assistance, they should send an email to cdioprojects [at]

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These events are organized, managed and coordinated by Professor Richard A. Byron-Cox Ph.D. Head of the Capacity Development and Innovation Office. He assures that the CDIO is happy to work with all stakeholders to further awareness to facilitate the implementation of the Convention, and to support the professional development of young professionals and young people in general across the globe.