Apply for the Second Drylands Summer School

June 11, 2024

Experts, researchers and practitioners are invited to apply for the Second Drylands Summer School, which will take place from 12 – 15 September 2024 at the CIFOR-ICRAF Campus in Nairobi, Kenya. The deadline for application is 5 July 2024 at 23:59 hours CEST.

Participants will receive  training in advocacy for transformative land management and building resilience in drylands. The event is hosted by FAO and key partners. Detailed information about the application requirements, sponsorship and training program are available in the Registration Pack

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Why Attend?

  • Hands-On Learning: Engage in interactive group discussions, peer-to-peer learning, hands-on field visits, and expert-led lectures designed to blend theoretical knowledge with practical skills.
  • Focus on Sustainability: Develop your capacity to manage dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral resources, with a special focus on pastoralism-based systems.
  • Networking: Connect with like-minded professionals and leaders in the field of dryland management.

Program Details

  • Sponsors: Supported by the G20 Global Land Initiative, CIFOR-ICRAF, IUCN, WOCAT, and other leading organizations.
  • Eligibility: Open to experts, planners and policymakers with experience or operational responsibilities in managing dryland production systems. Participants must complete the FAO course “Transforming Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems” and prepare a brief case study.
  • Costs: While the Summer School is free, attendees must cover their travel, accommodation, and internal transport costs. Logistics will be facilitated as much as possible.
  • Upon completion, participants will receive a digital badge certification.
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This is a great opportunity to enhance your expertise in dryland management and contribute to sustainable land use practices. Fill out the interest form to apply and stay updated on the latest developments.

We look forward to your application and hope to see you in Nairobi!

For more information and to apply, fill out this form.

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