30 May - 5 June 2016 Konya, Nigde, Turkey
International Training Course on Combating Desertification

Supported by the Turkish International Cooperation and Coordination Agency, this training course is part of the programme of action under the Ankara Initiative, launched to strengthen implementation of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) for the period from 2016 to 2019. The course will address technical issues, including: the causes of desertification and land degradation; seed and seedling production; forestation; erosion control; and participatory approaches that increase regional collaboration. The course will focus on the exchange of knowledge and experiences in combating desertification, promote cooperation among related institutions and technology transfer, share lessons learned from Turkey with regard to combating desertification and land degradation, and support and strengthen implementation of the UNCCD.  

dates: 30 May – 5 June 2016  
location: Konya, Nigde, Turkey  
contact: Abdullah Yurtoglu  
phone: +90 312 2075725  
fax: +90 312 2075756  
e-mail: myurtoglu@ormansu.gov.tr  
www: http://www.unccd.int/en/media-center/MediaNews/Pages/highlightdetail.aspx?HighlightID=431