Thursday, July 12, 2007
Training on Wetlands and Poverty Reduction
Wetlands International, in collaboration with its partners, is sponsoring the 2nd Anglophone Practitioners Training on Wetlands and Poverty Reduction on 5th August - 19th August 2007 under its Wetlands and Poverty Reduction Project (WPRP). This training course is part of a series being developed within the Wetlands and Poverty Reduction project -- another was held in January/February in 2006 in in Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The main modules were developed in collaboration with various partners such as Wageningen International, UNESCO-IHE, Oxfam America, Kenya Wildlife Service Institute, Foundation for Sustainable Development, Ghana Environmental Protection Agency, Uganda Wetlands Inspection Division and Uganda Wildlife Education Centre through a series of stakeholder consultations and have further undergone processes to ensure their relevance to local contexts. Various sectors dealing with water, livelihood issues, development, gender based issues, and conservation either in government, NGOs, IGOs, training centres, universities and other relevant agencies are invited to apply. The full annoucement and registration form may be found on the Ramsar Convention web site.