International Training Course on Combating Desertification

Konya-Mersin, Turkey
From: 22.05.2017 to: 26.05.2017

Turkey’s General Directorate of Combating Desertification and Erosion invites participants from eligible countries in Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia to take part in the International Training Course on Combating Desertification. The course is open to two representatives per country and is aimed at decision makers, forest engineers and NGOs involved in the management of environmental problems related to desertification, land degradation, afforestation, erosion control and forestry.

The training course is conducted under the Ankara Initiative, which has been launched to strengthen the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification from 2016 to 2019. The Initiative supports the global sustainable development agenda and leverages the lessons learned from Turkey’s past experiences and approaches to land management.

The application form, information note and the list of eligible countries can be found here.

To send your application form or for any further inquiries, please contact Sebahattin Açikgöz at or

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Photo: FAO/Giulio Napolitano

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