Building Forward Better


At the 15th Conference of Parties (CoP) of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Building Forward Better Initiative organized a side event to address the fragility of drought-prone drylands.

In the framework of the BFB Initiative, FAO and the Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, are beginning a collaboration to develop a tool for the mapping of natural resources-driven fragility and the global fragility based on integrating the availability of natural resources with future technological and environmental issues.
The recently released E-Nugget Report offers a precious insight on the experience gained during the first training phase of the Building Forward Better Initiative.
The project is entering its second training phase with a series of online administered courses directed to selected trainees from Libya, Mali and Niger. The series of courses, that will start the first week of November, will consist in 7 administered online courses carried out along 2 to 4 full training days.

The Land and Water Division has just released the E-Learning Nuggets Briefs, a report that provides information on the training objectives and modalities of the first training phase of the Building Forward Better Initiative.

In the framework of the "Building Forward Better Initiative - Strengthening natural resources management capacities to revitalize agriculture in fragile contexts", the Land and Water Division of FAO is launching a series of e-learning nugget courses open to selected professionals from Libya, Mali and Niger.