Building Forward Better

Partners of the initiative

The adoption of national capacity-building policy frameworks in target countries and the establishment of a wide and knowledgeable network of stakeholders, at global, regional and country level, is an explicit objective of the Building Forward Better Initiative. Towards this goal, the Initiative is bringing together a significant and ever-growing number of technical partners as training experts and capacity development organizations, who will contribute to the enhancement of expertise in the beneficiary countries across the different domains addressed by the training activities.

The Initiative partners have been selected based on their experience as training institutions and/or experts and they will contribute during the different implementation phases throughout the e-nuggets, administered and self-administered training, under the guidance of the project team.

The below list is regularly updated, according to ongoing activities.

Addis Ababa University
Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo (AICS)
American University in Cairo (AUC)
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
CARTIF Technology Center
Centre National de Recherches Forestières/ISRA (Senegal)
      Centro de Edafología y Biología Aplicada del Segura (CEBAS)
Centro de Estudios Ambientales de la Orinoquia Asociación de Becarios de Casanare Yopal, Colombia
      Climate Prediction and Applications Centre of IGAD
      Comité permanent inter-Etats de lutte contre la sécheresse dans le Sahel (​CILSS)
COMSATS University of Pakistan
Cornell University
Delft University of Technology
École nationale forestière d'ingénieurs – Morocco
École polytecnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)
Global Water Partnership
   Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Institut des Régions Arides – Medenine, Tunisie
Instituto Mexicano de Tecnología del Agua
Instituto Rio Grandense do Arroz


Integrated Drought Management Program (IDMP)

International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA)
Islamic Development Bank (IDB)
Lorentz GmbH
Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Bari (CIHEAM – Bari)
National Institute of Hydrology, India
New Mexico State University
Rabail Technologies – Pakistan
Technological University of Dublin
UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UKCEH)
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
United Nations Environment Programme – DHI
Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (UCLM)
Universidad de Cordoba
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Universitat Politècnica de València
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
Università degli Studi di Firenze – DAGRI
Université Laval
University of California – Davis
University of California – Merced
University of Sheffield

World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
World Resources Institute (WRI)
Zhejiang University