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The IPROMO programme offers annual 2-week courses on the sustainable management of mountain areas and is organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) with the University of Turin and the University of Tuscia. 
The training programme was created in 2006 at the request of several Mountain Partnership members who had identified the lack of mountain related capacity development programmes as a concrete obstacle to the sustainable development of mountains around the world.

IPROMO helps strengthen the capacity of countries and institutions that belong to the Mountain Partnership, a United Nations voluntary alliance of partners dedicated to improving the lives of mountain peoples and protecting mountain environments around the world. It allows technicians, experts, and decision-makers from areas that are potentially more sensitive to global change impacts to contribute to the sustainable management of mountain areas.

The full immersion two-week course takes place every year during the summer and is available to both graduate and post-graduate applicants. Every year a different topic linked to sustainable mountain development is selected. The final objective is to train, practioners, technicians and officers of governmental institutions and NGOs on the management of mountain areas that have high ecological, social, economic complexity. Additionally, IPROMO provides scientific knowledge to allow participants to assess potential ecological and social impacts of different management policies.

IPROMO takes place in two charming Italian alpine venues - Ormea and Pieve Tesino, and is financially supported by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the University of Turin and the University of Tuscia, the town of Ormea and a number of local authorities and private sector partners. 
A number of international organizations such as the World Bank, GIZ and CONDESAN have also  provided fellowships for some editions.

Participants are selected according to a good regional, scientific and gender balance. The instructors are both from the academic and the United Nations world, offering a good mix of theoretical and practical experiences and perspectives.

As of 2019, twelve courses have been organized and over 330 officers and experts from all over the world have been trained. The Alumni network allows participants and instructors to maintain the connection and continue sharing information.

Results for the IPROMO survey




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