Monday, February 13, 2017

13th Summer School on Toxic Compounds in the Environment 2017

RECETOX Research Infrastructure, Regional POPs Centre for Central and Eastern Europe and Research Centre for Toxic Compounds in the Environment (RECETOX), Masaryk university would like to extend to you an invitation to attend the international

13th Summer School on Toxic Compounds in the Environment 2017,

which will commence from 26th June to 30th June 2017 at RECETOX, Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic.

We cordially invite you, and your students to participate in this summer school. We would be greatly pleased to welcome you in Brno. For more information please refer to the first announcement at the annex or the RECETOX web pages :

Registration is open on the web page:

Do not hesitate with registration, summer school is limited to 40 participants.

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

The Oxford Adaptation Academy, 13 – 25 August 2017: Call for Applications.

This two week residential course enables individuals and organisations to develop a solid grounding in the links between vulnerability, climate impacts and adaptation. The focus is on the "how to" rather than "what is" adaptation; and is designed to inform a participant's individual needs in the context of their own professional development.

See flyer for testimonials and visit website, Global Climate Adaptation Partnership at

Invitation to join: Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP)

Invitation to join: Inter-University Sustainable Development Research Programme (IUSDRP)

IUSDRP has started operating, and the details can be seen at:

IUSDRP has been created with three main aims:

1. to perform externally-funded international research on sustainable development issues linking researchers from across the world
2. to publish the results of research on sustainable development issues in high calibre journals
3. to train doctoral students on matters related to sustainable development issues

IUSDRP also organises a series of high level events on sustainable development issues -and climate change Symposia. Some of the events currently planned are:

World Symposium on Climate Change Communication, Manchester, UK,
22nd -24th February 2017

World Symposium on Lifelong Learning for Sustainable Development, Malta, 2nd – 4th March 2017 in Malta in March 2017

World Symposium on Sustainability Science and Research, Manchester, UK, 5th-7th April 2017

Sustainability and Social Science Research Symposium
University of Michigan, United States, May 17th-19th 2017

2nd World Symposium on Climate Change Adaptation, Coimbra, Portugal
6th -8th September 2017

Partners universities interested to join should contact our team
to discuss the details.  There are no costs involved. If conditions
are suitable, a letter of committment can be sent to universities interested to participate, so they can join and benefit from
IUSDRP´s network and outputs.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) funding applications, by 28 Nov

Re: Project funding for early-career conservationists

The deadline for Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) funding applications is fast approaching – 28th November 2016. We would greatly appreciate if you could please circulate this message to anyone in your networks who you think might be interested.

In 2017, CLP awards are focused on projects occurring in 22 countries: Algeria, Angola, Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, Egypt, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kuwait, Libya, Malaysia, Mexico, Mozambique, Oman, South Africa, Thailand, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, UAE and Vietnam.

CLP awards are aimed at early career conservationists with less than 5 years' professional experience in the conservation sector. CLP awards are team-based, with at least 3 people per team.

At this stage, we are accepting proposals for Future Conservationist Awards worth up to $12,500 each. A member of each award-winning project will be invited, all expenses paid, to CLP's two-week Conservation Management & Leadership training in June/July 2017.

All information on eligibility, guidelines, FAQs, and the application form are on our website:

CLP is happy to provide applicant support - interested applicants are encouraged to contact us ( with questions as soon as possible.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Nagao Wetland Fund - Invitation for Applications

The Ramsar Convention Secretariat wishes to acknowledge the Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) in Japan for their generous voluntary donation to establish the Nagao Wetland Fund (NWF) which will be administered by the Ramsar Secretariat.

The NWF is intended to support Contracting Parties in the Asia-Oceania region on small-scale projects with a maximum offer of 18,000 USD per project. However, the funding is not intended to replace the need for most developing countries and countries in transition to have access to much more substantial levels of funding in order to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of their wetland resources.

The projects should be identified as a national priority by the Contracting Party in the implementation of the Convention's Strategic Plan 2016-2024.

The NWF is open for application from eligible Contracting Parties and those overseas territories in the Asia-Oceania region included in the DAC List of ODA Recipients.

Please refer to the attached for more information. All project proposals MUST be submitted using the form "Request for Funding Form" (attached), which should be endorsed by the Ramsar Administrative Authority in your country.

The deadline for all submissions is 31 December.

All correspondence to this email must be forwarded to the Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania Region, Ms. Rosi Waqanisau (

I look forward to receiving your applications and please feel free to contact Ms. Rosi Waqanisau or Dr.Lew Young (  if you have any questions. Wishing you all the best.


Rosi Waqanisau
Assistant  Advisor for Asia-Oceania
Ramsar Convention Secretariat
28 rue Mauverney, CH-1196 Gland (Switzerland)
Tel. +41 22 999 0138; fax +41 22 999 0169 | Join us: