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Course on “Understanding upland watershed management”

12-22 July 2013


Dear Mountain Partnership focal points,

We are pleased to announce the sixth IPROMO course – the training programme on sustainable mountain development – jointly organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat at FAO and the University of Turin, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Protection of Agroforestry Resources.

IPROMO benefits from the patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the theme this year is “Understanding upland watershed management”.

The aim of this year’s course is to share with the selected participants key facts aboutimportance of upland watershed management and the approaches and methods for promoting a new generation of watershed management. The course will focus on the main features of watershed management in particular resource management and land use systems. It will look at the linkages with climate change, with disaster risk management, with food security and nutrition, and improving livelihoods and economic activities in a watershed. It will also include lectures on governance, institutions and gender issues.

The course will run from 12 to 22 July 2013 with 10 days of full immersion learning. It will include lectures, practical work and field trips. The course will be held in Ormea, in Italy and will be held in English. The provisional programme is enclosed – the instructors will be confirmed shortly and as always will include a mix of university professors, FAO officers and colleagues from regional or international organizations dealing with sustainable mountain development.

About 30 professionals will be admitted to the course and preference will be given to participants coming from countries and organizations which are members of the Mountain Partnership. This course is mainly targeting technical officers, hence applicants from the academic world will not be given priority. Participants from developing countries are encouraged to apply.

The total cost of the course (inclusive of full board, accommodation, taxes, teaching equipment, internal transfers but excluding travel costs) is 3,000 Euros. A limited number of scholarships – full (on site and travel costs) and partial (on-site only) – are available for selected participants from developing countries.

Excellent knowledge of English, a university degree possibly in a technical area such as Agriculture, Forestry, Biology, Geology or Geography, and relevant working experience are key requisites.

Those who are interested in participating can register online at http://www.mountainpartnership.org/ipromoform/subscription/en/

and upload their curriculum vitae as a Word or PDF file. Applications should be received by 30 March 2013 and a notification will be sent out by end of April to all applicants.

Kindly share this call for applications with interested colleagues

Thank you and kind regards,

Rosalaura Romeo

Mountain Partnership Secretariat



For further queries:

rosalaura.romeo and daniel.saidpullicino