UNU-LRT Short Courses

Outline
Team
  • Expected start date:
    2016•01•01
    Expected end date:
    2018•12•31
    Institute:
    UNU Iceland
    Project Status:
    Ongoing
    Project Type:
    Capacity development
    Project Manager :
    Hafdis Aegisdottir

    With the mission to train professionals from developing countries to combat land degradation, the UNU Land Restoration Training Programme (UNU-LRT) offers short courses in sustainable land management and land restoration in partner countries.

    This year’s 9-day course took place in Uganda, which boasts one of the highest population growth rates in the world. Coupled with unsustainable land use and the effects of climate change, this rapid population growth places intense pressure on the country’s land. The short course equips environmental officers with “land literacy” skills and provides training in the principles of land restoration under climate change.

    The objectives of the short courses are to:

    • strengthen institutional capacity of partner countries in the area of land restoration and sustainable land management
    • build knowledge in halting land degradation and desertification, restore resilient and well-functioning ecosystems, and attain sustainable land management in developing countries
    • raise awareness of the link between land degradation and climate change, and the importance of land restoration for climate mitigation and adaptation

    Led by UNU-LRT, the short courses are supported by the National Environment Management Authority in Uganda and the Iceland Ministry for Foreign Affairs.