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Announcements: Training courses

Listing of educational and training opportunities

MASHAV Professional Courses

Israel’s Agency for International Development (MASHAV) offers short courses (in English and a number of other languages) that target professionals from governmental and non-governmental institutions, universities, research institutes and/or private sector involved in agricultural development in arid and semi-arid regions. A limited number of scholarships are available. The scholarship covers the cost of the training program including lectures and field visits, full board accommodation in double rooms, health insurance (certain restrictions apply) and transfers to and from the airport. Airfares and daily allowance are not included in the scholarship.

Agricultural Development in Arid Regions
Where: Kibbutz Hotel - Shefayim, Israel
Course dates: 11-23 March 2018
This course will focus on the efficient use, protection and development of water resources, management of salinity, and creation of long-term economically and environmentally sound operations.
Registration deadline: 26 January 2018
Registration forms: Forms in various languages are available on the website. The English form is available in Word or PDF.
For more informationhttp://mfa.gov.il/MFA/mashav/Courses/Documents/16-08%20Agricultural%20Development%20in%20Arid%20Regions.pdf

Irrigation and Fertigation for Intensive Crop Production
Where: Kibbutz Hotel - Shefayim, Israel
Course dates: 23 April - 11 May
This course will focus on profitable agriculture, based on efficient water management and the implementation of irrigation and fertigation systems adapted to the different crops. The course will also serve as a platform for discussing the application of the latest methods and technologies in the unique conditions of each participating country.
Registration deadline: 6 March 2018
Registration forms: Forms in various languages are available on the website. The English form is available in Word or PDF.
For more information: http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/mashav/Courses/Documents/18-08%20Irrigation%20and%20Fertigation%20for%20Intensive%20Crop%20Production.pdf

IUCN Red List online training courses

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), has developed the first online IUCN Red List Training Course: Assessing Species' Extinction Risk Using IUCN Red List Methodology. Hosted on TNC’s ConservationTraining website, this course is free and open to anyone who wishes to learn more about the IUCN Red List. It consists of 7 modules: introduction to the IUCN Red List, Red List assessments, categories and criteria, supporting information for assessments, mapping protocols, species information service, and regional assessments. The course also includes an exam to test the participants' knowledge of the Red List, the assessment process, and their skills in calculating the various parameters used in the assessments. Passing the exam will entitle participants to a certificate to prove that they have successfully completed the course.