Side event on wetlands training planned by WATC and Wetlands International


Training people for wetlands - a vision

For those who plan to attend COP8;

For those who Always Wanted to Know All About Wetland Training (But Were Afraid to Ask);

For those who want to leave COP8 with a diploma;

Please make a note in your agenda!

On Friday November 22 the Wetland Advisory and Training Centre (WATC) at RIZA, together with Wetlands International, are holding a COP8 side event about their vision on wetland training opportunities.

The well-known Lelystad based international courses, have been developed for regional ownership and delivery in Africa, Eastern Europe, South East Asia.

At the side event:

· the vision will be introduced
· a former WATC wetland course alumnus will give a presentation - "how training changed my life"-
· experiences in the East African Course are highlighted
· Wetland International demonstrates how the Ramsar Training Service will work
· and we will discuss how regionally appropriate course content and approaches can be internationally networked.

Anyone involved or interested in capacity building and training, whether as a provider, user, potential sponsor or partner, is invited to participate and contribute. All side event participants will receive a diploma on completing the (very) short training course, held as part of this side event.

Past RIZA WATC training courses:

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