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WOCAT Symposium and 18th WOCAT Network Meeting

Event Date and time


CIAT is hosting the 18th World Overview of Conservation Approaches and Technologies (WOCAT) Networking Meeting on June 13th-16th at its headquarter in Cali, Colombia.

The meeting brings together a wide range of Sustainable Land Management (SLM) stakeholders and WOCAT members, and will focus on how SLM and the application of tools and methods developed by WOCAT and others can support the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at various levels.

The symposium and meeting will be structured into three main parts:

  • Part 1: WOCAT Symposium (Tuesday, 13 June)
  • Part 2: Fieldtrip (Wednesday, 14 June)
  • Part 3: 18th WOCAT Network Meeting (Thursday 15 June - Friday 16 June)

Deadline for registration is April 30, 2017. Please use the on-line registration form. The details of the event can be found here.

What is WOCAT?

WOCAT is a global network of specialists contributing to SLM by sharing and evaluating knowledge. The overall goal of the WOCAT Network is to unite the efforts in knowledge management and decision support for up-scaling SLM among all stakeholders including national governmental and non-governmental institutions and international and regional organizations and programs. The network provides tools and methods that allow SLM specialists to identify fields and needs of action and share their knowledge in land management to contribute to the achievement of SDGs at different levels.