CDLS 2017
Summer Academy on Land, Security and Climate Change
27 - 30 June 2019

Summer Academy on Land, Security and Climate Change

Caux Dialogue on Land and Security 2019

For six years global experts, practitioners and policy makers have met at Caux, and in other forums, to develop understanding and gather experience about land restoration.

There is growing evidence that it is the most effective way to reverse the vicious cycle of poverty, violence and mass migration seen in regions where land is degrading. And the ability of restored land to sequester atmospheric carbon is becoming recognised as a comparatively quick and inexpensive way to reduce greenhouse gasses, buying time in which to convert to low carbon economies.

The Caux Dialogue on Land and Security has since 2013 shown how interventions to build trust and to empower rural communities can overcome obstacles to sustainable land management.

Now it is time to share these insights with those responsible for millions of hectares of vulnerable land.

The Summer Academy on Land Security and Climate Change will offer mid-career professionals with responsibility for land and land policies training in the ideas and skills, access to some of the top global experts in the field and membership of a growing alumni network for mutual support and exchange of information.


When and where

It will take place at the Caux Conference and Seminar Centre in Caux, Switzerland alongside, and interacting with, the Caux Dialogue on Land and Security (June 27 – 30). And it is organised by Initiatives for Land Lives Peace (ILLP) in partnership with the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, whose experience in running courses of this kind and contacts with organisations focussed on security issues is invaluable.

For more details about the Summer Academy, contact Alan Channer.


Support this initiative!

We are actively raising funds to launch this important new initiative which will have direct impact on degraded and vulnerable land all over the world.

And we warmly invite you to join a crowd-funding initiative to raise CHF 5000 (GB£4,000) by the end of February 2019. This is intended to enable preparation work to go full steam ahead up to the point where the main project funding kicks in.

To make a donation click here.