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MEPS is committed to the conservation and promotion of sustainable development of mountain ecosystems thereby ensuring the well-being of highland as well as lowland communities and safeguarding the integrity and cultural diversity of mountain societies.

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[2016-10-03] World Mountain Forum, October 2016, Mbale, Uganda

The World Mountain Forum 2016 will be held from 17 to 20 October in Mbale, a town located near Mount Elgon in Eastern Uganda, East Africa.

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[2016-10-03] International Mountain Day 2016 "Mountain Cultures: celebrating diversity and strengthening identity"

International Mountain Day 2016 (December 11) provide an occasion to highlight the variety and richness of mountain cultures, promote the vast array of mountain identities and ensure that indigenous rights are recognized and traditional ways endure.

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[2016-10-03] Mountain Climate Conference, October 2016, USA

Mountain Climate Conference 17-21 October 2016, leaven worth, USA will continue its decade-long tradition of excellence working at the intersection between climate and a host of other scientific disciplines including hydrology, ecology, and glaciology.

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[2016-10-03] Regional Focal Point (RFP) for the West Asia Region GEF CSO

The Plan for The Land Society (Plan4Land) of Iran is duly elected as the Regional Focal point for the West Asia Region for a term of four (4) years from 23 September 2016 to 22 September 2020.

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[2016-10-03] The MP Steering Committee meeting, 21 and 22 October 2016, Mbale, Uganda

Following the World Mountain Forum, the next MP Steering Committee meeting will take place in Mbale (Uganda) on 21 and 22 October 2016.

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[2016-08-08] Notification to Civil Society | GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop | MENA Constituencies

The Global Environment Facility (GEF) has opened the selection process for CSOs to attend the GEF Expanded Constituency Workshop (ECW) for the MENA Constituencies (Afghanistan, Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Pakistan, Tunisia, Yemen + Kuwait), which will take place from September 20 to 23, 2016.

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[2016-07-25] Mountains at the IUCN World Conservation Congress (WCC) Hawai’i

The WCPA Mountains Group will be hosting a Knowledge Café at the WCC (September 1- 10 2016) - the title is Mountain Protected Areas: Leadership for Adapting to a Changing World.

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[2016-07-04] Mountain Partnership Secretariat activities in May and June 2016

We wish to share with you a summary of what the MP Secretariat worked on in May and June 2016.

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[2016-06-15] Mountain Research and Development, Vol 36, No 2

The newest issue of Mountain Research and Development (MRD)

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[2016-05-17] Ninth IPROMO Course, 8 - 18 July 2016, Italy

The ninth IPROMO Course - the training programme on sustainable mountain development - jointly organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat at FAO and the University of Turin, Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences - Interdepartmental Research Centre on Natural Risks in Mountain and Hilly Environments, with the high patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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