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United Nations Mountain Partnership is pleased to share with everyone the call for applications for the sixteenth IPROMO Summer School. This annual training programme on sustainable mountain development is jointly organized by the Mountain Partnership Secretariat at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the University of Turin, Italy, and the University of Tuscia, Italy, with the high patronage of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The theme of this year’s IPROMO summer school will be “Youth and the future of mountain forests”. It will discuss the sustainable management of mountain forests with a focus on the role of youth. The concept has been developed in cooperation with the International Forestry Students’ Association. The course content will focus on three main topics: 1) understanding the sustainable management of mountain forests, 2) identifying specific policies that can support sustainable mountain forest management, and 3) understanding how to better involve youth in the effort.

The course will run from 11 July to 25 July 2023, with two weeks of full immersion learning. It will be held in Pieve Tesino (northeast Italy) and Ormea (northwest Italy). The course will be conducted in person, and the language of instruction is English. The summer school will include lectures, practical work and excursions. The provisional programme is attached; the instructors are being identified and will include a mix of university professors, UN officers and colleagues from regional or international organizations dealing with sustainable mountain development.  The final programme will be available in the coming week in the IPROMO webpage.