Join NEPAD at a session on Resilient Landscapes through Sustainable Land Management
Wednesday, Sept. 9, 12pm – 2pm
The African Pavillon
The TerrAfrica Partnership, led by the NEPAD Agency, has been in existence for the past 10 years now. Established to support efforts of African governments towards scaling up evidence based action on sustainable land and water management (SLWM), it has succeeded in generating continuous interest and support among African governments to pursue a programmatic approach in addressing the challenge of land degradation on the continent and now boasts of about 26 active African member countries.
Led by the NEPAD agency and through collaboration with the World Bank and the concerted effort of all its partners, TerrAfrica has endeavored to build a Resilient Landscapes Initiative and will among other things, target to achieve the restoration of 30 million hectares of land by 30 million households in African landscapes by 2030. This mobilization shall promote the use of a landscape approach to ensure that natural resources are used and managed in an inclusive manner, centered on people’s social, economic and environmental welfare.
African experiences, successes and challenges alike, regarding the landscape approach to sustainable land management will be important in driving this target. It is in this context that the side event on Building Resilient landscapes through sustainable land management is held.
Head of Programme Development, Programme Implementation and Coordination Directorate
The NEPAD Resilient Landscapes Initiative
Team Leader, Sustainable Land and Water Management
The Landscape Approach in Liberia
Harrison S. Karnwea
Managing Director Forest Development Authority
Mozambique’s experience with landscape approach
Technical assistant REDD+ Technical unit
Priorities of the landscape approach in the COMIFAC countries
M. Emmanuel Manirakiza
President COMIFAC. Minister of Water, Environment, Land and Urban Planning
Landscape Approach and Poverty
Senior Operations Officer Environment and Natural Resources Global Practice
The Bonn Challenge
Head of Division of Forest Conservation and Sustainable Management of Forests, Biological Diversity and Climate Change, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Scaling Up Regreening: Six Steps To Success