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Webinar: Unleashing the potential of Community-based forest and wildlife management for building back better: livelihoods, biodiversity, and climate resilience in Africa

30 November 2020

Webinar: Unleashing the potential of Community-based forest and wildlife management for building back better: livelihoods, biodiversity, and climate resilience in Africa

Webinar organised by FAO’s Forest Technical Network in Africa (FTN-Africa) 

Monday 7 December 2020 – 11:00-12:30 (Accra/GMT) 12:00 – 13:30 (Kinshasa/Rome time) 

Register here

Background

Most countries in Africa are committed to involving local communities and Indigenous Peoples in their efforts to conserve and manage their forests and associated natural resources sustainably. Many of them adopted policy and legislative changes to create enabling environments for the strengthening of local communities and Indigenous Peoples’ forest tenure and transfer rights. Despite progress made, the socioeconomic and environmental outcomes of community-based forest and wildlife management remain challenging in many countries. There is a need to make community-based forest and wildlife management fully effective.  

On 7 December 2020, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in collaboration with the African Union, the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, and Fern will host a webinar on Unleashing the potential of Community-based forest and wildlife management for building back better: livelihoods, biodiversity and climate resilience in Africa. The event intends to promote dialogue on the effectiveness of the community-based forest and wildlife management regimes in Africa. It will also explore ways to strengthen them in the context of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development, the Africa Agenda 2063, the Paris Agreement and new international partnership frameworks such as the EU-Africa strategy, the European Green Deal and the Convention on Biological Diversity. Speakers will discuss ways to harness community-based forest and wildlife management to promote ecosystem services and livelihood security and recovery from COVID-19. 

Speakers

  • EWALD RAMETSTEINER 

Deputy Director, Forestry Division, FAO Rome  

  • Dr CHRISTIAN RUCK 

Federal republic of Germany, Facilitator of the Congo Basin Forest Partnership 

  • H.E. AMBASSADOR JOSEFA LEONEL CORREIA SACKO 

Commissioner for Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission 

  • GUILLAUME LESCUYER 

The French agricultural research centre for international cooperation (CIRAD) 

  • Mr. NYAMBE HARSEN 

Head of Division: Environment, Climate Change, Water and Land Management, The African Union Commission. 

  • H.E. Ms ROSALIE MATONDO 

Minister of forest economy, Republic of Congo. 

  • (TBC) 

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, South Africa. . 

  • Ms MICHÈLE RIVASI 

Member of the European Parliament, Focal point for Indigenous Peoples and Member of the Development Committee of the European Union (EU) and the countries of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) joint Parliamentary Assembly. 

  • Community representative (TBC) 

Project: Improved and inclusive decentralised Land Governance of Community Lands in ASAL counties of Kenya 

  • Ms NORA BERRAHMOUNI 

Senior Forestry Officer, Secretary to the African Forestry and Wildlife Commission, FAO Regional Office for Africa 

 

Contacts 

Ms Soalandy Rakotondramanga 

Programme Officer, Forestry, FAO Regional Office for Africa 

Email : soalandy.rakotondramanga@fao.org 

Mr Jean-Claude NGUINGUIRI 

Forestry Officer, Forestry Division, FAO Headquarters 

Email : jeanclaude.nguinguiri@fao.org 

Marie-Ange Kalenga 

Policy Advisor, Forests, Development and Governance, Fern 

Email : marieange@fern.org 

Please register prior to the Zoom webinar here.

Categories: Forest Governance

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