African Landscapes Dialogue
Those working to achieve sustainable development, food security and climate resilience in Africa, please join us for this powerful multi-day learning and sharing event.
Leaders from community organizations, farmer groups, local governments, food and agri-businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders across Africa are working together through integrated landscape management to achieve multiple goals from their land and resources. They take different entry points and use different names, including forest landscape restoration, model forests, sustainable land and water management, and agriculture green growth corridors, to name just a few. If you are one of those people, the African Landscapes Dialogue is designed for you.
This learning event will provide a dynamic forum for leaders to share their diverse experiences with implementing integrated landscape management. They will participate in skills-building sessions, learn about new planning, management and monitoring tools demonstrated by their creators, visit firsthand landscapes where the power of integrated landscape approaches are visible, and more.
The African Landscapes Dialogue will gather the diverse communities of practice in sustainable landscapes at the beautiful campus of HOAREC&N in Ethiopia to learn together through:
- Sharing best practices from their own landscapes
- Sharing lessons learned from research and experiences across landscapes and countries
- Exchanging tools and resources
- Developing collaborative actions
- Facilitated cross-sectoral conversation
- Optional study tours of landscapes
This event is in service of The African Landscapes Action Plan, agreed at the 2014 Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa conference in Nairobi and endorsed by the African Union's New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD). The plan emphasized the importance of capacity-development to advance integrated landscape management across Africa.
The conference is hosted by the Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center & Network (HOAREC&N) at their meetingplace in the Gullele Botanic Garden in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Organizing partners include HOAREC&N, the African Model Forest Network, EcoAgriculture Partners, NEPAD/TerrAfrica, Solidaridad Network, the Water and Land Resources Center (WLRC) and the World Resources Institute.
Supporting partners include EcoAgriculture Partners, the Global Environment Facility, IUCN, the Netherlands Ministry for Economic Affairs, Oxfam Novib, SwedBio, Solidaridad Network, and the World Resources Institute.
To view the conference program and more details, visit the conference event page on the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative website.
Conference Accommodations at the Sarem Hotel
Participants should contact the hotel at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org and mention that they are participating in the African Landscapes Dialogue to receive the discounted room rate of 57 USD/night. The hotel's website is www.saremhotel.com. Contact: Girum Legesse, +251-935-401-734