• Day 2: Wednesday, 20 December
  • 16:30-18:00

Indicators and scalability of successful land restoration initiatives at the watershed scale

CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) with International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT), International Water Management Institute (IWMI)
Landscape restoration
Wien 1 - 2
Healthy ecosystems are the backbone of healthy food systems and that fact must sit at the heart of agricultural development. Focusing in on the role of water – specifically watershed and river basin health – the session will call on real-world examples of land restoration that have incorporated the objective of ecosystem management. By articulating the obstacles and opportunities presented by balancing the interests of farmers, fish, industry and the broader environment, the session will work to identify more effective and inclusive better watershed management.

Tana-Nairobi water fund:

Exclosure management and gully restoration in Ethiopia

Regenerating springs in Western Nepal through forest restoration and building recharge and storage ponds

Organizations are welcome and encourage to host and facilitate side meeting before and during the GLF event, and then bring their results and recommendations to the Forum. A GLF secretariat will be on hand to identify and reserve appropriate Bonn venues. Webinars, engaging social media campaigns, competitions and pre-event discussions will generate momentum and interest in key issue areas to ensure that the GLF accelerates long-term action for sustainable landscapes.