Regional knowledge-sharing initiative among leaders of integrated landscape management in Mesoamerica

Those working to achieve sustainable development, food security, watershed management, forest restoration, biodiversity conservation, and climate resilience in Mesoamerica, please join us for this powerful multi-day learning and sharing event.

Registration is open, but limited spaces remain. Sign up today!

Leaders from farmer, community and indigenous organizations, local governments, businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders across Mesoamerica are working together through integrated landscape management to achieve multiple goals from their land and resources. If you are one of those people, the Mesoamerican Landscapes Dialogue is designed for you.

The Mesoamerican Landscapes Dialogue will gather the diverse communities of practice in sustainable landscapes at the beautiful campus of CATIE in Turrialba, Costa Rica to learn together through:

  • Exchanging experiences and knowledge: Meet with other actors working towards the same goals
  • Mobilizing finance: Open doors to sources of high-level funding for coordinated public, private and civic investments in the region
  • Increasing impact: Drive action and collective impact; boost impact from the community level towards the landscape; organize different actors to work together
  • Forming strategic alliances: connect local initiatives with large-scale initiatives; encourage collaboration between organizations; form public-private alliances

Register here


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Aquellos que trabajan para lograr el desarrollo sostenible en Mesoamerica—con la seguridad alimentaria, la agricultura regenerative, manejo de cuencas, conservación de la biodiversidad, restauración de bosques, y la resiliencia climatica—por favor únanse a nosotros para participar en este evento de aprendizaje e intercambio de conocimientos, experiencia, e ideas para colaborar en planificación estratégica del manejo integrado de paisajes en Mesoamérica.

Líderes de organizaciones agrícolas, comunales e indigenas, gobiernos y otros actores interesados en Mesoamérica están trabajando juntos en el manejo integrado del paisaje. Si usted es una de estas personas, el Diálogo Mesoamericano de Paisajes Sostenibles está diseñado para usted.

El Diálogo reunirá a diversas comunidades de práctica en paisajes sostenibles en el hermoso campus del CATIE en Turrialba, Costa Rica, para aprender juntos a través de:

  • Formar alianzas estratégicas: hacer vínculos entre iniciativas; buscar cómo colaborar con otras organizaciones; formar alianzas públicas-privadas.
  • Intercambio de experiencias y conocimientos: conocer ejemplos e innovaciones de otros actores que están trabajando a escala de paisajes.
  • Movilizar financiamiento: abrir puertas para buscar fuentes de financiamiento de alto nivel en la región; atraer financiamiento incluidas inversiones públicas y privadas para el manejo integrado de paisajes.
  • Aumentar los beneficios: impulsar acciones colectivas; tener una incidencia mayor desde el nivel comunitario hacia el paisaje; organizar actores diferentes para trabajar en conjunto.

Registrar aquí


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Forest and landscape restoration: Participatory approaches and monitoring

Join the conversation. Enrol now!

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) is pleased to invite you to join the Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR) online community of practice, and to attend an online knowledge-sharing forum “Forest and landscape restoration: Participatory approaches and monitoring”.

When stakeholders participate in the process of forest and landscape restoration, the activities are more effective and sustainable. To learn more, and to share your experiences, join the webinar on Wednesday 23 May 2018. In addition to the webinar, the online forum includes a 3-week facilitated online discussion following the webinar on the Online Community of Practice for Forest and Landscape Restoration. The knowledge sharing forum will be conducted in English.

The knowledge-sharing forum aims to answer these questions:

  1. Why is it important for the implementation and success of restoration activities that the relevant stakeholders participate?
  2. What is the added value of using participatory approaches?
  3. How can local populations and other key stakeholders best be engaged during the entire FLR process? How can the conditions that enable participation be created?
  4. What are the key social aspects to be considered in FLR monitoring? What are the main lessons learned from monitoring social aspects of the FLR processes?

Webinar agenda

  • Objectives of the session by Carolina Gallo and Maria Nuutinen, FAO
  • Opening and introduction by Jordi Cortina, University of Alicante, Spain
  • Presentation “Participatory approaches to restore drylands in Morocco” by Mchich Derak, Regional Directorate for Water and Forests and Desertification Control of the Rif, Morocco
  • Presentation “Forest restoration monitoring – Participation and support of local people” by Manuel Guariguata, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), Peru
  • Panel discussion, summary and feedback

Participants will have an opportunity to ask questions during the webinar.

Who should attend?

This forum is intended for the practitioners of forest and landscape restoration, especially:

  • National and local focal points (government officers)
  • Academia
  • Private sector
  • Civil society organizations
  • Experts in FLR planning and monitoring

Complete the enrolment form by Monday 21 May.

Read more about how to participate.

Learn more about the online community of practice here.

Join the Dgroup platform: Online Community of Practice for Forest and Landscape Restoration

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Latsis Symposium 2018 – Scaling-up Forest Restoration

The Latsis Symposium 2018 brings leading scientists and practitioners in forestry to ETH Zürich to address the ecological, economic, and societal challenges of scaling-up forest restoration. The symposium will tackle two major environmental threats, climate change and forest degradation, through restoration and aims to set out methods of coordinating an effective global response.

The 2-day symposium will take inspiration from the Bonn Challenge and seek to explore challenges and opportunities in meeting its targets. The discussion will be moulded by presentations from academia, non-governmental organisations, and the business sector.

Registration is free of charge and ends on 30 May 2018.

For more details, please visit the symposium website or read about the highlights of this event in this blog post.


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International Conference on Negative CO2 Emissions

The purpose of the conference is to bring together a wide range of scientists, experts and stakeholders, in order to engage in various aspects of research relating to negative CO2 emissions. This will include various negative emission technologies, climate modelling, climate policies and incentives.

For further information please click here.

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Webinar: Storytelling for Business – How to Leverage Data and Make Your Message Stick

Data is the word on every PR and Communications professional’s lips in recent years. We need more data points. We need to analyse the data. We need more data!

How are we able to use the huge amount of data that is available to us, both internally and externally, to get what we want? To achieve our business goals? To work for us?

In this session, we’ll learn from Anjali Sharma, MD of business storytelling company Narrative, as she shares her expertise on how best to leverage data and what type of data is most impactful to share with your stakeholders.

The webinar is free and register now to confirm your attendance.

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UN Youth Forum – “The role of youth in building sustainable and resilient urban and rural communities”

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, to be held on 30-31 January 2018, will provide a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and to discuss the policy frameworks and promote innovative, institutionalised approaches and initiatives for advancing the youth development agenda at national, regional and global levels with a view to promoting solutions to the global challenge of strengthening resilience and sustainable development.

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International Conference Working across Sectors to Halt Deforestation and Increase Forest Area – from Aspiration to Action

In 2015, countries made a bold and ambitious commitment when adopting the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Target 15.2 of SDG 15 on Life on Land calls for halting deforestation by 2020, among others. In addition, the UN Strategic Plan for Forests 2017-2030 (UNSPF) adopted in 2017 by the UN General Assembly calls for reversing the loss of forest cover and increasing forest area by 3 percent worldwide by 2030 (Global Forest Goal 1, Target 1.1).

This international conference, organized by the Collaborative Partnership on Forests, will bring together a wide range of stakeholders to discuss the challenges of halting and reversing deforestation and to jointly explore ways to accelerate progress towards achieving in particular the SDG Target 15.2 and Target 1.1 of the UNSPF.

For further information please click here.

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