This panel session offers an opportunity to share integrated and context-specific fire management and fire risk reduction approaches that combine restoration and regeneration practices and traditional knowledge, as well as how these practices can be scaled up to become part of Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (NDCs). Panelists will provide practical examples of integrative approaches that take into account wildfire risk and climate change with a particular focus on the active involvement of Indigenous Peoples and local communities, local governments, and small and medium holders in wildfire-prone areas as key to developing more effective, country-specific, wildfire risk reduction strategies and policies.
Juan Carlos TorricoDirector
Autoridad Plurinacional de la Madre Tierra of Bolivia
Mercy Owusu AnsahDirector
Nataly Lorena AscarrunzDirector
Instituto Boliviano de Investigación Forestal
Mirko de PontiMinistry of Foreing Affairs, Climate and Forest Team
Carlos Mendes VallejoDirector of the Ecosystem Lab and global change (ECG)
Venezuelan Institute of Scientific Research (CECAG-IVIC)
Rikki Dank (Lhudi Noralima)Director
Gudanji For Country
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