• Day 1: Wednesday, 29 August 2018
  • Room: Conference Room 4

Discussion Forum 8 – How to link the local to the national level having the FLR commitment?

Conference Room 4

Our discussion forum is specifically focused on case studies (Forest Landscape Restoration in Madagascar (Fandriana-Marolambo) and Uganda (Mityana-Bugiri). It will present and discuss how the upscaling of the project level activities can be supported by existing field experience and governmental cross-cutting implementation of sustainable landscape approaches, how governance framework supports the restoration of the landscape, and what the role of a project facility fund could play. The launch of the NGP Uganda mini-Documentary will be used as a communications hook.

Draft Program  – 90 mins

Moderator:  Representative from GLF Youth

Program / Script:

  1. Thematic introduction by the moderator 3 mins
  2. Keynote speaker 5-10 mins (tbd) – focus: AFR100 pathways on FLR upscaling
  • Stefan Schmitz – Head of Directorate Food, Rural Developments, Natural Resources, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Germany
  • BMZ’s engagement in FLR in Africa so far and why FLR is a priority for development?
  • How AFR100 can help to roll-out FLR at scale?
  • What is the role of a FLR project facility fund?
  1. Case study Uganda 20 mins – focus: New Generation Plantations in Africa, Creating Shared Value at landscape scale (15 mins presentation, 5 minutes commentary)
  • Norman Rigava – WWF Uganda, Coordinator Africa Rift Lakes Priority Place
  • Patrick Mugenyi – New Forests Company Uganda, CEO (NGP Participant)

Objective: New Generations Plantations as a cutting edge innovative approach that includes private sector finance and provide a benefit for communities. To discuss the importance of a new generations of plantations for up-scaling forest landscape restoration in Africa.

Key questions:

  • How can we use responsible plantation forestry as an engine for sustainable development at landscape scale?
  • How can plantation companies partner with communities to create shared value, by reducing business risk and improving rural livelihoods?
  • What innovative financing solutions can scale up sustainable plantation forestry in Africa?
  1. Case Study Madagascar 20 mins – Sharing important lessons learnt from 13 Years of Restoration in a Moist Tropical Forest: The Fandriana-Marolambo Landscape in Madagascar

Objective: Present and discuss success factors for a self-sustaining restoration program based on 13 years restoration experience in Madagascar.

  • Simon Rafanomezantsoa, Senior Officer, Terrestrial Biodiversity, WWF Madagascar Country Office – 10 minutes presentation
  • Government Representative MD (tbd)


Key issues:

  • Role of (community based) governance structures for restoration as an enabling condition?
  • Importance of both social and ecological dimension to FLR
  • Key factors and enablers: scale, time and partnerships
  1. Trillion Trees Programme (TTP) 20 mins – focus: governmental support and capacity building to lever FLR at scale – how does it works by TTP
  • Tim Rayden, TTP
  1. Q&A with Audience – 17 mins
  2. Wrap up 5 mins – Summary and reflexions on FLR case studies and FLR accelerators
  • Jackson Kiplagat from WWF Kenya
  • Role of WWF in FLR per new Strategy from local to global and vice versa
  • AFR100 in Africa as an initiative to enable FLR at the discussed scale and quality – capacity building – processes, next steps and needs to speed up
  • Challenge: funding of bankable projects for AFR 100 – Development of a Project Facility Fund

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