Partner Event

Forest and landscape restoration: Participatory approaches and monitoring

23 May 2018

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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