• Sunday, 2 December 2018
  • 16:00-17:30 | Bonn time (GMT+1)

Transboundary landscapes: crossing borders and building bridges

We bring our learning from the majestic landscapes of the Hindu Kush Himalaya drawing from our rich experiences. As Confucius said, ”By three methods we may learn wisdom: first, by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the most bitter.” Living and working in a geopolitically tense atmosphere, our work across the Hindu Kush Himalayan landscapes offers us much wisdom to share with you. We picked feathers from all the passing geese and unleashed a process among the 8 Hindu Kush Himalayan countries by transforming the idea of those shared transboundary landscapes “from borders to bridges.

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.

The GLF will have a small secretariat in Bonn, Germany to coordinate all of the above, operated by CIFOR.