Showcasing innovative tools and approaches for successful restoration on the ground
This session brings together key stakeholders to discuss practical steps to implement land restoration with examples from the EU-funded project, Regreening Africa, operating in 8 countries in the Sahel and East Africa. As the UN declared 2021-2030 the ‘decade of ecosystem restoration’, practical examples of where restoration is happening is urgently needed. The session will discuss key approaches such selecting locally relevant options to suit agro-ecological niches, implementing farmer-centered approaches to encourage innovation to meet farmer needs; generating livelihood benefits; and innovative monitoring to track restoration over time. We will discuss policy barriers and how they can be overcome to scale restoration to millions of smallholder farmers and reach global.
- Welcome, objectives and pollLeigh Winowiecki, Soil Systems Scientist, Leader, Land Health Decisions, World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF)
- Land restoration in Africa: Insights from Regreening Africa, a research in development approachprojectMieke Bourne, Programme Manager, Regreening Africa-CIFOR-ICRAF
- Regreening Niger, approach, achievements, and lessons Lessons on restoration in NigerHamed Tchibozo, Regreening Africa Project Coordinator for Niger, World Vision
- Links to EU Green Deal, Great Green Wall Initiative, and future investmentsBernard Crabbe, Head of the environment mainstreaming and circular economy sector, Directorate General, European Commission, International Partnerships
- Interactive discussion moderated by Leigh Winowiecki