Discussion Forum 10: Rethinking limitations: Combined efforts to achieve the 2030 agenda

13 Dec 2018

In recent years, Landscape approaches have become more popular for solution oriented conservation and management. These strategies often seek to foster tools and concepts for allocating and managing land to achieve social, economic, and environmental objectives in areas where agriculture, mining, and other productive land uses compete with environmental and biodiversity goals. The need for cross-sectoral efforts through collaboration and new legislation is felt across the globe and at several institutional levels. Moreover, implementation of the 2030 Agenda will greatly benefit from the application of integrated approaches. Though many projects on local levels may already follow this approach this session is designed to refine the art of thinking beyond limitations and to collectively practice the principles of landscapes approach.

This session will bring you the stories of two projects that have successfully applied a cross-sectoral and multi-stakeholder approach, and it will present the innovative ideas of the youth entrepreneurs.

After being inspired by positive examples, the event will engage participants to creatively work and link numerous SDGs targets within a single project. In breakout groups, the audience will become an active part of the session and respond to an individual theoretical challenge by designing a concept for a possible project. During this group work, each participant will ensure the integration of his personally assigned SDG sub-target into the concept.

The group work will be guided and presented by trained landscape leaders, who will put into practice the facilitation skills acquired during a 2-day workshop carried out prior GLF Bonn 2018..

Each table will face an individual theoretical issue in a landscape (e.g. famine in South Sudan) which needs to be responded through a multi-stakeholder project. Each participant gets provided with a sub-target of a SDG (e.g. 2.2: By 2030, end all forms of malnutrition), which he or she needs to make sure is reflected later in the project concept. For this, each table of ten participants will see 5 different sub-targets printed on action cards, which will be placed face-down on the tables. The SDG as well as the target is explained on the action cards.

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Discussion Forum 10: Rethinking limitations: Combined efforts to achieve the 2030 agenda

  • Youth in Landscapes (YIL)