Building on practical cases from West, East, and Southern Africa, this session explores community-led soil and land restoration that creates tangible benefits for communities and ecosystems by: providing insights on inclusive knowledge-sharing models that enhance access to context-specific data and practical toolkits on soil and land restoration; highlighting community-led “social innovations” that help tackle structural barriers to equitable land rights and other governance challenges; and showcasing entry points for win-win restoration approaches that incentivize private investments in the sustainable management of shared natural resources. Panelists provide practical insights for restoration pathways that simultaneously address social, technical, economic, and institutional barriers to the sustainable use of land, water, energy, and other natural resources.

From Community-Led Restoration to Carbon-Enhancing Landscapes

Publisher: Global Landscapes Forum (GLF)

Language: English

Year: 2021

Ecosystem(s): Drylands and Rangelands

Location(s): Africa

  • TMG Research gGmbH

  • Patricia Kombo

    Founder, PaTree Initiative, Kenya

  • Lucy Mulenkei

    Director, Indigenous Information Network

  • Jes Weigelt

    Head of Programmes, TMG - Think Tank for Sustainability

  • Marcella D'Souza

    Founder and Director, Watershed Organisation Trust (WOTR) Centre for Resilience Studies, India

  • Leigh Winowiecki

    Global Research Leader, Soil and Land Health and Co-lead, Coalition of Action 4 Soil Health (CA4SH)

  • Saydou Koudougou

    Executive Secretary, Groupe de Recherche et D'Action sur le Foncier (GRAF), Burkina Faso

  • Miriam Medel Garcia

    Chief, External Relations, Policy and Advocacy, UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

  • Gautier Quéru

    Director, Land Degradation Neutrality Fund and Mirova

  • Wilson Ng'etich

    Deputy Vice-Chancellor, University of Eldoret

  • Mordecai Ogada

    Executive Director, Conservation Solutions Afrika

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