Scaling up, out and deep through knowledge and integration-based approaches

06 Oct 2022

 

About GLF Africa 2022

 

GLF Africa 2022: How to build an equitable, resilient food future brought together over 8,500 participants from 122 countries and featured 182 leading scientists, activists, Indigenous leaders, financiers, youth and government leaders, and 68 incredible partners to explore African solutions to the global food crisis caused by climate changeCOVID-19 and the war in Ukraine

Across 31 plenaries, interactive sessions, launches, virtual tours, dialogues, performances, and a job fair, the digital conference explored ways to transform the future of food through healthy landscapes, equitable access to land, and shorter, greener value chains. Messages spread on social media rallied 26 million people around concrete ways for Africa to regain its food sovereignty.

 

Reaching impact across the board through knowledge sharing

 

Achieving resilient, regenerative landscapes to address food and nutrition insecurity requires integrated approaches across sectors and involvement from stakeholders at all levels. Effective, consistent, and programmatic knowledge management plays a key role in ensuring these goals are met in a strategic manner.

This side event, organized under the general context of the FAO-led GEF-7 Sustainable Forest Management Impact Program on Dryland Sustainable Landscapes, brings together executing agencies from four Global Environment Facility (GEF) Impact Programmes to present, compare and discuss how effective knowledge sharing is a catalytic tool for assuring greater results on the ground, even after the lifespan of the project.

Learn about innovative and replicable knowledge-sharing approaches from country testimonials. The aim is to inspire replication allowing for past experiences to harness future goals and ambitions of transformative Impact Programmes.

 

Language: English

Year: 2022

Ecosystem(s): Forests

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  • Ulrich Apel

    Senior Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility

  • Johannes Refisch

    GRASP Programme Manager and GRASP Coordinator (OIC), UN Environment Programme

  • Fritjof Boerstler

    Technical Advisor (Natural Resources), GEF Coordination Unit, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO

  • Sandra Berman

    Senior Environmental consultant, World Bank

  • Lilia Isolina Java Tapayuri

    President of the sustainability management committee of the tourist destination, Asociación de Autoridades Indígenas (ATICOYA), Puerto Nariño, Amazonas, Colombia

  • Patrick P. Kalas

    Technical Officer, Forestry Division, FAO

  • Harrington Nyirenda

    District Coordinator, environmental ecology expert, district coordinator GEF 7, UN FAO, Malawi

  • Angela Nyanchama Nyamongo

    Policy and Legal Expert, Kenya

  • Mufaro Manyanga

    Team Leader, Linkages for Economic Advancement for the Disadvantaged (LEAD)

  • Ewald Rametsteiner

    Deputy Director, Forestry Division, FAO


  • Tiina Vähänen

    Deputy Director, Forestry Division, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

  • Johannes Refisch

    GRASP Programme Manager and GRASP Coordinator (OIC), UN Environment Programme

  • Mufaro Manyanga

    Team Leader, Linkages for Economic Advancement for the Disadvantaged (LEAD)

  • Patrick P. Kalas

    Technical Officer, Forestry Division, FAO

  • Harrington Nyirenda

    District Coordinator, environmental ecology expert, district coordinator GEF 7, UN FAO, Malawi

  • Sandra Berman

    Senior Environmental consultant, World Bank

  • Angela Nyanchama Nyamongo

    Policy and Legal Expert, Kenya

  • Ulrich Apel

    Senior Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility

  • Fritjof Boerstler

    Technical Advisor (Natural Resources), GEF Coordination Unit, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO