Chimere Diaw - Integrated Landscape Initiatives in Africa and the Model Forests experience
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Chimere Diaw - Integrated Landscape Initiatives in Africa and the Model Forests experience



Chimere Diaw of the African Model Forest Network talks about the challenges and issues that motivate African Landscapes, and how the Model Forest Network and other initiatives like it are helping, at ...

Chimere Diaw of the African Model Forest Network talks about the challenges and issues that motivate African Landscapes, and how the Model Forest Network and other initiatives like it are helping, at the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa Conference



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Chimere Diaw - Integrated Landscape Initiatives in Africa and the Model Forests experience Chimere Diaw - Integrated Landscape Initiatives in Africa and the Model Forests experience Presentation Transcript

  • Integrated Landscape Initiatives in Africa and the Model Forests experience Mariteuw Chimère Diaw African Model Forests Network
  • What challenges and issues motivate and face ILIs?  One or two issues are paramount in shaping 2/3 (64 %) of the initiatives  On avge, initiatives with one or two primary motivations had lower outcome scores even in their primary domain  Multi-objective ILIs seem to be achieving a larger number of positive outcomes  Pay off within just a few years of ILIs investments in landscape planning and coordination, institutional capacity and co-dependencies African ILIs can: - bolster agriculture in ways that can be immediately effective and scaled up; - provide crucial ecosystem services, conserve biodiversity and increase resilience - demonstrate grounded alternatives to conventional Green revolution narratives BUT  They don’t yet invest enough in critical livelihood and impact areas  They are more top-down than in Latin America  We don’t yet know enough of the design and effectiveness of landscape institutions and mechanisms to meet these challenges  Shifting trends in foreign and climate finance can help move the process forward
  • A social map of landscapes Initiatives (beyond a single landscape) Great Green Wall TerrAfrica Model Forests Network African Heartland GPFLR Landcare COMDEKS Climate/REDD+ Ecoregional Conservation The biophysical space Multiple ecosystems All Land uses high low high The socialscape : Inclusiveness & robustness of social organization & coordination Local ownership All actors & stakeholders Need to discuss & share the design principles that can help getting there
  • African Model Forests Searching for for ‘self-sustaining CBNRM systems’ In Africa, Model Forests came out of research Adaptive Collaborative Management CIFOR ~ background with Devolution, ASB (ILM ‘trade-offs’), Social Science Methods, Tenure, Social learning, complexity and resilience ~ International Model Forests Network Flat network of networks Robust set of principles for building a change vehicle of ‘7 generations’
  • What is a Model Forest? A place, a partnership and a process. – The place is a landscape or ecosystem scale area; – The partnership is voluntary and inclusive, from policy makers, private companies, universities and enterprises to local farmers; – The process is a journey of dialogue, experimentation, and innovation designed to understand what "sustainability" means in a given landscape and then use the partnership to work toward it.
  • Model Forests as hardware  A Long-lasting change vehicles that can: − outlive any single project − absorb the shocks of erratic funding fashions − invest in the long-term development of smallholders and local value chains Policy feedback loops: a deliberate process of making government the co-owner of a local platform innovating in transformational national policies • Not a project but a life project, and a process owned by local actors • Not just forests, but also cities, farms, fisheries, concessions, parks and the interconnected web of activities in a landscape • Not just communities, but an equal partnerships of all actors, big and small, with their diverse sets of interests and values • A method of pluralist gouvernance and territorial dialogue
  • A non-profit panafrican organization established in 2009 with support from the governments of Cameroon and Canada. Secretariat based in Yaoundé, Cameroon We develop of local economic value chains through social entrepreneurship, green innovations and participatory governance of African landscapes The AMFN fosters public-private partnerships and works with governments research, indigenous and local people, the private sector, NGOs, as well as regional and international organizations
  • • Democratic Republic of Congo • Republic of Congo, • Central African Republic • Rwanda • Cameroon • Ethiopia, Senegal Governments are our partners 9 Model Forests have been launched over 16 millions hectares in Central Africa – interest from 20 african countries
  • From structure to infrastructure SpatialWidth Social Width Time Social Infrastructure Critical mass + Critical connections = sustainability Structure The social landscape has structure and identity and is represented by a core group of supra local actors and platforms across land uses Yet … Depth Density Connectivity high high high high All Bio-social High Emergenc e
  • in understanding and transforming African landscapes Overview of An African Model Forest journey 1o years of investing
  • AMFN’s One Programme The unified framework of economic intervention of the African Model Forest Network in partnership with countries and organizations that support ILM The AMFN’s vision is to see the african private sector emerge and valorises natural resources with the ability to undertake sustainable transformation that will give rise to a green and solid economy .
  • 158 community leaders trained as LEFs and to create and conduct businesses An educational and business tool that links local business ideas with markets integration in a sustainable environment, democratic governance and ethical values in Model Forests productions 2700 farmers trained Innovative extension system A business school for rural people the Practical Itinerant School. Started in Dja and Mpomo and Campo Ma'an Model Forests in Cameroon Model Forest Focal Points Farm schools microfinance
  • • Ecological agriculture • Agroforestry • African natural plants (oil,foods, nutriceuticals) • Bio-fertilizer • Wood processing • NTFPs (collect, process, market) • Eco-museum, parks • Landscape restoration tree-planting Our green innovations
  • Our Start up Social Entreprise ALL Model Forests’ social business umbrella for organic products Never Die Moringa Center ALL-Bio mycorrhizae center
  • Our social business model Training, Capacity Building, Department of Business Development Access to factors of production, innovation and technology Access to markets and value chains reinforcement Smallholder access to financial services and banking
  • Create local wealth Markets Resources Non profit (ASBL) ASBL + AGR Socially connected local enterprises CSR Business as usual maximum profit Network of enterprises Socially responsible Business
  • The Model Forest Green Business label is developed to support quality production and facilitate access to local market Our Green Social Business tools
  • A policy on access and benefit-sharing to protect traditional knowledge and intellectual property rights of stakeholders and indigenous people of Model Forest landscapes . The Intellectual Property Program and Access to Benefit Sharing
  • Multi-stakeholder Participatory, Monitoring and Evaluation An evaluation and self-correcting system based on indicators of changes
  • Restore landscapes through massive tree planting and integrated agroforest stands for food security and carbon markets A transformation plan for 2024 Core $50M $300 M ~ . 11% GD 2024 Local output 2034 $ 1-3 Billions 2034 Local economic growth & $ 100 M Design, test & deploy Investment Ready – Climate Aware Landscapes with coalition of private-public partners
  • Thank you Let’s connect and join forces