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The 4th NENA workshop - Approval of the Agenda and Regional overview: where are we standing at?

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13 June 2018, FAO Headquarters, Rome
Presenter: Lucrezia Caon, GSP Secretariat, FAO (item 1)

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The 4th NENA workshop - Approval of the Agenda and Regional overview: where are we standing at?

  1. 1. Regional overview By Lucrezia Caon GSP Secretariat
  2. 2. All documents are available at http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/regional-partnerships/nena/en/ Amman Communiqué: 2012 NENA Recommendation: 2014 Establishment of the partnership
  3. 3. 1.1 Areas exposed to different types of soil degradation are identified and necessary actions proposed 1.2 Soil rehabilitation programs are implemented 1.3 Soil monitoring system are established 2.1 A strategy for the enhancement of financial and political support is designed and implemented 2.2 technical cooperation is promoted 2.3 Awareness of land users, investors and developers on SSM and the SDG is promoted 2.4 Education in soil science is promoted and extension programs are activated 3.1 Multidisciplinary regional and national research programs for adaptation and up scaling of SSM practices are established 3.2 Sustainable soil research and development policy are formulated 3.3 A regional soil research platform is set up All documents are available at http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/regional-partnerships/nena/en/ 2015
  4. 4. 4.1 Soil information system for the NENA region is established and integrated with GEOSS 4.2 Capacities for the assessment and monitoring of land degradation are developed 4.3 Tools and guidelines to create soil information are established with proper training 5.1 Harmonize procedures and guidelines on methods of soil description, sampling and analysis 5.2 Land degradation assessment and soil conservation measures are harmonized 5.3 Land evaluation and land suitability assessment are standardized and harmonized 5.4 Procedures of soil classification and assessment sheets are harmonized All documents are available at http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/regional-partnerships/nena/en/ 2015
  5. 5. 2015
  6. 6. Implemented activities • Implementation of the VGSSM (underway) • Inputs on the revised World Soil Charter were submitted
  7. 7. Implemented activities • Implementation of the VGSSM • Inputs on the revised World Soil Charter were submitted I. Promote sustainable soil management that is relevant to the range of soils present and the needs of the country. II. Strive to create socio-economic and institutional conditions favourable to sustainable soil management by removal of obstacles. Ways and means should be pursued to overcome obstacles to the adoption of sustainable soil management associated with land tenure, the rights of users, access to financial services and educational programmes. Reference is made to the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Forests and Fisheries in the Context of National Food Security adopted by the Committee on World Food Security in May 2012. III. Participate in the development of multi-level, interdisciplinary educational and capacity-building initiatives that promote the adoption of sustainable soil management by land users. IV. Support research programmes that will provide sound scientific backing for development and implementation of sustainable soil management relevant to end-users. V. Incorporate the principles and practices of sustainable soil management into policy guidance and legislation at all levels of government, ideally leading to the development of a national soil policy. VI. Explicitly consider the role of soil management practices in planning for adaptation to and mitigation of climate change and maintaining biodiversity. VII. Establish and implement regulations to limit the accumulation of contaminants beyond established levels to safeguard human health and wellbeing and facilitate remediation of contaminated soils that exceed these levels where they pose a threat to humans, plants, and animals. VIII. Develop and maintain a national soil information system and contribute to the development of a global soil information system. IX. Develop a national institutional framework for monitoring implementation of sustainable soil management and overall state of soil resources.
  8. 8. Implemented activities • Celebration of the World Soil day • Presentation of the Global Soil Doctors Programme
  9. 9. Implemented activities • First meeting of the Editorial Board of the Soil Atlas for Asia (March 2018, Manila, the Philippines)
  10. 10. Implemented activities • First meeting of the Editorial Board of the Soil Atlas for Asia (March 2018, Manila, the Philippines)
  11. 11. Implemented activities • First meeting of the Editorial Board of the Soil Atlas for Asia (March 2018, Manila, the Philippines) Members of the Editorial Board Country Affiliation Ms. Ismahane Elouafi United Arab Emirates ICBA Mr. Claudio Zucca Jordan ICARDA Registered contributing authors Talal Darwish Lebanon Mahmoud Alferihat Jordan Jawad Taleb Al -Bakri Jordan Ahmad S Muhaimmed Iraq Hussam Husein Syria Hamdan Salem Oman Imad Ghanma Palestine Mohammed Hezam Yemen Hussain Fahad Al Ajmi Saudi Arabia Dr. Shabbir Ahmad Shahid United Arab Emirates Ilan Stavi (Israel)
  12. 12. Implemented activities • First meeting of the Editorial Board of the Soil Atlas for Asia (March 2018, Manila, the Philippines) The Atlas will contain nine key chapters, plus annexes, addressing •An Introduction •The Soils of Asia •Maps •Geographical perspectives •Issues affection soils in Asia •Measures to combat soil degradation •National summaries •Policies, education and outreach 1.Conclusions Details on the table of content are in the meeting report I shared with the Editorial Board and contributing authors
  13. 13. • Capacity Development on Digital Soil Mapping 29 November – 7 December 2015, Amman, Jordan Implemented activities • Capacity development training
  14. 14. • DSM training and soil carbon modelling 10 – 14 October 2016, Rabat, Morocco Implemented activities • Capacity development training
  15. 15. Implemented activities • Capacity development training • Digital Soil Organic Carbon Mapping 6 - 23 June 2017, Wageningen, the Netherlands
  16. 16. • Digital Soil Organic Carbon Mapping 20 – 24 January 2018, Tehran, Iran Implemented activities • Capacity development training
  17. 17. Implemented activities • Participation in the Global Soil Laboratory Network (GLOSOLAN) Registered labs Country Number of registered labs Algeria 0 Bahrain 1 Egypt 0 Iran 0 Iraq 4 Jordan 0 Kuwait 0 Lebanon 0 Libya 0 Morroco 1 Oman 0 Palestine 1 Qatar 0 Saudi Arabia 0 Syria 1 Sudan 1 Tunisia 1 United Arab Emirates 0 Yemen 1
  18. 18. Overall conclusions • Need for a more active participation and response to GSP and NENA oriented activities - Celebrate the World Soil Day - Implement the Global Soil Doctors Programme - Implement the VGSSM - Respond to global calls - Participate in the writing of the Soil Atlas of Asia - Improve national SOC maps and databases - Join the International Network of Soil Information Institutions (INSII): at least 1 representative per country - Join GLOSOLAN (no RESOLAN-NENA if only a few laboratories register)
  19. 19. Overall conclusions •Need to establish working groups on the 5 GSP Pillars of Action. Working groups should be composed of experts:  Competent on the topics of the Pillar at hand  Speak English or any other language broadly used and understood in the region  Are active and in good contact to their National Focal Point Link to the need to appoint Chairs for the 5 Pillars of Action that are:  Competent on the topic of their Pillar  Speak English (they need to discuss with the Chairs for their Pillar from other regions – global working groups)  Have good communication and networking skills  Are active and able to coordinate and monitor the execution of the work within their working group
  20. 20. Status of the Working Groups Pillar 1 Pillar 2 Pillar 3 Pillar 4 Pillar 5 Mr Hassen Chourabi (Tunisia) Co-Chair Mme Rafla Attia (Tunisia) Vacant Mr. Yousif Kotb Al Ghonemy Mohamed (Egypt) Mr. Rachid Moussadek (Morocco) Mr. Imad Ghanma (Palestine) Algeria Bahrain Egypt Iran (Islamic Republic of) Iraq Jordan Kuwait Lebanon Libya Morocco Oman Palestine Qatar Saudi Arabia (Kingdom of) Sudan Syria Tunisia United Arab Emirates Yemen
  21. 21. Objectives of the Fourth NENA Plenary Meeting The fourth NENA workshop will take place on 13 June 2018 to: Review and confirm the governance of the partnership Finalize the working groups for the 5 Pillars of the GSP Review the NENA regional implementation plan Agree on the activities for immediate execution in 2018-2020 Link to global priorities and decisionsBuild on national and regional needs
  22. 22. Thanks for your attention

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