Joseph Tanui - National Policy to Support Landscape Management in Africa

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Joseph Tanui of ICRAF introduces the policy session with presentation on the policy actions and conditions that support integrated landscape management in Africa, and examples of positive policy developments in countries and regionally that are supporting the development of landscapes.

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Joseph Tanui - National Policy to Support Landscape Management in Africa

  1. 1. National Policy to Support Landscape Management in Africa Joseph Tanui, World Agroforestry Centre Tuesday, July 1, 2014 World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi
  2. 2. Policy action to support ILM in Africa • National-level programs – Ethiopia’s community-based watershed development program – Rwanda’s Forest Landscape Restoration Initiative – Burkina Faso’s Sahel Lowland Integrated Ecosystem Management Initiative • Coordinating across national boundaries – Great Green Wall Initiative – Great Limpopo Transfrontier Conservation Area
  3. 3. Policy action to support ILM in Africa • Regional level policy coordination – TerrAfrica coordination on sustainable land management – African Ministerial Conference on Environment (AMCEN) – Comprehensive Africa Agricultural Development Program (CAADP) – Frameworks that integrate climate change planning into agricultural priorities (UNEP’s Ecosystem-based Adaptation program, climate-smart agriculture) – Gaborone Declaration
  4. 4. Policy conditions that support ILM in Africa • Sub-national and national policies, laws, and regulations • Stakeholder engagement and cooperation • Knowledge and technical capacities and monitoring and evaluation • Market-based incentive mechanisms • Supportive public investments in ‘green’ infrastructure
  5. 5. Consensus Actions • Improve alignment of sectoral policies and strategies at local and national levels • Develop stronger linkages been rural and urban policy and planning • Use ILM strategies to meet multiple national goals in international policy processes • Expand and strengthen integrated landscape initiatives • Accelerate policy support for agricultural production systems that have co-benefits for ecosystems • Build capacity for policy research
  6. 6. Springboards for action • New AU/Nepad Flagship program can provide a platform for policy learning and innovation • Build on Sustainable Land Management (SLM) Committees supported by TerrAfrica • Dialogues between landscape leaders and policymakers and policy study tours • Take advantage of inter-ministerial meetings to organize and facilitate cross-sectoral dialogue • Regional policy processes (e.g. NEPAD, SADC, ECOWAS, and COMESA) as leaders in policy development and as platforms to document and share experiences

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