Facilitator and Speakers:
Constance Neely, World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi, Kenya
Zacharia Malley, Agriculture Research Institute-Uyole, Mbeya, Tanzania
Hayo Haanstra, Directorate General Agriculture and Nature, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague/ The Netherlands
In July 2014, nearly 170 experts, practitioners and policymakers involved in integrated landscape management (ILM) convened at the “Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa” conference in Nairobi. The conference participants collaboratively developed the African Landscapes Action Plan (ALAP), an ambitious and coordinated strategy to: 1) strengthen integrated landscape initiatives to perform effectively, and 2) to catalyse key public, civic and private organizations—at local, national and international scales—to institutionalize ILM in their work. The Plan lays out 19 specific priority actions in six themes – Landscape Governance, Policy, Business Engagement, Finance, Capacity-Building and Research. It is a roadmap for achieving sustainable landscape management in Africa, building on recent progress and momentum in crafting integrated solutions to some of the continent’s most pressing problems. This side event will introduce conference participants to the ALAP, explain the roles that the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative (LPFN) and NEPAD are playing in the coordination and implementation of the ALAP, and provide space for participants to strategize on how to mobilize the Action Plan at the national level within participants’ respective countries.