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6 – 9 March 2017. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The African Landscapes Dialogue gathered the diverse communities of practice in sustainable landscapes and brought together more than 100 participants from different countries and continents.
This event was part of The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative’s commitment to delivery of the African Landscapes Action Plan, endorsed by the African Union as a pillar of its African Resilient Landscapes Initiative.
Leaders from community organizations, local governments, businesses, NGOs and other stakeholders across Africa are working together through integrated landscape management to achieve multiple goals from their land and resources. They take different entry points and use different names, including forest landscape restoration, model forests, sustainable land and water management, and agriculture green growth corridors, to name just a few.
- Sharing best practices from their own landscapes
- Sharing lessons learned from research and experiences across landscapes and countries
- Exchanging tools and resources
- Developing collaborative actions
- Cross-sectoral conversations
- Study tours of landscape initiatives in the Ethiopia Landscape Learning Network
This event is in service of The African Landscapes Action Plan, agreed at the 2014 Landscapes for
People, Food and Nature in Africa conference in Nairobi and endorsed by the African Union’s New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD). The plan emphasized the importance of capacity-development to advance integrated landscape management across Africa.