- Learning Network
Most of the knowledge about integrated landscape action resides with those who are currently undertaking initiatives on the ground. There is a need to connect these leaders together to share knowledge on approaches, tools, experiences, and lessons learned across communities of practice.
This sharing focuses particularly on tools and processes for landscape approaches to help collaborating landscapes initiatives evaluate how landscape approaches can be optimized in their respective settings.
While the challenges of cross-landscape knowledge sharing are daunting (from the costs and logistics of travel to language barriers), the rewards are often staggering.
Driven by our learning network model, which convenes leaders from integrated landscape initiatives in various stages of development together to develop solutions to common regional challenges, share approaches to common landscape issues, and plan ongoing collaborations, our knowledge sharing efforts multiply the impact of innovations in integrated landscape management. To collectively build a strong international platform of learning around landscape approaches, the Initiative engages in a variety of collaborative learning activities in landscapes.
Bringing together leaders from the learning landscapes in Ethiopia, Kenya, and Tanzania to exchange knowledge and experiences on integrated landscape management (ILM) and to learn about tools to enhance their implementation of ILM.More Info
In the second in the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature-led series of Kenya landscape dialogues, landscape leaders gather to report back on lessons learned since the last meeting and focus on building a shared agenda for the future of the Kenya Learning Landscape Network.More Info
This piece reflects on the Red Iberoamericana de Bosques Modelo (RIABM or Ibero-American Model Forest Network) approach as a basis for the creation of strong and effective networking initiatives. It aims to provide insights for other similar networks and for “learning landscapes” leaders.More Info
Working from a landscape perspective requires a broad spectrum of capacities. A recent study of integrated landscape initiatives (ILIs) in Africa exposes challenges, however, in realizing the capacities required (Milder et al., 2014). This paper summarizes available knowledge about developing capacities for managing integrated landscapes and proposes ways to accelerate the capacity development process.More Info
This toolkit provides resources for organizing stakeholders and creating action plansSee the Tool
A framework to analyse, plan, initiate, implement, and monitor the development of greater capacity in rural institutions.See the Tool
This set of tools supports the integration of gender and social perspectives in climate and agriculture research and program development.See the Tool
This watershed in the Lake Tana sub-basin has a mixed crop-livestock farming system and its residents are focused on restoring ecosystem services through integrated watershed management.Visit Landscape
The Debre Yakob Learning Watershed is located in the northwestern Ethiopian Highlands within the Lake Tana Basin. The farming system in the areas is cereal-based mixed farming system and livestock.Visit Landscape
Agricultural activity, especially livestock, is the primary source of rural employment and is the base of the most traditional and emblematic markets of the country: meat, dairy and leather. Raising livestock while preserving and enhancing pasturelands preserves bird habitat and biodiversity and helps ranchers build resilience to climate change.Visit Landscape
The International Model Forest Network (IMFN) is a global community of practice whose members and supporters work toward the common goal of the sustainable management of forest-based landscapes through the Model Forest approach.
The Ibero-American Model Forest Network (RIABM) links territories in Latin America that drive responsible forestry and natural resource management initiatives. It is a voluntary alliance between Model Forests, supported by national government representatives from each member country. Model Forests are sustainable development territories that contribute to the realization of global objectives such as poverty reduction and climate change. The 29 Model Forests comprise of 31 hectares across 15 Ibero-American countries.
The Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) Learning Network is a discussion platform for Forest Landscape Restoration and a place to share experiences with other practitioners and landscape leaders.
The Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative Learning Landscape Network complements strong and experienced international networks. This page lists other networks partnered or allied with the Initiative. Find and connect with these useful partners here.