Past Events

Learning Network events are designed to bring together
landscape stakeholders to address key challenges, create
action plans, or just share knowledge and experience.

Sharing Knowledge and Experience
Our events are organized by LPFN partners, and led or co-led by landscape leaders. They bring together experts, practitioners, and members of our learning network to learn from each other, plan collective action, and develop skills and abilities.

If you have an idea for a learning network event, or want to join a meeting but can’t determine how, please contact Melissa Thaxton for more information.

FAO Liaison Office, Washington DC March 22, 2017 | 8:30 - 11:00 am

Landscapes and City Region Food Systems: Developments in Habitat III

Increasing urbanization poses complex challenges related to food security and access, poverty, nutrition, natural resource management, and health, within both rural and urban areas. City region food systems are vital for strengthening urban-rural linkages and can provide a channel through which these issues can be addressed at a subnational level. How is integrated landscape management […]

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Gunung Lumut, Kalimantan Timur, Indonesia, November 2005.
Wageningen, The Netherlands February 27, 2017 - March 10, 2017

Competing claims on natural resources

The overall aim of the course is to contribute to sustainable resources management by building capacity to manage conflicts over natural resources.

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Horn of Africa Regional Environment Center, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 6, 2017 - March 9, 2017

African Landscapes Dialogue: Integrated Landscape Management in Practice

Thanks to all those working to achieve sustainable development, food security and climate resilience in Africa who joined us for this powerful multi-day learning and sharing event. The African Landscapes Dialogue was a major success, with an overflow crowd of more than 140 leaders working across Africa and around the world putting their heads together for three […]

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FAO Liaison Office for North America, Washington DC December 8, 2016 | 8:30 - 11:00 ET

Après Marrakech: Hope for Climate-Smart Agricultural Landscapes?

Come learn about the latest developments from Marrakesh and discuss how they might impact integrated agricultural landscape management in the future.

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Side Events at UNCBD COP 13 Cancun December 7, 2016 - December 8, 2016

Greening Finance, Financing Green: Bridging the Gap

Speakers from the financial world will discuss innovations in finance and how they fit in with biodiversity and speakers from the biodiversity world discuss bankable biodiversity models, ecoagriculture and natural capital accounting.

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Donostia, Spain November 16, 2016 - November 17, 2016

Feeding Public Policies

Under the banner, “Feeding Public Policies” we seek to open a space for international debate and alliance building in order to promote public policies that contribute to food sovereignty.

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Kenzi Club Agdal Medina, Marrakesh November 16, 2016 | 08:00 - 20:00 UTC+1

Global Landscapes Forum – Climate Action for Sustainable Development

The Global Landscapes Forum: Climate Action for Sustainable Development will bring together nearly 500 experts and leaders – and thousands more online – in Marrakesh on 16 November to act against climate change.

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African Paviliion, COP22, Marrakesh November 16, 2016 | 16:00-18:00

More impactful public-private partnerships for African Agriculture

Convened by the The Adaptation of African Agriculture (AAA) Initiative, The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries of Morocco and The Livelihoods Funds, this interactive side-event with high-level speakers from the public sector, international organisations, business leaders and civil society will put attention on building better public-private partnerships for African agriculture.

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Global Landscapes Forum, Marrakech November 16, 2016 | 11-12:30 GMT

From commitment to action – developing strategies to operationalize integrated landscape approaches

This interactive session at the Global Landscapes Forum in Marrakech will identify the current impediments to implementing landscape approaches and begin to develop the solutions for overcoming these impediments.

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA November 14, 2016 - November 15, 2016

Global Action Summit

Save-the-date for this high level annual Summit on sustainability in a Post-2015 world. This meeting will discuss global action around the Sustainable Development Goals, and what is in store for the years to come.

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Kenzi Farah Hotel, Avenue Président Kennedy, 40000 Marrakech November 14, 2016 | 19:00 - 20:30 UTC

Transforming Agriculture for Climate Resilience

The World Resources Institute invites you to join them for a brief presentation and an engaging discussion over dinner to explore what transformative adaptation means in the context of the agriculture sector.

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Palais des Congrès, Marrakech, Morocco November 13, 2016 | 10:00 - 18:00 GMT+1

Adaptation of African Agriculture: From Science to Action

An invite-only event alongside the UN Climate Talks in Marakkesh will focus on the implementation of the Adaptation of African Agriculture initiative launched by the Moroccan Government.

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COP22 Marrakech, Africa Pavilion, Salle 2 November 11, 2016 | 12-13:30

Climate Technology Transfer for African countries through the Climate Technology Centre and Network

A side event to share experience and discuss how developing countries can take advantage of technology transfer support available through the CTCN.

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Webinar October 27, 2016 | 9:30 am - 11:30 am EDT

How Farmers in Africa are Restoring Degraded Lands and Enhancing Resilience

Join the World Resources Institute (WRI) for a live discussion with World Vision’s Tony Rinaudo, WRI’s Robert Winterbottom and other experts on Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration – a key strategy for restoring degraded lands, achieving food security, and enriching rural areas.

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ICRAF Campus, Nairobi, Kenya October 12, 2016 | 08:30 - 16:00 EAT

Investing in Performance: A multi-stakeholder dialogue for more impactful public-private partnerships

Join actors from government, private sector, NGOs and international organisations to explore innovative ways to use blended finance to create mutual value for smallholder farmers, investors and off-takers in complex agricultural landscapes. The Stakes There are 500 million smallholder farmers in the world, most of whom are subsistence farmers facing economic and social constraints as […]

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Photo of farmers in Ethiopia, courtesy of the World Bank
Webinar September 23, 2016 | 09:00 ET

Is improving land rights the key to smallholder development? And, if so, how can companies help?

This webinar will explore the crucial question of whether land tenure is the key to smallholder development – and if so – what the role of companies should be in resolving land issues in their supply chain?

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Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute, Front Royal, VA August 16, 2016 - August 18, 2016

Landscape Leadership 3-Day Intensive Workshop

Gain the skills to design and implement the next generation of integrated natural resource management programs.

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Wilson Center, Washington DC, and online July 21, 2016 | 14:00 - 17:00

UNEP’s GEO-6 North American Report: Informing the 2030 Development Agenda

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) recently released six regional reports containing detailed examinations of the environmental issues affecting each of the world’s regions: North America, the Pan-European region, Asia and the Pacific, West Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Africa. Together, these comprehensive assessments will provide the foundation for the sixth iteration of […]

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UN HQ - New York July 15, 2016 | 13:15 - 14:30 ET

Leaving No One Behind In Food Security and Nutrition Governance

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is pleased to invite delegates to the 2016 ECOSOC High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development  to its side-event “Leaving no one behind in food security and nutrition governance : the inclusive process and policy tools of the  Committee on World Food Security”, on Friday 15th July 1:15-2:30pm in the […]

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University of Amsterdam June 27, 2016 - June 29, 2016

Critical perspectives on governance by sustainable development goals

A three day conference exploring the Sustainable Development Goals.

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FAO Liaison Office for North America, Washington, DC June 8, 2016 | 14:30 - 15:30 ET

Stakeholder Briefing – FAO’s Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism

Helping countries meet their global goals for restoring degraded landscapes Mr. Doug McGuire, Coordinator of FAO’s Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism and of the Action Against Desertification project, will talk about how FAO is facilitating country efforts to bring back to a productive state their degraded ecosystems and how these efforts are achieving the Bonn […]

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Ansan City, South Korea May 30, 2016 - June 3, 2016

Asian Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference

The Korean network on Ecosystem Services (KESNET), together with the Ecosystem Services Partnership and many Asian partners, is organizing this training to “Reconnect People with Ecosystems to achieve Nature-based Solutions for Environmental and Socio-economic Problems.”

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The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, Como, Italy May 31, 2016 - June 2, 2016

Business for Sustainable Landscapes Workshop

An invitation-only gathering of a group of food and agriculture business and sustainability leaders to explore effective collaborations in production landscapes.

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Nairobi, Kenya May 23, 2016 - May 27, 2016

Second United Nations Environment Assembly

The UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) will convene for the second time in May 2016.

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FAO Liaison Office for North America May 3, 2016 | 11:45am - 1:30pm ET

Mountains: a key for food security, healthy ecosystems and resilience to climate change

Informal stakeholder briefing with Mr Thomas Hofer, Coordinator of the Mountain Partnership Secretariat.

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CIFOR campus, Bogor, Indonesia April 4, 2016 - April 15, 2016

New International Course on Landscape Governance

The Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation is offering a new international course on landscape governance, in Indonesia, on 4th-15th of April 2016. This course challenges participants to integrate inclusive decision making at the landscape level. Scholarships are available for those who apply before October 20th, 2015.

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Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington, D.C. April 13, 2016 | 3 - 5pm ET

The Future of the Sustainable Development Goals

In commemoration of World Earth Month, a panel of experts will discuss specific SDGs, such as water and health; regional perspectives and how they can be accomplished in the 2030 timeframe; and the role of the public and private sectors.

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Johannesburg, South Africa April 5, 2016 - April 8, 2016

GCARD 3 Global Event

The event will bring together stakeholders to confirm commitments to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and to discuss emerging applications in agri-food research and innovation.

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Washington D.C. March 14, 2016 - March 18, 2016

17th Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty

The conference theme was: Scaling up Responsible Land Governance and will pay special attention to working at scale, mainstreaming innovations and sustaining investments for greater impact.

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Webinar February 18, 2016 | 10:00-11:00am EST

Launch of The Restoration Diagnostic

The Restoration Diagnostic is a structured method for identifying which key success factors for forest landscape restoration are already in place, which are partially in place, and which are missing within a country or landscape that has restoration opportunities.

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Altanshagai, 34, in Motont Soum, Mongolia.  

Altanshagai is the head of a herders group in Motont Soum. They also grow vegetables. The group collectively cultivates 20 hectares of hay and protect and preserve a nearby forest. They collect pine nuts and wild berries to increase their incomes. The herder group has set up a schedule of rotated grazing in order to preserve the pasture land. There are 15 households in group. They have set up a community fund, and contribute the income they make from selling surplus vegetables to the fund. They spend the money on fencing material, seeds, fuel for a tractor and hiring someone to work on land. They have received a small tractor from the project for haymaking and are now able to make more hay for winter preparation. The group also started growing fodder plants and selling the surplus to nearby herders.
Rome, Italy February 15, 2016 - February 16, 2016

Sixth Global Meeting of the Farmers’ Forum

The Forum is rooted in and aims to strengthen effective partnerships and collaborations between IFAD and Farmers’ Organizations (FOs) in country programmes and investment projects as well as building their capacity and engaging in policy dialogue initiatives.

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Presentation January 19, 2016 | 12:00-13:30 EST

The Potential for Climate Change Induced Conflict in Sub-Saharan Africa

There is a high potential for conflict caused by climate change in both urban and rural areas of sub-Saharan Africa. This panel discussed some of the solutions proposed by African countries at the recently concluded COP 21 Conference in Paris to adapt to and mitigate the evolving situation.

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Lunchtime Conference in Brussels, Belgium January 18, 2016 | 12:30-14:00 DST

Working with the Eastern Partnership Countries on Climate Change

This short conference allowed the Eastern Neighbourhood Partnership Countries and Russia to present its activities and its insight on the follow-up of the Paris Conference.

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Global Forum for Food and Agriculture in Berlin, Germany January 14, 2016 - January 16, 2016

How to feed our cities? – Agriculture and rural areas in an era of urbanisation

Urbanisation is changing the structure of cities and countrysides. In order to feed people fleeing to cities, rural areas must be vibrant and capable of not only supplying nutritious food but also of delivering that to nearby cities. Agricultural policy needs to consider the nuances of structural change in rural and urban areas, and regard the development of these regions as two side of the same coin.

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UNFCCC COP21, Paris December 5, 2015 - December 6, 2015

Global Landscapes Forum 2015

The 2015 Global Landscapes Forum is the leading platform for bringing together individuals and organizations that have an impact on land use. The event is expected to be the largest meeting on the sidelines of the UNFCCC COP21

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Bangkok, Thailand November 24, 2015 - December 5, 2015

International Course: Landscape Leadership

An international training course towards supporting sustainable and inclusive entrepreneurship at a landscape level.

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Congresium Ankara, Ankara, Turkey October 12, 2015 - October 23, 2015


Decision-makers from 195 member states will attend COP12 to discuss solutions to issues related to desertification, land degradation and drought (DLDD).

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COP12 Side event, Ankara, Turkey October 13, 2015 - October 15, 2015 | 8-10am EEST each day

Forests and Landscapes Forum

At this October’s COP12 meeting, there will be a morning series on ecosystem and landscape approaches to relieving, and reversing land degradation in dry, forested areas. On October 14th, EcoAgriculture Partners and the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative will speak to financing landscape approaches. These meetings are available to those are present in the UNCCD COP12 meeting.

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Cornell University, Ithaca, New York October 12, 2015 - October 14, 2015

2nd International Conference on Global Food Security

This event aims to deliver state-of-the-art analysis, inspiring visions and innovative methods arising from research in a wide range of disciplines on achieving global food security whilst reconciling demands on the environment.

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Online October 7, 2015 - October 13, 2015

Tools in Estimating Carbon Sequestration and GHG emissions in Sustainable Land Use Projects²

Agriculture, forestry and land use are integral to the planning of landscape interventions. This online event and e-course is an opportunity to share your experiences and learn from the experts how to monitor the impacts, in green house gas emissions, from activities in agricultural systems.

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Royal Senchi Hotel, Akosombo, Ghana October 9, 2015 - October 10, 2015

Pan-African Business and Biodiversity Forum

Natural capital (biodiversity and ecosystems is at the center of all environmental and business operations around the world. This forum is designed to initiate a constructive dialogue concerning the value of natural capital and inclusive sustainable development in African countries.

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San Francisco, and online, select sessions streamed live October 2, 2015 - October 4, 2015

Artisans of the Grasslands

This unprecedented event will be a venue for producers and consumers to come together and celebrate the cadre of people embracing the holistic paradigm shift in ecology, health, and diet. From gauchos, Masai, cowboys to grassland leaders, those who have built their livelihood on fostering an intimate relationship with the land will discuss the role of agriculture in environmental and human health.

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UN Headquarters, New York and on UN WebTV September 26, 2015 | 10:00 – 13:00

A Call for Joint Action to Achieve the SDGs: Advancing Integrated Solutions to Accelerate Change

Leaders from governments, civil society, business and international organizations will meet at this high-level event that will provide a platform to focus international attention on the role of multi-stakeholder partnerships that work across regions and at multiple scales to achieve collective impact through agenda-setting, policy change, communications and on-the-ground implementation.

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Live online, from The World Bank, Washington, DC September 15, 2015 | 3:30 - 6:00 pm

Greening Commodity Agriculture: Agri-Environmental Policy in East and Southeast Asia

Launching the book Steps Toward Green, a collaborative study on agricultural commodity landscapes and environmental policy in East and Southeast Asia, with a presentation by two of the co-authors Steven Jaffee (World Bank) and Sara Scherr (EcoAgriculture Partners), and a panel of eminent reviewers, followed by audience discussion.

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International Convention Center, Durban, South Africa September 7, 2015 - September 11, 2015

World Forestry Congress XIV

Talking about Forests in Durban, South Africa The major themes of the XIV World Forestry Congress (WFC), 7-11 September 2015, are: People-centred forestry Socioeconomic issues  Forests and forestry in national economic development. Convened by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and hosted in Durban by the Government of South Africa, the Congress will […]

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Bogor, Indonesia August 24, 2015 - September 4, 2015

International Course: Governance of Landscapes, Forests and People

An international training course towards innovative arrangements for inclusive decision making at landscape level.

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Beehive in Kenya. Photo courtesy of John Recha/ERMCSD
Cairo/Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt September 1, 2015 - September 3, 2015

1st Continental Symposium on Honey Production, Bee Health, and Pollination Services in Africa

This symposium will bring together experts from around the world to share experiences and discussion concerning honey bee breeding, genetics and physiology, honey bee diseases and pests, impacts of environmental stressors on bees, conservation, ecosystems services, and bee policy.

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Online only via Adobe Connect August 6, 2015 | 15:30 - 16:30 CAT

Webinar – Introducing the new TerrAfrica-NEPAD knowledge platform

The first in a TerrAfrica-NEPAD Webinar Knowledge Exchange Series on Sustainable Land Management.

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Transporting bananas in Benin. Photo by Bioversity International/B. Vinceti
UN Complex, Nairobi, Kenya July 30, 2015 - July 31, 2015

2nd Africa Ecosystem Based Adaptation for Food Security Conference 2015

RE-imagining Africa Food Security through Harnessing Ecosystem based Adaptation (EBA) Approaches Now and Into the Future #EBAFOSC

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Intercontinental Hotel, Meeting Room 3, Addis Ababa July 14, 2015 | 15:30 - 18:00

How to Invest in Integrated Landscape Management to Achieve the SDGs

Without integration and coordination, finance for sustainable development will miss the mark. Integrated Landscape Management (ILM) – an approach in which a group of stakeholders in a given landscape collaborate to achieve landscape scale outcomes that are critical for each of the individual stakeholders – is the key to that coordination at the most effective scale.

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CAP 15, 13 Quai De Grenelle, Paris, France July 8, 2015 | 14.00 - 16.30

Food and farming under climate change: Moving towards a global agreement

The CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) are excited to present their side event titled “Food and Farming under climate change: Moving towards a global agreement”, to be held in association with the International Scientific Conference Our Common Future under Climate Change. Register for the event here. Space is […]

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Wageningen University, The Netherlands June 14, 2015 - June 19, 2015

WASS Summer School on Governing Landscape Restoration: Governance, Restoration, Privatization

Short summer workshop addresses the the key aspects of ‘landscape governance’, which requires an integrated approach that involves relevant actors from different stakeholder groups, including governments, nongovernmental organisations, private land owners, and private companies and their investors.

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Project participants in Kenya are trained to measure soil carbon systematically. Photo by Seth Shames/EcoAgricultur Partners.
WRI, 10 G Street NW, Washington, DC USA June 17, 2015 | 14:00 - 15:00

Food Security in the Face of Climate Change

Join World Resources Institute for a discussion featuring the keynote presentation “Agricultural Research on Adaptation to Climate Change” by Dr. François Houllier, the President of INRA (the French National Institute for Agricultural Research).

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The Royal Society, London, United Kingdom June 10, 2015 - June 11, 2015

Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case

A two-day invitation-only event designed to convene the world’s leading thinkers, experts from investment banks, development banks, pension funds and corporate entities with senior government officials, to create hub for knowledge exchange around innovative solutions to finance.

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African Institute for Capacity Development, Jomo Kenyatta University June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015

East African Learning Landscape Regional Knowledge Exchange

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.

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Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Piacenza, Italy May 24, 2015 - May 27, 2015

Global Growth Agendas: Regions, Institutions and Sustainability

Rural areas are facing their traditional isolation, weakness and vulnerability in new ways. This conference would like to invite to critical debate about all these changes.

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International Food Policy Research Institute May 21, 2015 | 3 - 5:30 pm

Regreening Successes Launch Party

Launching the report Scaling Up Regreening: Six Steps to Success by the World Resources Institute

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May 12, 2015 - May 13, 2015

Kenya Learning Landscape Dialogue

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.

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Berlin, Germany April 19, 2015 - April 23, 2015

Global Soil Week

Exchanging knowledge and experiences on land and soil issues and raising public awareness on the importance of soils globally, to influence land and soil policies for sustainable development.

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Le Corum, Montpellier, France March 16, 2015 - March 18, 2015

Climate Smart Agriculture 2015: Global Science Conference

Building Tomorrow’s Research Agenda and Bridging the Science-Policy Gap

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World Resources Institute January 14, 2015 | 17:00 - 18:30

Program Strategy Launch Event: Scaling Action 2015-2017

Launching the new program strategy for the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative.

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Novotel San Isidro, Lima, Peru December 7, 2014 | 10:00 - 15:00

Seminar on Food and Nutrition Security, Agriculture and Climate Change

On the sidelines of December’s UN climate talks in Lima (COP20), CARE International, the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS) and the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) will host a seminar to raise awareness about and discuss approaches to help address climate change challenges to food and nutrition security.

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Lima, Peru December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014

2014 Global Landscapes Forum

Countries are forging a successor to the Kyoto Protocol under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and, in parallel, designing a set of Sustainable Development Goals to replace the Millennium Development Goals. Connecting these two processes and multifunctional landscapes is vital if we are to overcome the complex challenges common to everyone on the planet.

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This diagram, from Reducing Risk, shows the area surrounding SAB MIller's brewery outside of Bogota, Colombia, and highlights the aspects of a landscape approach employed their to minimize risk to the business. Graphic by Louis Wertz, EcoAgriculture Partners.
Global Landscapes Forum - Lima, Peru December 7, 2014 | 14:15 – 15:45

Advancing Business Engagement in a Landscape Approach

This session during the Global Landscapes Forum is organized by the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative, together with the Ministry of the Economic Affairs of The Netherlands, Hivos International, and Rainforest Alliance.

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Global Landscapes Forum - Lima, Peru December 6, 2014 | 17:30 - 19:00

Building a global alliance for resilient landscapes

A High-Level Session at the 2014 Global Landscapes Forum.

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Media Room, Global Landscapes Forum, Lima December 6, 2014 | 12:15 - 13:00

Book Launch! Climate Smart Landscapes

Tackling the Complex Challenge of Climate Change Climate-Smart Landscapes: Multifunctionality in Practice is an incredible collection of 27 chapters, prepared by 86 authors from 44 institutions led by the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF). The book draws strongly on case studies, methods, tools and considerations for achieving multiple climate, social, development and environmental objectives; especially with regard […]

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Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC October 24, 2014 | 10:20 - 11:50

Integrating Ecosystem Conservation with Agricultural Production: Session at the National Workshop on Large Landscape Conservation

This session will feature summaries of lessons learned so far from the analysis and experiences of SfL and LPFN case studies of multi-stakeholder led, integrated landscape initiatives and suggested pathways for the replication and scaling up of these efforts.

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Washington, DC October 22, 2014 | 12:00 - 15:00

World Food Day Discussion: Family Farming in the 21st Century

To celebrate World Food Day 2014, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in collaboration with The National Geographic Society, will be organizing a discussion on “Feeding the World, Caring for the Earth – Family Farming in the 21st Century”

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Lebanon Room (D209), FAO HQ, Rome October 17, 2014 | 08:00-09:30

City Region Food Systems & Sustainable Urbanization: CFS Side Event

Food and nutrition security in the context of rapid global urbanization, especially in developing countries, has brought attention to the consequent rural impacts and the importance of sustainable food systems. Today, it is increasingly realised that City Region Food Systems can play an important part in helping to provide for many peoples’ food security and nutrition.

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in-person by invitation only and live webcast September 25, 2014 | 10:15-18:30

CGIAR Development Dialogues

The CGIAR Development Dialogues is an invitation only, high-level, one-day event intended to focus global attention on the vital role of agriculture, livestock, forestry, fisheries, landscapes, and food systems in achieving sustainable development. Linking key and innovative research in agriculture specifically to the emerging United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the event will feature lively high-level panel debates among leading scientists, Heads of State, prominent private sector players, philanthropic organizations, and prestigious academic institutions.

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San Jose, Costa Rica September 8, 2014 - September 12, 2014

Ecosystem Services Partnership Conference 2014: Local action for the common good

The seventh annual Conference of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) will explore the use of the ecosystem services concept at a local level.

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July 8, 2014 - July 10, 2014

International conference on peri-urban landscapes: water, food and environmental security

Competing for natural resources in changing peri-urban landscapes

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Nairobi, Kenya July 1, 2014 - July 3, 2014

Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa

Leading minds from African government, research, civil society and the private sector will gather in Nairobi to generate an ambitious agenda to enhance and scale effective integrated landscape initiatives for Africa.

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June 30, 2014 | 07:30-18:00

Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa Conference Field Trip

Visiting integrated landscape management initiatives in Kenya’s Kikuyu Escarpment Forests and the Great Rift Valley.

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World Agroforestry Centre, Nairobi June 25, 2014 - June 26, 2014

Kenya Policy Dialogue

Coming together to create integrated solutions to complex problems in Kenyan landscapes

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Washington, DC and online April 30, 2014 | 9:00-12:00

Launching: Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment

The debut of the landmark report, Financing Strategies for Integrated Landscape Investment, at World Resources Institute.

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Webinar March 25, 2014

Building a Collaborative Vision for Landscape Action: A Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Online Event

Leaders of landscape initiatives from around the world come together online to share their experiences and ideas about ways to build a shared framework and action strategy for realizing multiple performance objectives from landscape management.

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Arusha, Tanzania November 18, 2013 - November 20, 2013

Landscape Dialogue in the Maasai Steppe, Tanzania

Landscapes are complex entities that require extensive stakeholder coordination to realize the four goals of ecological conservation, agricultural production, livelihood security, and institutional capacity. To encourage this coordinated action, the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative engages landscapes in Focal Landscape Dialogues. These Dialogues bring together stakeholders from multiple sectors to reflect on the state of their landscape and identify ways to scale-up their impact. The Maasai Steppe Heartland Focal Landscape Dialogue utilized participatory methods of analysis and action planning. The stakeholders selected integrated planning, education and awareness as priority areas of landscape innovation to consider further in scaling-up impact in the landscape.

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November 16, 2013 - November 17, 2013

Global Landscapes Forum

The first ever Global Landscapes Forum succeeded in connecting stakeholders from different land-use sectors and facilitating dialogue in a way rarely seen before

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Online Conference September 25, 2013

Kickstarting Cross-Landscape Learning: An LPFN Online Event

LPFN holds first online event for Learning Landscapes.

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August 28, 2013 - August 30, 2013

Landscape Dialogue in Lari-Kijabe, Kenya

First Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative Landscape Dialogue in Lari County explores goals and how to achieve them.

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Nairobi, Kenya March 6, 2012 - March 9, 2012

Nairobi 2012 International Forum

The Forum, designed to craft an innovative agenda to scale-up integrated landscape management in diverse landscapes and multiple countries around the world, catalyzed the formation of the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative.

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Film Screening, American University, Washington, DC September 28, 2015 | 15:00 - 18:00 ET

Ethiopia Rising: From Red Terror to Green Revolution

A 60 minute story of how one man rose, against all odds, to save his community from the brink of extinction. At a time of violent conflict in Ethiopia, Aba Hawi, mobilized his community to restore degraded landscapes, leading them away from starvation and towards secure livelihoods. This documentary showing will take place in Washington, D.C. and will feature a Q&A with the Associate Producer.

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Side-Event at the 2015 SDG Summit in New York, New York, USA September 27, 2015 | 9:00AM-11:00AM ET

Jump-starting the SDGs: Lessons from Early Adopters on Policy Shifts to Accelerate Progress

This high level side event will showcase experiences of countries that will be the first movers on internalizing the SDGs. It will highlight outstanding issues, commonalities and differences among member states’ experiences thus far, and spur reflection on the challenges and opportunities of SDG implementation.

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COP12 Side Event, Ankara, Turkey October 19, 2015 | 6PM-8PM

A South-South Dialogue on Bridging the Sustainable Land Management Gap

This COP12 side-event will focus on how the Global South can better support knowledge exchange for building decision-making capacities and leveraging investments in sustainable land management. This dialogue is an opportunity for FAO and WOCAT partners to present the preliminary idea of a South-South Initiative for landscape restoration to interested parties.

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UNCCD COP12 event in Ankara, Turkey October 20, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM EEST

Ecosystems Restoration Day

WRI, IUCN, and the Secretariat for the Convention on Biodiversity Conservation (CBD) will feature multiple sessions on land restoration, steps for regreening degraded lands, social programming for ecosystem and biodiversity restoration, and African land restoration initiatives. Join the Rio Pavilion for this celebration of innovations, and outlook for progress, in Ecosystem Restoration.

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The Global Landscapes Forum, Paris December 5, 2015 | 15:30-17:00 CET

Investing in integrated landscapes to achieve the SDGs

Join Maryam Niamir-Fuller of UNEP in a conversation, moderated by Initiative secretariat chairperson Sara Scherr, on how to connect investors with stakeholders to generate the highest social and environmental outcomes in a landscape. This forum highlights opportunities for investors interested in integrated landscape approaches, innovative finance mechanisms and how to structure finance to achieve the SDGs.

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Thematic Pavilion at the Global Landscapes Forum December 6, 2015 | All day event (8am-8pm)

Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

Join the Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative at the Global Landscapes Forum in a day of interactive exhibits, exhilarating discoveries and applicable lessons for advancing the SDGs through the landscape approach.

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Japan Forum
Public Symposium in Tokyo, Japan January 15, 2016 | 13:00-18:00 UTC+09:00

Transforming Japan and the World

Seeking a national transformation, steeped in the Sustainable Development Goals When the world called to end poverty, Japan rose to the occasion. With an analysis of how to move social and economic goals forward, the country’s Ministry of the Environment is interested in applying this knowledge to the recently announced goals for development in a Post-2015 […]

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GlobalFoodSecurity Forum
Washington, D.C., USA April 26, 2016 | 8:30-17:00 EST

Global Food Security Symposium

The world’s cities are growing, and so is food insecurity. There is a dire need to build food systems where farmlands are connected to markets in local cities. This symposium discusses strategies to bridge the gap from rural-urban areas to build food security in the urban world.

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February 11, 2016 | 12:00-12:30 EST / 17:00-17:30 GMT

Community-based Climate Change Education in Mexico

Maria Ghiso, Education Program Manager, will discuss the Rainforest Alliance’s work in Mexico to prepare the next generation of community leaders and environmental stewards to confront the challenges of climate change. As manager of the education program, Ghiso has developed educational tools that feature global case studies of sustainability and are available for free on the Rainforest Alliance Learning Site.

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Panel, Washington D.C., United States April 13, 2016 | 3-5PM EST

Thorny Issues Along the Path to Adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture: A Discussion

A number of tricky issues arise when considering the adoption of Climate-Smart Agriculture and ways to accelerate uptake in the light of what appear to be accelerating climate change, population growth and other challenges. This panel will discuss four important questions on Climate-Smart Agriculture.

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Workshop May 31, 2016 | 2- 4:30 PM CET

The potential of labelling in landscape management

The session will address opportunities for, and challenges to, landscape management, and will stimulate a constructive science-policy-practice discourse on the potential of labelling related to landscape management for sustainable rural development and heritage in the EU.

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