RWANDA / EL SALVADOR FOREST LANDSCAPE RESTORATION WORKSHOPS
Sharing Knowledge on Forest Landscape Restoration Implementation
IUFRO brings together scientists and experts to share knowledge and experiences on the opportunities and challenges in implementing forest landscape restoration on the ground.
Given the considerable current political momentum and commitment towards Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) by global and national policy makers, there is a need to discuss and to further develop approaches and mechanisms of FLR implementation on the ground. IUFRO took part by holding international knowledge-sharing workshops in Rwanda (26-27 July 2016) and El Salvador (20-21 September 2016) in close partnership with FAO, Wageningen University, and CATIE, and contributions by WRI, CIFOR, ICRAF, IUCN and national expert institutions. The workshops aimed at bringing together leading FLR experts to meet and to exchange latest knowledge and experiences with initiating and facilitating FLR projects. These workshops took place based on funding support by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB).
The topics discussed cover a wide spectrum of issues ranging from participatory planning, landscape governance, institutional arrangements and regulatory frameworks, to market mechanisms, funding, and technical aspects of FLR operations on the ground. Overall, these workshops helped participants to make connections to other FLR experts in their regions and further stimulate exchange of information and experiences, thus contributing to mainstreaming FLR practices, and to feedback into regional and sub- regional policy dialogues.
For more information and results of the Rwanda Workshop please visit:
For more information and results of the El Salvador Workshop (in Spanish) please visit: