Intersectoral Cooperation for Resilient Landscapes

International Symposium 2023 "Intersectoral Cooperation for Resilient Landscapes"
29-30 March 2023 | Dehradun, India

Organized and sponsored by
International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) and
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE)

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First announcement and Call for Abstracts:



Overview and Objectives of the Symposium

Forest and land degradation poses major challenges to sustainable development worldwide, including in the South Asia region. Efforts to reverse land degradation in forestry, agriculture, mining, and other sectors have accelerated by testing and applying a wide range of alternative and improved land management practices such as agroforestry and agropastoral systems, water and biodiversity conservation through protection and ecosystem restoration, and innovative financing mechanisms and novel contractual arrangements between local stakeholders, private sector, and governments. As a result, we now have a wealth of experience in restoring vital ecosystem functions while simultaneously improving the livelihoods and well-being in local communities and society. This experience, and the lessons learned, are crucial for upscaling of land restoration in different socio-ecological contexts.

The symposium will bring together experts and scientists the fields of forestry, agriculture, nature conservation, water resources management, and mining to (1) discuss landscape restoration issues and needs from various stakeholders’ perspectives; (2) share experiences on innovative approaches to landscape restoration integrating trees into the landscape while increasing agriculture productivity and health of soils and vegetation; and (3) discuss landscape governance issues, particularly the need for policy change, intersectoral policy and planning coordination, incentive systems, and benefit sharing arrangements when implementing improved landscape management practices.


  • Biodiversity/nature conservation integration in FLR
  • Intersectoral coordination in policy and planning for FLR
  • Agriculture, agroforestry and food security
  • Governance issues and stakeholder engagement in FLR
  • Water resources, soils conservation and mined land restoration
  • Enhancing livelihoods, equity, and human well-being in FLR
  • Building resilience to climate change and its impacts in FLR
  • Integrated/cross-sectoral education and training
  • Experiences/case studies of sectoral integration for building resilient landscapes

Key Dates

  • Closing date of abstract submission:  20 February 2023
  • Communication of decision on submitted abstracts to authors:  28 February 2023
  • Closing date of Registration:  10 March 2023