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Action Planning Template

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Information for Participants

Conference and travel logistics information packet, produced by World Agroforestry Centre. (PDF)

Conference Pre-Reading

Press Release

Side Events

Thursday afternoon, July 3rd, is an open session where rooms at ICRAF will be available to those wishing to hold both invitation only and open meetings for conference attendees. Below is a list of planned open meetings:

CIFOR logo  14:00-15:00 - An informal consultation, discussing the research question "How have landscape approaches evolved and to what extent have they been implemented in practice?" Contact James Reed for more information or to confirm your interest in participating. RSVP is not required.

Water, land and Ecosystems logo14:00-17:00 - Science Communications for Policy Impact: How can we make science relevant to policy makers? Communicators and policy makers discuss what works and what doesn’t work… Contact Abby Waldorf to confirm your interest in participating. Advance RSVPs are encouraged to help structure the program.

Join the Conversation


      • Collaborative Partnership on Forests


      • ICRAF


      • LPFN
      • ICRAF
      • Center for International Forestry Research
      • Collaborative Partnership on Forests
      • TerrAfrica


      • Wageningen UR
      • CIFOR

Conference Registration is closed

With more than 180 participants set to attend, we have reached meeting capacity. Thank you all for your overwhelming interest! The opening session will be livestreamed if you wish to follow along. Please check back here and on Twitter, #LPFNinAfrica for updates.

Landscapes for People, Food and Nature in Africa Conference

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

Conference presentations are available on Slideshare!

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Critical regional and international dialogues on food security, climate change, environment and sustainable development are underway. In the coming year major decisions on policy directions and investment will be made. In response, 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.

These initiatives will address in a coordinated way the full set of products and services required from land, biodiversity, water and other resources. By sharing the best in landscape management research and the lessons from years of local and national initiatives on the continent, meeting invitees will generate a powerful set of policy and program recommendations for national, regional and international action. The outcome will also serve as basis for a high level conference on this subject to be organized in Africa in early 2015.

Meeting Registration/Invitation is closed. We have nearly 200 confirmed participants! The conference rooms at the World Agroforestry Centre will be packed with big ideas! 


June 30 - Pre-conference Field Trip

Integrated landscape management initiatives in Kenya’s Kikuyu Escarpment Forests and the Great Rift Valley: Visiting the Kijabe Environmental Volunteers in Lari landscape and Imarisha Naivasha’s Partnership for Sustainable Development

Busses depart from the InterContinental Hotel in Nairobi at 7:30am - Click here for more information.

 Buses will depart InterContinental Hotel for ICRAF at 7:30 each day. Please be on time.

July 1

7:45-8:45 Registration
Welcome music and light breakfast provided.

9:00-9:30 Welcome 

Mistress of Ceremonies: Wangui Muchiri, Pan African Communications Expert

Overview from the Conference Organizers

Tony Simons, Director-General, World Agroforestry Centre (view Tony's presentation)

James K. Nyoro, Senior Advisor for Food Security, Government of Kenya

Ibrahim Thiaw, Deputy Executive Director, UNEP

Rob van Brouwershaven, Director of Nature and Biodiversity, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Government of The Netherlands

The Challenge and Opportunity of Integrated Landscape Management

9:30-9:35 Overview

Moderator: Wangui Muchiri, Pan African Communications Expert


Presentation: Landscapes in Africa: Trajectory of Change

Sara J. Scherr, President, EcoAgriculture Partners and Chair, Landscapes for People, Food and Nature Initiative


Presentation: The Imperative for Landscape Approaches for Improved Food Security, Ecosystem Management and Climate Adaptation in Africa 

Richard Munang, Africa Regional Climate Change Programme Coordinator, UNEP


Presentation: What is a Climate-Smart, Biodiversity-Friendly, Food-Secure Agricultural Landscape?

Kwesi Atta-Krah, Director, CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics

10:15-10:30 Participatory introductions of participants at tables


10:30-11:00 Break


Presentation: Models of multi-stakeholder collaborative landscape management in Africa

Chimere Diaw, Director of African Model Forest Network


Presentation: Business and investment opportunities in African landscapes

Rob van Brouwershaven, Director of Nature and Biodiversity, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Government of The Netherlands


Presentation: Policy context for integrated landscape management in Africa

Mamadou Diakhite, Team Leader, Sustainable Land and Water Management, NEPAD


Table discussion to share landscape initiatives and programs of participants


Overview of Agenda and Action Planning


12:30-13:30 LUNCH

13:30 Parallel session block 1 begins

13:30-16:45 Parallel Sessions 

  1. Policy: How can national/subnational policy more effectively support ILM in Africa?
    • Facilitator: Verrah Otiende, World Agroforestry Centre (view presentation)
    • Presenter: Joseph Tanui, World Agroforestry Centre (view presentation)
    • Panelists: Odigha Odigha, Cross River State Forestry Commission; Richard Munang, UNEP; Jessica Andrews, UNEP; Jean Jacque Mbonigaba, Director General, Rwanda Agricultural Board (tbc)
  2. Governance: How can local landscape governance support multiple landscape objectives?
    • Facilitator: Constance Neely, World Agroforestry Centre
    • Presenter: Louise E. Buck, EcoAgriculture Partners (view presentation)
    • Panelists: Mr. Awadh Chemangei, Kapchorwa District Landcare Chapter Chairperson/District Natural Resource Chairperson; Dr. Jean-Claude Njomkap, Africa Model Forests Program; Jeff Worden, Lead Scientist at Northern Rangeland Trust 
  3. Business: How can businesses become engaged more effectively in ILM? 
    • Facilitator: Andre Brasser, The Ministry of Economic Affairs of The Netherlands
    • Presenter: Lee Gross, EcoAgriculture Partners (view presentation)
    • Panelists: Richard Fox, Finlays-Kenya; Christian Mensah, Rainforest Alliance; George Sikoyo, Lake Victoria Basin Commission

Group discussion will follow in each session after panelists open with thoughts on each presentation.


Posting of Actions Plans


Plenary Session Summarizing Parallel Sessions

Moderators: Cora van Oosten, Wageningen University, and Constance Neely, ICRAF


Enhance Wall of Wonders for policy and action: Sharing of ideas, opportunity to make changes, add action items

18:00 Closing remarks and dinner reception

Welcome by Margaret Kroma, Director of Partnerships, ICRAF

Reception with music and bites  

19:30 Buses depart ICRAF for InterContinental Hotel


July 2

9:00-9:20 Reflection of Day 1, Overview of Day 2



Panel Discussion: Experiences with ILM in Kenya

Moderator: Mohamed Bakarr, GEF

Overview of Kenyan Landscape Initiatives: Verrah Otiende, World Agroforestry Centre

Panelists: David Kuria, KENVO; Hon. Joshua Irungu, Governor of Laikipia County; Kamau Mbogo, Imarisha Naivasha

10:15-10:30 Table discussion of country experiences

10:30-11:00 Coffee Break

11:00-11:50 Experiences with ILM in Burkina

Moderator: Mamadou Diakhite, NEPAD

Overview of Integrated Landscape Initiative in Burkina FasoMichel Tankoana, SLM National Coordinator

Panel Discussion

Panelists:  Lamine Zerbo, IRENA; Tanja Pickardt, GIZ; Herbert Somé, SNV 

12:00-12:30 Table discussion of country experiences

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-16:45 Parallel Sessions

  1. Research: Priorities for research in African landscapes
    • Faciliator: Carmen Jaquez, Dairy, Livestock and Environment, Land O'Lakes International Development Division, Nairobi
    • Presenter: Christine Negra, EcoAgriculture Partners (view presentation)
    • Panelists: Wanja Kinuthia, Coordinator of EAFRINET and Kenya Pollination and Information Network, Zoology Department, National Museums of Kenya; Gete Zeleke, Director, Water and Land Management Resource Center, Ethiopia; Phosiso Sola, Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
  2. Finance: How can integrated landscape investment in Africa be financed?
    • Facilitator: Moses Masiga, ENR
    • Presenter: Seth Shames, EcoAgriculture Partners
    • Panelists: Elsie Attafuah, UNDP; Kwame Awere-Gyeke, Global Mechanism; Mohamed Bakarr, Global Environment Facility
  3. Capacities: Strengthening capacities for collaborative landscape management in Africa
    • Facilitator: Cora van Oosten, Wageningen
    • Presenter: Louise E. Buck, EcoAgriculture Partners (view presentation)
    • Panelists: Effatah Jele, SACAU; Richard Nasasira, TVET, Rwanda; Wilkister Moturi, Egerton University, Kenya; Leah Mwangi, KENVO, Kenya; Jane Ngige, Kenya Flower Council
Group discussion will follow in each session after panelists open with thoughts on each presentation.


Posting of Action Plans


Summarizing Parallel Sessions


Enhance Wall of Wonders


July 3

9:00-11:15 Tool Bazaar: Experiencing the tools for landscape action

(Interactive sessions; coffee/tea available)

Prior to Conference, LPFN made a ‘call’ for tools for ILM and these have been compiled into a resource packet for participants. 

Many of these tools, from participatory planning to governance to field training to M&E for landscape initiatives will be demonstrated by practitioners/tool developers in interactive sessions for small groups. 15-20 tools will be demonstrated in the bazaar, and participants will be encouraged to attend 2-3 different demos during this period. 

11:15-11:30 Presentations of Action Plan draft


Discussion of Action Plan and closing remarks

Andre Brasser, Ministry of Economic Affairs, Government of the Netherlands

12:30 Lunch

1:00-16:00 Side Event Session

See sidebar for descriptions of the optional side events.



WRI IFAD CI World Agroforestry Centre UNEP FAO Ecoagriculture Partners Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation - Netherlands