- Cancun, Mexico
More information on CBD website
- University of Edinburgh
For more information visit FLARE
- Nairobi, Kenya
The first Conference of the Regional Africa chapter of the Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) has the title Ecosystem Services for SDGs in Africa. Discussions will focus on Africa’s contribution towards data and evidence on best practices for management, restoration of ecosystem services for decision making particularly towards the realization of sustainable development goals. For more information visit the ESP conference website or click here
This year, the PEFC Stakeholder Dialogue closes the 2016 PEFC Forest Certification Week. Spanning a full week, PEFC Week is the perfect opportunity for everyone along the forest certification supply chain to gather together to discuss some of the key topics in the world of forestry. For more information visit PEFC website
Side event by Terry Sunderland,Team Leader Sustainable Landscapes and Food Systems at the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR): Operationalizing the landscapes approach: Process, Pitfalls and Progress. For more information see Sustainable landscape management needs a practical push
For more information on the the biggest event under the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry visit http://www.landscapes.org/glf-marrakesh/
Side-event at UNFCCC COP 22, co-hosted by the World Agroforestry Centre and INBAR
Tree-based bioenergy systems can contribute to sustainable development in developing countries while providing strong mitigation and adaptation co-benefits. The event will present solutions how bioenergy systems can be modern, accessible and affordable within a realistic development perspective. There will be a dedicated section on ICRAF's website closer to the event.
- New Delhi, India
For more information see International Agrobiodiversity Congress website, organizers are the Indian Society of Plant Genetic Resources (ISPGR) and Bioversity International, in collaboration with Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers' Right Authority (PPV&FRA) (Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers' Welfare), National Biodiversity Authority (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change), Trust for Advancement of Agricultural Science (TAAS), National Academy of Agricultural Sciences (NAAS) and Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT)
- CIAT headquarters, Cali, Colombia
As the CGIAR Research Programs are gearing up for the start of phase II, the meeting is meant to foster collaboration among CRP Gender Research Coordinators and Network members by increasing their familiarity with each other’s approaches, activities and achievements. Find out more here.
Scientists under the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry will speak about Forests for Sustainable Development: The Role of Research
For more information visit IUFRO event website
- Cali, Colombia
'Healthy ecosystems for resilient societies' is chosen as the theme of the first regional Ecosystem Services Partnership (ESP) conference to take place in Latin America. This ESP conference will convene scientists, policy makers and practitioners to discuss the role that ecosystem services can play to reduce socioeconomic tensions in the region and achieve sustainable and inclusive development. For more information visit event page
- CIFOR Headquarters Bogor, Indonesia
- ICRAF Nairobi
For more information visit International Union for the Conservation of Nature
- International Convention Center Brunei Darussalam
More information (also on FTA involvement) at cifor.org
- Montpellier, France
For more information visit event website
- Kungl. Skogs- och Lantbruksakademien, Stockholm, Sweden10am-1pm
In 2015, key developments such as the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement formed the basis of a new global development framework, at the forefront of which is forestry and landscapes. The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) has developed a new strategy 2016–2025 which builds explicitly on this new framework, defining the ways in which CIFOR’s forestry research, capacity development and engagement will provide opportunities to the emerging development agenda.
- Oslo, Norway
Oslo REDD Exchange 2016, following successful events in 2010 and 2013, is a key forum to convene REDD stakeholders from civil society, governments, private sector and academia to promote the successful establishment and implementation of REDD+ through the exchange of perspectives, experiences and ideas. Participation is by invitation only. Visit the event website of Norad to find out more.
- Royal Society, London, UK
This invitation-only event aims to bring together key stakeholders to to take financing of sustainable landscapes to the next level. It is one of the most important events under the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry. For more information visit Global Landscapes Forum: The Investment Case
- Ansan-city, Republic of Korea
The first Asian ESP conference addresses the key question: can ecosystem services help re-connect people and ecosystems to develop Nature Based Solutions. For more information visit ESP conference website
- World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany
For more information see UNFCCC
- Karnakata, India
From 20-24 April 2016, a training on 5Capitals-G - a gender-responsive tool for assessing the poverty impacts of value chain development - brought together researchers from Bioversity International and partners working on gender-equitable value chain development in different parts of India: the College of Forestry (Karnataka), Action for Social Advancement (ASA, Madhya Pradesh), and the M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF, Tamil Nadu). The objectives of the training were: 1) to understand the relevance of an asset-based approach to poverty reduction; 2) to gain capacity to assess value chain development outcomes and impacts at household and enterprise levels; 3) to embrace the importance of a gender focus and gain capacity in collecting and analyzing gender-differentiated data; and 4) to understand the contextual factors shaping the outcomes and impacts of value chain development.
The original version of 5Capitals (Donovan & Stoian 2012) is an approach to evaluate the critical livelihood assets of households as well as the business assets of enterprises linking smallholder farmers with downstream business partners. The tool can be used to establish a baseline and assess the impact of value chain development on poverty. Bioversity International and ICRAF are currently developing a gender-responsive version of the tool (5Capitals-G) to determine gender-differentiated access to and control over household and enterprise assets and related outcomes of value chain development in terms of gender equity.
The training course focused on a prototype version of 5Capitals-G that will be field tested in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, and possibly Tamil Nadu. In Karnataka, the value chain development initiative focuses on three locally valued forest-gathered fruit species: Garcinia indica (kokum), Mangifera indica (mango), and Garcinia gummi-gutta (Malabar tamarind). The tool draws due attention to sustainability issues in harvesting in addition to opportunities for livelihoods and smallholder business development with a gender lens.
This training was implemented as part of the Innovations in Ecosystem Management and Conservation (IEMaC) project with support from the CGIAR Research Program on Policies, Institutions and Markets (PIM), and in collaboration with an IFAD and EU funded project 'Linking agrobiodiversity value chains, climate adaptation and nutrition: Empowering the poor to manage risk' executed by Bioversity International in India. The IEMaC project is funded by the InFoRM (Innovations in Forest Resource Management) program of USAID which aims to reduce forest degradation in India, with co-funding from the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry (FTA).
- Budapest, Hungary
Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) is hosting various events over the year that can be found here
- Preston Auditorium, World Bank Group HQ & Online18:30 - 20:00 (GMT)
For more information visit World Bank
- Washington, D.C.
Flagship 5 of the CGIAR Research Program on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry organized a panel at this conference. For more information visit event website.
- Jakarta, Indonesia
This is the first General Assembly of the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020. The event is combined with an optional field trip on 12 – 13 March, 2016. Over 80 partners of TFA 2020 from government, business, civil society, international organizations and local communities will come together at this invitation-only meeting to finalize the 2016-18 strategy of TFA 2020, and exchange knowledge, expertise, and best practices on partnering to implement the transition to deforestation-free supply chains. For more information visit TFA 2020 General Assembly
- Clark Freeport Zone, Pampanga, Philippines
FAO and its partners invite forestry practitioners to come together for one of the largest and most important forestry gatherings in the region in 2016. The Republic of the Philippines' Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) will co-host the event. Find out more here