On the 4th of May 2021, the Forestry Technical Network (FTN) hosted a webinar organised by the Drylands Forestry Team (NFO) titled: Learning from a living archive: Local communities owning change, monitoring progress and communicating the impact.
The webinar worked to document, systematise and share successful experiences and strategies for sustainable management of drylands to avoid new initiatives from “reinventing the wheel.” This is the first in a series of webinars that aims to showcase participatory documentation tools that have proven to effectively disseminate knowledge from local communities in dryland regions to the rest of the world.
During the first session, participants were presented with innovative participatory documentation tools that local communities could use to take ownership of the change-making process. It featured several presentations from guest speakers on a range of topics including:
As this series continues, FTN hopes to upscale the approach globally by presenting the evidence of change taking place at the local level to higher regional and international arenas.
The next webinar in the series, Building up: planned, participatory and integrated land use management, will take place on 17 June 2021, 12:30 – 14:00 CEST.
The webinar has been organized on the occasion of the International Desertification and Drought Day to explore and celebrate ongoing initiatives and tools that are being developed and trialed to support the decision-making and monitoring of restoration activities for healthy lands. The event will feature presentations from:
If you are interested in attending the event, please contact Fidaa F. Haddad.
Photos by Juliet Braslow/CIAT
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