Securing inclusive land restoration: Climate-smart solutions to enhance ecosystem health and strengthen food, nutrition and water security for all. This webinar will be held virtually on October 26, 2021 from 14:00-15:00 CEST
About this event
This webinar will analyze the social and political dimensions of land restoration initiatives – vitally important given the recent launch of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021–2030), which presents a momentous opportunity to achieve economic and social objectives.
Presenting research by the CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) in India and Ethiopia, the webinar poses several questions: Who sets restoration agendas, and how, why and for whom? Are plural, unequal local voices and knowledge systems valued or ignored, and do they influence how degraded landscapes are restored? The session will discuss:
- Gender and other intersectional inequalities that determine who is included or excluded in restoration initiatives
- The tendency for gender to become diluted during policy processes
- The need for more meaningful capacity strengthening on gender and social inclusion
- The importance of tackling institutional structures and cultures that prevent more inclusive outcomes in land restoration.
Speakers & Panellists
Dr Deepa Joshi, Gender, Youth and Inclusion Lead, WLE (IWMI)
Dr Ravula Padmaja, Senior Scientist, Gender Research, ICRISAT
Dr Ermias Betemariam, Land Health Scientist, ICRAF
Dr Marlene Elias, Gender Lead, Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT
Professor Pradeep Kumar Joshi, NITI Aayog (National Institution for Transforming India)
Dr Gete Zeleke, Director, Water and Land Resource Centre, Addis Ababa University
Dr Anthony Whitbred, Co-Leader of Sustainable Land and Water Solutions research theme, WLE (ICRISAT)
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