Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS)

Announcement of Steering and Scientific Committee Meeting, FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy 28-29 April, 2014

Rome, Italy, 7 April 2014

Based on the experience and lessons learnt in the past years , it is good time to consider a possible way forward of GIAHS in this transitional phase through discussions with partners and member countries, the Scientific Committee and Steering Committee members.

Objectives and Inputs of the meeting will be:

The meeting is aimed to have focused discussion on how to strengthen the GIAHS initiative in the transitional phase. Specifically, the Steering/scientific committee meeting shall be focused on:

(i) How to use the lessons learned and achievement in GEF pilot countries for further development of GIAHS

(ii) Ways to strengthen and explore synergies with other FAO objectives through further enhancing collaboration with other sectors and regional organizations.

(iii) How to create innovative partnership and collaboration to enhance the GIAHS initiative

(iv) Ideas for strengthening GIAHS corporate programme (twining, South-south cooperation, monitoring and evaluation modalities, etc.)