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The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM)

Forest & Landscape Investment Forum

From 16/05/2017 to 17/05/2017

Location: Kigali, Rwanda

Unleashing Business Opportunities for Sustainable Landscapes

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in partnership with the Ministry of Natural Resources of Rwanda (MINIRENA), the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB), and Rwanda’s Green Fund (FONERWA), is delighted to convene the inaugural Forest and Landscape Investment Forum (FLIF). The Forum will be held on 16 - 17 May 2017 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The Forest & Landscape Investment Forum will help to advance efforts to achieve the Bonn Challenge and the AFR100 target of restoring 100 million hectares of degraded land in Africa by 2030. Invitees to the Forum include project developers and business champions from Eastern Africa and investors from all over the world seeking business opportunities in sustainable landscapes. FAO is pleased to lead organisation of the FLIF, with support from several key partners contributing technical and financial backing. The Forum will aim to:

  • showcase business opportunities in forest and landscapes, including those in agroforestry and forestry value chains
  • create a marketplace for effective forest and landscape project design and increased investment opportunities
  • discuss business challenges and enabling environments for successful investments
  • promote a broad spectrum of investments in forests and landscapes. This will include those for environmental, social, economic and financial returns, as well as benefits in terms of Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation (CCA/M), Forest and Landscape Restoration and Land Degradation Neutrality (FLR and LDN)

Targeted audience

  • forest and landscapes companies and project developers from Ethiopia, Kenya, Madagascar, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
  • national and international cooperatives and agribusinesses
  • national and international commercial banks; Development banks; Impact funds; Insurance companies
  • technical assistance providers that facilitate and support investments in sustainable land use business models such as incubators, accelerators, PPP-facilities
  • public agencies and institutions able to build and improve an enabling environment for investments

For more information please contact: FLIF@fao.org 

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