With the financial support of the Turkish International Cooperation Agency (TIKA), FAO in collaboration with the Turkish Ministry of Water and Forest Affairs, TIKA, the Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development of Senegal and its technical Institutions (Directorate of Water, Forests, Hunting and Soil Conservation and the National Great Green Agency of Senegal), and the African Union Commission will organize a second international workshop in Senegal from the 25th to the 28th February 2013 under the theme “Building forest landscapes resilient to global changes in drylands: the guidelines”.
This event is a follow-up to the first international workshop that was held in Konya, Turkey on 28-31 May 2012 and is held in response to recommendations by FAO member countries to develop operational guidelines for the restoration of degraded forests and lands within the difficult environmental and socio-economic framework conditions in arid zones, for the benefit of the local population.
The event will gather ca. 70 participants from different countries including experts and practitioners from forestry departments including focal points of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel initiative, research institutions, tree seed centers, private companies, NGOs, and development agencies who are active in developing and implementing forestation and restoration projects in arid zones.
Workshop objectives are the following: (i) Discuss and amend the draft version of the “guidelines for building forest landscapes resilient to global changes in drylands”; (ii) Support the use of the developed guidelines in the framework of the Great Green Wall for the Sahara and Sahel Initiative (GGWSSI) implementation.