The Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism

V Colombian Congress and VI Iberoamerican and Caribbean Congress on Ecological Restoration

From 12/06/2023 to 16/06/2023

Location: Bogotá, Colombia

The Colombian Network on Ecological Restoration (REDCRE), in collaboration with the Iberoamerican and Caribbean Chapter of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER-IAC) and the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana of Bogotá, is organizing the V Colombian Congress and VI Iberoamerican and Caribbean Congress on Ecological Restoration. The congress will be held in Bogotá, Colombia, from 12 to 16 June 2023.

The Task Force on Best Practices led by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) for the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (hereafter UN Decade), FAO's Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism (FLRM) and the World Resources Institute (WRI) are organizing the following sessions:

  • a plenary session on the principles and standard for ecosystem restoration, titled "The UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration: Best practices for restoring ecological integrity and improving human well-being", with speakers James Hallett (University of Montana, Society for Ecological Restoration, Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration) and Cara Nelson (University of Montana, International Union for Conservation of Nature Commission on Ecosystem Management);
  • a plenary session on the activities of the FAO-led Monitoring Task Force of the UN Decade and the 20x20 Initiative, titled "Landscape restoration as a means to achieve global objectives: Monitoring progress and impacts at regional and national scales", with speakers Carolina Gallo Granizo (FAO), Maggie Gonzalez (WRI) and Carolina Useche (WRI Colombia);
  • a plenary session on the UN Decade and its Capacity, knowledge, and Learning Action Plan, titled "Achieving the Decade's Vision: Key capacity development initiatives to promote and enhance ecosystem restoration", with speakers Robin Chazdon (Forestoration International, University of Sunshine Coast), Andrea Romero Montoya (FAO) and Maggie Gonzalez (WRI); and
  • a practical workshop on “Global Monitoring Tools and Dissemination of Good Practices" aiming to provide participants with practical guidance on using the recently launched Monitoring Tools Guide, the AURORA application, and the Framework for Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring (FERM) platform for documenting and disseminating good practices on ecosystem restoration, organized by Maggie Gonzalez (WRI), Carolina Gallo Granizo (FAO) and Andrea Romero (FAO).