MDP Student Ida Nadia Djenontin prepares workshop report in Burkina Faso on land restoration in Africa

04/20/2017 - 12:00
Ida Nadia Djenontin attended the Regional Technical Meeting on the preparation of a report on the Status of Land Degradation and Restoration in Africa: A workshop organized by the New Partnership of Africa Development (NEPAD) Planning and Coordinating Agency (NPCA) in the framework of its Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM) Program.
The workshop was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso from April 12-15, 2017 by NEPAD and its TerrAfrica Strategic Investment Program (SIP) partners on Sustainable Land and Water Management (SLWM), the United Nation Environment Program (UNEP) and the Global Environment Facility (GEF). Together they ran a two-day workshop to set up the production of a policy report on “The Status of Land Degradation and Restoration in Africa” authored by Ms. Djenontin. The workshop is a follow-up to the Regional Sustainable Land Management and Landscape Approaches Workshop: collecting data and information to generating and managing knowledge held in Mbabane, Swaziland (September 13-16, 2016).
The report will serve as a strategic document to better mobilize resources and direct future investments to address challenges such as desertification, drought, climate change, and unsustainable practices translated in land degradation as well as provide restoration opportunities across the continent. It will also help guide actions for the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) and their member states to better address land degradation challenges and restoration opportunities while implementing SLM agenda across sub-Saharan Africa.
Building on her summer practicum and collaboration with the NEPAD/SLWM, she is part of the selected Resource Persons to produce the report. At the Ouagadougou workshop, she has presented initial work being performed as part of the write up of the policy report. The workshop served to collect additional data and information from partners in order to move forward with the finalization and publication of the document. 

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