21 November 2016

08:30 - 10:00

Registration open

10:00 - 10:30

Opening & Welcome address

Dr. Tony Simons (Director General, World Agroforestry Centre, ICRAF): Opening remarks.

10:30 - 11:00

Introduction by co-organisers and key partners

11:00 - 12:30

2 Keynotes: ES policies and financing

Prof. Judi Wakhungu (Cabinet Secretary for Environment, Water and Natural Resources, Kenya):
Natural resources, ecosystems services and sustainable development in Africa: Policy challenges and prospects.

Dr. Pushpam Kumar (Chief, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit,
Division of Environmental Policy Implementation (DEPI),
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP):
Macro-economic policies, ES and SDGs.

12:30 - 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 - 14:30

Panel discussion

14:30 - 16:15

Special sessions/Workshops O1, O3, O4, O5

O:
O1 - Measuring sustainability for the Sustainable Development Goals
O3 - Empowering Local Communities using Low-key Ecosystem Services Assessment and Valuation toolkits and methodology
O4 - Ecosystem services and biodiversity toward sustainable food and agriculture – approaches and principles
O5 - Ecosystem Services in Landscape approach

16:15 - 17:30

ESP Africa (Member) meeting: all conference participants are invited to attend this meeting, also non-ESP members

17:30 - 18:30

Welcome reception

22 November 2016

08:30 - 09:30

Opening Day chair and 1 Keynote: Nature Based Solutions

Vimal Shah (Chief Executive Officer, Bidco Africa):
Public-private partnerships for delivering ES and sustainable development in Africa.

09:30 - 10:00

BREAK

10:00 - 12:30

Workshops
Mostly organised around the ESP Working Groups:

Sessions: S1c, S3b, S5b, T6b, T7a, T13

S:
S1c - Perennial grasses and their ecosystem services in smallholder crop-livestock mixed farming system of Eastern Africa
S3b - Potentiality of forests trees in the countries SDG's from carbon sequestration point of view
S5b - Investment in Agro-Ecosystem Services: the business perspective

T:
T6b - Understanding nexus of ecosystems and human health to achieve SDGs in Africa
T7a - Estimating the Economic Value of Ecosystem Services for Better Decision Making
T13 - An alternative approach to restoring communities & ecosystem services

12:30 - 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 - 16:30

Sessions: O2, O6, S1d, T14, T18b

O:
O2 - Collective action for ecosystems management and food security sustenance in Africa
O6 - Macro-economic policies and ecosystem services

S:
S1d - Bioenergy and ecosystem services: Exploring trade-offs at the energy, food, environment and poverty nexus in Africa

T:
T14 - Enhancing ecosystem services by managing soil for water
T18b - Key Policy Messages to Help Deliver the Sustainable Development Goals

Incl. flexible BREAK around 15:00
End: 16:15 to allow transition to poster session

16:30 - 17:30

Networking event including Poster session

23 November 2016

08:00 - 19:00

Field Trips
Departure and arrival time depend upon selected field trip.

24 November 2016

08:30 - 09:30

Opening Day chair and 1 Keynote: practice and private sector role

Prof. John Gowdy (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, New York):
ES and greener economies in Africa: What prospects?

09:30 - 10:00

BREAK

10:00 - 12:30

Workshops
Mostly organised around the ESP Working Groups:

Sessions: O8 (S6/T12), S1a, T15

O:
O8 (combined with S6/T12) - Open topic session

S:
S1a - Agricultural landscapes and ecosystem services as solution space for the SDGs
S6 - Bio-energy and ecosystem services combined with T12 Ecosystem Services for Climate Adaptation and Food Security: Effective dialogues among multiple stakeholders

T:
T15 - Improving the evidence base for the links between enhanced ecosystem service generation and rural livelihood benefits

12:30 - 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 - 16:30

Sessions: O7, S7, T16

O:
O7 - The future we want: Youth perspectives on ecosystem services

S:
S7 - Nature-based Tourism & Recreation in Africa for Sustainable Development

T:
T16 - Linking Sustainable Development to Payments for Ecosystem Services – Exploring the effectiveness of PES at different scales in Africa

Incl. flexible BREAK around 15:00
End: 16:15 to allow transition to poster session

16:30 - 17:30

Networking event including Poster
session

25 November 2016

08:30 - 10:00

Results from workshops and other sessions:
and recommendations to ESP

10:00 - 10:30

BREAK & Intermezzo

10:30 - 13:00

Closing Panel discussion including closing announcements

13:00 - 14:00

LUNCH

14:00

Bilateral meetings & departure

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