Presentation on theme: "A Presentation for FANRPAN Annual Regional Stakeholder Dialogue Maputo, September, 2009 Gabriella Richardson-Temm, The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) R ural."— Presentation transcript:
A Presentation for FANRPAN Annual Regional Stakeholder Dialogue Maputo, September, 2009 Gabriella Richardson-Temm, The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) R ural A frica R eady
Context Interplay between development and the environment Climate change - with new associated financial resources and interests - effecting interactions between governments, people and the environment; Disconnected global and national agendas and efforts (climate, energy, biodiversity loss, agricultural development, poverty alleviation, food security and population) Fractured opportunities and missed synergies Scant attention to specific interventions and innovations needed for community participation in an integrated climate approach.
Challenges Re-articulate & re-understand the interplay between climate, development and the environment finding integrated solutions from land to tackle climate change, poverty, food security and biodiversity Appreciating rural communities as principal stewards of landscapes, specifically in areas of agriculture, forest and climate change
Our Response Long history working on interrelated areas of agriculture, land use and climate; Two sister grants and new institutional efforts Comesa – Project on Capacity Development for Eastern and Southern Africa Countries to climate change protection and adaptation WWF Planning and Engagement grant to promote work in three eco- regions and representative countries CARE/WWF Alliance Carbon Measurement, Monitoring and Management Program
The Program Strengthen the institutional, policy and practice frameworks that will empower rural communities, as the principal stewards of their landscapes, to play a unique role in advancing a broad spectrum of interrelated climate, development and environmental goals: Develop a conceptual framework that brings these interrelated agendas together and building a consensus around that framework among important thought leaders: Work with regional institutions, national governments and civil society organizations to design and launch a related implementation model; Launch and/or incorporate model projects that can feed ideas and rural participation into the implementation framework ( (i.e. Investor type carbon, adaptation, agricultural/agro-forestry and energy projects)
Principles of Engagement Local empowerment agenda: linking institutional and policy work to the stewards (community-based carbon projects and related landscape-scale agricultural, land use, adaptation and mitigation interventions) Local-to-global framework: bringing stewardship and conservation into national, regional and global climate discussions, strategies and programs; Multi-functional context: recognizing the potential of the “Nature, Wealth and Power” framework to guide institutional, financial and policy work Multi-institutional design: Including rural community,CSOs, national governments, regional organizations, businesses & the international climate and development communities; New financial architecture: Connecting carbon mitigation finance, commercial and investment banking, development assistance and climate adaptation funds to local micro-finance institutions and emerging financial instruments
Planning and Engagement International development, agricultural and climate community Regional inter-governmental organizations National governments Private sector Civil society organizations, Rural communities