The Mangai Landscape Land Use Dialogue was held from the 31st of May to the 4th of June 2019 and addressed challenges of implementing restoration options discussed at the previous National Scoping Dialogue held in Kinshasa. Click here to learn more about the topics discussed at the National Scoping Dialogue.
The LUD focused on the priority restoration areas identified by participants in the National Scoping Dialogue and built on the important information received from the focus groups. Dialogue participants identified the following ways forward.
- Hold technical training on agroforestry and reforestation projects;
- Build on GWG to partner across sectors to address agricultural methods, soil degradation, and river bank erosion;
- Increase community awareness on land tenure, conservation area boundaries and limits to use, climate change, conservation and sustainable management of natural resources;
- Support research on regeneration of native plant species;
- Support an integrated an particpatory approach in the Forest Landscape Restoration Opportunity Assessment methodology (ROAM);
- Facilitate inclusive community owenership and active participation of all stakeholders in the use of the natural resources;
- Compile and share information within and beyond the multi-stakeholder platform to illustrate the concerns and priorities of stakeholders;
- The next step is to hold sectorial mini-dialogues on key issues identified in the LUD.
Core partners to the implementation of the project include IUCN, The Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development, The Organisation Congolaise des Ecologistes et Amis de la Nature (OCEAN), ICCN (Institut Congolais de Conservation de la Nature).
For pictures from the dialogue, please click here.