Capturing the True Value of Land:
Kigali to host international
workshop on natural capital valuation
07/12/2012 - The
OSLO Consortium, the Global Mechanism, UNECA and the Land Policy Initiative,
with support from the UNCCD, the Economics of Land Degradation, the Government
of Norway, the European Economic Commission, and CABI present a Subregional
Capacity Building Workshop on Natural Capital Valuation of Land and Ecosystem
Services for Eastern Africa.
International experts from over 20 different
countries will gather in Kigali for a four-day workshop on natural capital
valuation of land. The aim of the workshop will be to provide participants (primarily land valuers
from Eastern Africa) with the tools and methodologies to use land and ecosystem
valuation to mobilize financial resources for sustainable land use.
the workshop will:
- Provide a
forum for sharing knowledge and evidence-based lessons and experiences, as well
as for building networks of expertise;
instrumental to the identification of adequate land policy reforms and/or the
design of accompanying policy measures, such as incentives and market based
mechanisms (IMBMs), risk management/mitigation tools and other enabling
conditions to encourage private investment and business assurance;
the synergies and linkages in Eastern Africa on transboundary issues related to
- Be a basis
for formulating a framework for building consensus and outlining future action
by the various stakeholders, practitioners and development partners.
10-13, December 2012
Lemigo Hotel, Rwanda
Ecological Economist, The Global Mechanism
John Soussan, Scientific Coordinator, OSLO Consortium
Chief, Land Policy Initiative (UNECA)
representatives from The World Bank; The ELD Initiative; UNEP; UNDP; The
United Nations University; The Basque Center for Climate Change; The Wildlife
Conservation Society; The University of Zurich; ; Kilimo Salama; Rwanda;
Kenya; Madagascar; Zambia; Tanzania; and more.
Please contact Christina
Wollesen firstname.lastname@example.org to request more information about the event, or a
copy of the official concept note.
The OSLO Consortium team will
report live from the event. Follow them on Twitter.
Consortium is a global partnership of leading research and academic
institutions, international organizations and UN agencies engaged in the
economic assessment of the total value of land and ecosystem services, and in
the development of innovative solutions for sustainable land use. Its members
are international experts in the fields of ecological economics, environmental
science, development policy, and sustainable development.