Community Conservation Conference in Durban, South Africa - Programme on August 31st

The Community Conservation Conference organised by the Global Forest Coalition in Durban, South Africa kicked off today. Programme on Monday 31st of August:

9:00 – 12:30 Opening plenary
Wally Menne, Timberwatch Coalition, word of welcome and some remarks on the threats to sustainable livelihoods in South Africa
Simone Lovera, GFC, word of welcome and introduction to the CCRI
Axel Benemann, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, Germany on supporting community conservation (via video)
Ville-Veikko Hirvelä, Siemenpuu Foundation, Finland, on community rights, alternative views on the economy and elements for a global democratic dialogue
Delfin Ganapin, GEF Small Grants Programme, UNDP on importance ICCAs for biodiversity conservation (via video)

10:30 – 10:45 coffee break
Philip Owen and Alexander Mashile: Presentation preliminary results community conservation resilience assessments in South Africa
Ronnie Hall, Critical Information Collective, UK: Presentation on commonalities in the draft findings of national CCRA processes followed by initial discussion

12:30 – 14:00 lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Afternoon plenary
Onel Masardule and Hilda Lopez: Presentation preliminary results community conservation resilience assessments in Panama
James Meinama and James Iroga: Presentation preliminary results community conservation resilience assessments in Solomon Islands
– Proposal for parallel working groups to analyse draft findings on resilience of community conservation and how it could be enhanced.
15:30 – 18:00 working groups
– Coffee break followed by first session of parallel working groups to discuss the contribution of community conservation to sustainable livelihoods

18:00 Reception

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