Platform for African – European Partnership in Agricultural Research for Development

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Forum on Wetlands for Livelihoods

8-12 July 2013. Kigali, Rwanda. This Forum was co-organized by the UNESCO- Institute for Water Education (IHE) and Rwanda's Environmental Management Authority with financial support from the
Netherlands’ Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) to discuss current challenges and solutions to wetland management, and pave a way forward, both regionally and beyond.

  • The Forum explored new perspectives for better wetland management in the face of human needs for development, food and water security. 
  • It provided solutions to ongoing pressures to wetlands, through identifying the means for more comprehensive implementation of existing polices there to safeguard the services that wetlands provide, and improved understanding of the links with multi-sectoral interests and local livelihoods.
  • The forum provided better understanding of wetland services, and links with policies and communication for wetland management. 
Output of the Forum will include new communication strategies, policy briefs, research plans and capacity building for wetlands.

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