The United Nations Environment has invited the Kabaka of Buganda Kingdom Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II to participate in the Global Landscapes Forum (GLF).
The Forum that will take place in Accra, Ghana from 29 to 30 October, 2019 will run under the theme, “Restoring Africa’s landscape –Uniting Actions from Above and Below”.
“UN Environment as a charter member of the GLF, will be honoured if you can kindly speak during the plenary opening-voices of the landscape,” Susan Gardner, the Director Ecosystems Division said in an invitation letter to the Kabaka.
She also requested the Kabaka that during the event they would like to learn how his traditional institutions have managed to be key instruments in the governance and natural resource management within the kingdom.
“Additionally, we would also like to inform you that this event is closely aligned to the recently launched UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) which is closely aligned to the 10 years of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),” stated Gardner.
“We look forward to continued collaboration with you and the Buganda Kingdom, particularly around the restoration agenda under the UN Decade and overall on advancing the global sustainable development agenda.”
GLF is the world’s largest knowledge-led platform on integrated land use, dedicated to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Paris Climate Agreement.
The Forum takes a holistic approach to create sustainable landscapes that are productive, prosperous, equitable and resilient and considers five cohesive themes of food and livelihood initiatives, landscape restoration, rights, finance and measuring progress.
It is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in collaboration with its co-founders UN Environment and the World Bank and Charter Members.
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