Outputs from the ESPA African Finale Conference
As one of ESPA's final major events, this conference brought together policymakers, practitioners and researchers to reflect on how new approaches to managing Africa's ecosystems could help empower vulberable communities, improve wellbeing and progress sustainable development.
Through a process of presentations and group discussions, participants helped to shape a 'call to action' declaration for African decision makers
, connecting key insights from across the whole 8-year ESPA programme to some of Africa's most pertinent social and environmental issues.
Kate Schreckenberg - Ecosystem Services for Poverty Alleviation (ESPA): Headline findings
Vincent Akomeah - Ghana's Climate-Smart Cocoa Initiative
Anne Nyambane - Biofuels and ecosystem services: Exploring trade-offs at the energy, food, environment and poverty nexus in Africa
Dennis Garrity - Creating an EverGreen Agriculture in Africa: To achieve a win-win-win
Rewarding Environmental Stewardship
Isilda Nhantumbo - Enabling pro-MSMEs rewards for environmental stewardship
Bruno Ramamonjisoa - Pro-poor designs for conservation policies and interventions: the contribution of the P4GES project in Madagascar
Boris Ochoa-Tocachi - Citizen Science: a tool for actionable knowledge co-generation on ecosystem services for improved governance
Fisheries and coastal management
Daniela Diz - ESPA Contributions to Ecosystem Approach to Fisheries and Sustainable Development
Caroline Abunge - Ecosystems, wellbeing and poverty: Evidence from ESPA work in coastal Kenya
Salomao Bandeira - Reflecting on socio-ecological research on interactions with impact partners
Belinda Reyers - Social-ecological systems approaches for sustainable development in Africa
Kate Schreckenberg - Towards fairer protected areas
Julie Hanta Razafimanahaka - Protected Areas, ecosystem services and poverty alleviation: lessons from the P4GES project
Medard Twinamatsiko - Advancing equity and governance in Uganda's protected areas: Local participation and partnerships
Fiona Nunan - Governance: what have we learnt?
Revocatus Twinomuhangi - Challenges to effective ecosystem governance in Uganda
Anne Kairu - From shiny shoes to muddy reality: Understanding how meso-scale actors negotiate the implementation gap in participatory forest management
Ambrose Mugisha - Enhancing effective management of ecosystem services for poverty alleviation in Africa
Policymakers, practitoiners and researchers from 11 African countries gathered at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, on 8-9th March 2018, to identify new approaches to managing Africa's natural resources in ways that improve the wellbeing of the vulnerable communities that depend on them.