Events

BES-Net Trialogues

The First Kenya National Trialogue: Attaining Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Targets and Pollinator Conservation for Food Security
3 August 2021 to 4 August 2021
Online
Ministry of Environment and Forestry

The National Trialogue is a BES-Net (Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network) initiative, uniting policy, practice and science communities around the topics of IPBES assessments, primarily land degradation and pollination. The National Trialogue in Kenya aims to bring together and activate networks between those communities in Kenya, in the interest of achieving land degradation neutrality and security through conserving biodiversity, pollinators and vital ecosystems.
 
During the first part held virtually in April 2021, we set out the baseline for discussion in the areas of land degradation and pollination, with representatives from policy, practice and science sharing their knowledge and expertise. The first part brought together more than 70 professionals eager to advance those issues in Kenya and ready to take action.
 
In the second upcoming part on August 3-4, 2021, the National Trialogue goes into more details on both topics, exploring land degradation and pollination as interconnected and in the context of both agricultural and natural landscapes. The second part is about learning more from experts, sharing your experience and connecting with others to build on ongoing and create new initiatives within the Action Plan, some of which will secure support from UNDP BES-Net catalytic funds.

AGENDA
 
Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021
Day 1: Pollination, pollinators and LDN in natural landscapes
Time Activity Lead
9.00 – 9.15 a.m. Session 1. Opening: 
Welcome and Introductions
 
Pippa Heylings (Facilitator)
9.15 – 9.25 a.m.  Session 2. Context: 
Kenyan National Action Plan & key messages from the first part of the Trialogue
 
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
9.25 – 9.55 a.m. Session 3. Presentations:
  • Community of Practice: How butterfly farming is supporting livelihoods in our community
  • Community of Science: Utilizing science       for sustainable use of biodiversity to enhance livelihoods: A case of silkworms, butterfly farming and commercial beekeeping 
  • Community of Policy: How does LDN Strategy support pollinators and ecosystem services in forest landscapes
  • Q&A
 
Anthony Githitho, 
National Museums of Kenya, Coast Forest Conservation Unit
 
 
 
Dr. Esther Kioko, 
National Museums of Kenya, Head of Zoology Department
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Charles Lange,
NEMA Deputy Director, Environmental Planning and Research
9.55 – 10.40 a.m. Session 4. Breakout Rooms: Co-creating the Action Plan
Priority actions specific to natural landscapes
 
 
10.40 – 11.00 a.m. Session 5. Next steps: 
  • Feedback from breakout rooms & reflections from Day 1
  • Ways forward for taking action 
Pippa Heylings (Facilitator)
 

 

Wednesday, August 4th, 2021
Day 2: Pollination, pollinators and LDN in agricultural and managed landscapes
Time Activity Lead
9.00 – 9.10 a.m. Session 1. Opening: 
Welcome back and recap of Day 1
 
Pippa Heylings (Facilitator)
9.10 – 9.50 a.m. Session 2. Presentations:
  • Community of Practice: How to support post COVID-19 recovery of local market and exports to restore soils and make pollinator populations thrive?
  • Community of Science: Comparing and contrasting the biodiversity, soil richness and pollinator status in natural and agricultural landscapes
  • Community of Policy: Innovation in pest-free farming and relevant agricultural policies 
  • Q&A
 
Ernest Simeoni,
African Beekeepers Ltd.
 
 
 
 
 
Dr. Taita Terer, 
National Museums of Kenya, Upper Tana Project
 
 
 
Joshua Oluyali, 
Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock
Eng. Laban Kiplagat, 
TIB Project
9.50 – 11.00 a.m. Session 3. Breakout Rooms: Co-creating the Action Plan
Priority actions specific to agricultural landscapes
 
 
11.00 – 11.20 a.m. Session 4. Next steps: 
  • Feedback from breakout rooms & reflections from Day 1
  • Ways forward for taking action
Pippa Heylings (Facilitator)
 

 
 
 

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