Round table discussion on good land governance for land degradation neutrality

10/02/2021 UNCCD News

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UNCCD secretariat are organizing a round table discussion on “Good land governance and land degradation neutrality” in the margins of the Second Arab Land Conference on 22 February 2021 from 12:30 to 14:00 (UTC/GMT+2).

The round table will bring together speakers from Egypt, Tunisia and Lebanon to discuss the role of land tenure in addressing desertification, land degradation and drought in the Arab region. The session will also present the ongoing cooperation of FAO and UNCCD on a technical guide on how to integrate the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of Tenure on Land, Fisheries and Forest in the context of National Food Security (VGGT) into achieving land degradation neutrality (LDN). Participants in the round table will be encouraged to actively engage in the discussion and provide feedback that can enrich the technical guide with regional examples. Simultaneous interpretation in Arabic and English will be provided.

To participate in the round table discussion, please register on the conference website. You can download the event concept note here.

Author: Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.