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SLA “Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange Centre” at COP 13

Soil Leadership Academy

The Centre will be organized with the support of the UNCCD Secretariat and Knowledge Hub, the Global Mechanism, Soil Leadership Academy project and various partners, during COP 13. The primary purpose of this is to provide opportunities to country delegates to exchange knowledge, share experience and get in touch with partners who will showcase their activities on LDN relevant selected topics.

The CB Centre will be located in the Technology Fair & Exhibition area at COP 13.

(Please follow screens in the COP area for details of the location and updates in the schedule ! )

In addition to the capacity building sessions, in the same area, delegates will have the opportunity to access the Knowledge hub resources and information materials provided by the UNCCD Secretariat and the Global Mechanism of the UNCCD.

Overview of the schedule of capacity building sessions

Some sessions are repeated to allow wider participation of the delegates

September 5th

Scaling-up SLM projects: ICARDA tool

 

  • Bottlenecks in scaling up of SLM options
  • Strategies, frameworks and incentives to promote scale up
  • Relevance within LDN conceptual framework
  • Demo on line tool – GeOC

1pm-3pm

 

Partners:

ICARDA

Science-Policy Interface

UNCCD Secretariat

Transforming SLM projects into LDN relevant initiatives (WOCAT)

  • Showcasing SLWM projects
  • Incorporating LDN concepts
  • Recommendations and guidance to achieve relevant scale

6pm-8pm

Partners:

WOCAT

UNCCD Secretariat

September 6th

Data management in the LDN TSP process (Peer Learning workshop)

  • Experiences in data management from LDN TSP participants
  • Global and national data sets
  • Next steps in data management

1pm-3pm

Partners:

UNCCD Secretariat

Global Mechanism

JRC (tbc)

Transforming SLM projects into LDN relevant initiatives (WOCAT)

  • Showcasing SLWM projects
  • Incorporating LDN concepts
  • Recommendations and guidance to achieve relevant scale

6pm-8pm

Partners:

WOCAT

UNCCD Secretariat

 

September 7th

Guidelines on deriving the SDG indicator 15.3.1: Proportion of degraded land

  • LDN conceptual framework
  • Deriving indicator 15.3.1: Subindicators on land degradation; Establishing the baseline; Data sources
  • Practical recommendations in preparing relevant data sets for indicator 15.3.1

 

1pm-3pm

and

6pm-8pm

 

Partners:

CSIRO

Science-Policy Interface

UNCCD Secretariat

September 8th

Scaling-up SLM projects: ICARDA tool

 

  • Bottlenecks in scaling up of SLM options
  • Strategies, frameworks and incentives to promote scale up
  • Relevance within LDN conceptual framework
  • Demo on line tool GeOC

6pm-8pm

 

Partners:

ICARDA

Science-Policy Interface

UNCCD Secretariat

September 9th

LDN TSP Open House

  • Status update of LDN TSP: Main achievements
  • LDN TSP – the way forward
  • LDN transformative projects/programmes

 

1pm-3pm

 

Partners:

UNCCD Secretariat

Global Mechanism

Overview first week of events in the “Capacity Building and Knowledge Exchange Centre”

 

  • Deriving 15.3.1. indicator – main messages
  • Data management – lessons learned
  • Scaling up SLM to contribute to LDN
  • LDN TSP open house event – main messages

 

3pm-4pm

Partners:

UNCCD Secretariat

Global Mechanism

CSIRO

ICARDA

WBCSD

September 13th

Climate smart agriculture – a LDN relevant approach

 

  • Sustainable land management – A business opportunity
  • Business driven Climate smart agriculture projects
  • Landscape connectivity and LDN

1pm-3pm (tbc)

 

Partners:

ELD

WBCSD

How to access Green Climate Fund financing for land-based projects?

  • The Green Climate Fund : general information, key success factors of eligible projects, latest development on land use issues
  • What is a landbased climate action project? Elements for successful design
  • Example of a land use project from the GCF portfolio

 

6pm-8pm

 

Partners:

Green Climate Fund

Global Mechanism of the UNCCD

 

September 14th

Increasing private sector investment in transformative land use projects: The LDN Fund example

 

  • The LDN Fund : general information, target groups, investment criteria, business models, key success factors of eligible projects, guidance on how to mobilize private investors
  • Investing in rural development : innovative financing instruments for small holders and private operators
  • Examples of private sector investments projects

 

1pm-3pm

 

Partners:

Mirova

Global Mechanism of the UNCCD

Credit Agricole Group of Morocco