Livelihoods and Landscapes brings together partner organizations in Africa to discuss lessons learned and plans for 2008.
From March 25th – 27th, 2008, IUCN is hosting a workshop close to Dar-es-Salaam on the shores of the Indian Ocean for its Governmental and NGO implementing partner institutions of Livelihoods and Landscapes. 40 participants, including delegates from the forest sector, logging companies and Ministries of Health and representing 14 African countries will discuss and address a variety of issues, including:
- Exploring the lessons learned so far through Livelihoods and Landscapes
- Revisiting our understanding of Livelihoods and Landscapes
- Using an action learning approach to pave the road ahead for 2008
- The vital role that Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge Management and Communications play in Livelihoods and Landscapes and how best to harness that in Africa
Following on from the workshop, there will be a training event on Action Learning. Action Learning is "a process in which a group of people with a shared issue of concern collaboratively, systematically and deliberately plan, implement and evaluate actions. Action learning combines action and investigation. The investigation informs action and the collaborators learn from critical reflection on the action."
The training will take place partly in a workshop format, but more importantly will work in one of the Livelihoods and Landscapes sites in , which comprises of some villages in the Rufiji area to the south of Dar-es-Salaam. This training will run from 28th March to April 1st .