Accredited CSOs of the UNCCD are invited for the Dialogue between CSOs and representatives of the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund (LDN Fund) at an online meeting on 17th May 2021 – 3 pm to 5 pm CET.
Register HERE. You will receive a connection link afterward.
Please note that discussions will be held in English.
For more information:
Since January 2019, the UNCCD Secretariat facilitated the participation of the CSO Panel representatives in the Strategic Board Meetings of The Land Degradation Neutrality (LDN) Fund. Following this involvement, the Panel members started a constructive consultation process with the accredited CSOs to receive their insights, concerns, and expectations on the LDN Fund operationalization from various regions.
In preparation for the CRIC19 of the UNCCD, a synthesis report was developed by the CSO Panel members on the Operationalization of the Land Degradation Neutrality Fund (prepared report by the Global Mechanism (ICCD/CRIC(19)/3) and the CSOs statement were delivered on LDN Fund in CRIC19. Both documents reflected the existing gaps, concerns, and expectations of the accredited CSOs to the LDN Fund;
In response to the CSO’s concerns and questions and for more clarification, a Q&A document was developed by the LDN Fund.
It was also agreed that a separate event/ interactive dialogue should be organized with the CSOs and the LDN Fund stakeholders to share experiences and lessons learned on land restoration/SLM projects aiming to:
- Inform CSOs on the financed projects by the LDNF focusing on the type of projects, the financing process, effects on communities and ecosystems considering environmental, social, and sustainability standards, and contribution to achieving LDN;
- Share the lessons learned on the funded projects that contribute to land restoration and sustainable land management while meeting the criteria of investment return;
- Exchange experiences, lessons learned, and recommendations from CSOs to the LDN fund regarding sustainable land management and land restoration;
- Strengthen collaboration to achieve LDN at all levels.
As was said in CSOs statement on LDN The post-COVID recovery requests humanity to adopt a more robust alliance and solidarity at global, regional, national, and local levels to avoid, manage, and reverse land degradation and restore natural ecosystems. Providing an approach to achieve LDN in the full context of the SDGs has become a must.
Therefore your active participation will lead to the meaningful participation of the CSOs to achieve LDN at various levels .
We are looking forward to meeting you on 17th May!