WCC 2016 Res 040 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
WWF - World Wide Fund for Nature, Danube-Carpathian Program Bulgaria ( WWF - Bulgaria ) / Bulgaria
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Ministère des Eaux, Forêts, Chasse et Pêche / Central African Republic
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit ( BMU ) / Germany
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH ( GIZ ) / Germany
African Wildlife Foundation - Kenya HQ ( AWF ) / Kenya
Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife / Kenya
Ministry of Environment and Sustainable Development. / Madagascar
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Federal Ministry of Environment / Nigeria
Ministry of Environment ( MINILAF ) / Rwanda
Albertine Rift Conservation Society ( ARCOS ) / Uganda
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World Resources Institute ( WRI ) / United States of America
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Commission on Ecosystems Management 2017-2020 (CEM)
IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy 2017-2020 (CEESP)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Yes
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
FAO, UNDP, UNEP, World Bank Group, Eco-Planet bamboo, Komaza, BMZ, NEPAD, Countries that are non members of IUCN ( a total 24countries committed to AFR100).
Implémentation
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Capacity-building
Convene stakeholders/Networking
Education/Communication/Raising awareness
Field activities
Fundraising
Policy influencing/advocacy
Scientific/technical activities
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
In July 2016, The government of Rwanda hosted a Ministerial Summit on Bonn Challenge with representatives from East AFrica, Central Africa and SADC Region. The meeting closed with a Kigali declaration on Forest Landscape restoration, calling for governments, international community to make this a priority for the next planning phase including SDGs.

Another Regional Ministerial Summit for the Bonn Challenge was hosted by Malawi Government with representative from SADC region and was highly attended by senior government officials from about 14 countries with participation from Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia and Congo. With the Lilongwe call to action, The meeting recognized and endorsed Kigali Declaration as a panafrican declaration by high level government officials and was recommended to be endorsed by the African Union Summit.

In September, 3rd Annual Partnership meeting on AFR100 was convened by NEPAD in Niamey, Niger and brought together representatives from 37countries. The meeting endorsed Kigali declaration and Lilongwe call to action and recommended through Niamey call to action , fast track the implementation of FLR commitments under AFR100 and Bonn Challenges.
Other various events with high level representation of African leaders on AFR100 including high level visibility in Paris COP23, CBD COP, land degradation Neutrality among others. It has also been a year of harmonizing targeting process for AFR100 and Bonn Challenge with other restoration initiatives.

Another milestone have been to support countries to access resources enabling them to implement restoration. Both technical and financial resources were mobilized and resulted in the following:
ROAM was completed for Malawi, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Burundi.
GCF proposals focusing on restoration were developed for Kenya, Rwanda, Mozambique and are waited to be finalized and submitted. New big funding into implementation of restoration was mobilized from the world bank among other donors.
New countries have made commitment to join AFR100 including Nigeria, Botswana, South Africa, among others.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Several initiatives needed to be harmonized to enable countries focus on implementation beyond targeting process. This has been a major investment for most of partners including UNCCD, IUCN, NEPAD, FAO among others to support this harmonization process. AFR100 targets, LDN targets and Bonn Challenge targets have been harmonized and it was easy to refer to each others.

It was also challenging to keep track of all events happening that supports restoration among other many responsibilities. We have been working closely with IUCN members and governments to support the implementation of this resolution.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
High level Ministerial meeting for central Africa focusing on Bonn Challenge planned in March 2018
Hugh Level Bonn Challenge meeting in Brazil planned in march 2018.
AFR100 3rdd partnership meeting planned in Kigali-Rwanda in September 2018
FLR finance round table planned in Brazil in March 2018
Continue to support countries to implement ROAM in 2018
Continue to support countries to develop FLR proposals to access international finance from GEF,GCF
Support ongoing implementation of landscape restoration across the continent. Stocktaking all initiatives done by various countries.
Develop and roll out Bonn Challenge Barometer that helps to track progress on Bonn Challenge commitments.
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
On-going: implementation consisting of repetitive, recurrent action (attending meetings, reporting, etc.)
Additional information
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Yes