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WCC 2016 Res 040 - Progress Report

General information
IUCN Constituencies implementing this Resolution
IUCN Members: 
Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz und nukleare Sicherheit und Verbraucherschutz ( BMUV ) / Germany
WWF - Deutschland ( WWF ) / Germany
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH ( GIZ ) / Germany
African Wildlife Foundation - Kenya HQ ( AWF ) / Kenya
International Centre for Research on Agroforestry ( ICRAF ) / Kenya
Administracao Nacional das Areas de Conservacao ( ANAC ) / Mozambique
Ministry of Environment, Rwanda ( MINILAF ) / Rwanda
Association Rwandaise des Ecologistes / Rwanda
South African National Parks ( SANParks ) / South Africa
Albertine Rift Conservation Society ( ARCOS ) / Uganda
World Resources Institute ( WRI ) / United States of America
IUCN Commissions: 
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Indicate which actions have been carried out to implement this Resolution : 
Field activities
Policy influencing/advocacy
Describe the results/achievements of the actions taken: 
A Total of 100,000 hectares were reported to be under restoration by end of 2018. This was mainly in Countries where Bonn Challenge barometer has been implemented such as Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi etc. In Africa a total of 28 countries with a total of 113 million hectares have been committed which is beyond 100 million initially envisaged by the initiative. A series of Ministerial summit to endorse The AFR100 and Bonn Challenge in including the Central Africa forest commission countries who endorsed increment of domestic finance for restoration.

Africa have committed 113 million hectares beyond 100 million targets and countries continues. Ownership of the initiative by countries demonstrated by domestic finance.
What challenges/obstacles have been encountered in the implementation of this Resolution and how were they overcome : 
Domestic finance for restoration needs to continue be raised through education of policy makers.
Briefly describe what future actions are needed for the implementation of this Resolution: 
IUCN has received funding from GEF under the TRI project (https://www.iucn.org/theme/forests/projects/restoration-initiative-tri) to support implementation of landscape restoration at scale in 10 countries. Countries have committed to increase financing restoration of degraded landscapes. E.g Malawi committed $6 million every year to reverse degradation and increase youth jobs and agriculture productivity. Rwanda, $6.7 million/year.
Are these actions planned for yet: 
Status of implementation
Status of implementation for this Resolution: 
On-going: implementation consisting of repetitive, recurrent action (attending meetings, reporting, etc.)