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WCC 2016 Res 040 - Activity Report

General Information
IUCN Constituent: 
Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Office
IUCN Constituent type: 
IUCN Secretariat
Period covered: 
Geographic scope: 
Congo (DROC)
South Africa
In implementing this Resolution your organization has worked/consulted with...
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 Commission on Ecosystems Management 2013-2016 (CEM)
IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy 2013-2016 (CEESP)
IUCN Secretariat: 
Other non-IUCN related organisations: 
Indicate and briefly describe any actions that have been carried out to implement this Resolution: 
Field activitiesa 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.On-going
Policy influencing/advocacyIN Africa a total of 28 countries with a total of 113 million hectares have been committed which is beyond 100million 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.Completed
Please report on the result /achievement of the actions taken: 
Africa have committed 113million hectares beyond 100million targets and countries continues. Ownership of the initiative by countries demonstrated by domestic finance.
What challenges have you encountered in implementing this Resolution and what measures have you taken to overcome them?: 
Domestic finance for restoration needs to continue be raised through education of policy makers.
Identify and briefly describe what future actions are planned for the implementation of this Resolution: 
Future ActionDescription
FundraisingIUCN have 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 $6million every year to reverse degrdation and increase youth jobs and agriculture productivity. Rwanda, 6.7million/year.
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