The goal of the initiative is to realise a people-centred approach that recognises and promotes the role of traditional knowledge of communities and indigenous peoples for the restoration, conservation, and sustainable use of resilient ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa by building a community of best-practices to influence policies and international frameworks towards a local and sustainable management of ecosystems
WHAT ACTIONS DO WE TAKE?
Members of CBI 6 Africa will:
- Identify drivers of degradation of ecosystems in Sub-Saharan Africa by embracing existing traditional knowledge from local communities and IPs on restoration and conservation practices;
- Engage with and empower local communities, IPs and other marginalised land users to be the championing voice in the restoration, conservation, and management of ecosystems;
- Document best practices based on indigenous knowledge and science-based evidence to upscale the restoration and conservation of ecosystems;
- Identify youth, women, and indigenous groups for programs on locally managed ecosystems and build their capacities to upscale best practices.
WHERE DO WE WORK?
Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, DRC, Senegal, Togo, and Zimbabwe.
The major stakeholders included in CBI 6 are Sahel ECO, World Vision Ethiopia (WVE), and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
Hosted by ICRAF, the partners of CBI 6 include: Réseau des Organisations Paysannes et des Producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR), Women in Law and Development in Africa (WiLDAF), Union pour l'Émancipation de la Femme Autochtone (UEFA), Kenya Wildlife Conservancies Association (KWCA), Zimbabwe Regional Environment Organization (ZERO), Mbororo Social and Cultural Development Association (MBOSCUDA), and Programme Intégré pour le Développement du Peuple Pygmée au Kivu (PIDP).