Forum on Sustainable Development of Central Asian Mountain Regions 2012

Visit Camp Kuhiston for more information on the "Forum on Sustainable Development of Central Asain Mountain Regions 2012" taking place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan from 4 to 6 October 2012.

All outputs from the CAMP Forum can be downloaded by clicking on the titles of the presentations.

 

 

Forum on Sustainable Development of Central Asian Mountain Regions 2012

Sustainable Land Management – up scaling benefits for rural communities’

 

Ismaili Centre, 47 Somoni Street, Dushanbe Tajikistan

October 4 – 6, 2012

4 October 2012 – First Day

Time

Description

Place

07:30 – 08:30

Registration in Ismaili Centre

Lobby

08:30 – 08:50

Forum Opening

Opening and Welcome Speeches:

Ms. Saidova J.S. Deputy of the Minister, Ministry of Agriculture Tajikistan

Ms. Hertrampf Doris, Ambassador of German Embassy in Tajikistan

Mr.Peter Mikula, Counselor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation in Tajikistan

Ms. Roziya Alieva , CAMP Kuhiston Director, Tajikistan

Hall #1

08:50-09:30

Chairman of the plenary session: Mr. Alchubaev A.N., Ministry of Economic Development and Investments of the Altai Republic, Russia

Key note speakers:

  • “Agrarian Reform in Tajikistan” Mr. Safarov Sh. Ministry of Agriculture, Tajikistan - the Head of a Science Department

  • “Multiple benefits from SLM*, experiences of WOCAT” [en] Dr. Hanspeter Liniger Center for Development and Environment, University of Bern, Switzerland,

Hall#1

09:30–10:00

Coffee – break & photo of forum participants

Lobby

10:00–11:45



 

10:00-10:15

 

10:15-10:30

 

10:30-10:45

 

10:45-11:00

 

11:00-11:45


 

Plenary Session “Mountain Policy”

Chairman of the plenary session: Mr. Safarov Sh., Ministry of Agriculture of Tajikistan

Presentations:

 

Discussion and sharing of views on the following issues:

For pasture law

Overall question: What is an effective sustainable pasture management system?

Specific questions:

a) What are the principles/mechanisms of joint pasture management should be promoted for effective implementation of sustainable use of pastures? How can effective joint pasture management associations be established?

b) What mechanisms of pasture land access provide the best basis for sustainable pasture management? How can open access for communities to pasture lands be assured?

c) What are principles and mechanisms allowing for sustainable trans-boundary pasture management?

d) What are the SLM principles that should be mainstreamed in a law on pastures?

For the law on mountain region development

Overall question: How can the law on mountain region development best provide a framework to sustain the livelihoods of high mountain communities?

Specific questions:

a) What are the mechanisms or principles that should be consolidated in the law on mountain region development?

  1. b) What social, economic, political, and environmental benefits should be assured in the law on mountain region development?

Hall#1

11:45-12:15

Launch of “A Sustainable Land Management Knowledge Hub for Central

Asia” University of Central Asia (UCA); WOCAT Movie

Hall #1

12:15 – 13:15

Lunch

Lobby

13:15 – 15:10



 

13:15-13:30

 

13:30-13:45

 

13:45-14:00

 

14:00-14:15



 

14:15-15:10

 

Thematic Session 1 “SLM practices to achieve multiple benefits”

Moderators: Svetlana Jumaeva, Bettina Wolfgramm

   

Discussion and share of views on the following issues:

Overall question: What are effective investments into SLM that provide multiple benefits including disaster risk reduction, energy efficiency, and productive agricultural systems?

Specific questions:

a) What are the most important benefits of SLM for households, for communities, for a watershed, or even for the global level?

b) Can SLM technologies provide multiple benefits at different levels or what are the trade-offs?

How can traditional and modern technologies be used most efficiently?
c) What are the contributions of "Green" technologies for energy generation (biogas digesters), house building (insulations) and agriculture (bio-pesticides).
What is the role of traditional knowledge?

Hall #1

13.15 – 15:10




 

13:15-13:30




 

13:30-13:45



 

13:45-14:00

 

14:00-14:15

 

14:15-14:30

 

14:30-15:10

Thematic Session 2 “SLM policies promoting SLM in rural areas: How to best engage different actors?”

Moderators: Roziya Alieva, Shane Stevenson

   

Discussion and sharing of views on the following issues:

Overall question: What are effective policies that help promoting SLM in rural areas? How to best engage different actors?

Specific questions:

a) What are suitable approaches and incentives to engage different actor groups (women, teachers, government officials, etc.) for implementing specific SLM technologies?

b) Integrated watershed management requires the involvement of different actors: How can the collaboration between the different stakeholders be initiated, and enhanced?

c) What policies are effective in supporting awareness raising, information sharing, making the necessary financial resources available and promoting collaboration?

Hall # 2

15:10-15:25

Coffee break , Exhibition "Sustainable Land Management"; Movies (Main Hall #1)

 

15:25– 17.30



 

15:25-15:40

 

15:40-15:55

 

15:55-16:10

 

16:10-16:25



 

16:25-17:30

Thematic Session 3 “SLM practices to achieve multiple benefits”

Moderators: Svetlana Jumaeva, Bettina Wolfgramm

   

Discussion and sharing of views on the following issues:

Overall question: What are effective investments into SLM that provide multiple benefits including disaster risk reduction, energy efficiency, and productive agricultural systems?

Specific questions:

a) What are the most important benefits of SLM for households, for communities, for a watershed, or even for the global level?

b) Can SLM technologies provide multiple benefits at different levels or what are the trade-offs?

How can traditional and modern technologies be used most efficiently?
c) What are the contributions of "Green" technologies for energy generation (biogas digesters), house building (insulations) and agriculture (bio-pesticides).
What is the role of traditional knowledge?

Hall #1

15:25– 17:30




 

15:25-15:40



 

15:40-15:55



 

15:55-16:10

 

16:10-16:25

 

16:25-16:40




 

16:40-16:55



 

16:55-17:30

Thematic Session 4 “SLM policies promoting SLM in rural areas: How to best engage different actors?”

Moderators: Roziya Alieva, Shane Stevenson

     

Discussion and sharing of views on the following issues:

Overall question: What are effective policies that help promoting SLM in rural areas? How to best engage different actors?

Specific questions:

a) What are suitable approaches and incentives to engage different actor groups (women, teachers, government officials, etc.) for implementing specific SLM technologies?

b) Integrated watershed management requires the involvement of different actors: How can the collaboration between the different stakeholders be initiated, and enhanced?

c) What policies are effective in supporting awareness raising, information sharing, making the necessary financial resources available and promoting collaboration?

Hall #2

 

5 October 2012 – Second Day

Time

Description

Place

08.00 – 8.30

Exhibition, Movie

Lobby,Hall#1

8.30 – 10.30

Special Session on SLM Research

Moderators : Jyldyz Shigaeva, Chad Dear

“Towards a Sustainable Land Management Research Agenda for a Dynamic Central Asian Context”, Ms. Jyldyz Shigaeva, Mr. Chad Dear, Ms. Bettina Wolfgramm/UCA, CDE/NCCR
 

Work in groups

Hall #1

10.30 – 11.00

Coffee Break /Exhibition; Movie

Lobby, Hall #1

11.00 – 13:00



 

11:00-11:15

 

11:15-11:30

 

11:30-11:45

 

11:45-12:00

 

12:00- 13:00

Thematic Session 5 “SLM knowledge management and decision support”

Moderators: Aida Gareeva, Hanspeter Liniger

   

Discussion and share of views on the following issues:

Overall question: How to efficiently join forces in upscaling SLM through knowledge management and decision support?

Specific questions:

a) What tools on a SLM web platform are most useful for information exchange? How can interactive exchange be promoted?

b) What other (non-web based) mechanisms are needed for SLM knowledge management involving all different stakeholders?

c) What are components of a national strategy on SLM knowledge management? What steps are needed to institutionalize SLM knowledge management?

Hall # 1

11.00 – 13.00

Regional Meeting of the Mountain Partnership members

Room #3

13:00-14:00

Lunch

Lobby

14:00-15:00

Plenary Session:

Chairman of the plenary session: Mr. Safarov Sh., Ministry of Agriculture of Tajikistan

Presentations of the section work and discussion. General outcome of these sections is to identify entry points and conditions. Conclusions and discussion about the final document

 

Summary Session1&3 [en]

Summary Session 2&4 [en]

Summary Session 5 [en]

Hall #1

15:00-15:20

Awards to the winners of the photo and journalist competition

Hall #1

15:20-15:40

Official closure of the event:

Ms. Saidova J.S. Deputy of the Minister of the Ministry of Agriculture Tajikistan

Ms. Roziya Alieva Director CAMP Kuhiston Tajikistan

Hall #1

15:40-16:00

Tour in Ismaili Centre

 

* SLM - Sustainable Land Management

 

6 October 2012 – Third Day

Time

Activity

7.30

Meeting of participants at the Istiklol Hotel, departure from Dushanbe

7.30 - 9.00

Travelling to Karsang, Faizabad district

9.00 – 9.30

Welcome address

9.30 – 13.00

SLM tour with 5 stops: (1) Mulching in vineyards, (2) gully rehabilitation using Spanish drop, (3) erosion measurements, (4) mapping of land resources, (5) soil spectroscopy for soil monitoring

13.00 – 14.30

Lunch

14.30 – 16.00

Visit the research station of the Horticulture Institute

16.00 – 17.30

Travelling back to Dushanbe