PROJECT: WATER FOR RESILIENT LANDSCAPESNetworking and Capacity Building
The Water for Resilient Landscapes programme provides platforms for dialogue, knowledge exchange and co-production of knowledge.
This includes convening and co-convening many seminars, webinars and events in Swedish and international conferences. Target groups includes the interested public, technical experts, policy-and decision makers as well as the scientific resource base. All events are communicated at SIWI webpages, as well as in the SIWI Swedish Water House Newsletter. They are often broadcasted and published, together with all presentations and conclusions, on the SIWI Swedish Water House webpages…
The program also contributes to the scientific understanding of the forest-water nexus through involvement in expert and research networks such as the AgroForestry Network, the Forest, Climate and Livelihood research network (Focali), the Northern Water Network (NoWNet), the Forest Water Champions and the Swedish International Agricultural Network Initiative (SIANI).
The resilient landscapes program also engages in capacity building programmes, e.g. is the Ethiopia Water and Landscape Governance programme, carried out implemented together with SIWI’s Africa Regional Centre to strengthen water and landscape governance in Ethiopia. Starting in 2021, the Locally Controlled Forest Restoration initiative, is a five-year training programme lead by the Swedish Forest Agency and builds capacity for community based forest restoration for forestry-related stakeholders in six low- and middle-income countries.
Furthermore, SIWI was contracted in 2021 by FAO to develop an E-learning course on the Forest and Water Nexus. It provides an overview on the forest and water relationships, and an understanding of the impacts of changing landscapes on water. The e-learning course is based on the FAO capacity development facilitation guide “Advancing the Forest and Water Nexus”, where SIWI also contributed.