Julian Fox

Team Leader, National Forest Monitoring, FAO

Julian is an Australian with 20 years of experience in Forest monitoring and assessment. For seven years, Julian lived and worked in developing countries managing international forest monitoring projects in Papua New Guinea and Zambia. Julian has been with FAO for 7 years, 3 years in Zambia and 4 years based in HQ. He has a bachelor’s degree in Forest Sciences 1996 and a PhD in Forest Assessment 2000, both from the University of Melbourne. As Team Leader of National Forest Monitoring, Julian is responsible for leading the NFM work of the Forestry Department.

Julian is speaking at

Sessions
June 3, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Speakers

  • Salima Mahamoudou (Speaker) Research Associate, World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • Bernadette Arakwiye (Speaker) Research Associate, World Resources Institute (WRI)
  • Leigh Winowiecki (Speaker) Soil Systems Scientist, Leader, Land Health Decisions, World Agroforestry (ICRAF)
  • Julian Fox (Speaker) Team Leader, National Forest Monitoring, FAO
  • Papa Garba Salifou (Speaker) Departmental Director, Environment in the commune of Illéla in Niger
  • Susan Chomba (Speaker) Director of Vital Landscapes, WRI Africa
  • Rémi Hémeryck (Speaker) Executive Director, SOS Sahel
  • Mamadou Lamine AbdoulKader (Speaker) Founder and Managing Director, E3D-Niger, UNITRAM
  • Lindsay C. Stringer (Speaker) Professor in Environment and Development, University of York
  • Winfred Musila (Speaker) Director of Ecosystem Assessment, Planning and Audit, Kenya Water Towers Agency

Description

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Plenaries, sessions, launchpads and the virtual tour will be available in English and French.
Access language channels here: English, Français.
It’s hard to see where people are restoring Africa’s drylands. Where trees are growing outside of tropical forests, it’s hard for satellites to pick them up and harder to measure their economic and social benefits.

It’s even harder to show progress when restoration doesn’t involve trees. In this session, you will learn directly about these challenges and opportunities from people actively restoring drylands. Together, we will unpack the what, the why, and the how of monitoring restoration in drylands -- and show how tracking progress can lead to more investment and healthier communities. Join World Resources Institute for this exciting and interactive conversation.

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Sessions
June 3, 2021
3:45 pm - 5:15 pm

Speakers

  • Mette Løyche Wilkie (Speaker) Director, Forestry Division, FAO
  • Julian Fox (Speaker) Team Leader, National Forest Monitoring, FAO
  • Fidaa Haddad (Speaker) Forestry Officer / Dryland Program, FAO
  • Barnabas Marwire (Speaker) Natural Resource Management Specialist, FAO – Sub Regional Office for Southern Africa
  • Yelena Finegold (Speaker) Forestry Officer, FAO
  • Karis Tenneson (Speaker) Director of the Environmental Mapping Domain, Spatial Informatics Group
  • Jeff Vincent (Speaker) Professor in Forest Economics and Management, Duke University
  • Barron Joseph Orr (Speaker) Lead Scientist, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • Dominique Louppe (Speaker) Vice-chairperson, CIRAD, Committee on Forestry Working Group on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems
  • Khalil Walji (Moderator) Capacity development specialist, FAO

Description

Audio-only mode
If you are having trouble connecting to the video stream or you'd like to save some precious mobile data, keep up with the conference using our audio-only mode: here

Plenaries, sessions, launchpads and the virtual tour will be available in English and French.
Access language channels here: English, Français.
Technology and innovation for restoration monitoring is rapidly advancing supported by developments in geospatial technology and imagery. If deployed effectively across critical landscapes, these technical solutions for restoration planning and monitoring can drive restoration actions on the ground and contribute significantly to meeting the ambitious targets of the restoration, biodiversity and climate agendas.

This session will spotlight key solutions and highlight ongoing challenges in ecosystem restoration monitoring with a focus on drylands. The session will feature a soft launch of the Framework For Ecosystem Restoration Monitoring (FERM) with a special focus on the integration and implementation of the Drylands Restoration Monitoring Platform (DRIP) developed by FAO in support of the United Nations Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

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