Mette Løyche Wilkie

Director, Forestry Division, FAO

Mette Wilkie is the Director of the Forestry Division within the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), having a background in Forestry and Environmental Management. With over 30 years of experience, she has provided scientific evidence and policy advice to governments, partner organizations and international conventions on issues related to the environment and development nexus with a focus on the sustainable management of forests and other natural resources, biodiversity conservation and nature-based solutions to climate change.

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Sessions
June 2, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:35 pm

Speakers

  • H.E. Nancy Tembo (Speaker) Minister of Forestry and Natural Resources of the Republic of Malawi
  • Ulrich Apel (Speaker) Senior Environmental Specialist, Global Environment Facility
  • Jonathan Davies (Speaker) Global Drylands Coordinator / Senior Agriculture Advisor, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Barron Joseph Orr (Speaker) Lead Scientist, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
  • Maria Helena Semedo (Speaker) Deputy Director-General, Climate and Natural Resources, FAO
  • Gustavo Fonseca (Speaker) Director of Programs, Global Environment Facility (GEF)
  • Mette Løyche Wilkie (Speaker) Director, Forestry Division, FAO
  • Eduardo Mansur (Speaker) Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO
  • Ezekiel Mwakalukwa (Speaker) Chairperson, Committee on Forestry Working Group on Dryland Forests and Agrosilvopastoral Systems
  • Sibongile Winnie Mavimbela (Speaker) Senior Programme Officer, Environment and Climate Change at Southern African Development Community (SADC)
  • Nicole Harari (Speaker) Research Scientist, Centre for Development and Environment (CDE), University of Bern
  • Fritjof Boerstler (Speaker) Technical Advisor (Natural Resources), GEF Coordination Unit, Office of Climate Change, Biodiversity and Environment, FAO
  • Frank Musukwa (Speaker) Chairperson, Zambia National Forest Commodity Association (ZNFCA)

Description

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This session is available in English, French, Portuguese and Spanish. Access language channels here: English, Français, Español, Português.
The GEF-7 Drylands Sustainable Landscapes Impact Program (DSL IP) aims at transforming the management of drylands in 11 countries across three geographical clusters; 1) the Miombo and Mopane ecosystems of Southern Africa, 2) the savanna and grasslands in East and West Africa and, 3) the temperate grasslands, savannas and shrublands of Central Asia. This session will bring partners and stakeholders from different sectors and scales (local, national, regional and global) together to share their respective perspectives on the dryland management challenges in the target regions and to discuss how the DSL IP’s programmatic approach will support them in overcoming these challenges. Read moreWhite Paper 

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Plenary
June 2, 2021
6:20 pm - 7:15 pm

Speakers

  • Tangu Tumeo (Moderator) Principal Forestry Officer (AFR 100 National Focal Point), International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • Mette Løyche Wilkie (Speaker) Director, Forestry Division, FAO
  • Martin Frick (Speaker) Deputy Special Envoy, UN Food Systems Summit
  • Tina Birmpili (Speaker) Deputy Executive Secretary, UNCCD
  • João Campari (Speaker) Global Leader, Food Practice, WWF
  • Thato Mokgadi (Speaker) Fashion Designer turned Agripreneur
  • Fatima Kaba (Speaker) Head of management of natural resources, Enda Energy Environment Development, Senegal
  • Desmond Koney (Speaker) CEO and Founder, Complete Farmer, Nigeria
  • Patricia Kombo (Speaker) Founder, PaTree Initiative, Kenya
  • Ravi Prabhu (Speaker) Deputy Director General (Research), World Agroforestry (ICRAF)

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.
This plenary will set the foundation for aligning the UN Decade on Ecosystems Restoration and the UN Food Systems Summit. Restoration and rehabilitation of degraded land are one of the focal areas for Action Track 3 “Boosting nature positive production”.

Bringing together decision-makers from African countries, farmers, scientists, civil society and donors, the plenary will discuss synergies and deliver joint action for African Dryland Restoration. With key partners, the plenary will explore linking the UN Food Systems Summit's game-changing solutions on restoration with the targets of the UN Decade, identifying communalities and opportunities for collaboration, and strengthening the importance of restoration in the context of food security for Africa's drylands.

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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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