The Network of African National Human Rights Institutions (NANHRI) will participate in a three day continental seminar dubbed, “African Soil Seminar” from 28th – 30th November, 2016 at the World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF) Campus in Nairobi, Kenya.
The seminar will focus on soil and land resources in Africa with the aim of ensuring food security, poverty reduction and sustainable development. Further, the meeting aims at exploring investment opportunities in soil and landscape rehabilitation, enhancing partnerships, cooperation and linkages for the achievement of African Union Agenda 2063, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (Paris Agreement).
During the seminar, NANHRI and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) will co-host a thematic session focusing on; “human rights monitoring and learning processes for responsible land governance” on 28th November, 2016. The objective of this this thematic session is to enhance the capacity of African National Human Rights Institutions (NHRIs) and civil society organizations (CSOs) to effectively design and implement strategic interventions in relation to their role in monitoring and learning processes for responsible land governance. NHRIs from Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon will be represented at this session.
The continental seminar is being organized by the governments of Kenya, Ethiopia, Benin, Burkina Faso, African Union and NEPAD, as well as partners including; The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Food Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), GRAF, GIZ, Think Tank for Sustainability (TMG), Global Soil Forum-IASS. The forum is supported by the Germany Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).