Join us at D'a19

International civil society summit – Land, Biodiversity and Climate

Désertif'actions 2019

NGOs, Scientifics, local communities, international institutions, private and public sector… every layers of civil society is gathering at Ouagadougou to debate and share their respective positions on land degradation through desertification combat, biodiversity protection, adaptation to climate change and the consequences that come from these challenges in every part of the world.

For the first time in Africa, this unique multi-actors manifestation brings together 300 participants from all around the world during 4 days.

4 themed workshops

This edition, 4 themed workshops are proposed: the Great Green Wall Initiative, pastoralism, land property & neutrality, multi usages of water.

High level speakers

International institutions representatives, regional initiatives, elected representatives of civil society… D’a19 is the opportunity to exchange with a variety of high level actors.

A bilingual summit

Sessions will be translated in both english and french.

SPEAKERS

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H.E.M Batio Bassiere
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H.E.M Batio Bassiere

Ministry of the Environment, Green Economy and Climate Change (Burkina Faso)

Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw
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Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw

United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)

Mr. Sylvestre Tiemtoré
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Mr. Sylvestre Tiemtoré

Secrétariat Permanant des ONG (SPONG)

Mr. Patrice Burger
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Mr. Patrice Burger

Centre d'Actions et de Réalisations Internationales (CARI)

Ms. Juliette Compaore
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Ms. Juliette Compaore

Secrétariat Permanent des ONG (SPONG)

Pr. Jonathan Davies
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Pr. Jonathan Davies

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)

Mr. Nabil Ben Khatra
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Mr. Nabil Ben Khatra

Observatoire du Sahara et du Sahel (OSS)

Mr. Jean-Luc Chotte
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Mr. Jean-Luc Chotte

Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD)

Ms. Nathalie Van Haren
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Ms. Nathalie Van Haren

Both ENDS

H.E.M Xavier Lapeyre De Cabanes
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H.E.M Xavier Lapeyre De Cabanes

French Embassy in Burkina Faso

Mr. Elvis Tangem
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Mr. Elvis Tangem

African Union Commission

Ms. Djatougbe Aziaka
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Ms. Djatougbe Aziaka

Welfare Togo


PROGRAM

Have a look at the three days of work program. More details here

Reception of Participants

  • Registration
  • Welcome coffee

60min

Hall d'entrée

Opening ceremony

  • Mr. Bassière, Minister of the environment, the green economy and the climate change of Burkina Faso
  • Mr. Thiaw, Executive secretary of United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  • Ms Juliette Compaore, Director of ASMADE / President of SPONG board of directors
  • Mr. Xavier Lapeyre de Cabanes, French embassador of Burkina Faso

45min

Amphi

Plenary

Opening plenary

Animated by M. Nabil Ben Khatra, OSS

  • Mr. Thiaw, Executive secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
  • Mr. Burger, President of CARI
  • Mr. Chotte, SPI representative, head of research at IRD
  • Mr. Caron (video), President of CSA high level expert panel
  • Mr. Didier Adamou Tidjani, CNEDD Advisor and co-writer of IPBES land report

75min

Amphi

Plenary

Poster exhibit inauguration

Meet passionate professionals that translated their efforts on the field into posters. 4 categories :

  1. Scientific
  2. Desertification combat initiatives
  3. Terminated and assessed projects (outcomes, lessons learned, recommendations)
  4. Advocacy posters

30min

Exhibition area

Panel n°1: The place of land in African initiatives

How to open dialogue between these initiatives and civil society organisations ? A series of initiatives are already being developed in Africa: The Great Green Wall of the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative, 4/1000, the Green Initiative for the Sahel, the Initiative for Food and Nutrition Security, Adaptation of African Agriculture... Désertif’actions 2019 Summit will be the opportunity to examine these various initiatives a little more closely, in order to engage the necessary dialogue with civil society organisations and local authorities.
Animated by Mr. Maxime Thibon, IRD

  • Mr. Elvis Paul Tangem, African Union IGMVSS coordinator
  • Mr. Slah Abdedayem, FAO (tbc)
  • Mr. Boureima Issifi, Climate Commission of the Sahel Coordinator
  • ROPPA and Agroecology Alliance in West Africa (tbc)
  • Mr. Amadé Ouedraogo, Biodiversity Convention focal point

90min

Amphi

Plenary

Panel n°2: Decoding the ongoing UNCCD’s negotiations

Désertif'actions 2019 positions itself as an international advocacy actor of civil society. This session will aim at presenting an overview of ongoing United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification's (UNCCD) negotiations. This exchange will guide us through the following days discussions.

  • Ms Jiajia Luo, cso representative for Asia (UNCCD cso panel)
  • Mr Octavio Perez Paro, cso representative for Latin America and Caribbean (UNCCD cso panel)
  • Ms Nathalie van Haren, cso representative for Western Europe and others (UNCCD cso panel)
  • Ms Djatougbe Aziaka, cso representative for Africa (UNCCD cso panel)
  • Mr Valentin Ciubotaru, cso representative for Eastern Europe (UNCCD cso panel)

120min

Amphi

Plenary

Themed workshops: Why? How? What outcome?

Introduction of the following day conduct, the key issues that will be discussed and the stated goals of the workshops. Themed workshops :

  • Workshop 1 - Civil society and GGWSSI: How to turn GGW into an operational framework of desertification combat?
  • Workshop 2 - Pastoralism in Drylands and combating desertification : Reaffirming its central role in combat against desertification
  • Workshop 3 - The implementation of land degradation neutrality : Anticipating land tenure management future challenges
  • Workshop 4 - Multi usages of water in Drylands : Improving integrated management of water resources
Each participant will only follow one workshop throughout the whole summit.

60min

Amphi

Plenary

Presentation of workshops

Themed workshops :

  • Workshop 1 - Civil society and GGWSSI: How to turn GGW into an operational framework of desertification combat?
  • Workshop 2 - Pastoralism in Drylands and combating desertification : Reaffirming its central role in combat against desertification
  • Workshop 3 - The implementation of land degradation neutrality : Anticipating land tenure management future challenges
  • Workshop 4 - Multi uses of water in Drylands : Improve integrated management of water resources
Each participant will only follow one workshop throughout the whole summit.

90min

To be determined

Workshop

Recommendation formulation

Subgroups in each workshop will take part in the formulation of practical recommendations directly inspired by field experiences of actors that combat desertification on a daily basis from all around the world. Themed workshops :

  • Workshop 1 - Civil society and GGWSSI: How to turn GGW into an operational framework of desertification combat?
  • Workshop 2 - Pastoralism in Drylands and combating desertification : Reaffirm its central role in combat against desertification
  • Workshop 3 - The implementation of land degradation neutrality : Anticipate land tenure future challenges
  • Workshop 4 - Multi usages of water in Drylands : Improve integrated management of water resources
Each participant will only follow one workshop throughout the whole summit.  

120min

To be determined

Workshop

Production of advocacy messages

Contributions will allow the consolidation of a civil society's advocacy that will be defend in international decision-making institutions and gathering. Themed workshops :

  • Workshop 1 - Civil society and GGWSSI: How to turn GGW into an operational framework of desertification combat?
  • Workshop 2 - Pastoralism in Drylands and combating desertification : Reaffirm its central role in combat against desertification
  • Workshop 3 - The implementation of land degradation neutrality : Anticipate land tenure future challenges
  • Workshop 4 - Multi usages of water in Drylands : Improve integrated management of water resources
Each participant will only follow one workshop throughout the whole summit.

120min

To be determined

Workshop

Workshops restitution

Restitution of sub-working groups in each workshops. Themed workshops :

  • Workshop 1 - Civil society and GGWSSI: How to turn GGW into an operational framework of desertification combat?
  • Workshop 2 - Pastoralism in Drylands and combating desertification : Reaffirm its central role in combat against desertification
  • Workshop 3 - The implementation of land degradation neutrality : Anticipate land tenure future challenges
  • Workshop 4 - Multi usages of water in Drylands : Improve integrated management of water resources
Each participant will only follow one workshop throughout the whole summit.

90min

To be determined

Workshop

Plenary restitution of workshops

Presentation of the work accomplished in the 4 themed workshops (Great Green Wall Initiative for Sahara and Sahel, pastoralism, land tenure & neutrality, water).
Animated by Mr. Antoine Cornet, CSFD

120min

Amphi

Plenary

Panel n°3: Funding combat against desertification

Which governance for funding funds and what priorities? Financing initiatives to combat desertification on a local, regional and national level is a real challenge. The floor will be given to a few funding mechanisms in order to question national and international decision-makers on fund governance and on funding priorities.
Animated by Mr. Sylvestre Tiemtore, SPONG/ReSaD

  • Mr. Boris Spassky, Mirova
  • Mr. Ali Bety, I3N High-commissioner in Niger
  • Mr. Noel Compaore, GEF SGP Burkina Faso
  • Mr. Nabil Ben Khatra, OSS
  • Mr. Jean-March Chataigner, (video) French ambassador for Sahel Alliance
  • Mr. Wango Fidèle Yameogo, FIE Burkina Faso
 

90min

Amphi

Plenary

Closing plenary: on the road to New Delhi

Animated by Mr. Patrice Burger, CARI

  • Mr. Jonathan Davies, IUCN
  • Mme Djatougbe Aziaka, cso representative for Africa (UNCCD cso panel)
  • Mr. Kouadio Kouakou Jean, President of UNCCD group of western Africa countries, Ivory Coast focal point
  • Mr. Bhawani Shanker Kusum, GBS/Drynet

120min

Amphi

Plenary

Public day

More details about side events here. Join us in Bangr weoogo park for a public day full of surprises.

  • Animations
  • Booths
  • Music
  • Awareness-raising

journée

Parc Bangr Weoogo

Outcomes

See all results of the Désertif’actions 2019 edition: Declaration, program, recommendations synthesis, photos, videos…

Outcomes

REGISTRATION

Registration fees details here.

NGO / ASSOCIATIONS

50-75€

Conference kit
Coffee breaks
Lunch
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SCIENTIFICS

100€

Conference kit
Coffee breaks
Lunch
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Governmental ORG.

150€

Conference kit
Coffee breaks
Lunch
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VENUE

The Centre National Cardinal Paul Zoungrana welcomes Désertif’actions summit at Ouagadougou.

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Dagnoen, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

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ORGANIZERS

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