8 - 12 July 2012, Kigali, Rwanda

Wetlands: wise use, smart plans
Meeting the challenges for sustainable wetlands use

Goals of the Forum

Building on the foundation of the Ramsar Convention for wetland protection the Forum will:

  • Identify major issues for successfully linking policies with sustainable use of wetlands.
  • Draft policy briefs for African wetlands and their management in support of livelihoods
  • Develop new initiatives for the Capacity Building in support of knowledge exchange on wetlands
  • Connect partners for future initiatives on wetland policy, research and capacity building
  • Provide a synthesis of lessons learnt and novel approaches in a publication that integrates ecological, social science, economic and political experiences for better wetland management.