8 - 12 July 2012, Kigali, Rwanda

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


The Forum will bring together experiences of policy makers, researchers and stakeholders to forge a way forward.

The programme revolves around a series of active working groups, interspaced with keynote presentations about cross-cutting themes and plenary discussions. A field trip to Rwandan wetlands will provide a stimulus to discuss the challenges facing African wetlands. The Forum will share and build on experiences across topics that include effective networking, capacity building, training, funding, climate adaptation, protection of small wetlands and pressures in peri-urban wetlands. Working groups will produce outputs like policy briefs, proposals for research, training and capacity development, and others.

Programme Schedule