On 22 and 23 November 2022, our AFAS Stakeholder Workshop was held at the Mövenpick Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya.
The workshop was titled “Co-designing Science-Policy-Practice Interfaces (SPPIs) to Support Nature-based Solutions (NbS) in Africa’s Savanna Regions”. We wanted to bring together stakeholders from science, policy and practice to grasp their perspectives on our thematic focus topics – and especially to get their feedback in order to fine-tune our Master Curriculum.
Our main objectives of the workshop were to:
- Introduce the partners in Kenya to the AFAS project.
- Exchange existing knowledge and initiatives on Nature-based Solutions (NbS) and challenges / lessons learnt.
- Explore uptake and upscaling of innovative NbS in the Science-Policy-Practice-Interface (SPPI) and discuss strategies for strengthening the SPPI to underpin sustainable development, climate resilience and livelihoods in the savanna regions.
- Identify effective skills and competencies needed for implementing and managing climate and environment programs and interventions, to be included in the AFAS-curriculum.
- Establish a network of NbS actors in Kenya.
We would like to thank all participants for their active participation during the two workshop days. Their contributions, in the break-out and plenary sessions as well as during the students’ project presentations, were very fruitful. We find the workshop a great success.