AFOLU Regional Initiatives

Regional Initiatives

How We Work

We focus on promoting and facilitating knowledge sharing and the adoption of tools and solutions for climate resilient, low emission development across the agriculture, forestry and other land use sectors. The AFOLU working group promotes cross-sectoral collaboration and empowers AFOLU practitioners to raise ambition towards NDC goals.

Our activities include organizing regional workshops and webinars, providing technical assistance, developing case studies and guidance documents, coordinating peer learning, and establishing and facilitating communities of practitioners interested in specific implementation topics. Currently, implementation is focused within two Communities of Practice (CoPs), the Livestock CoP and Soil Organic Carbon (SOC) CoP, led by the Africa LEDS Partnership (AfLP).

Communities of Practice

Communities of practice are spaces for members interested in a specific topic to regularly learn from peers, exchange knowledge, co-design solutions, receive technical assistance, connect with others, and pilot ideas. Communities of practice are demand driven and evolve dynamically to meet their members’ needs.

Soil Organic Carbon Community of Practice (Africa)

Coordinated by our AfLP and focuses on:

Closing the gap between policy and regulation on the national level and best practice on the farm level to support evidence-based implementation and raise ambitions for Soil Organic Carbon in Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) as well s their Long-term Climate Mitigation Strategies (LTS).

Livestock Community of Practice (Africa)

Coordinated by our AfLP and focuses on:

Building capacity among decision makers, research institutions, and practitioners to design and implement Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and long-term low emissions, climate-resilient development pathways (LTS) in the livestock sector across Africa.

How to Get Involved?

Join the Soil Organic Carbon or Livestock CoP by completing GCAP registration form linked below. As you complete the GCAP registration form, indicate which CoPs you would like to join. By becoming a GCAP and CoP member, you will receive regular updates on events, activities, and opportunities related to GCAP and your CoPs.

Contact africaleds@ledsgp.org with questions.

Coordinating Bodies

The AFOLU Communities of Practice are currently coordinated by SSN. SSN works closely with a core group of experts tied to each community of practice.

The Latest from AFOLU


AFOLU Events

LEDS GP event: Advancing the mapping and monitoring of mangrove ecosystems

This workshop aims to share the latest advances in mangrove ecosystem mapping and monitoring and to encourage discussion on how to best apply available methods…

LEDS GP webinar: Knowledge solutions to combat climate change – the Climate Tagger

This webinar will introduce Climate Tagger, which aims to help organizations in the climate and development arenas streamline and catalogue their data.

CKB event: 2016 Climate Knowledge Brokers Workshop

Join us at the Climate Knowledge Brokers Group (CKB) workshop, which will gather the best climate knowledge brokers in the world to discuss tactics and…

LEDS LAC webinar: Tools for integrating mitigation and adaptation into the agriculture and forestry sector

This webinar, from our Latin America and the Caribbean Regional Platform (LEDS LAC), will present two tools to integrate mitigation and adaptation with development agendas.

LEDS LAC webinar: How to make green growth inclusive in Latin America and the Caribbean

This webinar aims to stimulate an in-depth discussion on how to leverage collective action towards inclusive green growth in Latin America and the Caribbean