This project aims to address persistent gaps between strong scientific theory and weak implementation by operationalising an integrated landscape approach in Burkina Faso, Indonesia and Zambia. Through application of ten landscape approach principles, the project facilitates multi-stakeholder dialogue to benefit actors across multiple sectors and decision-making scales; while simultaneously raising awareness of the value of biological diversity in complex multi-functional landscapes to inform national sector policies. We will enhance the capacity of stakeholders engaged in the target landscapes to better identify trade-offs and synergies amongst competing objectives. In doing so, the project will contribute to existing knowledge on landscape approach effectiveness, improve capacity for implementation, enhance landscape sustainability, empower marginalized groups to more effectively participate in decision-making dialogues, and through the GLF(s) feed into global landscape discourses.
The project is fundraised by the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) of Germany. The ZCBNRM Forum is implementing the project in collaboration with CIFOR in Zambia.