On 10 March at 17:00 (JST), the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainablity (UNU-IAS) will host a webinar to provide insights on the experiences of countries that are currently implementing Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) processes for their Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) sites. Experts from GIAHS sites in the People’s Republic of China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, and Portugal will discuss the implementation, benefits, and challenges of an effective M&E process. The GIAHS Monitoring and Evaluation Manual: A Technical Reference, jointly published by the UNU-IAS and Rural Development Administration of the Republic of Korea (RDA), will be officially launched at the webinar.
The FAO GIAHS programme designates traditional agricultural systems that safeguard the livelihoods of small-scale family farmers who practise sustainable agriculture based on local and indigenous knowledge. Since its inception in 2002, GIAHS designations have been expanding worldwide, and there is a growing interest and need to holistically understand the impacts of GIAHS conservation through systematic monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of these activities.
Please note that this event will be conducted in English, with no interpretation provided.
Please visit the UNU-IAS OUIK website for more information and registration details.
The event is organised by the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability Operating Unit Ishikawa Kanazawa (UNU-IAS OUIK) in partnership with the Rural Development Administration of the Republic of Korea (RDA), and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).