Global Summit and Knowledge Exchange

Join us in Kenya from 16 to 20 October for a full week of engagement between members of the Landscapes For Our Future (LFF) programme at our global summit. The event will explore the rich solutions and innovations on offer across the LFF programme in addressing the global climate and biodiversity crises.

The one-week summit will gather project teams from all regions of our programme to share lessons learned, focus on key capacity gaps and shine light on innovative solutions found across the programme. The event will be attended by global experts on a variety of topics and will be filled with engaging and focused capacity development workshops. 

Draft agenda

 Session #Plenary Hall (all sessions) 
DAY 1: Monday 16 October 2023 
09:00-10:30 1 Opening session: Plenary Hall 
10:30-11:00 Refreshments and group photo 
11:00-12:30 2 Innovations in Integrated Landscapes Management (ILM)  
12:30-14:00 Lunch 
14:00 -17.00 3 Gaming to manage complex landscapes (3 hours) 
17:00-19:00 4 Welcome Cocktail (ICRAF Courtyard) 
  Plenary Hall    Cocoa Room
DAY 2: Tuesday, 17 October 2023
09:00-10:30 5 Implementing in conflict settings 6 (TBC) 
10:30-11:00 Refreshments 
11:00-12:30 7  Influencing people to do things differently 8 Adaptive collaborative management 
12:30-13:30 Lunch 
13.30-14.00 SPATIAL LAB 
14:00-15:30 9 Conservation and Communities (title to be reviewed) 10 Implementing in challenging polictical enviornments (title to be reviewed) 
15.30- 16.00 Refreshments 
16:00-17:00 11 Lab visit: Soils Lab/Seeds and Tree lab 
   Field visit  
DAY 3: Wednesday 18 October 2023
08:00-17:00 12 Visit to Kenyan ILM Landscape (Lari Landscape)
   Plenary Hall  Cocoa
DAY 4: Thursday 19 October 2023 
09:00-10:30 13 Co-designing a landscapes curriculum  14 Communications for ILM 
10:30-11:00 Refreshments 
11:00-12:30 15 The Role of Power in ILM  16 Institutionalising ILM 
12:30-14:00 Lunch 
14:00-15:30 17 Designing for Multi-stakeholder Fora (MSFs) 18 Stakeholder engagement and evidence based decision making ‘the SHARED approach’  
15:30-17:00 19 The EC and the future of ILM 
17:15-20:00 20 Cocktails and gallery night  
   Plenary Hall  
DAY 5: Friday 20 October 2023  
09:00-10:30 21 Moving ILM forward 
10:30-11:00 Refreshments 
11:00-12:00 22 Closing session 
12:00-13:00 Lunch 

Event hosts

The Landscapes For Our Future Global Summit is being hosted by the Central Component of the Landscapes For Our Future programme.

The EU has commissioned the Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry (CIFOR-ICRAF) to support the implementation of the 22 projects supported by Landscapes For Our Future. This ‘Central Component’ offers technical guidance to each of these projects, as well as helps to co-create, synthesize and disseminate knowledge and lessons from their implementation. Since reliable evidence on effective ILM practices, strategies and pathways is scarce and fragmented, the Central Component aims to assist policymakers and practitioners alike to develop and scale more impactful and inclusive landscape solutions.

The CC is structured into three core activity areas:

  • Technical support
  • Knowledge generation and communications
  • Exchange and outreach


The Summit will be held on the campus of the World Agroforestry Centre, United Nations Avenue, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya.


All participants are required to facilitate their individual travel arrangements (flights, airport transfers, accommodation and per diem) to and from Kenya, and secure travel insurance during this period in case of any emergency medical attention and any other travel related risks through their respective project budgets.

For information on travel, visa requirements and accommodation, or to download invitations letters, please see our participant information page:

All international participants are encouraged to purchase their tickets early enough to ensure all other logistics are sorted out in good time. Note that many other events are being held in Nairobi in October.

For more information, please contact Freidah Wanda: