IUCN event | 13 Dec, 2022

Advancing nature positive development: lessons from Africa and the Pacific

This Q&A session over lunch will bring economic representatives from five African and Pacific countries involved in the BIODEV2030 project to share their experience mainstreaming biodiversity in their sector to reconcile conservation and economic development.

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Financed by AFD, coordinated by Expertise France and implemented by IUCN and WWF, the BIODEV2030 project has supported 16 pilot countries to accelerate the mainstreaming of biodiversity in sectors with high stakes for their socio-economic development.

Economic representatives from Burkina Faso, Fiji, Madagascar, Mozambique and Tunisia share their experience of the process in an interactive session: How did the diagnosis phase improve their understanding of the impact and dependencies of their economic activity on nature? How did the dialogue phase with national stakeholders contribute to the development of "nature positive" voluntary commitments? What challenges do they identify for implementation?

Session chaired by Mr Luther ANUKUR BOIS, IUCN Regional director for Eastern and Southern Africa. 


Ms Prasanna KUMAR, General operations manager at Praveens Kava, Fiji

Mr Salah MHAMDI, Executive Director of the National Chamber of Cement Producers, Tunisia

Ms Romy ANDRIANARISOA, President of the Commission for Sustainable Development and Business Ethics of the Groupement des Entreprises de Madagascar

Mr Louis-Yanzon YE, Secretary General of the Association Interprofessionnelle du Coton du Burkina Faso and Director of Cotton Production of SOCOMA

Mr Luis FORTUNATO LIFANISSA, Chief of staff of the President and focal point for Environment and Biological Diversity at Federation of Agrarian Association of Mozambique (FENAGRI)