Building the Foundations for ProPoor Payments for Ecosystem

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Building the Foundations for Pro-Poor Payments for Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Forest Landscapes

Building the Foundations for Pro-Poor Payments for Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Forest Landscapes of Africa Mweya National Park, Uganda September 19 -22, 2005

Objectives of Mweya Meeting n n n To understand what PES is, potential applications,

Objectives of Mweya Meeting n n n To understand what PES is, potential applications, and role in rural development and conservation in East and Southern Africa. To share experiences and lessons learned on PES from around the world and consider within an African setting. To assessments the status of PES and institutional capacity in selected countries of Africa. To build channels for communication between different sectoral actors whose input is required for PES. To plan a strategy for investment in pro-poor PES in ESA.

Participants will be able to: n n n n Define and distinguish different types

Participants will be able to: n n n n Define and distinguish different types of PES Identify potential buyers and sellers Recognize different institutional models for organizing PES at the deal and system levels Understand the key elements that need to be in place for structuring a PES system Recognize the potential risks of PES Understand how PES complements or competes with other conservation elements Understand equity challenges in the context of weak property rights and opportunities of PES Understand the basic mechanics of of PES

Agenda Tuesday n Institutional Foundations of PES: Conceptual framework, country cases for Uganda, Kenya,

Agenda Tuesday n Institutional Foundations of PES: Conceptual framework, country cases for Uganda, Kenya, South Africa n Mechanics & Organization of PES: Payments for carbon, biodiversity, watershed cons. (plenary+ break-out groups) n Making a Market: Mobilizing buyers, policy framework, enabling community sellers

Agenda (cont) n Wednesday: n n Field Trips (carbon and watershed projects) Introduction to

Agenda (cont) n Wednesday: n n Field Trips (carbon and watershed projects) Introduction to the Ecosystem Marketplace Country Working Groups Meet and Report Thursday n n Regional Strategy Return to Kampala