Verslag: Are we on the right track?
Towards inclusive investment and business models for improved land governance and livelihoods
Are we on the right track?
September 14, 2017 - 12.30 -17.00 hrs.
Conference Centre de Reehorst, Ede
Why this seminar
From “do-no-harm” to “do good”
New Report: Improving the positive impacts of investments on smallholder livelihoods and the landscapes they live in
This report introduces key pointers or core guidance that have been drawn from international standards, principles and case studies. It provides solid and evidence-based examples of how investors can work with smallholders and promote better land governance and livelihoods. The document is jointly produced by Tropenbos International, FMO – the Dutch Development Bank, KIT – The Royal Tropical Institute, and HIVOS International.
The working paper will be used in the seminar as basis for discussion and inviting feedback from practitioners and other experts, to revise and refine the content as we work towards a final publication.
The paper can be downloaded from: https://goo.gl/S3Hd5J
The meeting was a mix of plenary sessions and working groups to ensure effective interaction and sharing of experiences
12.30 hrs: Welcome, registration and coffee
Session 1: Starting off
13.00 hrs: Objectives, expectations and programme of the seminar - Seminar Chair René Boot (Director Tropenbos International)
13.15 hrs: Opening address - Frits van der Wal (Senior Policy Advisor Ministry of Foreign Affairs Focal Point Land Governance)
Session 2: "What works"
13.30 hrs: Main findings of TBI - FMO – KIT – HIVOS Report - Emilie Goodall (Manager strategy FMO)
13.50 hrs: Case: Savannah Fruit Company - Jan Willem den Besten (IUCN-NL) with FORM International
14.10 hrs: Q&A
14.30 hrs: Introduction to the breakout groups - Chair
14.35 hrs: Coffee break
Session 3: Breakout groups -“Learning together”
15.00 hrs: Participants will break out in working groups to share their reflections on the key pointers in the working paper and their ideas on strategies and mechanisms for scaling up. - Moderators: Emilie Goodall (FMO), Caroline van Leenders (RVO), Joost van Montfort (IUCN-NL) and others.
15.55 hrs: Return to plenary
16.05 hrs: Reports from the breakout groups and plenary discussion
Session 4: Looking forward
16.55 hrs: Reflection on lessons learnt and next steps - Maryse Hazelzet (Dutch Banking Association), Hugo Verkuijl (Hivos) and Frits van der Wal (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
17.15 hrs: Drinks
This is the tenth in a series of annual seminars on Sustainable forest management in the tropics. Are we on the right track? This year’s seminar was jointly organized by Utrecht University (Prince Bernhard Chair), Wageningen University (Forestry groups, Centre for Development and Innovation), Tropenbos International, the Dutch Association of Tropical Forests (VTB), and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Dutch government. This year’s seminar was in partnership with FMO – the Dutch Development Bank, KIT- The Royal Tropical Institute, and HIVOS International.