Programme and Speakers

Enhancing land and water governance for resilient communities in the dry lands of the North Rift

12-15 April 2016

Rift Valley Hills Resort, Kabarnet, Baringo County

Programme

Tuesday 12 April: Welcome and Planning

1600 – 1630 Arrival tea & coffee
1700 – 1830 Opening ceremonies, context and background

  • RtRevd Cornelius Korir, Bishop of Eldoret, Chair of the Catholic Justice and Peace Commission of Kenya
  • Peter Rundell, Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace
  • Governor Benjamin Cheboi, Baringo County

KEY QUESTIONS:

  • What improvements would I like to see for my family by 2030?
  • What improvements would I like to see in terms of land and security for my County by 2030?
  • What do I hope will come out of this Dialogue?
1830 – 2000 Dinner

Wednesday 13 April: Making Connections: land, ecosystems and human security

0700 – 0800 Reflection and prayer
0800 – 0900 Breakfast
0900 – 1100 Framing Plenary – Session 1: Land and Security: the big picture

  • Governor Tolgos, Elgeyo Marakwet County
  • Dr Dennis Garrity, UN Drylands Ambassador, Chair, Evergreen Agriculture & Senior Fellow at The World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF)
  • Dr Mukhtar Ogle, Director, Strategic Initiatives and Development of Arid/Semi-Arid Regions in the Executive Office of the President of Kenya
  • Rev Dr Samuel Kobia, Senior Advisor on Conflict Resolution, Peace and Social Cohesion in the Executive Office of the President
  • Caroline Njiru, Farmer Managed Natural Regeneration, World Vision

KEY QUESTION: What are the interconnections between land and security?

1100 – 1130 Tea break
1130 – 1245 Framing Plenary – Session 2: Land degradation: understanding and addressing root causes

  • Deputy Governor H.E. Mathew Tuitoek, Baringo County
  • Dr Tor Gunnar-Vagen, Senior Scientist, World Agroforestry Centre
  • Anna Onyango, Agriculture Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
  • Murray Roberts, Founder/Director, Rehabilitation of Arid Environments Trust
  • Matthew Chana, Laikipia Wildlife Forum and Peter Lalampaa, Grevy’s Zebra Trust

KEY QUESTIONS:

  • What are the root causes of land degradation?
  • How can the root causes be addressed so that land is restored?
1245 – 1415 Lunch
1415 – 1530 Framing Plenary – Session 3: Governance of land, conflict mitigation and decision-making

  • Professor Mohamed Swazuri, Chair, National Land Commission of Kenya
  • SHARED programme, Turkana County Government, UNICEF &World Agroforestry Centre
  • Mika Jokivuori, Country Director, Finn Church Aid
  • Fr Samuel Waweru, Executive Secretary, Catholic Justice and Peace Commission, Nakuru Diocese
  • Jackie Mbogo, COFFEY Associates

KEY QUESTIONS:

  • What are the barriers to good governance of land?
  • How can these barriers be addressed?
1530 – 1600 Tea break
1600 – 1730 Drawing the strands together; paving the way for holistic solutions

  • Charles Wangenye, Caring for Environment for Development
  • Patrick Worms, World Agroforestry Centre
  • Dr. Fibian Lukalo, National Land Commission

KEY ACTIONS

  • Mapping responses to the Dialogue Questions
  • Sharing a draft Dialogue Vision Statement
1730 – 1800 Networking
1830 – 2000 Dinner

Thursday 14 April: Generating Solutions: Land Restoration and Trust Building for Peace, Ecosystem Resilience and Food Security

0700 – 0800 Reflection and prayer
0800 – 0900 Breakfast
0900 – 1000 Plenary Session 5: Generating Solutions for land health and sustainable peace

  • Deputy Governor Gabriel Lagat, Elgeyo Marakwet County
  • Dr Alan Channer, Initiatives for Land, Lives and Peace
  • Joseph Karanja, Initiatives of Change, Kenya
  • Hassan Mohamed, Initiatives of Change, Sweden/Somalia

KEY QUESTION

  • What role can I play in generating local solutions?
1000 – 1100 OPEN SPACE: identification of themes and workshops set up
1100 – 1130 Tea break
1130 – 1245 OPEN SPACE: break-out workshops
1245 – 1415 Lunch
1415 – 1530 OPEN SPACE: break-out workshops (continued)
1530 – 1600 Tea break
1600 – 1730 Plenary Session

OPEN SPACE: Report back

1730 – 1830 Plenary Session: Conclusions of the Dialogue and Next Steps

  • Deputy Governor Mathew Tuitoek
  • Deputy Governor Gabriel Lagat
  • Dr Peter Rundell

Finalisation of the Dialogue Vision Statement

1830 – Dinner + closing ceremonies

FRIDAY 15 APRIL: Close

0800 – 1000 Breakfast and departures