2nd Dialogue on contribution of a sustainable wood energy production approach to Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA): Focus on Africa - EU collaboration

The event follows-up on the 1st Forest Landscape Restoration – Bioenergy Dialogue held on Dec 1, 2018 in Bonn during the 2018 Global Landscape Forum[1].

The 2nd dialogue will discuss opportunities of sustainable bioenergy production and use as a contribution to forest landscape restoration (FLR) with stake­holders across sectors and especially between FLR and bioenergy stakeholders.

The focus of the event is on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), as both challenges and opportunities for sustainable woody bioenergy to contribute to FLR – and vice versa – are concentrated in countries in this region.

Currently, there is a lack of collaboration between those requiring wood energy and those concerned with enhancing FLR. This event seeks to bring stakeholders from both groups together into dialogue to explore the views of different stake­holders, and to develop a joint agenda for action around sustainable wood energy and FLR.

The aim of the dialogue is to improve on knowledge and capacities related to sustainable local production and use of wood energy as well as on sound plan­ning for sustainable landscapes and rural development, and to improve options for respective financing, as means to deliver on the Paris Agreement, and the SDGs.

This event is hosted by International Energy Agency Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program (IEA Bioenergy), the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) in colla­bo­ration with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and ETA Florence.

[1] See: http://iinas.org/flr-bio_dialogue_glf_bonn.html

Draft Agenda

09.00-09.15 Welcome & introduction: From Bonn via Utrecht to Lisbon
Uwe R. Fritsche, IEA Bioenergy

09.15-10.00 Keynotes: Setting the scene

  • Rashid Ali Abdallah, Executive Director, AFREC/African Union
  • Thierry Bertouille, EC DG DEVO
  • EIB or KfW representative – tbd
  • Private sector representative – tbd

10.00-10.10 Brief moderated Q&A

10.10-10.15 Introduction to World Café sessions

10.15-11.15 World Cafés Round 1
Discussing EU-African collaboration

11.15-11.30 Coffee/tea break

11.30-11.45 Brief collection of findings from World Café 1
Panel with rapporteurs

11.45-12.30 World Café Round 2
What are the right formats, places, and issues for the next dialogues, and for the regional/national dialogues in SSA

12.30-12.45 Brief collection of findings from World Café 2
Panel with rapporteurs

12.45-13.00 Conclusions and next steps
Uwe R. Fritsche, IEA Bioenergy

Tuesday 28 May, 09:00 - 13:00

Organised by

Contact person:

Uwe R. Fritsche, IINAS & IEA Bioenergy

Jacques Rene Nyembe, GIZ

Michela Morese, GBEP Secretariat c/o FAO


To attend this event please make a regular conference registration for at least the day of the event.
Please note that this Programme may be subject to alteration and the organisers reserve the right to do so without giving prior notice.