Thematic Activities 1: Forest and Land Use Governance and Advocacy

Thematic Activities 1 focuses on supporting effective forest and land use governance practices while building strong constituencies that can advocate for their communities’ rights and interests. We will implement a range of strategic approaches to support this theme and foster a shared vision for sustainable land use. This will include increasing media, government, and local level awareness; operationalizing LCPs and SEAs; and enhancing environmental governance practices at the district level. Our theory of change for this technical theme is that through strengthened governance and advocacy (including inclusive and transparent planning, budgeting and increased funding, natural resource licensing, and monitoring and enforcement), biodiversity will be conserved and emissions ultimately reduced in LESTARI landscapes.