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1 DRY LAND, LIVELIHOODS AND GENDER PROGRAM West Asia Regional Office RCF Nov. 12th, 2015

2 IUCN STRATEGY ON DRYLANDS BASED ON A NUMBER OF IUCN RESOLUTIONS) The IUCN Strategy on Drylands was drafted on 22 nd May It established IUCN s definition of drylands and scope of work, provided a brief situation analysis, gave background justification for the programme. and established a Vision, Mission and Strategic Objectives

3 VISION MISSION STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES Vision: Drylands are valued, and equitably and sustainably managed to support the well-being of societies. Mission: To influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve diverse drylands landscapes, promoting good governance and respecting local knowledge to ensure that dryland ecosystems, their services and livelihoods are ecologically sustainable and resilient to change. Strategic Objective 1 (Practice): Dryland biodiversity and ecosystem services are valued, restored and /sustainably managed to improve human wellbeing. Strategic Objective 2 (Change): Vulnerability of drylands is reduced, and resilience of dryland ecosystems to change is strengthened. Strategic Objective 3 (Policy): Policy and investment frameworks support equitable and sustainable drylands management for the benefit of biodiversity and people.

4 IUCN S PROGRAMME FRAMEWORK

5 IUCN THEORY OF CHANGE FOR

6 STRATEGIC PRIORITIES Connecting biodiversity conservation in dryland landscapes Dryland ecosystem restoration and sustainable land management Dryland knowledge management for improved policy and investment Mobilising dryland stakeholders and the Union

7 ITS IS A CROSS CUTTING PROGRAM Knowledge development Capacity building Advocacy National policies Implementation Integrating Gender into the Program Cycle (Assessment, Strategic Planning, Design, M&E)

8 Credible and trusted knowledge for valuing and conserving biodiversity leads to better policy and action on the ground 1. Successfully demonstrated projects and build the capacities on the systematic approach (know how, methodologies and tools) for sustainable rangeland ecosystem planning and management. 2. Effective networking and communication developed to support members, partners and stakeholders and influence policies. Arabian Network for Pastoralist Communities 3. Legal frameworks proposed that support the application of management the PES effectiveness guidelines in Jordan. 4. Joint planning and management choices incorporate options to maintain/restore the biodiversity into rangeland ecosystem services. 5. Support the updating rangeland strategies in Jordan and Palestine to incorporate the 3 RIO and mainstreamed gender 6. Support producing UNCCD NAP for Jordan and enhanced the capacities on PRAIS and NAP Alignment with LAS and UAE.

9 Improved governance arrangements over natural resource management deliver rights-based and equitable conservation with tangible livelihoods benefits 1. More equal participation of women with men in the multi-stakeholders platforms within 4 programs operated by ROWA 2. Mainstreaming gender into climate change strategies in Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain, Developing a data base within IUCN Environmental Gender Index to our region to ensure monitoring the participation of women as decision makers in the development of climate change strategies and plans at national and regional levels 4. Provide lessons learned from Mainstreaming gender into Pastoralism and for better watershed management 5. Support reviving the traditional customary law to improve the governance structure over natural resources.

10 Healthy and restored ecosystems make cost-effective contributions to meeting global challenges of climate change, food security and economic and social development 1. Tested sustainable ecosystem management tools in 3 pilot sites for healthy rangeland management (Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt) 2. Using Economical studies on TEV to influence the policies of NRM 3. Support Investors negotiation for sustainable rangeland management

11 How to link it with IUCN s BUSINESS MODEL Providing knowledge products Healthy Rangeland Ecosystem (CEM) HIMA Tools (CEESP, SPNL, AWO, HF, BWA) Delivery Results on the ground Restoration rangeland in Jordan, Palestine and Egypt Supporting members in women land rights and implementation tools on the ground Strengthening policy governance Providing policy briefs on healthy rangeland management and; Supporting the revival of customary laws and regional declarations Updating strategies and reviewing policies on rangeland, gender and NAP preparation link it with LAS and to regional positions to UNCCD Engaging and leveraging the Union Working through our members and build on their achievement Convening stakeholders and influencing action on nature conservation and sustainable development

12 Providing knowledge products

13 Delivery Results on the ground Lebanon Palestine Jordan Qatar Oman

14 Strengthening policy governance

15 Engaging and leveraging the Union

16 PROGRAM DONORS

17 PROGRAM MEMBERS AND COMMISSIONS

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