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CICADA African Regional Conference in Ethiopia, November 6 – November 11, 2018

Agenda    |   Tuesday 6   |   Wednesday 7    |   Thursday 8  |  Friday 9  |  Saturday 10   |   Sunday 11

The CICADA African Regional Conference in Ethiopia took place from November 6th to the 11th at Liesak Resort on Lake Babogaya Debre Zeyit in Bishoftu, about one hour and a half southeast of Addis Ababa. Incidentally, the meeting took place in the wake of Ethiopia’s presidential election of October 25th, 2018, in which diplomat Sahle-Work Zewde was elected without contest by the upper and lower houses of Parliament as the first woman president of Ethiopia, as well as Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s appointment of a gender balanced cabinet a week before that.


Tuesday, November 6

11:30-16:30 – Arrival at conference site in Bishoftu  Reception, Liesak Resort

19:00 – Dinner   Restaurant

20:00-21:30 – Opening introductions and presentation   Lake Hall

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Wednesday, November 7

7:00-8:00 – Breakfast   Restaurant

8:00-12:30 – Joint activities and presentations CICADA/ICCA   Lake Hall

12:30-14:00 – Lunch   Restaurant

14:00-14:30 – Welcome and Presentation of CICADA programme   CICADA Hall

– (14:00)           Welcome by Colin Scott, Director of CICADA

– (14:10)           Welcome by Justin Raycraft on behalf of John Galaty (Director of I-CAN)

– (14:20)           Presentation of CICADA and the conference programme by Sophie Beier

14:30-15:30 – Interactive Session on Knowledge Co-production (1)   CICADA Hall

Co-producing knowledge: Towards more equitable collaborations between researchers and communities

– (14:30)           Introduction

– (14:40)           Group discussions (2 separate groups)

15:30-16:00 – Coffee break (1)   Lake Bar

16:00-17:00 – Interactive Session on Knowledge Co-production (2)   CICADA Hall

– (16:00)           Presentation Group 1

– (16:10)           Presentation Group 2

– (16:20)           Group discussion

17:00-19:30 – Theme 1: Rights-based approaches to Conservation   CICADA Hall

– (17:00)           Job Morris, Director, San Youth Network – San Peoples’ approaches to Conservation









– (17:30)           Johnson Ole Kaunga, IMPACT (Indigenous Movement for Peace Advancement and Conflict Transformation) and PARAN (Pastoralists Alliance for Resilience and Adaptation in Northern Kenya Rangelands) – Fighting social and policy exclusion faced by indigenous people in Northern Kenya – from community self-organizing to strategic litigation

– (18:00)           Stephen Moiko, Centre for Sustainable Dryland Ecosystems and Societies, University of Nairobi, Kenya and South Rift Association of Land Owners (SORALO) – Local Agency in Securing Land Rights, Communal Indigenous Livelihoods, and Environmental Sustainability in East African Rangelands

– (18:30)           Discussion

16:00-17:00 – Interactive Session on Knowledge Co-production (2)   CICADA Hall

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Thursday, November 8

7:00-8:00 – Breakfast   Restaurant

8:00 – Announcements (Colin Scott,Sophie Beier)   CICADA Hall

8:15-10:30 – Theme 2: Natural Resource Governance and Land Management (1)   CICADA Hall

Presentation and discussion of case studies (1)

Session Facilitator: Corey Wright

– (8:15)           Caroline Seagle, McGill University – Mining, Conservation and the “Green Economy”: Shifting terrains in rights-based approaches to conservation

– (8:40)           John Galaty, McGill University – Top-Down, Bottom-Up, & Sidewise Authority: The devolution of Responsibility in Community-based Conservancies in East-Africa”

– (9:05)           Beatrice Namunyak Lempaira, Northern Rangelands Trust – The role of indigenous women in natural resource management and governance structures at community conservancies

– (9:30)           Robert Chimambo, Zambia Climate Change Network – The experience in Chalimbana River Headwaters of Zambia

– (9:55)           Lalainrina Rasoanandinanina, Centre de Recherches d‘Appui pour les alternatives de développement océan indien (CRAAD) – Madagascar: Natural Resources and governance experiences

10:30-11:00 – Coffee break   Lake Bar

11:00-12:30 – Theme 2: Natural Resource Governance and Land Management (2)   CICADA Hall

Presentation and discussion of case studies (2)

Session Facilitator: Caroline Seagle

– (11:00)          Emmanuel Ole Kileli, Ereto Maasai Youth (EMAYO) – Community-based forest governance in Loliondo, Northern Tanzania

– (11:30)           Johnson Changeiywo, Chepkitale Indigenous People’s Development Project

– (12:00)           Justin Raycraft, McGill University Territorialization and resistance to conservation in coastal Tanzania

12:30-14:00 – Lunch   Restaurant

14:00-15:30 – Theme 3: Reconciliation   CICADA Hall

Presentation and discussion of case studies

Session Facilitator: Justin Raycraft

– (14:00)           Orelebile Kebeilwe, San Youth Network – Botswana Language barrier that led to non-reconciliation on land rights: The case of San central Kalahari Game Reserve (CKGR)

– (14:30)           Michael Ochieng Odhiambo, People, Land, and Rural Development Projects in Kinsumu –Opportunities and Challenges to Strengthening Communal Land and Natural Tenure: Reflections on Community Land under Kenya’s National Land Policy

– (15:00)           Caroline Archambault, Leiden University – Landless, waterless, and wireless: Governing natural resources through social media in Maasailand Kenya

15:30-16:00 – Coffee Break   Lake Bar

16:00-18:30 – Roundtable discussions   CICADA Hall

– (16:00)           Steven SchnoorCICADA community video methodology

– (16:15-17:15)           Roundtable 1 Facilitator: John Galaty, McGill University and Director of I-CAN Project

Considering trade-offs in community-based conservation: How can we reconcile competing right(s) claims and policy agendas to promote win-win conservation that is mutually beneficial for people, communities, and biodiversity?

– (17:15-18:15)           Roundtable 2 Michael Ochieng Odhiambo, People, Land, and Rural Development Projects in Kinsumu

Bridging the gap between customary rights and legal title in sub-Saharan Africa: How can we effectively strengthen community-based conservation regimes in the context of numerous stakeholders with institutionalized power?

– (18:15)          Announcements

18:30 – Dinner   Restaurant

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Friday, November 9

8:00-20:00 – Joint activities organized by the ICCA Consortium   Lake Hall


Saturday, November 10

8:00-12:00 – Excursion organized by the ICCA Consortium

12:30-14:00 – Lunch   Restaurant

14:00-16:00 – Free time

16:00-19:00 – CICADA closing session   CICADA Hall

– (16:00)           Short group discussion (Knowledge Co-production)

– (16:30)           Presentation of group discussions

– (17:00)           Roundtable discussions

– (18:00)          Closing remarks

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Sunday, November 11

7:00-7:45 – Breakfast   Restaurant

7:45-8:30 – Packing and check-out for most participants

9:30-12:00 – CICADA & ICAN core teams meeting   Cicada Hall

12:30-14:00 – Lunch   Restaurant

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