The GLA 2.0 Sustainable and Inclusive Landscape (SILG) Program (2021-2025), a continuation of the 2018-2020 SILG Program, aims to facilitate and capacitate multi-stakeholder groups in the landscape to design and implement Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) initiatives. Specifically, SILG will work towards establishing and supporting multi-stakeholder groups in the landscape who will identify FLR sites in their landscape, engage in participatory and inclusive processes for designing and implementing restoration approaches, and collaborate in FLR monitoring. These multi-stakeholder groups will be composed of Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs), Civil Society Organisations (CSOs), representatives from academic institutions, private sector, and local government units (LGUs).
One of the strategies identified in the designing and implementing FLR is the use of climate-smart and resilient practices. Climate resilient pathways include combined adaptation and mitigation strategies, choices, and actions that reduce climate change and its impacts. It also includes actions to ensure that effective risk management and adaptation can be implemented and sustained. Although climate-smart and resilient practices are often association with agricultural systems, it also include forest and agroforestry systems and biodiversity. Climate-smart forestry is an emerging branch of sustainable forest management that aims to manage forests in response to climate change, particularly developing sustainable management responses enhancing the provision of ecosystem services.
The Landscape Scanning aims to identify climate-smart and resilient practices in the southern Palawan and southern Sierra Madre landscapes. Specifically, it aims to:
- Develop criteria and indicators for climate-smart and resilient practices;
- Document existing climate-smart and resilient best practices in southern Palawan and southern Sierra Madre landscape including gaps, funding availability/potential, and access to external support;
- Identify other climate-smart and resilient best practices which may be implemented in the landscapes; and
- Create a documentation of climate-smart and resilient practices which shall serve as a menu of options for indigenous peoples, local communities, civil society organizations, private sector, national and local governments, and other landscape stakeholders in the development of forest landscape restoration initiatives.
Read the Request for Proposals here for more information.
All proposals must be submitted to [email protected] on or before June 13, 2022.
For more information, please contact Rosemarie Joy Quetula, Program Associate for SILG at (+63 2) 8891 0595, (+63 2) 8864 0287, or [email protected]