Ramsar Forum - Wetlands and Livelihoods


July 8-12, 2013


Kigali, Rwanda




Invitation and how to be involved:

We invite policy makers, wetland managers and researchers to share experiences and help pave a new direction linking local, regional and global approaches, for wetland and livelihood sustainability. Limited financial assistance is available for active participants from developing countries. We are grateful for the financial support from the Netherlands’ Directorate-General for Internationalb Cooperation (DGIS).

Further information available from UNESCO-IHE
Aquatic Ecosystems Group

  • Ken Irvine  [email protected] or
  • Anne van Dam  [email protected]
  • www.unesco-ihe.org
UNESCO-IHE and the Rwandan Environmental Management Authority (REMA), will host, with international and regional partners, a Forum on Wetlands for Livelihoods, linking policy makers, regional stakeholders and researchers. The Forum will provide an important and strategic opportunity for stimulating research, capacity building and policy for wetland management across the Nile Basin and further afield. Building on the Ramsar Convention’s Wise Use of Wetlands, there is a need for more inclusive and ambitious policies and actions to support wetlands and the livelihoods that depend on them.