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CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems An Overview for Science Focal Meeting Amman, December 2013

CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems

Jan 02, 2016



CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems. An Overview for Science Focal Meeting Amman, December 2013. Contents. Over-view of WLE – Goals, Objectives Emerging WLE Program Areas of Work How we are organized Examples of innovation & how WLE intends to work. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and EcosystemsAn Overview for Science Focal MeetingAmman, December 2013ContentsOver-view of WLE Goals, ObjectivesEmerging WLE Program Areas of WorkHow we are organized Examples of innovation & how WLE intends to work

The challenges facing our global food production systems

change . . . climatic, demographic, economic


Water Land and Ecosystem Vision:A world in which agriculture thrives within vibrant ecosystems, where communities have higher incomes, improved food security and the ability to continuously improve their lives4CGIAR System Level Outcomes

Reduce rural povertyIncrease food securityImprove nutrition and human healthSustainable management of natural resourcesWLE IDO: IncomeIncreased and more equitable income from agricultural and natural resources management and ecosystem services in rural and peri-urban areasWLE IDO: ProductivityImproved land, water and energy productivity in rainfed and irrigated agro-ecosystemWLE IDO: Risk ManagementIncreased ability of low income communities to adapt to environmental and economic variability, demographic shifts, shocks and long term changesWLE IDO: GenderWomen and marginalized groups have decision making power over and increased benefits derived from agriculture and natural resources.WLE IDO: EquityIncreased resilience of communities through enhanced ecosystem services in agricultural landscapes.Goal: Sustainable intensification of agricultural development5WLE Portfolio 2013/2014Activities Mapped into SRPs and Activity ClustersWLE Innovation FundFocal Region Activities2013 CPWF Related Activities ending in 2013/2014Regional RepresentationDesign of focal region programs

160 Activities mapped into SRPsESS Related Scoping Activities Gender related activities Moving promising activities to scaleCentrality of partners Gender and ESS play central role

Where WLE is moving towardSRP LedGlobal PathwaysExamplesResource Recovery & ReuseLand DegradationWater, Food & Energy NexusSmall Scale Irrigation in SSASalinityFocal RegionsWest AfricaEast Africa SE AsiaSouth AsiaLatin AmericaSouthern AfricaCentral AsiaMiddle EastCross-Cutting InitiativesEnvironmental flowsMapping ESS and resilience into Focal RegionsGender across program Information decision-makingWLE Uptake Framework: CGIAR/ISPC Impact Pathways/Theories of ChangeSystem Level Outcomes8WLE uptake strategy: significant focus on the research clientSystem Level Outcomes9In each focal region, WLE is identifying the opportunity space for research to support client decision makingWLE integrated portfolio of research is designed to capitalize on this opportunity10Example of client focus: WLE resource recovery and reuseIssue: Urban areas are growing and consuming more resources. How do we recover nutrients and water at scale? Technical knowledge is available, but few projects go to scale. WLE seeks to change this by analyzing business models and returns on investment.

Clear client focus: the private sector, public private partnerships, and business schools

The research portfolio is designed for the client: analyze successes and test promising business models for replication at scaleMulti-disciplinary research team includes economists, business developers, and environmental scientists

Faecal sludge Nutrients for agricultural productionSupporting research client decision making through decision analysisSystem Level OutcomesAccountability (M&E)12Example: the decision analysis process Northeast Kenya: Tap the Merti aquifer to pump water > 100 km to town of Waiir?

Identify risks and uncertainties in decision of interest

Engage decision makersMake probabilistic cost/benefit impacts on different stakeholder groups of likely outcomes of decisionCompute value of additional information (uncertain variables with high information value = priorities for measurement)Probabilistic outcomes (benefits/negative impacts) for different stakeholder groupsApplied Information Economics D. Hubbard, How to Measure Anything, 2010Focused partner engagement, levers and incentivesSystem Level OutcomesAccountability (M&E)14Farmers receive training and capital to : Rehabilitate wetlandsForest conservationImprove farming practices

CPWF/Andes: uptake incentives through benefit sharing$Canete River Basin, PeruUpper basin: subsistence agriculture, extensive degradingMiddle basin: hydropower companyLower basin: urban and tourismHow we are organized WLE Operations Team Resource PersonsLead Center BoardLead Center DGWLE Steering CommitteeProgram DirectorSRP LeadersESS/R LeadGPI LeadManagement Committee GPIProgram ManagementComms/KMME&LWest AfricaEast Africa Mekong GMSSouth AsiaFocal RegionsLatin AmericaSouthern AfricaCentral AsiaMiddle EastScience Focal Points

Research Coord.Partnership for OutcomesLANDSCAPENATIONALREGIONALGLOBALDELIVER RESEARCH OUTCOMES impact multiplies through partnersPotential beneficiaries 10s of thousands 0 6 years 3 6 years 6 9 years Global initiatives informed and inspired by research, support national and landscape investmentsNew investments made by IFAD, GIZ, GEFPublic and privatePolicy, Regulation, Incentives support adoptionStrategies adopted that are site specific, gender & equity sensitiveFAO, GSP, UNCCD, ELD, GEF, UNEP, UNDPNational Agriculture and NRM policy CAADP, IFAD, GIZ, SDCCommunities, civil society, NGOs, national extension, ARIs, IFAD, SDC100s of thousandsMillionsCapacity BuildingEmbedded into Impact PathwaysBeyond PhDs and trainingMentoring and Young Professionals Putting national partners in the lead

Challenges for Us to AddressVision for where we are going Complexity and adaptation: We cannot solve complex problems with simple solutionsIntegration and working togetherChange management

Complexity: We are dealing with complex problems which require complex thinking learning system, adaptation, adaptive management are necessary 19Visit the website at:WLE.cgiar.orgThank you

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