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Land-use based mitigation for resilient climate pathways (LANDMARC) – Africa

The LANDMARC team is organizing a series of regional engagement actions (platforms) to discuss land-based mitigation technologies and practices (LMTs) in their regional contexts (North Europe and Canada, South Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America), link them to the global perspective, enrich the LANDMARC models and inform decision-making at regional and global levels.

27 October 2022 at 12:00 EAT

ending at 14:00 EAT

Nairobi, Kenya and Online
Event contact

Mbeo Ogeya /

Studies by the IPCC have identified the importance of removing CO₂ from the atmosphere to avoid dangerous levels of climate change by the end of this century. Land-based mitigation technologies (LMTs) are of special interest because of the opportunities for synergies with other Sustainable Development Goals.

However, many LMTs are still insufficiently understood. The LANDMARC project is filling this knowledge gap by employing a triangular research approach: the use of satellite data and soil sampling is combined with scenario modelling and stakeholder engagement.

Each platform will run a series of online consultationsthe first consultation of the series taking place on 27 October 2022 for Africa. Every consultation will bring together a group of 20 to 30 experts and practitioners of land-based climate mitigation. Afforestation, agroforestry, biochar, organic agriculture and Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage are the main LMTs that will be discussed across all platforms, but there may be regional variations. 

This event focusing on Africa is one of five regional dialogues for different parts of the world. Stakeholder input is essential for designing narratives and informing regional and global models on the potential of various LMTs.


Time Topics Presenter
12:00 – 12:10

Welcome – Presentation of LANDMARC project and event (agenda)

Lawrence Nzuve

Dr. Francis X. Johnson

12:10 – 12:20

Presentation of LMTs for Africa

•Afforestation/reafforestation, Agroforestry, Forest management

  • Crop management,
  • Reduced tillage,
  • Integrated soil fertility,
  • Biochar

Presentation of survey result

Mbeo Ogeya





Beatrice Atieno

12:20 – 12:35

Presentation of case studies

  • Kenya
  • Burkina Faso

Moritz Laub

Annemarie Klaasse

12:35 – 13:35 Break-out Groups;

Group 1: Energy (Biochar)
Moderated by Mbeo Ogeya
Note-taker: Jacinta Musyoki
Timekeeper: Lawrence Nzuve

Group 2: Forestry (Afforestation, reforestation, Agroforestry)
Moderated by Francis Johnson
Note-taker: Ruth Nyabiage
Timekeeper: Moritz Laub

Group 3: Agriculture (Crop management, rangeland management and integrated soil fertility): Moderated by Alphayo Lutta Note-taker: Elodie Maria-Sube Timekeeper: Beatrice Adoyo

13:35 – 13:55 Discussion:

Presentation of results by group

Discussion moderated by Elodie Maria-Sube
Note-taker: Elizabeth Sunguti

13:55 – 14:00

Closing remarks and next steps

Lawrence Nzuve

SEI participants

Lawrence Nzuve

Communications Coordinator


SEI Africa

Francis X. Johnson
Francis X. Johnson

Senior Research Fellow

SEI Asia

Mbeo Ogeya
Mbeo Ogeya

Research Fellow

SEI Africa

Jacinta Musyoki

Ruth Nyabiage Ogendi


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