GIZ LandHub 2020 Meeting – Research-Policy Linkages: How to improve Evidence-based Policy Advise in the Land Sector?

An evidence-based policy helps to make well-informed decisions about policies, programs and projects, by placing the best available evidence from research at the heart of policy development and implementation. This also accounts for policymaking in the land sector. 

But how can we implement evidence-based policy in a sector where data is usually scarce or difficult to access? How can we respond with policies and programs to increasingly rapid global trends while still relying on robust science? And what is the key to good science communication, given that the validity of scientific facts is coming under increasing pressure worldwide? In this session, we would like to address these questions and focus on the relationship between good research and policymaking in the land sector and how good science communication can work. 

To address these questions, SLGA and NELGA will host a panel discussion at GIZ LandHub 2020 meeting.

Date: December 15, 2020

Time: 13:00 – 14:30 (UTC+1)

Venue: Online meeting

Through a panel discussion covering different perspectives, we want to learn from the experiences of experts and conduct a reality check to see if we are on the right track and what else we need.

Panelist include:

• Dr Insa Flachsbarth – GIGA Institute for Africa Affairs

• Laura Meggiolaro – Land Portal

• Dr Wael Zakout – World Bank 

• Prof. Paul Tchawa – Secretary-General, Ministry of Environment, Nature Protection and Sustainable Development, Cameroon