Concept Note: AFOLU Community of Practice 2019
Countries in Africa are championing efforts to catalyze low-emission climateresilient
development. As a key aspect of their efforts, countries are leading work
in the Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use (AFOLU) sector that align with key socio-economic development goals. To further these efforts and enable peer learning and application of learning to key policy measures and actions, the Africa LEDS Partnership, Africa LEDS project team, and the AFOLU sector partnered to launch an African AFOLU Community of Practice (CoP).
The Africa AFOLU CoP is an interactive network comprised of national and
subnational governments, technical institutions, businesses, non-profits and other international organizations addressing real-time policy and technical challenges and solutions related to the AFOLU sector. It is a platform for ongoing collaboration to allow for deeper learning and sustained participation, continuous access to tools and expert assistance, and to foster champions that will serve as role models for other regions. The AFOLU CoP is designed to be demand-driven to meet members’ needs and offer support and solutions to early movers. Objectives of the CoP are highlighted below