“Sustainable Use of Rangeland Resources for Improved Livelihoods in the era of climate change”

Date: 23rd-24th May 2023

Venue: Avani Maseru


Communal rangelands are facing among the fastest and largest rates of conversion. Degradation of rangelands results in significant biodiversity loss, carbon emissions, and impact on freshwater systems. Although many human activities contribute to this problem, unsustainable agricultural production is the main driver. Moreover, there are minimum investments aimed at the protection of rangeland resources. A lack of awareness of their value contributes to their vulnerability and has resulted in limited action on the global conservation agenda.


The overall objective of the conference is to promote exchange of experiences and foster partnerships between a wide range of actors and stakeholders on how to advance climate-smart management of communal rangelands. Specifically, the conference aims to;

  1. create an interactive global forum for stakeholders including departments, local and international organizations to share experiences, best practices and lessons learned in building fibre industry resilience to climate shocks. 
  2. serve as a platform to advance technical and practical measures towards reversing land degradation and their effective implementation.
  3. facilitate the interaction between government departments and potential development partners, including the WB, IFAD, FAO, GCF, GEF and AF, as well as bilateral agencies and other relevant organizations, to enhance access to financing for supporting climate-smart rangeland management. 
  4. enhance awareness of rangeland rehabilitation efforts by different organizations in Lesotho in order to foster collaboration, avoid duplication and increase impacts.


The conference features a mix of international and local partners, exhibitions and networking opportunities to promote transformative approaches, ideas and practices in climate-smart range management.

  • Incubation of new ideas to guide the implementation of climate-smart rangeland management programmes.
  • Community of practice on specific themes such as data, climate change scenarios, vulnerable groups, ecosystems, gender, indigenous knowledge of people, and project proposal development.
  • Regional cooperation in coordinating response to transboundary climate shocks, developing transboundary range management projects, sharing of data, and facilitating joint assessments, pooling of technical resources and exchange of experiences, good practices and lessons learned at regional level. 

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