"Mountains for our future" will be the main theme for the World Mountain Forum 2016
Tuesday, 27 October, 2015 - 10:04
After the second WMF2014 which took place in Cusco, Peru, the WMF 2016 will present an opportunity for mountain stakeholders to share lessons and experiences on past activities in sustainable mountain development and to discuss challenges and opportunities for SMD in the future referring to the recommendations from the last WMF 14 and conclusions of on-going international policy processes including climate change negotiation and new sustainable development goals.
The WMF 2016 outcomes are expected to inform the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and guide interventions in mountain areas at local, national and international levels.
Furthermore, the WMF 2016 will offer an opportunity for mountain countries to discuss how to effectively implement the decisions from climate change negotiations and the post-2015 agenda for sustainable mountain development.
The 2016 WMF will be held under the main theme of “Mountains for our Future and sub themes as listed below:
1.Mountains and Climate Change
2.Mountains Communities and Livelihoods
3.Mountain Ecosystem Services
4.Sustainable Mountain Agriculture
•First announcement: 1st October 2015
•Deadline for submission of abstracts for presentations and posters: 28th February 2016
•Announcement of selected presentations and posters: 1st May 2016
•Registration deadline: 30th June 2016
•Deadline for final versions of presentations and posters: 31st July 2016
•Starting of the WMF 2016: 18th October 2016
Albertine Rift Conservation Society(ARCOS)
Dr Sam Kanyamibwa
Government of Uganda
Mr Paul Mafabi
Director for Environmental Affairs in Ministry of Water and Environment