Learning event: Sharing tree growing experiences

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Join Size of Wales for our first ever international tree growing learning event. We will be bringing together organisations in Wales and their local partners who are supporting communities to grow trees in Africa and South-East Asia as part of our national response to climate change.

Sessions will include presentations and discussions on themes of tree growing and gender equality; tree growing benefits for both the environment and people and monitoring change.

This event has now ended, but you can watch it back here:

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Read the full programme and list of speakers here

08:55    Virtual Event opens – please join with zoom link.

09:00    Welcome from Carwyn Jones, Chair of Size of Wales

09:15    Session 1: Balancing the benefits of tree growing and forest restoration across the environment, climate and people

Ru Hartwell and John Bett (Bore, Kenya), Dr Tim Pagella (Bangor University), Dr Tristram Hales (Cardiff University), Dr Cathryn MacCullum (Sazani Associates)

10:20    Session 2: How can tree growing promote gender rights?

Teresa Gitonga (International Tree Foundation, Kenya), Madeleine  Scordellis (TreeSisters), Lorna Alum (Mount Elgon Tree Growing Enterprise)

11:15    Break (15mins – please stay logged into Zoom)

11:30    Keynote:  Lee Waters MS (Deputy Minister for Climate Change, Welsh Government)

11:50    Session 3: Incentivising tree growing at local and regional levels and promote community led action

Khady Tendeng (United Purpose, Senegal); Carmel Moran, (United Purpose), Ansumana Sanneh  (United Purpose), Godfrey Natwaluma (Mount Elgon Tree Growing Enterprise), and Paul Wagstaff (Self Help Africa)

12:35    Session 4: Towards impact measurement- monitoring change. Alex Harris & Michael Sunday (Mount Elgon Tree Growing Enterprise, Dr TC Hales, (Cardiff University/Regrow Borneo)

13:05    Plenary: Nicola Pulman (Size of Wales) and Robert Penn (Stump up for Trees)

13:30    Close   

This event is run in collaboration with the Welsh Government.

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