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World Mountain Forum (WMF)

23-24 May 2014 | Cusco, Peru

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Group photo of World Mountain Forum participants
On Saturday, 24 May, WMF participants met for the second and final day of the Forum. In the morning, participants split into two parallel sessions, one on mountain communities and the other on mountain cities. In the afternoon, they convened in plenary for summaries of session themes and outcomes, as well as a high-level panel discussion and a closing ceremony.

Mountain communities session participants heard presentations on governance and local knowledge in mountain communities in Iran, the Hindu Kush-Himalayas, Romania, Kyrgyzstan and the Andes. This was followed by a panel discussion on the impact of mining on mountain ecosystems and communities.

Mountain cities session participants heard presentations on: the need to recognize the value of mountain ecosystems and services; Quechua perceptions of ecosystems, water and mountains; and how to connect the themes of energy, development and culture in the context of mountains and cities. Two parallel working groups then convened, on water and mountain cities, and on sustainable investment in mountain cities, followed by a joint plenary discussion.

In the afternoon, participants heard summaries from the WMF’s four thematic sessions on: climate change; family farming; mountain communities; and mountain cities. A high level roundtable then discussed a number of issues, including the importance of mainstreaming mountains into the sustainable development goals and the role of civil society in providing information and resources to mountain communities. A synthesis matrix of outcomes was opened for a participatory discussion, followed by closing statements from Miguel Saravia, CONDESAN, Flavia Nabugere, Minister of Water and Environment, Uganda, and Mariano Castro, Vice-Minister of Environment, Peru. The meeting closed at 6:53pm.
Mountain Cities
Leónidas Rozas Mora, Salkantay Radio, Cusco
Leila Sotoudeh, Mountain Environment Protection Society (MEPS)
Danut Ungureanu, Romanian Mountain Forum
Dhrupad Choudhury, ICIMOD
Sarah-Lan Mathez, Centre for Development and Environment, University of Bern
Wivine Ntamubano, East African Community; Rodrigo Ruiz Rubio, Proyecto Qhapaq Ñan, Peru; Julio Postigo, Assessments of Climate Change Impacts and Mapping of Vulnerability to Food Insecurity under Climate Change to Strengthen Household Food Security with Livelihoods' Adaptation Approaches (AMICAF) Project; Francisco Medina, Proyecto MST, Apurimac; Askar Beshimov, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kyrgyzstan; Jean Bourliaud, World Mountain People Association
Participant during panel discussion
Dais during the panel discussion

Mountain Communities
Miguel Saravia, CONDESAN
Marisa Young, Fundación Agreste, Argentina
Augusto Castro, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Peru
Clara Ariza, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Andrés Felipe Betancourth, CONDESAN, and David Quispe Orozco, Mayor, Municipality of Ccorca, Cusco
Sofía Castro, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Peru
Participants during the session
Political Dialogue
Marisa Young, Fundación Agreste, Argentina; Flavia Nabugere, Minister of Water and Environment, Uganda; Askar Beshimov, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kyrgyzstan; Khavrullo Ibodzoda, State Committee on Environmental Protection, Tajikistan; José Félix Pinto-Bazurco, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Peru; Pema Gyamtsho, Opposition Leader, National Assembly of Bhutan; and Stephen Mugabi, Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda
Mariano Castro, Vice-Minister of Environment, Peru
Rosalaura Romeo, Mountain Partnership Secretariat, FAO
Miguel Saravia, CONDESAN
André Wehrli, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Panelists during interventions
High-Level Panel
Participant during high-level panel discussion
Mariano Castro, Vice-Minister of Environment, Peru; Miguel Saravia, CONDESAN; and André Wehrli, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
Closing Ceremony
Miguel Saravia, CONDESAN; Mariano Castro, Vice-Minister of Environment, Peru; and Flavia Nabugere, Minister of Water and Environment, Uganda

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IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Fourth Global Meeting of the Mountain Partnership, 17-19 October 2013, Erzurum, Turkey

*IISD RS coverage of Mountain Day 2 - “Mainstreaming Rio+20 outcomes in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) processes for prosperous, resilient, and sustainable mountain ecosystems and communities,” 3 December 2012, Doha, Qatar

*IISD RS briefing note of the Meeting of the Mountain Focus Group, 14 December 2011, UN headquarters, New York, United States of America (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of Mountain Day, 4 December 2011, Durban, South Africa

*IISD RS coverage of the International Conference on Green Economy and Sustainable Mountain Development - “Opportunities and Challenges in View of Rio+20”, 5-7 September 2011, Kathmandu, Nepal

*IISD RS coverage of the International Conference on Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development in Mountain Regions (SARD), 16-20 June 2002, Adelboden, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of the Launch of the International Year of Mountains (IYM) , 11 December 2001, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development

*SDG - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities

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