Side event details

Lessons from multi country, multi stakeholder experiences on urban wetlands policy and regulatory initiatives
Day and time
12.11.2022 18:30
Lead organization
WWF-India, EPCO State Wetland Authority, Rwanda Environment Management Authority, Ramsar Regional Center in the Western Hemisphere (CREHO), Coastal Solutions Fellowship/Cornell Lab of Ornithology & Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.
Partner organization(s)

Chair   : Dr Sujit Bajpayee, Join Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Government of India  

Co-Chair: Dr. Osvaldo Jordan, Executive Director, Ramsar Regional Center for the Western  

               Hemisphere (CREHO)

Session plan  

  • Welcome, introduction Moderator Mr. Suresh Babu, WWF-India  
  • Keynote address Dr. Sujit Bajpayee, MoEF&CC  
  • Address Mrs. Varinia Sagastume, CSF Program/Cornell Lab of Ornithology , CREHO  


Panel Discussion:  

  • Urban wetland master planning at city scale Case of Kigali City, Rwanda  
  • Innovating for the Future: Wetland management in Pantanos de Villa Ramsar Site in Peru: Mr. Bernardo Roca Rey, Government of Peru  
  • Integrated approaches for wetland management restoration Dr Lokendra Thakkar Bhoj, India  
  • Efforts on restoration of wetlands (hydrologic restoration and valuation of environmental services) Mr. Victor Ayala,  
  • Mexico Short movie on Rwanda’s achievements in rehabilitation and wise use of urban wetlands Mr. Theogene Ngaboyamahina, RWANDA Environment Management Authority  
  • Multi-stakeholder initiatives on sub-urban and small wetlands: Lessons from India Mr. Suresh Babu, WWF India  
  • The perils and promises of new urban wetland legislation in The Americas Ms. Carolina Rojas Quezada, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.  
  • Facilitated Q&A |Wrap up  

Closing remarks by Chair & Co-chair