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Forestry Governance Training: Concepts and Developments in National and International Scope

Strengthening the Role of Non-Governmental Stakeholders in Forestry Governance in Indonesia is a five-year activity (2017-2021) initiated by the BirdLife International Global Partnership through funding from European Union grants. This activity is located in four countries, namely Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Papua New Guinea.

This activity is designed to support the process of monitoring, planning and strengthening forestry policies including the Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade – Voluntary Partnership Agreements (FLEGT-VPA) initiatives, Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) and Ecosystem Restoration. This activity is expected to contribute directly to stakeholder capacity building, community-based forest monitoring, stakeholder networking, and strengthening forestry policies including through Ecosystem Restoration in production forests and integrated landscape approach.

In an effort to increase the capacity of stakeholders in forest governance including FLEGT-VPA, REDD+ and Ecosystem Restoration, Burung Indonesia in collaboration with CIDT (The Center for International Development and Training) will hold a two-week “Training on Forestry Governance” on 4 -15 September 2017.

The theme of the training includes factors that encourage weak forest governance; illegal logging; corruption and crime in the forestry sector; FLEGT-VPA & REDD+ action plan; Community Based Forest Management, Timber Legality Verification System (SVLK); forest governance monitoring, independent certification and verification, chain of custody, multi-stakeholder processes, communication and negotiation skills; and gender and forest governance.