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09
Oct
From9 October 2012
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byYannik Jadot, Fiona Hall and FERN

 **Exploring a decade of achievements and challenges in the EU Forest Law
Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) programme**

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** llegal logging costs developing countries US$15 billion in lost revenues
each year (World Bank), and has helped to fund national and regional
conflicts.  In March next year, the EU Timber Regulation will place
restrictions on timber legally allowed to enter the EU.**

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**This timely conference will examine the ten year history of the EU Forest
Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan, and explore any
lessons for the future. EU FLEGT has emerged as a uniquely inclusive,
innovative approach to  protecting forests and the livelihoods of the people
who use them.**

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***Speakers will include:* MEPs Yannick Jadot and Fiona Hall, Goldman
environment prize winner Silas Siakor, former Guardian Environment Journalist
of the year Fred Pearce, civil society representatives from forest producing
countries, the EU Timber Trade Federation, and International NGOs. More
speakers will be announced later.**

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25
Apr
From
25 April 2012 to 27 April 2012
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byFLEGT TEAM

Forests, and particularly tropical forests, play a major role for livelihoods
as resource and as safety nets for some of the most vulnerable population,
for the economy of developing countries, but also in terms of biodiversity.
Their role in terms of climate change adaptation and mitigation, has been
recently outlined in the context of the UNFCCC, with the ongoing discussions
on REDD (Reduction of emissions from deforestation and forest degradation).
In that global context, fight against illegal logging and governance issues
remain one of the top priorities of the European Union, and can clearly
contribute to address some of the above-mentioned challenges. The EU Action
Plan for Forest law enforcement, governance and trade (FLEGT) has been
adopted in 2003. It sets out measures to improve forest sector governance,
combat illegal logging and curb the related trade in illegally harvested
timber. Among the major elements of the Action Plan are the establishment of
Voluntary Partnership Agreements and the EU timber regulation.
European Commission and Member States have funded a number of projects on
FLEGT, implemented by private sector federations, civil society
organisations, Non Governmental Organisations, International Organisations
and partner countries agencies.
Objective
The objective of the meeting is twofold:
(1) to exchange information about the situation with regard to FLEGT Action
Plan implementation, particularly VPA developments and the EU Timber
regulation;
(2) to share lessons from FLEGT related projects, and see how project
experience can feed into policy development and strategic thinking.
These three days provide a great opportunity to learn from these projects
their deliverables, their challenges in implementation and their
contributions to our policies. Coordination between EU staff and project
partners that takes place during those days improves daily work and
efficiency in policy implementation and project management, both at country
level and ant a global level.

01
May
From
1 May 2012 to 2 May 2012
in Monrovia (Liberia)

*www.forestgovernanceforum.com* [1]

*How can forest resources be managed in the interests of all stakeholders?
How can Forest Governance be strengthened to deliver results that make
economic, social and ecological sense?*

*Comprising of West African events (Ghana & Liberia) and Central African
events (DRC & Cameroon), */Forest Governance Forum/* is designed to create
an in-country space for discussion and exchange of ideas, experience and
research.*

*Blending regional and global speakers and participants from Government,
Civil Society, Trade & Industry, the NGO Community and the Academic World,
the objective is to bring debates surrounding Forest Governance to four key
African countries in order to widen participation, to facilitate more
national voices in the conversation, and to situate issues within a local and
international context.*

*Inspired by Biannual Illegal Logging Stakeholder Conferences at Chatham
House  [2]in London, The Forest Governance Forum contributes to the broader
objective of an EC-funded project, ‘Strengthening African Forest
Governance’  [3], which also includes academic and training components.*

[1] http://www.forestgovernanceforum.com
[2] http://www.illegal-logging.info/
[3] http://www.wlv.ac.uk/cidt

16
Mar
From
16 March 2016 to 18 March 2016
in Yaounde (Cameroon)
Organised byUniversity of Wolverhampton, Centre for International Development and Training

Applications are now opened @ http://forestgovernanceforum.com/

03
Jun
From
3 June 2013 to 15 July 2013
in (United Kingdom)
Organised byCIDT University of Wolverhampton

The course focuses on improved forest governance in areas such as climate
change and forest trade, offering participants the opportunity to strengthen
communication, planning and other skills they need to influence
improvements.Some places fully funded for up to 6 weeks. The 4 core modules
cover forest governance, communication, trade and climate change/ payment for
environmental services. Up to two optional skills modules can also be taken
in weeks 5 and 6. further details:
http://www.wlv.ac.uk/Default.aspx?page=25917

Deadline for applications for fully funded places: 13th December 2012

05
Jun
From
5 June 2012 to 9 June 2012
in Bogotá (Colombia)

-------- PARTICIPATION IN THE THIRD INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT FAIR ----------- Upon completion of the third International Environment Fair (FIMA) the project positioning Forest Governance in Colombia (initiative funded by the European Union) a balance sheet of the results obtained during the event.

11
Sep
From
11 September 2012 to 12 September 2012
in Kinshasa (Congo (Kinshasa))
Organised bytheIDLgroup

Please contact ForestGovernanceForum@theIDLgroup.com for further
information. 

SVP contactez ForestGovernanceForum@theIDLgroup.com pour plus
d'informations. 

02
Apr
From
2 April 2013 to 3 April 2013
in Yaoundé (Cameroon)
Organised bytheIDLgroup and FODER

Please contact ForestGovernanceForum@theIDLgroup.com [1] for further
information. 

SVP contactez ForestGovernanceForum@theIDLgroup.com [2] pour plus
d'informations. 

[1] mailto:ForestGovernanceForum@theIDLgroup.com
[2] mailto:ForestGovernanceForum@theIDLgroup.com

27
Apr
From
27 April 2015 to 1 May 2015
in (Liberia)
Organised byCentre for International Development and Training, University of Wolverhampton

With the support of the UK Department of International Development (DFID) and
the EC. The Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) of the
University of Wolverhampton is organising 1 week programme for forest sector
educators in Liberia entitled ‘Teaching and Learning for Improved Forest
Governance’. The training programme will involve participants from the
Forestry Training Institute Liberia, the University of Liberia and training
institutions in Liberia.
The aim of the training programme is to explore the implications of the
growing prominence of natural resource governance specifically forest
governance for curricula and approaches to teaching and learning in Higher
Education in Liberia.

22
Oct
From
22 October 2014 to 24 October 2014
in (Cameroon)
Organised bytheIDLgroup, CIDT, FODER. Funded by the EU and DFID

Save the date! We have confirmed the dates for the next *Forest Governance
Forum in Cameroon*. It will be held over3 days from *22nd – 24th October*.

We can now confirm that the event will take place at the *Hilton Yaoundé*.
Agendas are attached in English and French. Please direct any queries to the
following email address: *forestgovernanceforum@theidlgroup.com*

Réservez la date! Nous avons confirmé les dates pour le prochain *Forum
sur la Gouvernance Forestière au Cameroun*. Il se déroulera au cours de 3
jours *de 22 à 24 octobre*.

On peut confirmer que le forum se tiendra au *Hilton Yaound**é*. Veuillez
trouver ci-joint les ordres de jour en français et en anglais. Dirigez des
questions au courriel suivant: *forestgovernanceforum@theidlgroup.com*

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