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08
Jun
From
8 June 2016 to 6 July 2016
in Telford (United Kingdom)
Organised byCentre for International Development and Training (CIDT, University of Wolverhampton

The Improving Forest Governance course is a 4-week, UK-based residential
course that covers a variety of forest governance issues. The course is
conducted in English, French and Spanish with simultaneous interpretation
and is taught by experienced tutors from the Centre for International
Development and Training, as well as leading international experts and
practitioners on forest governance, climate change, REDD+ and
multi-stakeholder processes from the UK and abroad. Participants are immersed
in training and benefit from high quality field trips, including visiting a
Chatham House Illegal Logging update meeting in London.

12
Dec
From
12 December 2013 to 13 December 2013
in Monrovia (Liberia)
Organised byIDL Group/Tropenbos International

*The eighth Forest Governance Forum will take place on 12th and 13th
December 2013 in Monrovia, Liberia, with support from the EU and DFID. An
agenda will be posted in due course. To register your interest in
attending/participating please email ForestGovernanceForum@theIDLgroup.com.*

23
Oct
From
23 October 2012 to 25 October 2012
in Accra (Ghana)
Organised byFAO, Forestry Commission, EFI FLEGT Facility, IDL group

The Forestry Commission of Ghana, in partnership with the Food and
Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) ACP-FLEGT Support
Programme and the European Forest Institute’s (EFI) EU FLEGT Facility, is
organising a regional workshop on “/Experiences from the FLEGT/VPA process
in West and Central African countries/”.

The major objective of the workshop is to bring together government
authorities, civil society organizations, private sector organizations,
professionals, researchers and technicians involved in the implementation of
the FLEGT/VPA process in *West and **Central **Africa* to share and discuss
*experiences and lessons* learned from the *FLEGT/VPA process*.

More detailed information will be provided soon.

29
Oct
From
29 October 2013 to 30 October 2013
in Kinshasa (Congo (Kinshasa))
Organised byIDL Group/RRN/Tropenbos International

The seventh Forest Governance Forum event will take place on October 29 & 30
2013 in Kinshasa, with support from the EU and DFID. An agenda will be posted
in due course. To register interest in attending/participating please email
andrew.sutherland@theIDLgroup.com

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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15
Oct
From
15 October 2012 to 24 October 2012
in Mbalmayo - Douala (Cameroon)
Organised byOI-AGRECO-CEW et Ministère des Forêts et de la Faune Cameroun

Les 15 et 16 octobre 2012, puis les 23-24 du même mois se sont t tenues, à
l’Hôtel Le Relais Saint André de Mbalmayo et la Résidence la Falaise de
Bonanjo à Doaula respectivement, les 1ère et 2ème session de
d’information et de formation des Organisations de la Société Civile
(OSC), des Collectivités Territoriales Décentralisées (CDT) et des
Comités Paysans-Forêts (CPF) à l’Observation Indépendante de la gestion
des forêts au Cameroun. L’organisation technique de ces ateliers était
assurée par la Brigade Nationale de Contrôle Forestier du MINFOF (BNC),
avec l’appui du Projet Observateur Indépendant au Contrôle Forestier et
au suivi des Infractions forestières (OI) financé par le 10ème Fonds
Européen de Développement (FED), dans le cadre de son programme d’appui
à la gouvernance forestière au Cameroun à travers une contribution à la
mise en œuvre du processus FLEGT (CM/002/08).

Aussi bien à Mbalmayo qu’à Douala, pour la première fois, le Ministère
en charge des forêts et de la faune et les OSC, les CDT et les CPF se sont
assis autour d’une même table pour débattre des problèmes liés à
l’Observation Indépendante de la gestion des forêts et trouver ensemble
des solutions pour permettre au processus d’observation indépendante
locale d’alimenter le Système de Vérification de la Légalité (SVL) en
cours d’élaboration dans le cadre de la mise en œuvre de l’APV-FLEGT,
ceci, par des informations fiables, vérifiables et crédibles (support :
photos des participants avec des parchemins).