Updates

  • 13 September 2011

    GFP Nepal held another successful 'Ban Chautari' roundtable discussion on 7 July on the subject of 'Poverty reduction through forestry: Exploring strategies to realise economic benefits of timber management in Nepal'.

    This discussion was organised by GFP partners ForestAction Nepal and FECOFUN

    The Ban Chautari meetings are multi-stakeholder dialogues on forest policy issues and are coordinated and supported by Growing Forest Partnerships (GFP).

  • 30 August 2011

    En cumplimiento del decreto 51-2010 aprobado por el Congreso el año pasado, las Organizaciones Forestales Comunitarias y representantes comunitarios de los 22 departamentos de Guatemala eligieron a sus representantes ante el Comité Directivo (CODI) del Programa de Incentivos para Pequeños Poseedores de Tierras de Vocación Forestal o Agroforestal (PINPEP).

  • 26 August 2011

    Growing Forest Partnerships (GFP) is a forest sector initiative that has been embraced by a wide range of stakeholders in Ghana, particularly at the policymaking level. These stakeholders include staff of the Forestry Commission, members of community-based organisations and forest fringe communities.

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  • 22 August 2011

    Nepal's timber on sale again, but at a higher price | Movement of young Indigenous people to promote reforestation in Central America | Tackling illegal practices in Ghana's forestry sector | Liberia traditional leader at international climate change talks | Taking stock of Liberia's untapped forest riches | GACF annual meeting 2011 | 'GFP Facility': a possible way forward post 2011 | The Forest Dialogue, Burkina Faso

  • 22 August 2011

    Since its creation in 2009, the Growing Forest Partnerships (GFP) initiative has contributed to the management of the forestry sector in Ghana by building, strengthening and widening stakeholder partnerships through a “bottom-up” process. It has also helped to strengthen political commitment and action for sustainable forest management.

  • 11 August 2011

    Perspective of Indigenous Peoples of the Tropical Forests on Forest Diversity and Climate Change a recent booklet prepared by the International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests (IAITPTF) with the support of GFP, explores the challenges and opportunities related to diversity, climate change and Indigenous Peoples.

  • 09 August 2011

    As part of activities towards the celebration of the International Year of Forests 2011, a one-day symposium took place in Accra, on 4th August 2011. The symposium, dubbed ‘Securing Land/Tree Tenure Rights and Benefit Sharing Towards REDD Implementation in Ghana’, was an initiative of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, with facilitation support from The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and the Growing Forest Partnerships (GFP).

  • 02 August 2011

    On 10 May, Professor Kofi Awoonor, Chairman of Ghana’s Council of State launched the country’s program for the UN International Year of Forests, declaring that “the ‘International Year of Forests provides a unique opportunity to celebrate all things forest.” 

  • 02 August 2011

    A new report published by one of GFP's partners in Nepal - ForestAction Nepal - and part financed by GFP.

  • 01 August 2011

    El sector forestal guatemalteco participó con varias ponencias en el VII Congreso Forestal Centroamericano que se llevó a cabo del 29 de junio al 1 de julio en la ciudad de Managua, Nicaragua. Guatemala fue el segundo país con mayor participación ya que asistieron 69 representantes del sector forestal entre empresarios, líderes comunitarios y autoridades de gobierno.