Growing Forest Partnerships - Framework Document (January 2010)

This document provides the background and framework for the GFP initiative.

Growing Forest Partnerships (GFP) aims to reinforce the sustainable and equitable management of forests. It will do this by initiating and responding to multi-stakeholder, bottom-up processes that develop and reinforce partnerships that strengthen the voices of forest dependent peoples and enable forest rights holders to improve their livelihoods, support the maintenance of ecosystem services and respond to newly emerging financing opportunities. The GFP initiative also aims at being a platform that links the international dialogue on forests with local needs and concerns.


The initiative is, by its very nature, fluid, and is expected to change. This document is thus a working document and not definitive. All comments and suggestions are welcome.

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