With US$ 600,000 in new funding from the German government, the joint dialogue series will expand to bring together international experts over the next three years to tackle the issue of ensuring REDD+ benefits reach the rural poor.
TFD led a side event on “Key Findings from TFD’s Dialogues on Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry” at the United Nations Forum on Forests that took place 8-19 April 2013 in Istanbul, Turkey.
A diverse panel of forest stakeholders shared their experience and insights on how to best invest in locally controlled forestry.
Location: TOPKAPI A Lutfi Kirdar Convention and Exhibition Center (LKCC)
Time: 12 April 2013, 18:00-19:30hrs
Participants shared their insights on REDD+ Benefit Sharing mechanisms during TFD’s Scoping Dialogue in Washington D.C.. The aim of the two-day meeting was to develop and understand the current state of REDD+ Benefit Sharing in several countries to help identify the challenges of designing and implementing those mechanisms more broadly. 34 participants from all over the world shared their experiences from several stakeholder viewpoints.
Over the last 3 years, The Forests Dialogue (TFD), partnering with the Growing Forest Partnerships initiative, organized a series of country-level dialogues on the promise of—and challenges to—locally controlled forestry (LCF). The effort engaged over 400 forest owners, investors, NGOs, governments and intergovernmental agencies from over 60 countries. One of the results of this monumental effort is the Guide to Investing in Locally Controlled Forestry.
If Trees Could Talk moves through TFD’s structure and approach, from its three-part methodology “Engage! Explore! Change!” to the internal diversification of voices and an expanded focus from the economic and ecological importance of forests to integrating social and cultural values.