Field Dialogue on ILCF in Panama

22 - 25 August 2009

The objective of the ILCF initiative was to develop a clear understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing indigenous, community and family landowners managing forest resources and the obstacles to improved investment flows. The intention was to explore the potential north-south connections, to improve knowledge sharing and to identify factors to improve the quality and quantity of investment streams in locally controlled forestry.  During the Panama dialogue, TFD visited local indigenous communities and a local medium-sized sawmill to start understanding this potential.