The objective of this Scoping Dialogue was to develop a clear understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing indigenous, community and small-landowners managing forest resources and the need and obstacles for improved investment flows. The objective was to explore the potential north-south connections, improve knowledge sharing and identify factors behind successful forestry interventions and possible ways forward. Through the ILCF Initiative, TFD created a functioning platform to link country level multi-stakeholder processes and partnerships to the international dialogue on forests (UNFF, UNFCCC, UN-REDD, FCPF, FIP, etc.) as well as present a joint, consensus-based statement of all participants as part of Forest Day 3 at UNFCCC COP 15 Copenhagen. TFD collaborated with the Growing Forest Partnerships to facilitate this initiative.