The Forests Dialogue (TFD) is a platform and process for multi-stakeholder discussion and collaboration on the most pressing local and global issues facing forests and people. Our primary tool – focused dialogue – is simple and powerful.
Consistent with established principles of successful multi-stakeholder dialogue processes, and based on its decade of experience, TFD pursues its mission by following a structured, phased approach to each of its initiative topics:
We first ENGAGE a diversity of interests to foster relationships and build trust around contentious forest
issues, or ‘fracture lines’;
We then EXPLORE the issues at hand and craft a shared understanding of the objectives, challenges and opportunities ahead;
We ultimately seek CHANGE through consensus-based collaboration aimed at immediate action and long-term progress.