The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a field dialogue on Understanding Deforestation-
Free (UDF) in Gabon on 14 – 19 October in Mouila, the capital of Gabon’s Ngounié
Province. The dialogue brought together 58 stakeholders, including international and
Gabon forest sector and commodity supply chain stakeholders from industry, civil society,
The Second meeting of the Ihemi Cluster LUD took place on June 12-15 with an intent to build on the lessons learned and prioritized actions emerging from the first meeting. The dialogue covered three days of field and plenary sessions supported by breakout sessions and group work.
From 21-24 October The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a broad group of
stakeholders in Sykyvkar, Republic of Komi, Russian Federation to discuss how
forests and forest industry contribute to rural livelihoods. Komi provided a local
context for this discussion, which also drew on experience and perspective from New
In order to identify the major challenges and possible solutions, the International Union for the Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) SUSTAIN Initiative, the SAGCOT Green Reference Group (GRG), the Ihemi Green Reference Group (IGRG), The Forests Dialogue (TFD) and EcoAgriculture Partners convened a Land Use Dialogue (LUD) in the Ihemi Cluster in Tanzania with the following objectives:
The Chile Dialogue was the first in a series of field dialogues that will apply the learnings from an initial scoping dialogue - held in September
The Forests Dialogue (TFD) convened a scoping dialogue on Intensively Managed Planted Forests (IMPF) from 4-5 September 2015 in Durban, South Africa.