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September 23, 2012
The 21st  Session of the Committee on Forestry (COFO21) and the Third World Forest Week (WFW), were held in Rome, Italy from 24-28 September 2012. The main theme of COFO21/WFW was ‘Forests: a green pathway for human development.’ PROFOR and World Bank staff participated in a number of events including: Investing in Locally Controlled Forests (private investment, small forest enterprise) -- Monday, 24 September, from 13.00 to 14.30, in the Iran Room (B-016). Thinking Globally and Acting Locally (how to translate regional commitments to good governance into action...
June 14, 2012
The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) has launched its inaugural Wangari Maathai Award to honor and commemorate an extraordinary woman who championed forest issues around the world. The USD 20,000 award will be given in recognition of outstanding contributions made by an individual to preserve, restore and sustainably manage forests and to communicate the key role forests play in rural livelihoods and the environment across generations. Application Deadline: Extended to July 20, 2012 Learn more:  
July 04, 2012
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on "Forest Governance: A Checklist for Change." It provides a preview of upcoming publications and events, lists newly approved knowledge activities and keeps you informed of new developments at PROFOR. Read the July issue of PROFOR Update
June 14, 2010
Serena Hotel, Kampala, Uganda This workshop helped test governance-related questions in Uganda among public servants, academics, journalists, parliamentarians and private entrepreneurs. It was one of the early steps on the road toward defining common governance indicators and a protocol for assessing and monitoring forest governance. See related documents and links to learn more.
June 12, 2012
While PROFOR will have no presence at the Rio+20 UN conference in June, we wanted to bring the following events to your attention: Rio+20 Dialogues: This online forum, the initiative of the Government of Brazil, is already open to the public. Sign up to add your voice and perspective on a range of issues including forests.   CIFOR is organizing an afternoon devoted to forests on June 19, 2012: Forests: the 8th Roundtable. The event will cover new research findings and remaining knowledge gaps and their policy implications for integrating forests into...