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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:  
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...
April 25, 2012
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on "Making It Work for Forest-Dependent Communities." It provides a preview of upcoming publications and events and keeps you informed of new developments at PROFOR. Read the April 2012 Issue of PROFOR Update
March 12, 2012
PROFOR's 2012 advisory board meeting was held at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization office in Rome. The PROFOR Secretariat reported on activity outcomes of the preceding calendar year and sought guidance and decisions from the Board on a range of issues. Background Board meeting documents are available on this page. They provide a good overview of  the range and impact of knowledge activities undertaken by PROFOR grant recipients in 2011. In addition, we provide a link to an 8-page brochure explaining how PROFOR works and participates in the global...
January 17, 2012
Launch of ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook: Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks and Institutions Where: World Bank, 701 18th St NW, Washington DC J Building, Room JB1-080 When: January 18, 2012 from 3:00 to 4:45 pm Panelists included: Tuukka Castren, ARD, Senior Forest Specialist Aparajita Goyal, ARD, Economist Shaun Ferris, Catholic Relief Services, Senior Technical Advisor Willem Janssen, Latin America and Caribbean Region, Lead Agriculturalist Laurent Besancon, TWICT, Senior Regulatory Sepcialist