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December 03, 2011
Shaping the Global Agenda for Forests and Climate Change Olive Convention Center Forest Day 5 coincided with the UNFCCC Conference of Parties 17 in Durban, South Africa. Like previous influential editions, the conference sought to inform the global debate on forests and climate change, with a particular focus on Africa. The World Bank's Vice President for Sustainable Development Rachel Kyte participated in the Global Updates plenary session. The World Bank and PROFOR were also present through two Discussion Forums and in connection with various Issues Marketplace themes:...
November 30, 2011
Defining a new research agenda for Africa's dry forests Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel, Durban The symposium provided a global platform for representatives from the research and development sector to openly discuss the challenges and opportunities faced in the sustainable use of dry forests, within broader agricultural landscapes. PROFOR's Peter Dewees spoke in Sub Plenary 6 on Policies and institutional support for sustainable management of dry forests and launched the publication Managing the Miombo Woodlands of Southern Africa: Policies, Incentives and Options for the Rural Poor....
November 27, 2011
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on "From Forest to Farm." 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 November 2011 Issue of PROFOR Update
September 26, 2011
The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), in association with leading business groups, NGOs, development agencies,  and government ministries, convened a one-day conference entitled Forests Indonesia: Alternative futures to meet demands for food, fibre, fuel and REDD+ on September 27, 2011 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event provided a platform for 1000 leaders of all stakeholder groups to discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the country in the sustainable use of its forests. The following description is from CIFOR's website: Indonesia is...
July 05, 2011
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on "The Business of Trees." 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 2011 Issue of PROFOR Update.    

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