"The Importance of Domestic Timber Trade for FLEGT and REDD", networking event
"The importance of the domestic timber trade for FLEGT and REDD. Experiences from TBI’s chainsaw milling project in Ghana and Guyana"
Tropenbos International would like to invite you to this informal networking event to learn about the practical dilemmas of regulating domestic timber markets. During this seminar our partners from Ghana and Guyana will briefly present their experiences, after which there will be time for informal interaction and discussions.
Date: November 23, 2011
Time: 16:00 – 19:00
For registration, please send a message to Mik Paauw, firstname.lastname@example.org, before 17 November 2011.
Attendance is free of charge.
|Event location||room C217 of the FORUM, building nr. 102 of the WUR, Droevendaalsesteeg 2 in Wageningen room C217 of the FORUM, building nr. 102 of the WUR, Droevendaalsesteeg 2 in Wageningen|
|Host||Tropenbos International (TBI)|
Email address: email@example.com
|Theme(s)||Ecosystems , Others|
|Type||Meeting (seminar / conference / symposium / festival)|
16.00 Welcome (René Boot, director TBI)
16:15-16:30 Introduction of the EU chainsaw milling project (Marieke Wit, TBI)
16:30-16:50 Securing legal domestic lumber supply through multi-stakeholder dialogue in Ghana (James Parker, TBI Ghana)
16:50-17:10 Supporting sustainable chainsaw milling through multi-stakeholder dialogue in Guyana (Rohini Kerrett, Forestry Training Centre - FTCI)
17:10-18:00 Discussion with panel:
from Ghana: Alex Boadu (Forestry Commission - FC), Emmanuel Marfo (Forestry Research Institute Ghana - FORIG), Sam Nketiah (TBI Ghana) and James Parker (TBI Ghana)
from Guyana: Godfrey Marshall (FTCI), Raquel Thomas-Caesar (Iwokrama) and Rohini Kerrett (FTCI)
18:00-19:00 Reception at Grand Café
Timber production and trade take place in an increasingly globalised economy. The growth in population and economic wealth, especially in developing countries, increases the demand for forest products and puts more pressure on natural resources. Timber production for the domestic market represents a high percentage of total timber production in tropical countries. There is growing recognition that this local timber production and consumption in tropical countries should be incorporated in international forestry initiatives, such as FLEGT and REDD.
Domestic timber markets in developing countries are often supplied by timber harvested in small-scale forestry operations and processed with chainsaws (chainsaw milling). In many countries, small scale production leads to a range of social, environmental and law enforcement challenges. Along with several local partners, Tropenbos International (TBI) supports the implementation of FLEGT VPAs and REDD in Ghana and Guyana, which is a REDD partner country but deliberating on the FLEGT options. We do that by involving stakeholders in dialogue about domestic timber production and trade and information gathering to develop solutions for, and alternatives to unsustainable chainsaw milling practices.
Tropenbos International would like to invite you to an informal networking event to learn about the practical dilemmas of regulating domestic timber markets. During this seminar our partners from Ghana and Guyana will briefly present their experiences, after which there will be time for informal interaction and discussions.
TBI’s chainsaw milling project is funded by the European Union and being carried out by Tropenbos International in collaboration with the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG) and the Forestry Commission (FC) in Ghana, and with the Forestry Training Centre (FTCI) and Iwokrama in Guyana (www.chainsawmilling.org).