Welcome to the FORNESSA Information Service FORNIS!
On this platform you may access and exchange forest-related scientific information in Africa and more particularly of FORNESSA partner organizations. This new website facilitates a more dynamic exchange of information and increases visibility of the participating FORNESSA institutions. Before all, it provides a hub leading to a variety of scientific information items, offers a place for promoting research of FORNESSA institutions via articles and links to the institutional websites, projects or the research itself. You are also invited to use the blog in order to communicate compelling news and to present reports and ideas.
Come and join in to broker your scientific information. FORNESSA’s current thrust is linked to the International Union of Forest Research Organisations’ (IUFRO’s) post-2020 thematic focus and are in tandem with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda of the United Nations. These thematic areas are:
Forests and People
Addresses key dimensions and challenges regarding the relationship between forests and society as individuals or communities, as well as the institutional arrangements supporting people’s livelihoods and quality of life. (Linked to SDGs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 15 and 16).
Focuses on the impacts of climate change on forests and how to increase their resilience and adaptive capacity. Climate change is a global challenge neglecting national borders and affecting every forest on every continent. Global temperatures are increasing and, regionally, more extreme and intense weather events are occurring, coupled with increased stress and disturbances. These effects on forests affect human well-being and health, thus requiring efficient mitigation and adaptation strategies. (Linked to SDGs 13, 15, 6, 7).
Addresses the provision of wood and forest-based products and how the environmental performance of existing bio-based forest products can be improved. It includes the use of forests as a source of renewable energy and the potential for new and innovative forest-based products in the future. (Linked to SDGs 8, 9, 11, 12, and 15).
Focuses on how the loss of biodiversity may be prevented or mitigated across ecosystems and landscapes and how management regimes could be adapted to enhance biodiversity and control biological invasions. (Linked to SDGs 2, 3, 14 and 15).
Addresses the contribution of forests, especially natural forests, to the resilience of water supply for humans and the delivery of related ecosystem goods and services. (Linked to SDGs 6 and 15).