Forest Policy and Governance

Land tenure, forest use conflicts and benefit sharing arrangements are key issues to be addressed in African forest policy. State-of-the-art knowledge on these issues across Sub-Saharan Africa will assist in formulation and implementation of appropriate policies.

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 10:13

The International Forestry Students' Association (IFSA) will be hosting the annual Northern Africa Regional Meeting (NARM) in Sunyani, Ghana, 21-26 May 2017.

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 18:01

Planning for the ICFR/IUFRO 7th Forest Science Symposium, which will take place from 18-20 July 2017 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa, is well in hand and detailed information can be found on the ICFR website

Thu, 02/23/2017 - 18:30

The 12th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests will be held in New York from 1-5 May 2017.  The Agenda items include the following:

Mon, 11/21/2016 - 16:21

IUFRO launched a new policy brief on forest landscape restoration at COFO23 World Forest Week hosted at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy.

Mon, 10/24/2016 - 23:28

The impacts of charcoal production on woodland were assessed in the Forest-Savannah Transition Zone of Ghana to facilitate policy formulation for a win-win situation for both sustainable woodland management and charcoal production.

Thu, 08/11/2016 - 15:01

Given the considerable current political momentum and commitment towards Forest Landscape Restoration (FLR) by global and national policy makers, there is the need to discuss and further develop approaches and mechanisms of FLR implementation on the ground.

Mon, 07/25/2016 - 22:21

The Rwandan Ministry of Natural Resources (MINIRENA) in cooperation with the International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), the Food and Agriculture Organization, and Wageningen University, based on funding support by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) are organising an International Knowledge-Sharing Workshop on “Forest Landscape Restoration and Global Change: From Policy to Practice” in Kigali, Rwanda from 26 to 27 July, 2016.

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:34

Draft ministerial declaration of the high-level segment of the eleventh sesssion of the United Nations Forum on Forests

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:29

Draft resolution submitted by the Chair of the United Nations Forum on Forests at its eleventh session, Noel Nelson Messone (Gabon), on the basis of informal consultations

Tue, 08/04/2015 - 15:20

TWAS is inviting young scientists from the developing world, as well as policymakers and diplomats with a science portfolio, to apply to attend a TWAS Science Diplomacy workshop on Sustainable Water Management to be held in Trieste from 30 November to 4 December, 2015.

Thu, 05/21/2015 - 20:15

IUFRO’s Special Programme for Development of Capacities (SPDC) in collaboration with the World Resources Institute is organizing a 3-day training workshop on science-policy interactions for forest and landscape restoration in conjunction with the World Forestry Congress

Fri, 05/15/2015 - 11:57

The XIV World Forestry Congress, hosted by the Republic of South Africa, will bring together the global forestry community to review and analyse the key issues and to share ways of addressing them.

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 15:07

SAF is seeking Associate Editors for Forest Science (looking for international professionals – ideally from Latin America, Asia, and Africa). Interested individuals can apply by sending a CV to Matt Walls (wallsm@safnet.org).

Mon, 04/27/2015 - 15:01

Gregory Award is a scholarship which helps bring students and young professionals from outside the US and Canada to the SAF Convention. The application is attached.

Mon, 08/04/2014 - 10:44

Improved governance of natural resources is crucial for building climate resilient livelihoods and economies in Africa’s drylands. This paper looks at why the authority and capacity of customary