IISD Reporting Services
News the ENB team About us Funders Activities Links Search IISD.org RSS Share on Facebook
Daily Web Coverage
IISD Reporting Services (IISD RS) has produced daily web coverage and a summary report from the Congress. To download our report, click the HTML or PDF icons below.
Summary Report English version French version
htm
pdf
htm
pdf
2 July HTML version PDF format HTML version PDF format
First Regional IUFRO-FORNESSA Congress / ITTO-AFF Forest Policy Day
Highlights for Friday, 29 June 2012
The IUFRO-FORNESSA Regional Congress convened for its final day on Friday. The Nairobi Resolution, which contains key needs for enhancing goods and services from forests and trees in African landscapes, and among other things, calls on African Union Heads of State and Government to devote at least 1% of GDP to research and development, was presented to Congress members.

In the morning and afternoon, discussions continued in technical breakout sessions on: climate change mitigation and adaptation; traditional knowledge and spiritual values in forest conservation; genetics and molecular technology applications in forest management; models for forest planning and management; tenure and gender issues in forest management; forest policies and sustainable forest management; forest and human health; forest-based enterprises; and wildlife ecology and management.

Participants also gathered in a plenary session, during which they were addressed by Jerry Vanclay, Australia, and Humphrey Mwaniki Ngibuini, Tanzania, on incentives for small- and large-scale forests to empower commercial forestry, from the global and African perspectives, respectively.

On Friday evening, the Congress convened in a closing ceremony, during which Joe Cobbinah, Chair, Congress Scientific Committee, presented the Nairobi Resolution. The ceremony also included an award presentation, conducted by Alexander Buck, Executive Director, IUFRO, during which he handed out the Distinguished Service Award to Joe Cobbinah. Niels Elers Koch, IUFRO Chair, then handed out certificates and gifts to individuals and organizations that have contributed to the success of the Congress. Participants heard closing remarks from Ben Chikamai, Director, KEFRI, and Josphat Nanok, Assistant Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Kenya.

The Congress closed at 5:20pm.
Rio+20
Congress participants heard presentations by Jerry Vanclay, Australia, and Humphrey Mwaniki Ngibuini, Tanzania.
Sign up for Forests-L Sign up for ENB
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
 
Plenary Session
Humphrey Mwaniki Ngibuni, Green Resources Limited, Tanzania
Niels Elers Koch, IUFRO President, moderated the plenary.
Jerry Vanclay, Southern Cross University, Australia, called for local incentives across the whole range of ecosystem services in Africa.
Closing Ceremony
Alexander Buck, Executive Director, IUFRO, remarked on the Distinguished Service Award, which recognises individuals for their substantial contributions to furthering the scientific, technical and organizational aims of IUFRO.
Joe Cobbinah, Chair, Congress Scientific Committee (CSC), presented the Nairobi Resolution, a draft document of the congress resolutions.
Ben Chikamai, CSC Chair, thanking the organizing committee and all staff of supporting insitutions for their dedicated work and team spirit towards the success of the congress.
Ben Chikamai receiving his award from IUFRO President Niels Elers Koch.
Stella Britwum receiving her award from IUFRO President Niels Elers Koch.
Hon Josphat Nanok, Assistant Minister of Forestry and Wildlife, Republic of Kenya
Ravi Prabhu, Deputy Director General Research, ICRAF, receiving his award from IUFRO President Niels Elers Koch.
Godwin Kowero, Executive Secretary, AFF, receiving his award from IUFRO President Niels Elers Koch.
Mercy Gichora, Executive Secretary, AFF, receiving her award from IUFRO President Niels Elers Koch.
.
Michael Kleine, IUFRO Deputy Director, acknowledges the contributions of the organizing committee and staff of supporting institutions.

Climate Change: Mitigation and Adaptation
Gloria Djagbletey, Ghana
Vincent Oeba, Kenya
Charlotte Pavageau, CIFOR
.
Denis Sonwa, CIFOR
.
Youssoufa Bele, Cameroon
.
From L-R: Gloria Djagbletey, Ghana; Charlotte Pavageau, CIFOR; Youssoufa Bele, Cameroon; Vincent Oeba, Kenya

Traditional Knowledge and Spiritual Values in Forest Conservation
John Parrotta, USA
Martin Nganje, Burkina Faso
Mohamed Pakia, Kenya
Asiimwe Savina, Uganda
Tene Kwetche Sop, Cameroon
Daniela Kleinschmit, Sweden

Genetics and Molecular Technology Applications in Forest Management
Cosmas Adengmeneng, Ghana
Jason Kariuki, Kenya
Otto Dangasuk, Kenya
.
Dan Ofori, ICRAF
.
Caroline Kadu, Kenya
.
Thomas Geburek, Austria
.
Per Rudebjer, Bioversity International

Using Models for Forest Planning and Management
.
Toshio Nitami, Japan
.
Mesele Negash, Ethiopia
.
Stephan Pietsch, Austria
.
John Ayuk, South Africa

Tenure and Gender Issues in Forest Management
Valentina Robiglio, Cameroon, queried whether the trend in Cameroon of reducing on-farm trees in favour of fallow land can be reversed.
Beatrice Darko Obiri, Ghana, said the majority of tenure regimes in Ghana cover systems with some form of restriction
Anne-Marie Tiani, CIFOR, emphasized that policy makers should be more “gender-aware” when designing policies.
.
On community involvement in government abuses, Esther Mwangi, Kenya, said “accountability can be demanded and enforced.”
.
Robert Nasi, France, said understanding gender roles is key to ensure policy measures target the right audience.

Forest Policies and Sustainable Forest Management
Daniela Kleinschmit, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, moderated the session on forest policies.
Divine Foundjem-Tita, Cameroon, said the low level of legislative awareness among farmers is an indicator of poor enforcement at producers’ level.
Emmanuel Alieu, Sierra Leone, urged that conflicts should be addressed effectively in land use policies.
Kingiri Senelwa, Kenya, noted the trade-offs between conflicting and often mutually exclusive values of forests.
On the global economic impact, Guillaume Lescuyer, CIFOR, stressed employment, formal and informal revenues and significant loss of taxes.
As consequences of corruption, Paolo Cerutti, CIFOR, warned that society at large suffers from loss of confidence in state institutions.
.
From L-R: Divine Foundjem-Tita, Cameroon; Kingiri Senelwa, Kenya; Emmanuel Alieu, Sierra Leone; Guillaume Lescuyer, CIFOR; Paolo Cerutti, CIFOR

Forest and Human Health
.
Onyekwelu Jonathan, Nigeria
.
Daniel Ofori, ICRAF
.
Louise Flynn, USA
.
Su See Lee, Malaysia

Forest Based Enterprises and Services
Christine Nantonga, Uganda
Mercy Gichora, Kenya
Bernard Kigomo, KEFRI
Michael Adekunle, Nigeria
Fifanou Voudouhê, Benin
Djoudj Njankoua Wandji, Senegal

Wildlife Ecology and Management
Edward Wiafe, Ghana
Hugues Akpona, Benin
Chabi Djagoun, Benin
.
Duncan Kimuyu, Kenya
.
Babafemi Ogunjemite, Nigeria
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
 
up to top
Related Links
Congress resources
*Official website
*Congress programme
*Pre-Congress training workshops
*Post-Congress tours

IISD RS resources
*IISD RS coverage of the Third Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document of the UNCSD, 29 May - 2 June 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Second Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 23 April - 4 May 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the Second Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of outcome document of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 23 April - 4 May 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the First Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of the outcome document and Third Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 19-23 and 26-27 March 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of Selected Side Events at the First Round of ‘Informal-Informal’ Negotiations on the zero draft of the outcome document and Third Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 19-23 and 26-27 March 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Initial Discussions on the “zero draft” of the outcome document for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 25-27 January 2012, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS coverage of the Second Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 15-16 December 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America
*IISD RS summary report of the Economic Commission for Europe’s Regional Preparatory Meeting for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 1-2 December 2011, Geneva, Switzerland (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 African Regional Preparatory Process, 20-25 October 2011, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Asia Pacific Region, 19-20 October 2011, Seoul, Republic of Korea (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS coverage of the UNCSD or Rio+20) Regional Preparatory Meeting for the Arab Region, 16-17 October 2011, Cairo, Egypt
IISD RS coverage of the Seventh “Environment for Europe” Ministerial Conference, 21-23 September 2011, Astana, Kazakhstan
*IISD RS coverage of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Regional Preparatory Meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean, 7-9 September 2011, Santiago, Chile
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Pacific Countries, 21-22 July 2011, Apia, Samoa (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Subregional Preparatory Committee for the Atlantic, Indian Ocean, Mediterranean, and South China Sea Countries, 7-8 July 2011, Mahé, Seychelles (HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the UNCSD or Rio+20 Subregional Preparatory Meeting for the Caribbean, 20 June 2011, Georgetown, Guyana (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary report of the Keeping the Green Economy Blue: A Workshop in Preparation for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 29 April 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the Second Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 7-8 March 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Intersessional Meeting of the UNCSD or Rio+20, 10-11 January 2011, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
*IISD RS summary and analysis of the First Session of the Preparatory Committee for the UNCSD or Rio+20, 17-19 May 2010, UN Headquarters, New York, United States of America (English: HTML - PDF) (French: HTML - PDF) (Spanish: HTML - PDF)
IISD RS coverage of the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD), 26 August - 4 September 2002, Johannesburg, South Africa
*IISD RS coverage of the UN Conference on Environment and Development, 3-14 June 1992, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*IISD RS archive of forestry meetings and backgrounder
*Global forest policy backgrounder
*Forests-L - A news and announcement list on forest policy issues
*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of International Activities Preparing for the UN Conference on Sustainable Development
*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities
*SIDS Policy and Practice - A Knowledgebase on the Sustainable Development of Small Island Developing States
*Biodiversity Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing International Biodiversity Policy
*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy
*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
*African Regional Coverage
*Latin America and Caribbean Regional Coverage
View HTML version E-mail the Digital Editor should you have any questions regarding the content of this page
| Back to IISD RS "Linkages" | Visit IISDnet | Send e-mail to IISD RS |
© 2012
, IISD. All rights reserved.