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XIII World Forestry Congress (WFC 2009) and
Pre-Congress Workshop on Regional Forest Cooperation

17 and 18-23 October 2009 | Buenos Aires, Argentina
WFC 2009
Highlights for Saturday, 17 October 2009

Evy von Pfeil, GTZ, presented the main messages prepared by working groups as well as the final declaration of the meeting.

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Pre-Congress Workshop on Regional Forest Cooperation

The side event on Regional Forest Cooperation took place on 17 October 2009 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on the occassion of the XIII World Forestry Congress, organized by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), and the German Organisation for Technical Cooperaton GmbH (GTZ) on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Thirty experts from regional organizations and initiatives, as well as 25 experts from research organizations, national and international institutions and representatives of multilateral and bilateral donors attended the event. 

Plenary

Jan McAlpine, Director of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat
Eva Mueller, Chief of the Forest Policy Service of FAO
Daniel Haas, Environment and sustainable use of natural resources, BMZ
Evy von Pfeil, GTZ International Forest Policy (IWP)
Peter Saile, GTZ, and Jorge Rodríguez Quiroz, Minister of Environment, Energy and Telecommunications, Costa Rica
Participants engaged in a poster preparation session.
 

Presentations of regional organisations networks and initiatives

Raman Letchumanan, Director Environmental Division, Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
Godwin Kowero, Executive Secretary, African Forest Forum (AFF)
Manuel Picasso, Secretary General of Amazon Treaty Cooperation Organisation, OTCA
 
Frances Seymour, Director General, Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)
 

Group Work Session

Group 1, moderated by Evy von Pfeil, discussed success stories, success indicators and lessons learnt.
Group 2, moderated by Godwin Kowero, discussed the comparative disadvantages of regional organizations and initiatives.
Group 3, moderated by Peter Saile, discussed how regional cooperation initiatives may improve their common work.

Closing Plenary

During the closing plenary, participants agreed on a set of recommendations to be presented at the WFC and thanked participants and organizers.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Moderator Suhel Al-Janabi, Geomedia, and Jan McAlpine, Director of the UN Forum on Forests (UNFF) Secretariat
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