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Community Roundtable on Decentralization - Interlaken, Switzerland

Throughout the world, local and regional governments are becoming increasingly involved in forest-related issues. In some cases such growing dynamism reflects government policies designed to decentralize forest governance and forest management. In other cases it reflects initiatives of local and regional governments themselves, including communities living in and surrounding forest areas, and the increasing power, leverage and resources they have.

In light of this trend, the Governments of Switzerland and Indonesia and CIFOR organized a country-led initiative on experiences with decision-making in decentralizing in Interlaken, Switzerland, from April 26-30.

In simple terms, the workshop considered how to effectively incorporate the participation of large and diverse groups in national forest program or similar processes. To contribute to the dialogue at the workshop, PROFOR sponsored a Community Round Table discussion where challenges related to decentralization at the community level were discussed.

See Related Content for case studies from Guatemala, Zimbabwe and the Philippines presented at the round table.

Sub Title: 
A Workshop in Support of the UNFF
Event Date: 
Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 20:00 to Thursday, April 29, 2004 - 20:00

Interlaken, Switzerland - A Workshop in Support of the UNFF

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