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April 25, 2012
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on "Making It Work for Forest-Dependent Communities." It provides a preview of upcoming publications and events and keeps you informed of new developments at PROFOR. Read the April 2012 Issue of PROFOR Update
March 12, 2012
PROFOR's 2012 advisory board meeting was held at the UN Food and Agriculture Organization office in Rome. The PROFOR Secretariat reported on activity outcomes of the preceding calendar year and sought guidance and decisions from the Board on a range of issues. Background Board meeting documents are available on this page. They provide a good overview of  the range and impact of knowledge activities undertaken by PROFOR grant recipients in 2011. In addition, we provide a link to an 8-page brochure explaining how PROFOR works and participates in the global...
January 17, 2012
Launch of ICT in Agriculture Sourcebook: Connecting Smallholders to Knowledge, Networks and Institutions Where: World Bank, 701 18th St NW, Washington DC J Building, Room JB1-080 When: January 18, 2012 from 3:00 to 4:45 pm Panelists included: Tuukka Castren, ARD, Senior Forest Specialist Aparajita Goyal, ARD, Economist Shaun Ferris, Catholic Relief Services, Senior Technical Advisor Willem Janssen, Latin America and Caribbean Region, Lead Agriculturalist Laurent Besancon, TWICT, Senior Regulatory Sepcialist  
December 03, 2011
Shaping the Global Agenda for Forests and Climate Change Olive Convention Center Forest Day 5 coincided with the UNFCCC Conference of Parties 17 in Durban, South Africa. Like previous influential editions, the conference sought to inform the global debate on forests and climate change, with a particular focus on Africa. The World Bank's Vice President for Sustainable Development Rachel Kyte participated in the Global Updates plenary session. The World Bank and PROFOR were also present through two Discussion Forums and in connection with various Issues Marketplace themes:...
November 30, 2011
Defining a new research agenda for Africa's dry forests Southern Sun Elangeni Hotel, Durban The symposium provided a global platform for representatives from the research and development sector to openly discuss the challenges and opportunities faced in the sustainable use of dry forests, within broader agricultural landscapes. PROFOR's Peter Dewees spoke in Sub Plenary 6 on Policies and institutional support for sustainable management of dry forests and launched the publication Managing the Miombo Woodlands of Southern Africa: Policies, Incentives and Options for the Rural Poor....