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October 21, 2003
The Forest Investment Forum constituted an unprecedented gathering of nearly 150 senior executives of domestic and multi-national forest product companies, private and public sector financial institutions, and leading conservation agencies from around the world. Organized jointly with World Business Council for Sustainable Development, WWF, Forest Trends, the International Finance Corporation, and the World Bank, the Forum set out to: explore opportunities for investments in environmentally and socially sustainable forestry in developing and economic transition countries; explore...
October 18, 2003
The International Workshop on Reform of Forest Fiscal Systems took place October 19-21 at the World Bank in Washington DC. The Workshop brought together a total of 21 participants from seven countries (Brazil, Cambodia, Cameroon, Ghana, Honduras, Indonesia, and Nicaragua), representing finance ministries, forest departments, academia, and the private sector. A number of bilateral donor and international development agency observers also attended the meeting which was coorganized with the UK's Department for International Development (DFID) and PROFOR. The objectives of the workshop were to...
May 25, 2003
A side event to launch this joint publication of PROFOR and the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry of Australia is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, June 4 in Geneva. The Summary of the IPF/IFF Proposals for Action is intended to facilitate national-level implementation of the proposals for action. It also draws connections between the proposals for action and the Forest Biodiversity Work Programme of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) with the aim of increasing cooperation between the two processes. See Related content for summary in English, French and Spanish.
February 24, 2003
This Workshop, held in Moscow, on 25 February, provided an opportunity for decision-makers within the Russian forest sector and transition countries to benefit from the experience of other transition countries. The Workshop was held in parallel to the All-Russia Forestry Congress, a gathering of some 5,000 foresters from across Russia that culminated in a plenary meeting at the State Kremlin Palace.
The 2016 PROFOR Advisory Board Meeting took place April 6-7 in Washington DC. With a theme of “Informing, Connecting and Shaping Forests,” the meeting focused on how PROFOR knowledge and tools are influencing and improving development outcomes in the forest sector and beyond. More specifically, the agenda included an update on PROFOR’s cross-sectoral programmatic activities implemented in partnership with a variety of Global Practices and Cross-Cutting Solution Areas, results from PROFOR’s strengthened monitoring and evaluation program, and an overview of the proposed...

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