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November 17, 2014
What factors cause private forest investment to flow to certain countries, and not others? What can countries do to attract forest investment and unlock more opportunities? Forest Management. On November 18, 2014, PROFOR, the World Bank, and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) held an event to launch two PROFOR publications on private investment and finance in the forest sector that aim to answer these and other questions: Business Climate for Forest Investments: A Survey - an overview of a large diversity of tools to assess investment climate, their applicability...
October 22, 2014
On Thursday, October 9, the Program on Forests (PROFOR) convened a side event at the IUFRO World Congress on “Enabling Productive Uses of Forests that Reduce Poverty, Create Jobs, and Build Resilience” that addressed the challenge of meeting growing forest product demand in a manner that benefits the poor and manages resources in a sustainably. Diji Chandrasekharan Behr, PROFOR Manager and Senior Natural Resources Management Specialist, moderated a panel discussion among: Putera Parthama, Senior Adviser to the Indonesian Minister of Forestry on Economic Affairs and...
June 22, 2014
COFO 22: World Forest Week Food and Agriculture Organization – Headquarters, Rome, Italy Monday through Friday, June 23-27, 2014 PROFOR Side Event: June 24, 8:45-9:55 AM Canada Room (A356)   The Committee on Forestry (COFO) held its biennial session to discuss the state of the world’s forests, focusing on their socioeconomic benefits and linked issues, such as wood energy. COFO convened senior government representatives to identify emerging issues, strive for solutions, and receive advice on action steps. For the fourth time, COFO was held in conjunction with World Forest...
April 01, 2014
Pathways to Green Growth in Africa: A Practitioners’ Workshop April 2-3, 2014 Grand Hotel, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (Rooms TBA) Wednesday and Thursday, April 2-3, 2014 PROFOR Sessions: April 3rd at 2:30-5:30 PM The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) held its second regional Practitioners’ Workshop on Green Growth in Africa on April 2nd and 3rd. The Workshop convened approximately 130 representatives of African governments, private sector, civil society representatives and researchers for two days of sessions and seminars in Kinshasa, DRC. The event aimed to help...
November 25, 2013
Our periodic newsletter focuses this month on the role of trees in climate-smart landscapes. It provides a preview of upcoming publications and events, lists newly approved knowledge activities and keeps you informed of new developments at PROFOR. Read the November 2013 issue of PROFOR Update.