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Partnerships to Success in Sustainable Forest Management: 

Partnerships to Success in Sustainable Forest Management Model Forests Making a Difference to SFM: 1995 - 2005 Peter Besseau Executive Director International Model Forest Network Secretariat May 17, 2005 UNFF5 New York

This Afternoon’s Panel:: 

This Afternoon’s Panel: Romeo Acosta, Director, Forest Management Bureau, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Philippines Olga Corrales: General Manager, Regional Model Forest Network, Latin America and the Caribbean Brian Wilson, Director of Programs, Natural Resources Canada –Canadian Forest Service, Chair of the Canadian Model Forest Network Peter Besseau, Executive Director, IMFN Secretariat

Model Forests & the UNFF:: 

Model Forests & the UNFF: A dynamic, global initiative supporting SFM Making real contributions Developing new opportunities to accelerate SFM

Much More Than Trees…: 

Much More Than Trees… Landscapes Partnerships Sustainability

Unique Features: : 

Unique Features: Large landscapes/multiple uses Broad, inclusive partnerships Deliberate link to policy level No executive authority over the land-base Not prescriptive – driven by the partnership Networking from local to international levels Multiple sources of support Natural and social sciences

Role of Model Forest:: 

Role of Model Forest: To define and deliver SFM at the landscape-level on the basis of inclusive partnerships.

Real Contributions:: 

Real Contributions: Governance Participatory processes, conflict mitigation Sustainable economic opportunity Sustainable forestry, alternative opportunities Environmental protection Conservation, preservation, stewardship SFM science and best practices Research, application, demonstration, and training Knowledge-generation Networking and training Leveraging resources

Role of Model Forest Network:: 

Role of Model Forest Network: To accelerate innovation by facilitating exchange of people, ideas, technologies, knowledge, and innovation.

IMFN Participants:: 

IMFN Participants: Have access to expertise Provide expertise Collaborate on issues of joint interest Share information and exchange ideas Leverage each others’ resources Contribute field-level expertise to support a global community of best practices

Model Forest Partnerships:: 

1,000+ field-level partners Country/national-level partners Numerous institutional partners at site, regional, and international levels, including: Model Forest Partnerships: FAO (Asia, LAC, Africa) UNDP-GEF (LAC & Asia) CUSO (LAC) CIFOR CIDA USAid RECOFTC INBAR JICA CATIE

Experiences From:: 

Experiences From: Asia Latin America and the Caribbean Canada

Overview of Partnerships to Success CD: : 

Overview of Partnerships to Success CD: Highlights of 10-year anniversary publication: 1995 – 2005 Showcases examples in five main areas of impact: Governance, including conflict mitigation Sustainable economic opportunity Forest-science and best practices Conservation and protection Knowledge sharing and networking

Looking Ahead: : 

Looking Ahead: Potential for five regional, autonomous networks, internationally linked A global network of 50+ model forests A global community of practice linked to policy levels Efficient/relevant movement of knowledge, expertise and innovation

Looking Ahead:: 

Looking Ahead: Link over 1000 operationally-based partner organizations dealing in virtually any aspect of SFM 50+ landscape level platforms for integrated research, demonstration, or training on any aspect of SFM: climate change; Governance; Illegal logging; Boreal; Temperate;Tropical…


IMFN An innovative workable mechanism to make progress toward SFM A global community of practice An opportunity to share & access expertise directly/ efficiently Acting locally and globally

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