What would you like to see happen?
In December 2010, forestry experts from Africa and Asia met in Namaacha, Mozambique as part of the Forest Governance Learning Group learning event, to share experiences and ideas about tackling forest governance issues nationally and internationally. The group's focus on social justice in forestry puts many hot issues on the table -- plans for Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) and combating climate change; issues of land rights and tenure; poverty alleviation and small enterprises -- to name but a few. We took the opportunity to corner a few experts and find out, in this International Year of Forests, what issue they felt was most important to get onto the table this year, and what they would like to see happen as a result.
Marie-Madeleine Bassalang, WWF Cameroon
Christine Nantongo, FGLG-Uganda
Steven Ngubane, Forestry South Africa
Bashir Twesigye, ACODE, Uganda
Yurdi Yasmi, RECOFTC, Thailand
Music: 'Somewhere Sunny' Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons