Growing Forest Partnerships Initiative

This initiative aimed to build up and support forest stakeholder networks at local, national and international levels.

Project
Archived
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2009-2012
Contact: 
Duncan Macqueen
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Principal researcher and leader (forests), Natural Resources

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Natural Resources research group

Growing Forest Partnerships meeting beneath the trees in Burkina Faso (Photo: Duncan Macqueen/IIED)

The Growing Forest Partnerships initiative, which ran from 2009-12, sought to improve the connections between forestry and other sectors and to ensure that global discussions about forests took into account the challenges that forest-dependent people and local forest managers face. It also helped local communities and indigenous people influence decision making.

How it worked

The initiative worked on a national level in Ghana, Guatemala, Liberia, Mozambique, Nepal and Ghana. It was instrumental in helping The Three Rights Holders' Group, a network for the collaboration between family forest owners, community forestry and tribal and indigenous peoples living in tropical forests, create its alliance.

It also supported a series of international dialogues on investing in locally-controlled forestry through The Forests Dialogue.

The initiative was also used to inform and develop the Forest and Farm Facility, which supports forest and farm producer organisations.