The Forest Governance Learning Group (FGLG) is a network of teams in ten countries in Africa and Asia who grapple with this central governance question and believe that solutions to forestry problems lie in increasing the power of local people to make informed decisions over how forests are managed.
The FGLG has produced a series of short films which show how small teams can have a big impact in tackling forest governance. They collectively make the case that for long term sustainability it is necessary to put social justice centre stage – and that in practice, this means investing in locally controlled forestry.
Tackling forest governance: how small groups can have a big impact
This film is ideal viewing for those short on time but have a keen interest in understanding more about the common governance issues facing forest-dependent people.
Justice in the forests
This film provides a more in-depth look at three countries where the FGLG has been active in promoting solutions to forestry problems that lie in increasing the power of local people to make informed decisions over how forests are managed: Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda.
It presents some of the FGLG’s core strategies: influencing government to promote understanding and debate of the key issues, and bringing together the various stakeholders to share their perspectives.