03 June 2021 the Netherlands

Sharing landscape experiences - Interview with Edwin Huizing

In March 2020, Edwin Huizing became the new chair of the general board of Tropenbos International, replacing Tini Hooymans. Huizing is the Executive Director at the Humanistic Institute for Development Cooperation (HIVOS), and has worked in international cooperation since 1989. He talked to Koen Kusters about his views on TBI and his role as chair.

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19 May 2021 General

Making knowledge work for forests and people - Annual review 2020

This annual review highlights a wide variety of outcomes of our work in 2020.

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17 May 2021 Ethiopia

Workshop on dryland restoration and dry forest management, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On Saturday 10 April, the 46 participants of a national workshop on dryland restoration and dry forest management ended an intensive three days of discussions with a huge result a shared vision between the federal government, in the shape of the Environment, Forest and Climate Change Commission (EFCCC), and representatives of six regional governments (Afar, Amhara, Benishangul-Gumuz, Oromia, Somali and Tigray), international research institutions, and NGOs.

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12 May 2021 Ghana

Promoting tree planting along riverbanks to protect water sources in Ghana

Tropenbos Ghana has encouraged hundreds of farmers to start planting trees on riverbanks to support long-term access to water. In addition, it created a platform for stakeholders to provide input to a bill for Parliament to protect riparian buffer zones from human activities.

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11 May 2021 General

Strengthening forest protection policies in West Africa through improved capacities and commitments

The work of a partnership of organizations in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Liberia led by Tropenbos International and Tropenbos Ghana, to increase the contribution of non-state actors, related to the EU’s FLEGT initiative, and REDD+ has resulted in a range of outcomes

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11 May 2021 Ghana

Civil society organizations collaborate to safeguard Ghana’s forest reserves

In 2019, CSOs rallied together to help conserve and protect Ghana’s remaining forests, launching the Civil Society-led Independent Forest Monitoring (CSIFM) platform. Members includes NDF, Tropenbos Ghana, Civic Response, EcoCare Ghana, Rural Development and Youth Association, Rainforest Alliance, and Friends of the Earth Ghana, and is open to all interested organizations. According to Abena Woode, NDF’s capacity building expert, this platform gives them a broader base, creating synergy between groups, leading to a united front for advocacy and influencing national policy.

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