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02 October 2012 the Netherlands

Making knowledge work for forests and people. Tropenbos International Strategic Plan 2011-2016

Twenty-five years ago, Tropenbos International was created to harness the contributions of the science community towards the sustainable management of tropical rain forests. Much progress has been made since then, and I am proud of the contributions that we, with our partners, have been able to make.

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02 October 2012 the Netherlands

Unlocking National Opportunities: New Insights on Financing Sustainable Forest and Land Management

For sustainable forest management (SFM) and sustainable land management (SLM) there is more in-country money than is typically accessed, especially when considering private investments and informal financing. The main challenge is to build the capacity to access and make efficient use of the existing resources. This capacity can be built through enabling investments in governance, institutional and local capacity. There is a need to strengthen links between financial institutions and the forest and land sectors, in order to build trust and facilitate the mobilization of domestic financial resources. This are some of the findings presented in the publication “"Unlocking National Opportunities: New Insights on Financing Sustainable Forest and Land Management".

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18 September 2012 Colombia

Closing Event: Intercultural Education in the SENA: Advancements and Challenges in the Attention of Ethnic Communities

Since 2008, Tropenbos International and SENA jointly implemented the project “Training in environmental management and sustainable production chains” (2008-2012). The project provided SENA with knowledge, tools and trained staff on intercultural capacity building related to environmental management and sustainable production chains. The closing event “Intercultural Education in the SENA: Advancements and Challenges in the Attention of Ethnic Communities” of this NUFFIC funded project took place in Bogota on July 7 and 8, 2012.

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21 August 2012 Ghana

Embedding the MSD in Ghana’s forest sector

The EU chainsaw project implemented by TBI Ghana and partners has organised a three-day training workshop on ‘Institutionalising multi-stakeholder engagement in the forestry sector of Ghana’ for project staff and partners. Since its inception, a key strategy for implementing the EU Chainsaw project has been the establishment of a multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) to share information, reduce conflict between stakeholders and generate jointly agreed solutions for addressing illegal chainsaw milling in Ghana.

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21 August 2012 Ghana

TBI Ghana ends PhD proposal writing workshop

As part of its programme development process, Tropenbos International Ghana (TBI Ghana) in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam (UvA) in the Netherlands has organised a four-day training workshop for prospective PhD candidates, ending July 26, 2012 in Kumasi. The workshop aimed at supporting participants to develop bankable projects with topics within the TBI Ghana research framework. TBI Ghana and the UvA have a long standing relationship of building the capacity of mid-career professionals in forest governance, livelihoods and development.

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21 August 2012 Ghana

A boost for honey production in Atebubu-Amantin District of Ghana

Honey producers in the Atebubu-Amantin District of Ghana could soon be licensed and certified by national regulatory bodies to produce honey for the market. This is because Tropenbos International Ghana on Friday June 29, 2012 donated an honey press and a refractometer to the Atebubu-Amantin Honeybee Keepers’ Association to aid the production of high quality honey for the market.

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