On June 6 & 7 SDI organized a workshop that brought together members of the NUCFMBs to update them about community forest management processes and gather their perspective more broadly. It included discussions on the development and implementation of community forest management plan and inputs to draft template for negotiating Commercial Use Contracts with third parties interested in logging in CFMA forests. A total of 34 persons including 28 males and 6 females participated in the workshop. Of the 34 participants, 30 were selected from CFMBs, 3 from the NGO coalition and 1 from the National Union of Community Forestry Development Committee (NUCFDC). The speakers included 1 from FDA, 1 from PADEV, two from Heritage Partners & Associates (HPA), and 1 from SDI. Dayougar Johnson, Country Consultant for American-Jewish World Service, facilitated the 2 day workshop.
Read more: Community Forestry-Workshop report, June6-7