G3 planning meeting started
The G3 planning meeting started in Graz in Austria Sunday 9th October 2011.
Published: 9.October, 2011
Participants from the Three Rights Holders’ Group, G3, gathered in Landhotel Liebmann outside Graz and started the planning conference that will last till Thursday. More participants will join them Monday. Grazia Piras from the Growing Forest Partnership attended the Sunday meeting.
|From left: Grazia Piras, GFP, Ghan Shyam Pandey, GACF Nepal, Peter deMarsh IFFA Canada, Lea Jylhä, IFFA Finland, Estebancio Castro Diaz, IAITPTF Panama, Janne Näräkkä, IFFA Finland, and Victor Lopez Illescas, Guatemala. (Photo: Ivar Legallais-Korsbakken)|
The meeting started with reports from the three collaborating Alliances, the Global Alliance for Community forestry, GACF, the International Alliance for Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forest, IAITPTF, and the International Family Forestry Alliance, IFFA. 2011 has been an active year for all the Alliances and their partnership.
In the first day the participants started to outline strategy and activity areas for 2012 and coming three years period. The meeting also started the discussions of a Memorandum of Understanding, MoU, between the three organisations. The meeting also discussed the difficult visa problems connected to such global meetings. Several of the people that should have attended the conference had to cancel their travel and participation due to visa difficulties.
The planning meeting will continue elaborating further the strategy, plans and activities. Important areas are organisational capacity, communication, knowledge and experience exchange, important events and key messages in international advocacy and strategy for future funding. The G3 collaboration will be presented Tuesday at an international Forest Economy Conference organised in conjunction with the large AUSTROFOMA forest exhibition.
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