Although forests are rooted in the soil of specific places, they have regional and international impacts because of their links to the global economy and to environmental issues such as climate change. It is important for Africa to formulate and present a collective opinion in regional and international dialogues on forest policy.

International dialogues

AFF facilitates participation in dialogues on forest and tree related issues at regional and international levels. Our Technical Support Team (TST) offers technical support to prepare African delegates to participate in global forest processes, such as the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF). In this regard the TST operates in close collaboration with the African Union Commission.

Information for policy support
Good policy making and implementation must be based on sound science based knowledge. Our activities promote the generation, sharing, and uptake of relevant information by African forest stakeholders in policy formulation and implementation.