Learning from experiences to increase forest data transparency for climate action


Launched in 2019, the “Building global capacity to increase transparency in the forest sector” (CBIT-Forest) is a project implemented by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and funded by the Capacity-building Initiative for Transparency (CBIT) trust fund established under the Global Environment Facility (GEF). This project was designed to increase the capacity of developing countries to collect, analyse and disseminate forest-related data. These efforts would in turn enhance reporting and transparency. Project activities have been implemented at the global, regional and national levels, with key lessons learnt at each level. In this context, this webinar, “Learning from experiences to increase forest data transparency for climate action” will highlight key results of the project, including main messages and the products and events used to promote capacity building and knowledge exchanges.

This international technical webinar is part of the series organized by the FAO elearning Academy, Agreenium (French training and research alliance for agriculture, food, environment and global health), UN-ESCAP (United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific), and Future Food Institute. These webinars are an opportunity for all of us to share experiences and lessons learnt, discuss challenges, and propose innovative solutions and models. They aim to provide a holistic and comprehensive view of current trends in thematic areas related to global challenges, by combining development research and innovation perspectives.

The main objective of these technical webinars is to give practitioners the opportunity to interact with international experts, United Nations officers, University professors, researchers and fellow participants, throughout the world. Webinars can be attended as interactive online sessions on Zoom, where sharing perspectives and asking questions to experts is encouraged. These sessions are also recorded and therefore available at any time, through the FAO elearning Academy: elearning.fao.org.


  • Inform about the results from the CBIT-Forest project;
  • Share knowledge and experience from pilot countries participating in the CBIT-Forest project: Côte d’Ivoire, Guatemala, Thailand and Uganda;
  • Launch of the publication ‘Towards open and transparent forest data for climate action: Experiences and lessons learnt’.


This technical webinar, moderated by Ms Marieke Sandker (FAO), will be delivered by Mr Julian Fox (FAO), Ms Rocío Cóndor-Golec (FAO), Ms Cristina Petracchi (FAO), Mr Anssi Pekkarinen (FAO), Ms Jenny Wong (UNFCCC), Ms Namrata Patodia Rastogi (GEF). The round table discussions will also be enriched by speakers representing pilot countries where CBIT-Forest has been implemented: Mr Eric Konan (REDD+ Permanent Executive Secretariat, Côte d’Ivoire), Mr Martir Gabriel Vásquez Us (Instituto Nacional de Bosques, Guatemala), Mr Somyot Saengin (Department of National Parks, Wildlife and Plan Conservation, Thailand), and Mr Bob Kazungu (Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda).


The webinar is free and open to everyone, provided you have the link to the platform.

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