More than 50 experts from Africa, Asia, and Americas converged in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on June 3-5, 2013 to discuss a common strategy for forest financing in Small Island Developing States (SIDS), Low Forest Cover Countries (LFCCs), Africa and Least Developed Countries (LDCs).
The workshop, organized by The United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF), was held at the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA). It aimed to discuss, consolidate and validate a forest financing strategy common to SIDS, LFCCs, Africa and LDCs based on the findings and recommendations that emerged from background studies and six workshops held in Iran, Niger, Trinidad & Tobago, Fiji, Senegal and Kenya. AFF was represented in one of the regional workshop held in Niamey, Niger.
During the meeting, the African Forest Forum (AFF), through its representative, Dr Mahamane Larwanou, provided its input towards the consolidation of the strategy. The common strategywill then be a blueprint for the design of forest financing strategies at national and regional levels.
During the workshop, participants provided inputs to the draft strategy document that was presented by the UNFF Secretariat. The workshop was a great success and the UNFF Secretariat will incorporate all the inputs and send the final document to all the institutions involved in this work, as well as other relevant institutions.