Kakum National Park, Ghana -Photo by Chiappi Nicola via Wikimedia Commons
Nairobi. 5 July 2017. The knowledge sharing workshop on public private sector development in forestry and response to climate change and transboundary issues will be held from 10-14 July 2017 in Accra Ghana. 
The workshop is jointly organized by the African Forest Forum (AFF) and the Forestry Research Institute of Ghana (FORIG), with support from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Swedish International Development Agency (Sida).
The aim of the regional workshop is to share results obtained by AFF during the last two years from its work with regards to public and private sector development in forest products industry in Africa, as well as how the private forestry sector is impacted by and responding to climate change. It will also seek to provide science and policy information on issues of a transboundary and regional nature on the continent.
In this regard, the expected results/outputs of the workshop are;
-An  African forestry private sector equipped with appropriate information and tools to address climate change challenges;
-Improved understanding of the pathways for  small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to green growth;
-A better understanding and appreciation of the state, growth and development of public-private-partnerships (PPP models) in the forestry sector ; and
-Improved knowledge on the status and management of transboundary forest resources, woody vegetation and related environmental issues on the continent.
The five day event is expected to draw more than 50 participants from private and public forest sectors; governments, non-governmental organizations, research, academia, media institutions, youth and women based organizations dealing with forestry and climate change in sub-Saharan Africa.
For further information on the regional workshop contact:
The Executive Secretary,
African Forest Forum,
United Nations Avenue, Gigiri
P.O. Box 30677-00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
Phone: +254 20 722 4203.
Fax: +254 20 722 4001/4181
Email: exec.sec@afforum.org
Website: www.afforum.org