HLPE - High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition

Call for Experts

Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition

At its 41st session in October 2014, the CFS has requested the HLPE to prepare a study on Sustainable Forestry for Food Security and Nutrition, to feed into CFS debates and the CFS Plenary session of October 2017. As part of its report elaboration process, the HLPE is now calling for interested experts to candidate to the Project Team for this report.

Candidatures are open from 26 January to 26 February 2015


In particular, the HLPE is looking for interested experts with competencies in one or several of the following areas, to participate in the work of the Project Team:

  • Forest management and governance (including participatory management)
  • Sylviculture (technologies, wood quality)
  • Forest economics (including trade, markets and investments)
  • Forest livelihoods
  • Non timber products (including insects and medicinal plants)
  • Socio anthropology (indigenous peoples, forest users, dwellers..)
  • Rural development (including forest margins)
  • Land use and land use change (e.g. dynamics between agriculture and forests)
  • Forest ecology (including Climate changes, epidemics, forest health)
  • Ecosystems and biodiversity, ecosystem services
  • Forest and related institutions, policies, and instruments (including law etc.)
  • Wood for energy
  • Land use, tenure and access rights
  • Human geography and landscapes perspective
  • Ethno-ecology

To apply, please download and fill the form here.
The application form must be accompanied by a CV for the nomination to be considered complete.

Please send the documents to: cfs-hlpe@fao.org before 26 February 2015.

The Project Team will be selected by the HLPE Steering Committee by end of March 2015 and will work from April 2015 to December 2016. Please refer to the draft study timeline.

See www.fao.org/cfs/cfs-hlpe for any documents regarding the HLPE, and the process for elaboration of reports, including the internal procedures and methodological guidelines.

Please note that in parallel to this call for experts, the HLPE is holding an open electronic consultation to seek views and comments on a draft scope and building blocks of the report, as proposed by the HLPE Steering Committee. To read the proposed scope and participate to the consultation, visit the HLPE eConsultation website.

Download the above information in pdf.

 Many thanks for your interest.

The Secrectariat, on behalf of the Steering Committee of the HLPE.