TENTATIVE AGENDA

Expert Consultation on National Forest Monitoring and Assessment (NFMA): Meeting Evolving Needs

26-28 November 2008 - German Room C229

 

Agenda available for download:

NFMA Expert Consultation Agenda 

 


TIME

AGENDA ITEM

DESCRIPTION


WEDNESDAY 26 November


OPENING Session

8:00-9:00

Registration

Participants may obtain building passes at the Turkish lodge

9:00 -9:30

Welcome

Jan Heino, ADG Forestry Department, FAO

José Antonio Prado, Director/Jim Carle, Chief, FOMR, FAO


PLENARY Session


Overview of FAO Support to

Chairperson: Jim Carle/José Antonio Prado                                             Rapporteur: Dr Krister Andersson

NFMA programme

9:30 - 10:00

National Forest Monitoring and Assessment (NFMA): an evolving process

Overview and rationale of NFMA,

Mohamed Saket, NFMA Coordinator, FOMR, FAO

10:00 - 10:15

Discussion

 

10:15 - 10:30

Coffee break - German Room, C229

10:30-11:30

Findings and recommendations of NFMA methodological evaluation

Erkki Tomppo, Professor, The Finnish Forest Research Institute , Vantaa, Finland

Krister Andersson, Assistant Professor in Environmental Policy, Department of Political Science, University of Colorado at Boulder

11:30 - 12:00

Discussion

 

12:00 - 12:15

International information needs on forest resources

Mette Loyche Wilkie, Global Forest Resources Assessment, FOIM, FAO

12:15 - 12:30

Discussion

 

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break


TECHNICAL Sessions


Technical Session 1 : INFORMATION NEEDS

Adapting NFMA methodology to serve new information needs

Chairperson: Jim Carle/José Antonio Prado                                            Rapporteur: Dr  Krister Andersson

14:00-14:20

Integrated Land Use Assessment (ILUA), addressing national policy and planning needs

Anna Chileshe Masinja, Director of the Forest Department, MTENR, Zambia

14:20-14:40

Country experience implementing NFMA

Carla Ramirez, NFMA Forestry Officer, FOMR, FAO

14:40-15:00

Introduction to working group sessions

Description of theme-based working groups and review of terms of reference for session one: information needs. Participants are requested to divide into 3 respective working groups::

- National level

- REDD context

- International level

(please refer to Working Group ToR for more details on stated goals & objectives)

Mohamed Saket, NFMA Coordinator, FOMR, FAO

15:00-15:15

Coffee break - German Room, C229

15:15- 17:00

Working Group 1: National Information Needs

German Room, C229

Working Group 2 : REDD-specific information needs

TC Meeting Room D642

Working Group 3: International information needs

NR Meeting Room B503

17:00 -18:00

Presentations and discussions of each WG's conclusions on information needs (German Room)

 

18:00 - 20:00

Cocktail - Indonesia Room, B844


THURSDAY 27 November


Technical Session 2: METHODOLOGICAL REVIEW

Technical Session 3: INFORMATION PACKAGING, DISSEMINATION & PARTNERSHIPS

Chairperson: Jim Carle/José Antonio Prado                                             Rapporteur: Dr Krister Andersson

9:00-9:20

Methodological developments in monitoring, assessment and verification of REDD

 

 

Nalin Srivastava, Program Officer, Technical Support Unit, IPCC National Greenhouse Gas Inventory Program, Kanagawa, Japan

 

9:20-9:40

Increasing accessibility of NFMA data for decision-makers and other users

Timo Tokola, Professor, Faculty of Forestry, University of Joensuu, Finland

9:40 - 10:00

Introduction to Working Group Sessions 2 & 3

Adapting NFMA methodology to better address stated information needs from Session 1.

Information packaging & dissemination - getting data into the right hands

Mohamed Saket, NFMA Coordinator, FOMR, FAO

10:00-10:15

Coffee break - German Room, C229

10:15-12.30

Working group 1: Methodological review for meeting national level information needs

German Room, C229

Working Group 2: Methodological review for responding to REDD information needs

TC Meeting Room D642

Working Group 3: Methodological review for meeting international level information needs

NR Meeting Room B503

12:30 -14:00

Lunch break

14:00-15:45

Working group 1: Information packaging and dissemination to national policy makers

German Room, C229

Working Group 2 : Information packaging and dissemination for REDD

TC Meeting Room D642

Working Group 3: Information packaging and dissemination to international reporting and processes

NR Meeting Room B503

15:45-16.00

Coffee break  - German Room, C229

16.00-17:30

Presentation by Working Groups followed by discussions (German Room)

Presentations and discussions of each WG's conclusions on information needs


FRIDAY 28 November


CLOSING session


Chairperson: Jim Carle/José Antonio Prado                                             Rapporteur: Dr Krister Andersson

8:30-10:00

Plenary discussions

Plenary and discussion session on the results of working groups

10:00-10:15

Coffee break - German Room, C229

10:15-12:30

Recommendations

Statements and recommendations from the expert consultation

12:30 - 12:45

Closing remarks

Selected persons

Jan Heino, ADG Forestry Department, FAO

 

last updated:  Saturday, November 22, 2008