Forestry Communication Toolkit
Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia sub-group
Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia focus on forest communications
Experts from nine countries agreed to boost the visibility of forest issues following the first regional workshop on forest communication for countries from Eastern Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia held in St Petersburg, Russian Federation, in June 2016.
At the workshop, 23 experts from government agencies, international organizations and NGOs shared information and experiences regarding forest communication, identified communication challenges and opportunities, and analyzed successful case studies and effective communication tools.
Alexander Panfilov, Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Forestry Agency, and Eugenia Serova, Director of FAO’s Liaison Office with the Russian Federation, opened the meeting.
Representatives from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and the Russian Federation committed to setting up a regional sub group on forest issues of specific relevance to the region within the UNECE/FAO Forest Communicators Network (FCN).
The meeting was organized by FAO and the Federal Forestry Agency of the Russian Federation, with support from Austria, Finland and the UNECE/FAO FCN.
The UNECE/FAO FCN already counts almost 200 members and aims to improve the ability of the forest sector to communicate effectively within and outside the sector by providing a forum for international cooperation and developing the professionalism of forest communicators.