October 2008 - March 2009

E-mail consultation among a core group of forest health specialists to:

  • outline the purpose, scope, objectives, target audience, etc. of the Guide;
  • discuss best methods and approach for preparing the Guide;
  • develop a plan of action for the drafting process;
  • decide upon and prioritize the forestry-related ISPMs and related information to be discussed in the Guide. 

13-15 May 2009

First technical meeting of the core group in Rome, Italy to:

  • further refine the preparation process and the draft outline;
  • discuss best methods for explaining and presenting information on ISPMs to the target audiences.

June-August 2009

Meeting follow-up and preparation of a first draft of the Guide prepared by the Coordinator and the IPPC Secretariat with input from the core group.

August 2009

Draft guide sent to core group for their comments and consultation with foresters and other stakeholders

September 2009

Available core group members meet at the International Forestry Quarantine Research Group (IFQRG) meeting to further refine the guide draft 

October 2009

Flyer / Programme 

Presentation held at the event (PPS, 3MB) 

Presentation of the process at the World Forestry Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina

September 2009-February 2010

Consider a training plan for field application of the guide

March 2010

Finalization of the guide in broader stakeholder workshop consultation

March-September 2010

Review of stakeholder consultation and refinement of the guide and preparation of draft working paper

June/July/August 2010

Possible core group meeting at IFQRG (if their standard meeting date is rescheduled from September)

October 2010

Presentation of the draft guide (working paper) for approval at FAO’s Committee on Forestry (COFO)

December 2010

Finalize the training plan


Field testing of the guide

last updated:  Wednesday, November 4, 2009