Information note 4, 5 December 2003

Dear colleagues,

We want to thank you all for your participation during the FRA country correspondents training session. It was an intensive and interesting week for all of us. We want to keep you informed about the follow up actions and to present the FRA calendar for the next months:

  • The FRA secretariat is now processing all the information and the results that came out from the meeting. FRA will prepare the proceedings of the meeting that will include the presentations, the working groups results, the comments brought up at the plenary sessions, the list of participants and the list of the national country correspondents. This material will be ready by the end of the December in English. The translations into French and Spanish will be distributed in January.
  • Comments and revisions to the FRA working papers (Reporting tables, Terms and definitions, and Guidelines for country reporting) will be ready by January. The five pilot assessments, will be revised according to the new documents. All the material will be posted on the FRA 2005 web site and will be sent to you through e-mail and normal mail to your country.
  • FRA national and regional meetings were recommended. FRA staff is ready to support you, resources allowing, on the organization of such meetings and preparation of presentations and papers as needed. We are working on a schedule of proposed regional meetings and will seek financial support for these.
FRA is also organizing the job among the different members of the team. The information that is common to all the country correspondent will be posted on the web page under information notes. The strengthen of the regional network of national correspondents has been identified as one of our main priorities; therefore we have decided to assign a FRA forestry officer to each region that will be your direct contact person. Questions, needs and requests should be channelled through this officer. He or she will also assist in the organization of regional or sub-regional seminars and facilitate a close collaboration and communication among the national correspondents in the region.

Once again, thanks for your active participation during the meeting. We will keep the FRA country correspondent network active. Please feel free to contact us at any moment. Below you will find the contact persons for each region. Looking forward to hear from you.

Best regards.

Mr.Peter Holmgren
Chief, Forest Resources Development Service
Forestry Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 57052714
Fax: +39 06 57055825
e-mail: Peter.Holmgren@fao.org
FAO Forestry

FRA 2005 - Contact persons

Mr. Lars Marklund
Reporting Process Coordinator
Forestry Department
Forest Resources Assessment (FRA-FORM)
FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 570 53255
Fax: +39 06 570 55825
e-mail: LarsGunnar.Marklund@fao.org

Africa (English speaking countries)

Ms. Sebueng Kelatwang
Forestry Department
Forest Resources Assessment (FRA-FORM)
FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 570 53646
Fax: +39 06 570 55825
e-mail: Sebueng.Kelatwang@fao.org

Africa (French speaking countries)

Ms. Monica Garzuglia
Forestry Department
Forest Resources Assessment (FRA-FORM)
FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 570 55789
Fax: +39 06 570 55825
e-mail: Monica.Garzuglia@fao.org

Ms. Federica Urbani
Forestry Department
Forest Resources Assessment (FRA-FORM)
FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 570 54754
Fax: +39 06 570 55825
e-mail: Federica.Urbani@fao.org

Asia and Asia Pacific

Mr. Kailash Govil
Forestry Department
Forest Resources Assessment (FRA-FORM)
FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 570 53596
Fax: +39 06 570 55825
e-mail: Kailash.Govil@fao.org

Mr. Orjan Jonsson
Forestry Department
Forest Resources Assessment (FRA-FORM)
FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 570 55574
Fax: +39 06 570 55825
e-mail: Orjan.Jonsson@fao.org

Europe

Mr. Alexander V. Korotkov
Economic Affaires Officer
UN Economic Commission for Europe
Tel: (41) 22 917 28 79
Fax: (41) 22 917 00 41
e-mail: Alexander.Korotkov@unece.org

Mr. Orjan Jonsson
Forestry Department
Forest Resources Assessment (FRA-FORM)
FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 570 55574
Fax: +39 06 570 55825
e-mail: Orjan.Jonsson@fao.org

Latin America and the Caribbean

Ms. Hivy Ortiz Chour
Forestry Department
Forest Resources Assessment (FRA-FORM)
FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 570 54811
Fax: +39 06 570 55825
e-mail: Hivy.OrtizChour@fao.org

Near East

Ms. Monica Garzuglia
Forestry Department
Forest Resources Assessment (FRA-FORM)
FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 570 55789
Fax: +39 06 570 55825
e-mail: Monica.Garzuglia@fao.org

Ms. Federica Urbani
Forestry Department
Forest Resources Assessment (FRA-FORM)
FAO HQ, Rome, Italy
Tel: +39 06 570 54754
Fax: +39 06 570 55825
e-mail: Federica.Urbani@fao.org

last updated:  Monday, February 6, 2006