The NFP Facility was created in 2002 as a response to intergovernmental dialogue, which has recognized the essential role of national forest programmes (nfps) in addressing forest sector issues. Its main objective is to assist countries in developing and implementing nfps that effectively address local needs and national priorities and reflect internationally agreed principles (country leadership, participation and integration of cross sectoral issues). The NFP Facility is governed by a steering committee.

Catalytic role

The NFP Facility stimulates broad stakeholders participation in the nfp processes by providing grants directly to the civil society to implement activities planned by their nfp. The allocation of grants is based on a competitive and transparent process led by the national multistakeholders steering committee.
The Facility supports the nfps as a natural platform for implementing sustainable forest management and therefore forest-related climate change issues.

Country activities

  • Analysis and formulation of forest policies
  • Capacity building through training
  • Knowledge management
  • Awareness raising

In addition, the NFP Facility offers information services and exchange learning, experiences, evaluation and lessons learnt on the implementation of nfp processes.

last updated:  Tuesday, October 18, 2011