National Forest Programme
Implementation and monitoring of the Forest Instrument (NLBI)
To increase awareness on the Instrument, a capacity development module has been developed to facilitate the implementation and monitoring of the Forest Instrument at national level. The module should help the stakeholders to better understand the Instrument and how to integrate its implementation and monitoring into NFPs in particular and national development programmes in general.
The capacity development module is based on the experience from the four pilot countries (Ghana, Liberia, Nicaragua and the Philippines). More specifically the scope of the module covers what the Instrument is, why countries should implement the Instrument, suggested approaches for implementation, how to monitor progress and report on progress to the UNFF and other forestry related initiatives at international regional and national levels.The specific learning objectives of the module are to:
- increase awareness amongst national/country stakeholders of the NLBI and its importance;
- increase number of countries systematically implementing the NLBI;
- increase the number of countries reporting on progress in achieving the NLBI and its four Global Objectives on Forests objectives / NLBI implementation; and
- provide a coordinated basis for reporting progress on implementing forestry activities to the different international forestry related processes (e.g. the MEAs).