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Forum on: Governance, Legality Verification Systems and Competitiveness in the Latin American Forest Sector

The forum on “Governance, Legality Verification Systems, and Competitiveness in the Latin American Forest Sector”, took place in Quito, Ecuador from September 30 to October 3, 2014. The workshop sought to facilitate the exchange of experiences and lessons learnt to guide decision-making processes that will strengthen institutions and contribute to fair and equitable forest management.

The Forum, the first of its kind in Latin America, was organized by TRAFFIC, European Forestry Institute, EU FLEGT FAO Programme, IUCN, the World Resources Institute, WWF and the Ecuadorian Ministry of Environment, with the support of the Sustainable Forest Management Corporation (COMAFORS).

Around 140 stakeholders representing the public and private sectors, indigenous communities and other civil society representatives from 10 Latin American countries (Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Panama, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru), as well as Europe and the USA, attended the four-day event.

More information regarding documents and presentations given at the workshop, together with a photo gallery can be accessed following the link to the event web page.

Here below a summary report of the event in English.

Summary: Forum on Governance, Legality Verification Systems and Competitiveness in the Latin American Forest Sector. N Bohórquez; D Devers; D Hewitt; G Navarro and R Noguerón. TRAFFIC (2014).