GERMAN INITIATIVE - Title: EXPERT CONSULTATIONS ON: IMPLEMENTING THE FOREST PRINCIPLES - PROMOTION OF NATIONAL FOREST AND LAND USE PROGRAMMES - Sponsor Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Federal Republic of Germany - Date and Location of the Meeting of the Initiative: 16-21 June 1996; German Foundation for International Development (DSE) in Feldafing (Munich), Germany - Description of issues: promotion of national forest and land use programmes by: 1. Improving the coordination of national planning and international initiatives, 2. strengthening national policy dialogues between all stakeholders and 3. building the overall capacity in the countries of the South to achieve a country-driven implementation of national forest and land use programmes - Relationship with Intergovernmental Panel on Forests Programme Elements: Consultations should contribute to the IPF programme elements I.1 on the promotion of national forest and land use programmes as well as II.1 on the improved efficiency and coordination of bilateral and multilateral assistance. - Expected results: Recommendations for: 1. Integration of forestry sector planning with national planning cycles 2. Coordination of various internationally initiated planning frameworks like the NFAPs, Forestry Master Plans, EAPs etc 3. Coherence of national forest policy and programmes with the various international agreements and UN Resolutions 4. Efficient and effective use of the existing international technical and financial mechanisms and their comparative advantages for different key issues and sub-sectors in forestry at the national level - Expected Date of Completion of the Report: 1 August 1996 - Process in Pursuing the Consultations: The Forestry Advisers Group in cooperation with the respective bilateral and multilateral organizations supports countries of the South in national consultations on the promotion of national forest and land use programmes. Eleven countries and the Region of Central America will organize national dialogues on the topic between January and April 1996. National recommendations will be synthesized in a report, which will serve as the basic document for the international expert consultations on national forest and land use programmes - Participants: Approximately 60 participants from countries of the South, bilateral and multilateral agencies, NGOs and the private sector - Contact Persons: Christian Mersmann Rainald Roesch GTZ OE 424 Mission of Federal Republic of P.O. Box 5180 Germany to the United Nations 65726 Eschborn, Germany New York, USA Tel: 49 6196 79 3452 Tel: 212-856-6295 Fax: 49 6196 79 7333 Fax: 212-856-6280
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