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UNFF Major Group Focal Points

The UNFF facilitates a Major Group focal point system with focal points from each of the major groups - Business and Industry, Children and Youth, Indigenous People, Local Authorities, Non-governmental Organizations, Scientific and Technological Communities, Small Forest Landowners / Farmers, Women, Workers and Trade Unions. This focal point system is intended to be a fluid, flexible mechanism to help facilitate coordination, planning and discussion on UNFF-related issues within and between major group networks. If you are interested in participating in UNFF discussions on behalf of your major group, please contact your relevant UNFF focal point.

Children and Youth  

International Forestry Students' Association *
Mr. Urs Dieterich
Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
195 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT, 06511, USA
Tel: +1 203 606 7765
Email: urs.ifsa@gmail.com

International Forestry Students' Association *
Carolina Yang
National Taiwan University
School of Forestry and Resource Conservation
3rd Fl., No. 39, Sec. 2, Ren-Ai Rd., Zhong-Zheng Dist., Taipei City 10056, Taiwan
Email: carolinayang0909@gmail.com

Business and Industry  

Networks are in discussion regarding their focal point.

Forest Workers and Trade Unions  

Building and Wood Workers' International (BWI) *
Mr Coen Van der Veer
BWI Global Wood  and Forestry Coordinator
23 Jorissen Street,
2nd Floor Braamfontein Centre, 2017,
Johannesburg, South Africa
Tel: + 27823246738
Fax: +27 11 3393910
Email: Coen.vanderVeer@bwint.org

Indigenous Peoples  

International Alliance of Indigenous and Tribal Peoples of the Tropical Forests
Mr. Hubertus Samangun
Regional coordinator (Bahasa region)
Jalan Setia Kawan Raya No. 39 - 41
Jakarta Pusat 10140, Indonesia
Tel: +62 21 632 7559
Fax: + 62 21 632 6425
E-mail: hsamangun@yahoo.com

Local Authorities  

Networks are in discussion regarding their focal point.

Non-Governmental Organisations  

Friends of Siberian Forests
Dr . Andrei Laletin
PO Box 26779
Krasnoyarsk-36, 660036 Russia
Tel: +7 3912 498404
Fax: +7 3912 498404
Email: laletin3@yahoo.com

Major Groups Partnership on Forests
Mr. Lambert Okrah
3-376 Tillbury Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario, K2A 0Y2,
Tel +1-613-794-2647
Email: lambert@mgp-forests.org

Farmers and Small Forest Landowners  

Canadian Federation of Woodlot Owners
Mr. Peter De Marsh,
12 Zionville Rd
Taymouth, New Brunswick
Canada E6C 1Y3
E-mail: grandpic@nbnet.nb.ca

Global Alliance of Community Forestry (GACF)
Mr. Ghan Shyam Pandey, Chairperson
Federation of Community Forestry Users Nepal (FECOFUN)
GPO Box No. 8219, Purano Baneshwor,
Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel: +977 1 4485263
Fax: +977 1 4485262
Email: pandeygs2002@yahoo.com

Scientific and Technological Community  

Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions
Mr. Sim Heok-Choh
c/o Forest Research Institute Malaysia,
Kepong, 52109 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fax: +60 3 6277 3249
Email: simhc@frim.gov.my

Forestry Network of Sub-Saharan Africa
Mr. Joseph Cobbinah
University Box 63, Kumasi,
Tel: +233-24440560; +233-5160646; +233-5161378
Fax: +233-5160121
Email:jrcobbinah@yahoo.co.uk; jcobbinah@csir-forig.org.gh


African Women's Network for Community Management of Forests (REFACOF)
Ms Cecile Ndjebet, Director,
Email: cndjebet@yahoo.com

Women Organising for Change in Agriculture and Natural Resource Management *
Ms. Jeannette D. Gurung, PhD, Director
1775 K Street, NW, Suite 410
Washington, D.C. 20006
United States
Tel : +1-202-331-9099
Fax: +1 202 331 9366
Email: jeannettegurung@wocan.org

*These organizations have consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council.

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Tel: +1-212-963-3401
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