Training Workshop on Forest Land Tenure System (July 5-16, 2010)

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Background

Forests provide important livelihood sources for local communities and play a key role in poverty alleviation. In many parts of the world, however, unclear forest property rights and weak local governance are key drivers of deforestation and forest degradation. Over past decades, many developing countries have undertaken forestland tenure reform with a view to reducing land use conflicts and providing incentives to local communities to improve forest resource management. In this context, the experiences that China has gained with recent forest tenure reforms can guide forest conservation and poverty alleviation, as well as offer important lessons for other developing countries that are addressing issues related to unclear forest tenure.

Within the framework of the Asia-Pacific Network for Sustainable Forest Management and Rehabilitation (APFNet), the Workshop on Forestland Tenure System aims to increase understanding of sustainable forest management issues in the region and offer recommendations to address them based on regional perspectives and experiences.

Objectives

The purpose of the workshop is to identify the key challenges that Asia-Pacific countries face with regard to forestland tenure reform and to propose possible solutions. At the end of the training, participants will better understand the key factors which affect implementation of the reform, many of which will vary according to specific socio-economic and cultural conditions. They will also gain an appreciation of gaps



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