We are meeting on 30 November 2018, at 15:00-19:00 in Bonn to discuss how locally learnt lesson can lead to global implications. We will be highlighting the SFM, FLEGT and REDD policy coherence: impacts, synergies and lessons from local to national level, with case studies from Guyana, Suriname, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Indonesia.

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15:00-15:30 Registration

15:30 Seminar starts

Welcoming words by Jo Van Brusselen, EFI 

Donor perspective on the need for policy coherence for a stronger role of forests in sustainable development
Dr. Thomas Baldauf, German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMEL)

SFM, FLEGT, REDD policy coherence: impacts, synergies and lessons from local to national level, case studies from three continents:  

Global lessons on FLEGT-REDD-SFM policy coherence from SAFARI case studies
Dr. Yitagesu Tekle Tegegne, EFI 

The future of global forest governance – lessons from a Delphi study
Ms. Anna Begemann, EFI 

Q&A and Panel discussion: “Local lessons to global implications – pathways to effective forest-related policies”
moderator: Dr. Lukas Giessen, EFI

Panelists represent the policy making arena, practitioners, scientists, civil society and private sector. Confirmed panelists are:

Dr. Thomas Baldauf, BMEL
Mr. Jussi Viitanen, EU FLEGT and REDD Facilities
Dr. Andrew Wardell, CIFOR
Ms. Indra Van Gisbergen, FERN
Mr. Fabian Schmidt-Pramov, GIZ

Closing remarks and take-home messages
Prof. Georg Winkel, EFI

18:00-19:00 Networking reception (drinks and snacks)

Venue: EFI Bonn (next to the World Conference Center Bonn), Platz der Vereinten Nationen 7, 53113 Bonn


To strengthen forest policy coherence, SAFARI tests SFM approaches to foster FLEGT and REDD+ interactions. The project includes cases studies at national and local level in Indonesia, Suriname/Guyana and Democratic Republic of the Congo and comparative analysis among countries. The project duration is three years; September 2015 to August 2018.

SAFARI is implemented by the European Forest Institute, University of Hamburg, Germany and University of Leuven, Belgium. The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).