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Xivth world forestry congress 7 11 september 2015 durban

XIVth World Forestry Congress7 - 11 September, 2015Durban

Presentation by the Secretariat 2015 World Forestry Congress



Previous congress participation
Previous Congress Participation

  • A continuous expansion

  • 1972 = 2 000 participants

  • 1991 = 2 700 participants (35%)

  • 1997 = 4 400 participants (63%)

  • 2003 = 5 000 participants (14%)

  • 2009 = 7 000 participants (40%)

  • 2015 = 10 000 participants expected (43%)

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Principles governing the organization of the wfc
Principles Governing the Organization of the WFC

  • The World Forestry Congress aims to:

    • encourage a debate of ideas and experiences;

    • faciliate discussions on all aspects concerning forestry;

    • lead to the conclusion of recommendations applicable on a regional or global scale; report on the current status of forests worldwide;

    • identify trends;

    • adapt policies;

    • promote awareness training among decision-makers, the general public and all intervenors.

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Principles governing the organization of the wfc cont
Principles Governing the Organization of the WFC Cont.

  • The Congress is not:

    • an intergovernmental meeting made up of official lobby groups or national delegations

  • The Congress must be considered as:

    • a meeting between all those who look after forests and forestry globaly. Their contribution and grasp of forestry issues will be solicited during the preparatory work of the Congress.

      It has a consultative, and not a policy-setting role

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Principles governing the organization of the wfc cont1
Principles Governing the Organization of the WFC Cont.

  • The Congress’s guidelines for debates are designed to:

    • synthesize know-how and expertise that might influence the choice of specific steps to take towards the development and implementation of a forestry policy;

    • facilitate the expression of ideas to assist organizations better direct research;

    • lead to the emergence of concepts to assist international agencies active in forestry to organize their mandates;

    • support the development and universal acceptance of specific technical standards such as a global terminology base.

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The World Forestry Congress is open to all parties interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies. These include scientists, technicians, managers and administrators of all spheres of activity

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Expectations of the fao of the host country
Expectations of the FAO of the Host Country interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

  • Promoting the event

  • Publishing information documents

  • Ensure participants’ contribution in the Congress

  • Availability of technical documentation during the Congress

  • Efficient functioning of the Secretariat

  • A judicious choice of Congress officials

  • Provision of conference services

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Xiv wfc 2015 steps towards candidacy
XIV WFC 2015: interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Steps Towards Candidacy

  • October 2009:At the XIII World Forestry Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, South Africa signaled its interest to host the XIV World Forestry Congress in 2015

  • May 2010:The Cabinet approved South Africa’s bid for the Congress

  • September 2010: South Africa submits bid to FAO to host the Congress at the Chief Albert Luthuli ICC in Durban, KZN

  • October 2010:South Africa presents the bid to the Committee on Forestry (COFO) meeting

  • December 2010:FAO Council approves South Africa’s bid against that of India to host the Congress in Durban

  • September 2012:Co-operation Agreement for hosting the Congress signed between SA and the FAO, dates are set for 7 to 11 September 2015. Co-operation Agreement stipulates responsibilities of both parties

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Xiv wfc 2015 steps towards candidacy cont
XIV WFC 2015: interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Steps Towards Candidacy Cont.

  • Some of the principles enshrined in the Co-operation Agreement include:

    • Organized in partnership and following the FAO Guidelines

    • Focus on participation, exchange of ideas and experiences

    • Articulated around a theme and sub-themes

    • Structured and efficient organisation

    • Balanced program of activities (technical sessions, associated events, exhibits, tours and field trip)

    • Enlarged promotion and diffusion of information

    • Virtual Congress and participation through Internet

    • Put in place an Organizing Committee and a Secretariat

    • Establish a working link between the Secretariat and the supportive unit at the FAO

    • Define a theme in collaboration with the FAO Task Force

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Xiv wfc 2015 fao requirements
XIV WFC 2015: interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies. FAO Requirements

  • Between 30 to 36 months before the Congress

    • Sign the RSA/FAO Co-operation Agreement

    • Put in place the Organizing Committee and the Secretariat

    • Define the Congress Theme

    • Release the first announcement

    • First call for communication and posters

    • Draft Program in the first information bulletin

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Xiv wfc 2015 fao requirements1
XIV WFC 2015: interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies. FAO Requirements

  • Between 10 to 16 months before the Congress

    • First selection of volontary papers

    • Preparation of satellite meetings and side events

    • Distribution of technical documentation

    • Registration of participants

    • Accommodation and other logistics

    • Arrangements in preparation of the Congress

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Government s responsibilities
Government’s Responsibilities interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

Host Institution

FAO Forestry

Department

Government

of South Africa

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

International Advisory

Committee

Friends of

XIV WFC 2015

FAO Support Unit

Associate Secretary -General

Organizing Committee

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Government s objectives
Government’s Objectives interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

  • First and Foremost:

    • To make a success of the Congress

  • Furthermore:

    • To provide a forum of discussion for the international forestry community

    • To have impact on forest management practices at the international level

    • To place Africa’s interest on the Global Agenda

  • To use the opportunity offered by the Congress:

    • To make known forest practices, management methods and new knowledge acquired in South Africa and Africa towards Sustainable Forest Management

    • To ensure support for a Global Forest Dialogue

    • To develop a congress organizing structure based on partnership

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Host institution activities
Host Institution Activities interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

  • Establishment of a Not-For-Profit Organisation : WFC 2015

  • Research towards a general theme

  • Secretary-General selection and appointment

  • Secretariat established

  • Formulating a Theme

  • Congress Logo

  • Congress Website

  • Funding of initial activities

  • Research and selection of a Touring management company

  • Established of the Organizing Committe

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Xiv wfc 2015 theme
XIV WFC 2015 Theme interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

  • FAO desire a theme that would be:

    • attractive to a wide range of interest;

    • relate to a number of different technical and policy-related topics;

    • lay the basis for the eventual declaration;

    • take into account suggestions from other countries; and

    • be relate to the human aspect of forestry.

  • Axis on which the theme could be built

    • Balance relationship between the human and the forest.

    • Common responsibility for a healthy forest

    • Future for all and a legacy for future generations

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Xiv wfc 2015 theme1
XIV WFC 2015 Theme interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

  • Previous Congress Themes

    • The Role and Place of Forested area in the General Land Economy and Economic Development of a Country (India 1954)

    • Multiple Use of Forestry and Associated Lands (USA 1960)

    • The role of Forestry in the changing world economy (Spain 1966)

    • Forests and Socio Economic Development

    • Forests for People (Indonesia 1978)

    • Forest Resources in the Integral Development of Society (Mexico 1985)

    • Forests: A heritage for the future (France 1991)

    • Forestry for Sustainable Development: Towards the 21st Century (Turkey 1997)

    • Forests: Sorce of life (Canada 2003)

    • Forests in Development: a vital balance (Argentina 2009)

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Xivth wfc 2015 theme
XIVth WFC 2015 Theme interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

  • Initial proposed Theme:

    • Land and Forests: balancing the multifunction in the New Millenium

  • Other suggestions being considered:

    • Forests in a Climatic Change

    • Forests: Global livelihood benefit

  • Process towards submission of the Theme to FAO

    • Discussion of the theme at the AFWC resulted in an extended period of consultation until 18 October 2013

    • The Asia Pacific Regional Commission provided inputs in Nov 2013 to

    • Finalised recoomendations by 15 November 2013 by FAO

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Xiv wfc 2015 theme2
XIV WFC 2015 Theme interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

  • FAO compiled the different proposals as follows:

  • Proposals from Regional Forestry Commissions

  • Africa

  • Forests and People: Forging a Sustainable Future (Republic of South Africa)

  • Conservation and development: biodiversity conservation and management of protected areas against extractive operations (mining, petroleum, timber, agribusiness) (Réseau des Aires Protégées d'Afrique Centrale)

  • Asia-Pacific

  • Forests in everyday life

  • Forests for food security

  • Forests for all

  • Possible options based on the proposals

  • Investing in our future: forests for life

  • Forests and people: a sustainable legacy

  • Forests: our green path to a sustainable future

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Xiv wfc 2015 theme3
XIV WFC 2015 Theme interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

  • Based on the proposals both DAFF and FAO agreed to theme as, Forests and People: Investing in a Sustainable Future.

  • Rational for South Africa / Africa

    • Creating an investment climate for forestry sector in Africa

    • Create awareness of forestry opportunities in Africa

    • Promote the argument of community based forestry and benefits to rural people

    • Create and develop an institutional framework for community forestry in South Africa, based on equity and empowerment

    • Develop potential market access strategies South Africa industry to participate in opportunities outside South Africa

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Xivth wfc 2015 organisational structure
XIVth WFC 2015 Organisational Structure interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

Host Institution

FAO Forestry

Department

Government

of South Africa

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

International Advisory

Committee

Friends of

XIV WFC 2015

FAO Support Unit

Associate Secretary -General

Organizing Committee

Stakeholder

Committee

PR and

Communication

Committee

Events

Management

Committee

Related

Activities

Committee

Sponsorship

and Finance

Committee

CIFOR, IFC, ISTF, OIFQ, IUFRO, women,

youth, arts, museum, paint, sculpture...

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Xivth wfc 2015 secretariate structure
XIVth WFC 2015 Secretariate Structure interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

Organizing

Committee

Secretary-General

Programme Manager

Exe Sec and Adm Ass

OPERATIONAL UNITS

Events

Manager

Stakeholder

Manager

PR and Communication

Manager

Sponsorship

and Finance Manager

Marketing Manager

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Xivth wfc 2015 organisational structure1
XIVth WFC 2015 Organisational Structure interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

Host Institution

FAO Forestry

Department

Government

of South Africa

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

International Advisory

Committee

Friends of

XIV WFC 2015

FAO Support Unit

Associate Secretary -General

Organizing Committee

Stakeholder

Committee

PR and

Communication

Committee

Events

Management

Committee

Related

Activities

Committee

Sponsorship

and Finance

Committee

Secretary-General

Programme Manager

Exe Sec and Adm Ass

OPERATIONAL UNITS

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Events

Manager

Stakeholder

Manager

PR and Communication

Manager

Sponsorship

and Finance Manager

Marketing


Xiv wfc 2015 mandate and responsibilities of oc
XIV WFC 2015: Mandate and Responsibilities of OC interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

  • Mandate

    • Plan and execute the promotion, the organization, the management and the execution of the XIV WFC 2015

    • Ensure involvement of all relevant stakeholders

    • Ensure the success and the quality of the XIV WFC 2015

  • Responsibilities

    • Participate in the choice of the theme and the program

    • Give strategic guidance to the Secretary General and the sub-committees

    • Control the committee and the activities

    • Follow the evolution of the implementation and propose modification as required

    • Approve the final report of the Congress

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Xiv wfc 2015 logo
XIV WFC 2015: LOGO interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

  • Based on the agreed theme the following has been adopted as the logo for the Congress.

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Xiv wfc 2015 important dates
XIV WFC 2015: Important Dates interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

  • 31 March 2014

    • Launch of the Congress Website

  • March 2014

    • 1st Meeting of the Organising Committee

  • 23-27 June 2014

    • 1st Announcement Brochure, registration, call for papers etc

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Expectations
Expectations: interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies.

Participation of all stakeholders in possess is vital to success to congress.

ICFR - Heading of Research Sub committee of LOC

Development of sub themes for the congress


Thank you merci
Thank You interested in forests and the forestry sector of member-countries of the FAO or the United Nations and its specialized agencies. Merci

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