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THE NATIONAL FOREST PROGRAMME FACILITY www.fao.org/forestry/nfp-facility National forest programmes The National Forest Programme Facility Country Support Information Services Governance of the Facility How to apply for Facility funds National forest programmes

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the national forest programme facility

THE NATIONALFOREST PROGRAMMEFACILITY

www.fao.org/forestry/nfp-facility

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National forest programmes
  • The National Forest Programme Facility
  • Country Support
  • Information Services
  • Governance of the Facility
  • How to apply for Facility funds
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National forest programmes

Country-specific process for forest policy formulation and implementation towards Sustainable Forest Management

  • Based on Rio Agreements and guided by the UNFF
  • Framework for planning
  • Framework for action
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TheNationalForestProgrammeFacility

... is an innovative Partnership between developing countries, funding partners and FAO …

… facilitates the implementation of national forest programmes ...

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...offers a new approach towards Sustainable Forest Management (SFM)
  • A move away from projects
  • Country led
  • Informed participation of stakeholders
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…with strategic priorities on
    • building a national consensus
    • integrating SFM into poverty reduction
    • integrating international commitments
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Beneficiaries
    • Partner countries and their interest groups, through grants, to further the nfp process
    • nfp practitioners world-wide, through global knowledge management initiatives
country support
Country Support
  • Purpose
    • Creating an enabling environment for national forest programmes
    • Catalytic role easing bottlenecks
  • Focus of its support
    • Information and knowledge
    • Capacity development
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Activities
    • Civil society participation in nfp
    • Formulation and adoption of policies
    • Strengthening skills
    • Knowledge access, use and sharing
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Funding per country:
    • US$ 300,000 per country, on average
    • for a 3-year period
  • Funds to be spent on:
    • Workshops, fora, and training
    • Policy analysis and specific studies
    • Knowledge management systems
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Partners of the Facility
    • 2002: 7 Countries and one Sub-regional NGO
    • 2003: + 21 more Countries and one Sub-regional Organization
    • 2004: + 8 more Countries
information services of the facility
Information services of the Facility
  • Facilitating the exchange of knowledge
  • Linkinginternational and national knowledge sources
  • Developing a forest Information Web Platform, and dynamic methods of information exchange
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Web presence

www.fao.org/forestry/nfp-facility

    • nfp Information Platform, including:

nfp Update www.fao.org/forestry/nfp-update

nfp Digest www.fao.org/forestry/nfp-digests

    • Sourcebook on Funding SFM:

Database on funding sources

Information for fund-raising

www.fao.org/forestry/cpf-sourcebook

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Governance of the Facility
  • A Donor Support Group of Existing and Potential Donors
  • A Steering Committee of 11 members (Developing Countries (3), Funding Partners (2), World Bank, Research Institutions, International NGOs, Foundations, Private Sector and FAO)
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The Facility is hosted by FAO, and has been operational since June 2002 with:

A core staff at the HQ of FAO

The active support of

    • FAO Regional nfp Advisors, and additional Regional Facilitators
    • The FAO Forestry Department at large
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Process for Country Support in 2 phases
    • Concluding Partnership Agreements between Facility & interested countries
    • Providing Facility Grants to nfp stakeholders in Partner countries
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ProceduresforPartnershipAgreements
    • Interested countries apply for partnership, based on a concept note
    • The Steering Committee determines priority countries for partnership with Facility, based on criteria to evaluate country applications
    • Partnership Agreements are established with Partner Countries
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Procedures for Facility Grant contracts: 3 steps
    • A call for proposals is published in partner countries towards a wide range of stakeholders
    • Proposals from stakeholders are ranked, based on criteria (see further)
    • Facility Grant contracts are concluded with selected stakeholders
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Eligibility criteria for Facility grants

The beneficiary must be…

    • located in the country
    • a stakeholder in the nfp process
    • a non-profit making organisation
    • ready to contribute 20% of cost
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Ranking criteria for Facility grants
      • Quality and logical design
      • Competence & capacity to undertake action
      • Cost effectiveness
      • Co-ordination with other stakeholders
      • Sustainability of the proposal
      • Transparency and access to information
      • Training and learning processes
      • Potential impact
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Outline of the Proposal

(page one)

  • Name of stakeholder, address
  • Summary of the proposal
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(page two)

Background

  • Specific issues to be addressed
  • Linkage to the national forest programme process
  • Linkage to actions already being taken
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(page three)

Objective(s) of the proposal

  • Objectives and how to address the issues

Proposed action

  • detailed description of the activities to be performed or the services to be rendered
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(page four)

Expected Outputs

  • Specify and describe in detail...
  • .... to avoid later disputes over quantity and quality
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(page five)

Modalities

  • Partnership(s) established
  • Involvement of stakeholders
  • Other assistance received or requested
  • Management and organizational chart
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(page six)

Action Impact

  • On social, economic and environmental issues
  • On forest stakeholders' and their commitment to improve forestry

Duration and Timing

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(page seven)

Stakeholders’ Contribution

  • detailed description, costing and timing of all inputs provided by the Applicant
  • contribution should be at least 20% of the total Facility supported activity
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(page eight)

Detailed Budget

  • Description task, unit costs, total costs
  • Cost items may include:
      • National Consultants (if needed)
      • Contracts (for services other than consultants)
      • Travel (transport and subsistance allowance)
      • Training (such as workshops, awareness campaign)
      • Expendable material (stationary, training material)
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The FACILITY wishes

the Forestry Stakeholders

a successful launching meeting.

Thank you!

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