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  1. Strengthening collective innovation capacity of forest stakeholders in research and development: The role of IUFRO By Michael Kleine Coordinator, IUFRO Special Programme for Developing Countries IUFRO Headquarters, Vienna, Austria International Workshop on Small-holder Timber Production World Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya 29 November to 1 December 2004

  2. Sustainable development of forests – a major challenge • Forces outside of the forestry sector • Global and regional policies • Market opportunities and support policies for agricultural production • Unresolved land tenure issues • Decentralisation of government and poor law enforcement • Involvement of many stakeholders

  3. Multi-stakeholder innovation – a “new” focus • Many stakeholders decide how forests are managed • Joint recognition of the issues • Extensive debate and search for solutions • Joint learning • Definition of collective action in policy and forest management

  4. Multi-stakeholder innovation – some examples • Forest concessions under community management in the Mayan Biosphere Reserve (MBR) in Peten, Guatemala • African Network for Agroforestry Education (ANAFE) • Consortium for Scaling up Options for increasing Farm Productivity (COSOFAP)

  5. Multi-stakeholder innovation – capacities needed • To interact with policy levels • To efficiently manage and share information • To participate in social processes through effective communication • To facilitate mutual learning processes

  6. Enhancing stakeholder innovation capacity What can IUFRO do?

  7. What is IUFRO? • IUFRO is the global network for forest science cooperation; • IUFRO unites more than 15,000 scientists in about 700 Member Organizations in over 110 countries; • IUFRO is non-profit and non-governmental, voluntary and non-discriminatory; • Founded in 1892, IUFRO has a long history of international forest science cooperation.

  8. IUFRO’s Vision is … • of science-based sustainable management of the world’s forest resources for economic, environmental and social benefits. • IUFRO's Mission is … • to promote the coordination of and the international cooperation in scientific studies embracing the whole field of research related to forests and trees.

  9. IUFRO’s objectives are attained through … • generating knowledge by means of science and research cooperation in a global network; • providingaccess to and disseminating scientific knowledge; • assisting scientists and institutions to strengthen their research capacity.

  10. IUFRO’s structure for cooperation: • Divisions D1 Silviculture D2 Physiology and Genetics D3 Forest Operations Inventory, Growth, Yield, Quantitative and Management Sciences D4 D5 Forest Products Social, Economic, Information and Policy Sciences D6 Forest Health D7 Forest Environment D8

  11. IUFRO’s structure for cooperation: • Task Forces • - In addition to Divisions, Task Forces are established on temporary basis for inter- disciplinary cooperation in inter-divisional forest research fields Task Force Task Force Task Force Task Force Task Force Task Force Task Force Task Force Task Force D1 D2 D3 D4 D5 D6 D7 D8

  12. IUFRO’s structure for cooperation: • Task Forces Environmental Change TF Mountain Development TF Gene Resources TF Water and Forests TF Science/Policy Interface TF Public Relations TF Carbon Sequestration TF Information Technology and the Forest Sector TF Forest Biotechnology TF

  13. IUFRO’s structure for cooperation: • Special Programmes and Projects - Established to carry out activities in support of global and regional science cooperation - Located at the IUFRO Headquarters IUFRO Headquarters IUFRO Secretariat SilvaVoc WFSE SPDC

  14. Multi-stakeholder innovation – capacities needed • To interact with policy levels • To efficiently manage and share information • To participate in social processes through effective communication • To facilitate mutual learning processes

  15. Enhancing stakeholder innovation capacity – contribution by IUFRO Forest Policy IUFRO – CPF Member IUFRO Task Force on Science-Policy Interface IUFRO SPDC Training Course on “Role of scientists in national forest programmes”

  16. Enhancing stakeholder innovation capacity – contribution by IUFRO Information Management Global Forest Information Service (GFIS) • Internet gateway to forest information resources from around the world • Enhance access to and provision of quality forest-related information • Initiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF) • Main Partners: CABI, CIFOR, FAO and IUFRO

  17. GFIS in Africa • 5 GFIS Service Centres established • Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and Zimbabwe • Computer hard- and software • Training of staff • Regional mandate to develop GFIS partnerships • Focus on grey literature and other off- and online resources • EC-funded Project 2000-2004 (1 million EUR) www.gfis.net

  18. Enhancing stakeholder innovation capacity – contribution by IUFRO PR and Communication IUFRO Task Force on PR in Forest Science IUFRO SPDC Training Course on “Communicating forest research: Making science work for policy and management”

  19. IUFRO-SPDC

  20. Enhancing stakeholder innovation capacity – contribution by IUFRO Mutual learning processes • Working towards common understanding of complex problems • Developing innovative solutions • Integrating research, development actions and policy measures

  21. Enhancing stakeholder innovation capacity – contribution by IUFRO EC-Project Application • Familiarisation with mutual learning and selection of pilot cases; “Implementation agencies are familiarised with mutual learning and 2 mutual learning platforms are selected as pilot cases for each region”. • Capacity building for Facilitators and Promoters; “Educational, training and research institutions are able to effectively facilitate mutual learning processes amongst forest stakeholders.” • Set up six mutual learning platforms as pilot cases; “National level mutual learning platforms are implemented as pilot cases in Africa, Asia-Pacific and in Latin America.” • Establish additional mutual learning platforms; “Proposals to establish additional mutual learning platforms in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Latin America are developed and submitted to relevant funding agencies.” • Dissemination; “Communication among partners and dissemination of results is achieved through traditional instruments and state-of-the-art information technology tools”.

  22. Project Partners • ICRA International Centre for development oriented Research in Agriculture • IUFRO International Union of Forest Research Organizations • ETFRN European Tropical Forest Research Network • FAO Food and Agriculture Organization • FORNESSA Forestry Research Network of Sub-Saharan Africa • APAFRI Asia-Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions • CATIE Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Centre

  23. CONCLUSIONS • IUFRO can contribute in many ways to enhancing innovation capacity of forest stakeholders • Main players in this endeavour are IUFRO’s member organisations, supported by the IUFRO service units • Coordination and mobilisation of resources • Initiatives in support of small-holder timber production may benefit from IUFRO activities