Project Description

Forest governance and sustainable development: the experience of the Ibero-American Model Forest Network

  • Day: Wednesday, June 7th, 2017.
  • Time: 09:00 – 10:30 am (time in Costa Rica)
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Introduction. Aída Figari. Technical exper, LEDS LAC Secretariat, Libélula Peru.

The Ibero-American Model Forest Network: promoting territorial management of forest landscapes. Fernando Carrera. Manager, Ibero-American Model Forest Network. |  Download presentation

The Risaralda Model Forest in Colombia. John Mario Rodríguez. Coordinator, Technical Secretariat Risaralda Model Forest. |  Download presentation

The Reventazón Model Forest in Costa Rica. Roger Villalobos. Academic Coordinator of the Master in Management and Conservation of Tropical Forests and Biodiversity, Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE). |  Download presentation

About the webinar

In 1992, during the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Canada invited countries to implement the Model Forest as a new approach to land management and created the International Model Forest Network. The Model Forest is a concept for landscape management that focuses on people working in partnerships, with a common vision of sustainable human development, in large territories with different uses and values of land, where the forest ecosystem plays an important role

At that time different regional networks were born, including the Ibero-American Model Forest Network (RIABM), which nowadays links 32 territories in 15 countries across Central America, South America, the Caribbean and Spain, totaling more than 31 million hectares. The RIABM supports its members through the dissemination and transfer of best practices and activities about responsible forestry and natural resource management, ensuring financial sustainability and contributing to processes that drive the formulation, implementation and evaluation of public policies related to sustainable development.

In this webinar we will share the experience of the RIABM and two of its members in strengthening governance for the sustainable management of forest landscapes. The webinar will be held in Spanish. If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Secretariat of the LEDS LAC Platform:

About the panelists