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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

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  • Strengthening collective innovation capacity of forest stakeholders in research and development:The role of IUFROByMichael KleineCoordinator, IUFRO Special Programme for Developing CountriesIUFRO Headquarters, Vienna, Austria

    International Workshop on Small-holder Timber ProductionWorld Agroforestry Centre (ICRAF), Nairobi, Kenya29 November to 1 December 2004

  • Forces outside of the forestry sectorGlobal and regional policiesMarket opportunities and support policies for agricultural productionUnresolved land tenure issues Decentralisation of government and poor law enforcementInvolvement of many stakeholdersSustainable development of forests a major challenge

  • Many stakeholders decide how forests are managedJoint recognition of the issuesExtensive debate and search for solutionsJoint learningDefinition of collective action in policy and forest managementMulti-stakeholder innovation a new focus

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

  • To interact with policy levelsTo efficiently manage and share information To participate in social processes through effective communicationTo facilitate mutual learning processesMulti-stakeholder innovation capacities needed

  • Enhancing stakeholder innovation capacityWhat can IUFRO do?

  • 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.

  • IUFROs Vision is

    of science-based sustainable management of the worlds 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.

  • IUFROs objectives are attained through

    generating knowledge by means of science and research cooperation in a global network;providing access to and disseminating scientific knowledge;assisting scientists and institutions to strengthen their research capacity.

  • IUFROs structure for cooperation:DivisionsSilvicultureD1D2D3D4D5D6D7D8Physiology and GeneticsForest OperationsInventory, Growth, Yield, Quantitative and Management SciencesForest ProductsForest HealthForest EnvironmentSocial, Economic, Information and Policy Sciences

  • D1D2D3D4D5D6D7D8IUFROs 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 fieldsTask ForceTask ForceTask ForceTask ForceTask ForceTask ForceTask ForceTask ForceTask Force

  • IUFROs structure for cooperation:Task ForcesEnvironmental ChangeTFTFTFTFTFTFTFTFMountain DevelopmentGene ResourcesScience/Policy InterfaceCarbon SequestrationInformation Technology and the Forest SectorWater and ForestsPublic RelationsTFForest Biotechnology

  • IUFROs 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 SPDCSilvaVocWFSEIUFRO SecretariatIUFRO Headquarters

  • To interact with policy levelsTo efficiently manage and share information To participate in social processes through effective communicationTo facilitate mutual learning processesMulti-stakeholder innovation capacities needed

  • Enhancing stakeholder innovation capacity contribution by IUFROForest PolicyIUFRO Task Force on Science-Policy InterfaceIUFRO SPDC Training Course on Roleof scientists in national forest programmesIUFRO CPF Member

  • Enhancing stakeholder innovation capacity contribution by IUFROInformation ManagementInternet gateway to forest information resources from around the worldEnhance access to and provision of quality forest-related informationInitiative of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF)Main Partners: CABI, CIFOR, FAO and IUFROGlobal Forest Information Service (GFIS)

  • GFIS in Africa5 GFIS Service Centres establishedGabon, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal and ZimbabweComputer hard- and softwareTraining of staffRegional mandate to develop GFIS partnershipsFocus on grey literature and other off- and online resourcesEC-funded Project 2000-2004 (1 million EUR)www.gfis.net

  • Enhancing stakeholder innovation capacity contribution by IUFROPR and CommunicationIUFRO Task Force on PR in Forest ScienceIUFRO SPDC Training Course onCommunicating forest research:Making science work for policyand management

  • IUFRO-SPDC

  • Working towards common understanding of complex problemsDeveloping innovative solutionsIntegrating research, development actions and policy measuresEnhancing stakeholder innovation capacity contribution by IUFROMutual learning processes

  • 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.Enhancing stakeholder innovation capacity contribution by IUFROEC-Project Application

  • Project PartnersICRA International Centre for development oriented Research in AgricultureIUFRO International Union of Forest Research OrganizationsETFRN European Tropical Forest Research NetworkFAO Food and Agriculture OrganizationFORNESSA Forestry Research Network of Sub-Saharan AfricaAPAFRI Asia-Pacific Association of Forestry Research InstitutionsCATIE Tropical Agriculture Research and Higher Education Centre

  • CONCLUSIONS

    IUFRO can contribute in many ways to enhancing innovation capacity of forest stakeholdersMain players in this endeavour are IUFROs member organisations, supported by the IUFRO service unitsCoordination and mobilisation of resourcesInitiatives in support of small-holder timber production may benefit from IUFRO activities