Sustainably Managing Forest Resources

Progress Status
Not Started
Campaign Promise
Reference in Manifesto
Detail Activities
  • Develop a national programme for the regeneration and shared management of forest cover and related products
  • Provide alternatives to wood and biomass products for energy sources and promote agro-forestry
  • Propose and operationalise a sustainable financing mechanism, including a benefit sharing mechanism for trade in carbon
  • Strengthen public-private partnerships for forest conservation, especially the establishment of woodlots and commodification of Non-Timber Forest Products (NTFPs)
  • Develop the capacity of the Forestry Division of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food Security for planning, programme design and monitoring
  • Revise the Forestry and Wildlife Acts of 2015 to harmonize them with best practices for adaptive collaborative forest governance across the region and promote Adaptive Collaborative Management (ACM) at all levels of forest management in the sector
  • Adequately enforce laws and policies to protect forests and designate new areas for conservation and ecological tourism
  • Promote research into forest ecosystems and biodiversity to quantify, document and disseminate the contribution of the forestry sub-sector to the national economy, and enhance the sub-sector’s position within national economic and sustainable development priorities; and
  • Facilitate transboundary cooperation to transboundary forest resources management and policy harmonization;
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