Representatives from the eight Amazonian countries are participating in the Training Workshop for the Development of Forest Financing Strategies and Resource Mobilization in ACTO Member Countries, which is being carried out under the United Nations Forum on Forests (UNFF) mechanism of the Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network (GFFFN).
This workshop, which will take place from February 6-10, at ACTO headquarters, aims to raise awareness of the work of the GFFFN and the role of national forest financing strategies in mobilizing, accessing and improving the effective use of existing and emerging financial resources from all possible sources for sustainable forest management. It will also be an opportunity for ACTO Member Countries to confirm the need for the regional forest financing strategy and subsequently the development of the strategy itself. It will also take into account national and regional policies, strategies and priorities.
At the opening of the workshop, the Secretary General of ACTO, Alexandra Moreira, assured that the participation of the representatives of the forestry directorates and ministries, which direct forestry policies in each of the Member Countries, is fundamental to advance in the implementation of one of the Organization’s milestones, which is the ACTO Forest Program for the Amazon Basin and the Amazon Region.
The Director of the United Nations Forest Forum Secretariat (UNFF), Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, who participated in the opening remotely, welcomed everyone to the Global Forest Financing Facilitation Network training workshop, to accelerate the achievement of the global forest goals in the region, through the development and implementation of the regional forest finance strategy and resource mobilization in the Amazon region.
Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, also argued that the workshop organized by the UNFF Secretariat, is part of the contribution to the ACTO Forest Program for the Amazon Basin and Region.
In his intervention, the Director of the Brazilian Cooperation Agency (ABC), Ambassador Ruy Carlos Pereira, recalled that the Brazilian government’s priority is to strengthen and encourage cooperation among Amazonian countries.
The workshop will be moderated by the Interregional Advisor on Sustainable Forest Management of the FUNB Secretariat, Peter Gondo. His main work is to provide technical advice and support in the development of national forest programs, national forest financing strategies and strengthening the capacity to mobilize forest financing.