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Forest Resource Development, Capacity Building and Research  

Forest Resource Development, Capacity Building and Research

Training and Model Forest (TMF) Management reflects the socio-economic and natural resources conditions of wide areas of the Lao PDR. It is based on a multi-stakeholder partnership of local communities, government autorities and the Faculty of Forestry. As such, the establishment and development of the TMF is a long-term process and commitment for all stakeholders involved. It stimulates innovation and best practices through the pooling of human and financial resources, and promotes positive interactions between forest resources development and conservation, human resource development and research. Refined and innovative practices are promoted for their application under similar socio-economic and environmental conditions at national level, through information exchange, training courses and technology transfer. Further more, the TMF also provides ample opportunities for the Faculty of Forestry to collaborate and network with institutions and organizations involved in forest resources development and research in Laos and beyond. This paper presents the experiences gained during the process of establishing and developing the TMF. It focuses on its potentials and challenges concerning resources development, multi-stakeholder management arrangements, human resource development and capacity building, and research.

Published by: German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) -
Uploaded on: Jan 2007
File size: 231 KB - Language: English
Keyword(s): Capacity Building , Watershed Management
Category: Inland Waters

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