In keeping with its mission, the International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA) has launched a series of webinars intended for the managers of woodlot owners’ associations around the globe. Managers often deal with similar issues but have few opportunities to share their experiences with their international counterparts. These webinars attempt to bridge this gap by providing a forum for managers to exchange information and discuss issues.
During most of the sessions, speakers will be invited to give a brief presentation (25 minutes) on the forest owners’ associations in their region and the issues they face. Afterward, a moderator will lead a 25-minute discussion among participants. These webinars are held on the Zoom platform, which most people find easy to use. Four webinars are planned for 2021 and participation is free of charge.
Our next guest speaker, M. Charles Nyanjui, will introduce us to the Challenges and Opportunities for Tree Growers’ Organizations in Kenya. M.Nyanjui has a master’s degree in Forestry from Karatina University with a specialty in tropical biology and silviculture. He is currently the Chair of the national Farm forestry smallholder producer association of Kenya (FFSPAK). This association of 45,000 Kenyan tree growers is advocating for the rights and interest of the tree farmers for sustained landscapes and improved livelihoods.
M. Nyanjui has lead various policy dialogues in agriculture, environment, and forestry and he is currently the co-chair of the first Kenyan farm forestry Policy which is at the draft level. He is also an active member of the Forestry Society of Kenya. In the last decade, M. Nyanji has been actively involved in policy and transformative landscape dialogues in East and Central Africa, more specifically in Rwanda, Tanzania, South Africa, and Mozambique. At the global level, M. Nyanjui is the vice-chair of the International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA).
Managers of forest owners’ associations who wish to participate in the webinar must provide their name and affiliation by sending an email to email@example.com An automatic reply will be sent with the information required to connect to the webinar. Participants must register prior to each webinar.
This webinar will be in English.
For more information, please contact Marc-André Côté (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Quebec Federation of Forest Owners.