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PROJECT TITLE
Capacity Building Towards Effective Implementation of Sustainable Forest Management Practices in Fiji, Tonga and Niue[Project ID:2015P3-SPC]

EXECUTING AGENCY
Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC)

PROJECT DIRECTOR
Mr. SairusiBulai, Deputy Director, Land Resources Division, SPC Secretariat
Tel: +679 3370733; Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; Fax:+679 3370021

PROJECT DURATION
36 Months, July 2015-July 2018

PROJECT BACKGROUND
Many of the components for sustainable forest management are present within Fiji, Tonga and Niue. However, additional support and assistance will be needed to ensure effective capacity building for the ongoing implementation of sound practices within each economy’s unique forests and tree resources.

GOAL
This project seeks to enhance the capacity of forest owners, forest users and governments to manage the forests of Fiji, Tonga and Niue in a sustainable manner through improved forest management and harvesting practices.

OBJECTIVES
The specific objectives of the project are to provide effective strategies and mechanisms for the effective implementation, enforcement and monitoring of forest management plans and codes of logging practice.

PROJECT RATIONAL
The key outcomes will be enhanced socio-economic benefits for forest owners and improved environmental conservation through the development of efficient regulatory frameworks that encourage investment in sustainable management of forest and trees for timber, shelter, watershed protection, carbon sequestration and other purposes.

The key activities are to develop regulatory frameworks for each economy that are effective, practical and transparent. This will be achieved by reviewing the current status of regulatory mechanisms and addressing the key gaps and areas for potential improvements.

The project will use local and international expertise to work collaboratively with governmental entities, landowners, forest industry bodies and other stakeholders to foster a partnership approach to improved forest management.

There will be an emphasis on capacity building to sustain the outcomes into the future through the production of systematic, documented procedures and training packages, including a focus on establishing an ongoing capacity for on-the-job training through train-the-trainer programs.

EXPECTED DELIVERABLES

  • To develop a forest management plan (FMP) for Tonga and to complete the FMP for Niue;
  • To develop strategies and mechanisms for effective implementation of the FMPs and codes of forest practices in Tonga, Fiji and Niue;
  • To develop mechanisms for monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the FMPs and codes of forest practices in Tonga, Fiji and Niue.

PROJECT SITE MAP

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