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Opportunities and Lessons for a Rights-Based Perspective on FLEGT and VPA Processes in Latin America

Event Overview

Opportunities and Lessons for a Rights-Based Perspective on FLEGT and VPA Processes in Latin America

October 28, 2013 - October 29, 2013

Quito, Ecuador

From October 28-29, 2013, Forest Trends and the Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) organized a workshop entitled, "Opportunities and Lessons for a Rights-Based Perspective on FLEGT and VPA Processes in Latin America." The event was hosted by Grupo Faro in Quito, Ecuador. The goal of the workshop was to discuss value added opportunities regarding tenure rights issues that emerge from FLEGT VPA negotiations. Bringing together representatives from around the world, participants reflected on lessons learned in Africa and Asia and discussed implications for Latin America. Two new reports were presented and discussed:

 


Photos of the event can be found at 
http://www.imaginar.org/forest/fotografias.html




Resources

Presentations from October 28

Introducción: Oportunidades y lecciones para promover una perspectiva de derechos en los proceses FLEGT/VPA en América Latina

Omaira Bolaños, Directora Regional

Plan de Acción FLEGT de la UE: Introducción

Didier Devers, Instituto Forestal Europeo (EFI)

Asegurando la Tenencia Forestal y los derechos a través de los procesos de FLEGT AVA

Augusta Molnar, Country Regional Sr. Director


Experience of CS participation in the FLEGT-VPA processes and negotiations in Indonesia: Lessons learned in advancing tenure and other rights

Arbi Valentinus, Multistakeholder Forestry Programme (mfp), KEHATI


Forest Watch Ghana: Lessons learnt in advancing tenure and other rights

Albert Katako


Civil society participation in VPA-FLEGT process between Cameroon and EU: Lesson learnt in advancing tenure and other rights of communities

Patrice Kamkuimo


Lesson learned from FLEGT VPA process in Republic of Congo (RoC) & Central African Republic (CAR)

An Bollen, FERN


Making Forests Fair: A practical guide for civil society taking part in FLEGT VPA negotiations

Lindsay Duffield, FERN


Lecciones Aprendidas de la Promoción de Derechos en los Procesos AVAs

Lindsay Duffield, FERN, y Michael Richards, Forest Trends


El Sal de Liberia & Derechos Comunitarios

Daphne Hewitt, Forestry Officer, Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)


Indonesia experience from implementation of SVLK (Indonesia TLAS) and its implications for tenure, other rights, and livelihoods

Arbi Valentinus, Multistakeholder Forestry Programme (mfp), KEHATI


Presentations from October 29


Status and Challenges of FLEGT VPA Process in Guyana

Laura George, Programme Assistant, Amerindian Peoples Association (APA)


Proceso AVA-FLEGT en Honduras Retos y Epectativas de la Sociedad Civil

Glenda Rodríguez, PROGRESSIO, y José Martínez, Fundación Democracía sin Fronteras


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