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Aug 1 2012

Focus Area

Project-005-1-350Forests, climate change and REDD (FCCREDD);

Donor

International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO)

Client

PNG Forest Authority

Duration

September 2010 to August 2012

Location

Nationwide

Description

Project-005-2-350Papua New Guinea has a sound framework of forest policies, laws and regulations in place. However, weak forest law enforcement is currently undermining the PNG Forest Authority’s efforts at achieving sustainable forest management on the ground. This situation is also affecting PNG’s ability to satisfy the requirements of some of its key timber markets. This 2-year pilot-project aims to enhance forest law enforcement in PNG by developing:

  • A timber tracking system for testing at two timber concessions;
  • A FLEGT based legality standard and industry code-of-conduct;
  • A forestry monitoring module for local stakeholders.

Services

The project is managed on behalf of the PNG Forest Authority by the Société Générale de Surveillance (PNG Division) in association with Helveta (UK) and Pacific Island Projects. Pacific Island Projects is contracted to consult effectively with stakeholders and develop:

  • An acceptable timber legality standard for PNG based upon FLEGT guidelines and principles, together with an Industry Code-of-Conduct;
  • A training module that will enhance the willingness and capacity of selected stakeholders to detect illegal practices within the forestry sector, as well as assist in the successful prosecution and conviction of offenders.

The stakeholder consultation process involves :

  • Face-to-face meetings with reference to scoping questionnaire
  • Online work-space collaboration, supplemented by email /fax communication;
  • National workshop at PNG Forest Authority headquarters.
  • Technical working committee of stakeholder representatives
  • E-bulletins, government website and media reports.