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11 March 2013 Ghana
The EU Chainsaw milling project being implemented by TBI Ghana and partners has successfully held a capacity building session for the leadership of stakeholder groups and members of steering committees of district-level multi-stakeholder dialogue (DLMSD) platforms in two new project districts: Tarkwa and Nkwanta in the Western and Volta Region respectively.
11 February 2013 Ghana
TBI Ghana has developed and started piloting a Wood Tracking System (WTS) for the domestic timber production and trade. This domestic WTS is part of the implementation of a project that aims to link local communities with forest concession holders to produce legal lumber for the domestic market. The project is supported by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (“FAO”) under the “ACP-FLEGT Support Programme”.
11 February 2013 Ghana
The process for defining Artisanal Milling as part of operationalising a policy option to supply legal lumber to the domestic market has been concluded during the 9th National Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue (MSD) meeting on 7th November, 2012 at the Forestry Commission (FC) Auditorium in Accra.
15 October 2012 Ghana
Stakeholders have adopted and validated artisanal milling concept and related models for implementing a project that seeks to link local communities with forest concession holders to produce legal lumber for the domestic market.
12 October 2012 Ghana
Conflicts over the use and management of forest and tree resources abound in Ghana. These have often led to loss of incomes, livelihoods and forests, and sometimes resulting in injuries and even deaths. But establishing a specialised unit within the Forestry Commission for forest conflict management could offer the necessary leverage for better managing them. This is according to Dr. Mercy Derkyi, a TBI Ghana supported PhD graduate of the University of Amsterdam.
21 August 2012 Ghana
The EU chainsaw project implemented by TBI Ghana and partners has organised a three-day training workshop on ‘Institutionalising multi-stakeholder engagement in the forestry sector of Ghana’ for project staff and partners. Since its inception, a key strategy for implementing the EU Chainsaw project has been the establishment of a multi-stakeholder dialogue (MSD) to share information, reduce conflict between stakeholders and generate jointly agreed solutions for addressing illegal chainsaw milling in Ghana.