Report on State Level Multi-Stakeholders Workshop on Community Forestry & REDD
July, 2012. Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC) and Community Forestry International (CFI). 15 pages
A state level multi stakeholder workshop on community forestry and REDD+ was organised by Regional Centre for Development Cooperation (RCDC), Bhubaneswar, with support from Community Forestry International (CFI) at DRTC-CYSD, Bhubaneswar, on 30th June 2012 to discuss the issues and challenges in management of community forest, focusing specially on REDD+.
The one day workshop on Community Forestry and REDD+ was inaugurated by the Chief Guest of the occasion Sri R.K. Sharma, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government of Odisha, Department of Forest and Environment. The other guests were Sri Sidhant Das, IFS, Member Secretary, Odisha State Pollution Control Board and Dr Ambika Prasad Nanda, State Programme Officer, UNDP. Sri Soumitri Das, Forestry Specialist, US Aid, New Delhi, Dr J. Sharma, IFS, Senior Fellow, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi and Sri S. Palit, IFS (Retd), Forestry Consultant, Community Forestry International attended as resource persons. A total of 63 participants from different walk of life i.e. community leaders, representatives from civil society, district forestry federation and state federation, NGOs, media etc participated in the consultation. Sri Ghasiram Panda, Programme Manager of RCDC moderated the programme.
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