Model Forest Benefits

There are many advantages to developing a Model Forest, such as:

PARTNERSHIP AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
  • Access to a global network of Model Forest practitioners
  • Opportunity for collaborative projects
  • Involvement in broader national and international dialogue on sustainable development policy and practice
  • Added value of Model Forest brand recognition
  • Shared resources and shared risk among stakeholders
SCIENCE AND BEST PRACTICES
  • Developing tools to improve management and decision-making
  • Testing and demonstrating innovative practices
COMMUNICATIONS, PUBLIC AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
  • Building the public’s interest in becoming involved in sustainable development
  • Exchanging information on events and developments involving sustainable development at all levels.
  • Regional and IMFN-wide information and events on specific themes (e.g., biodiversity, forest and landscape restoration, local-level indicators of sustainable forest management and many more)
  • Access to case studies and experiences in economic diversification
NETWORKING AND CAPACITY BUILDING
  • Contributing to the public participation processes
  • Developing and sharing of tools that enable communities to integrate social, environmental and economic factors into decision-making
  • Access to technology transfer initiatives
  • Technical and expert exchanges between Model Forests
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