2022/23 IMFN Secretariat Highlights Report

IMFN 30th Anniversary Summary

IMFN 30th Anniversary Summary Report (2022)

June 12, 2022 marked the 30th anniversary of the International Model Forest Network (IMFN). This milestone anniversary provided a unique opportunity to highlight the successes that have come from within the Network over the past three decades. To celebrate the Network’s individual and shared successes of the last three decades, the IMFN Secretariat ran a multi-faceted, trilingual communications campaign from June to December 2022. You engaged with us, by sending us your stories, video messages, leadership nominees and Model Forest milestone moments that helped us tell this incredible 30-year story and made this anniversary shine. To ensure these stories, leaders and milestones live on beyond the anniversary, the IMFN Secretariat prepared this 30th Anniversary Summary Report, which was released in August 2023. Moving forward, this report will serve as a comprehensive archive of the anniversary, capturing all the activities and messages that made the anniversary a success.

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Conference Proceedings

Global Forum 2011, Burgos, Spain

The IMFN held its 2011 Global Forum on March 24-27, in Burgos, Spain. The triennial meeting gathered 225 participants from 32 countries, including Africa, Europe, Asia and the Americas. A key innovation of the 2011 Global Forum was the development and sponsorship by the IMFN and its host partners in Spain of an International Symposium on Ecosystem and Landscape-level Approaches to Sustainability. The Symposium preceded the IMFN Global Forum and was attended by approximately 400 participants. It was co-organized with FAO, CBD Secretariat, CIFOR, and IUCN. It offered an exceptional opportunity for Model Forest delegates to share their experiences and learn from like-minded organizations and approaches. In addition, through these joint events the IMFN was able to substantially increase its visibility and profile with external partners and audiences, particularly in Europe.

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Showcasing the success of large-scale restoration of landscapes burdened by natural or man-made disasters, the Global Partnership on Forest Landscape Restoration (GPFLR) launched the joint report: Restoring forests and landscapes, the key to sustainable future. The IMFN is an active member of the GPFLR and contributed to the creation of this report. 

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