Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Draft Forest Management Certification

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September 29, 2016
Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Draft Forest Management Certification Standard (version 1.0)
October 28, 2016

Stakeholder Consultation Workshop on Draft Forest Management Certification
Standard (version 1.0) on 25 th October 2016
Venue: Conference Room , Institute of Wood Science and Technology 18th Cross,
Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560003

Network for Certification and Conservation of Forests (NCCF), is a not for profit organisation established in January 2015 by key forest based stakeholder with the key idea to develop country specific Forest certification standards and system through extensive consultative process with the stakeholders and work towards the promotion of credible forest certification and conservation schemes/projects in India and later in South Asia. We intend on promoting these policy changes which can integrate commercial operations with conservancy and reforestation activities.

The NCCF has developed the Draft Forest Management Certification Standard through a multi stakeholder Standard Development Group (SDG), represented by professional foresters, premier
forestry research and academic institutions of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (ICFRE and IIFM), business groups, forest based industries, NGOs (social and environment related), WWF (India), workers and trade unions, and certification bodies etc. over past eighteen months and has put Version 1.0 for public consultation on its website. As part of the public consultation, NCCF is organising a Stakeholders’ Consultation Workshop on 25th October 2016 at Institute of Wood Sciences and Technology (IWST) at Bangalore. A copy of the draft document (Working Draft Zero) along with the supporting documents which is being discussed in the workshop can be downloaded from the website DOWNLOAD. This draft will further be revised in the light of the discussions held during the said consultation workshop.

If you wish to participate in the workshop , contact – sdg@nccf.in