'Forest Governance Unpacked' - interview series with top experts

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A series of interviews with experts in forest governance to dwell on the concept of forest governance and provide different perspectives on the related topics, challenges and successes. The series is part of the NewGo! project which aims to provide scientific knowledge on lessons learned from REDD+ and FLEGT initiatives and the potential of new emerging policies relating to zero deforestation, forest restoration and sustainable forest finance. It sets the ground for the EFI Governance Programme.

List of interviews:

We need to align the different interests related to forests to regulate conflicts and maximise synergies – interview with Georg Winkel


Stakeholder participation in forest governance is key for sustainable forest management – interview with Eva Müller

Community participation makes for better forest governance in Ethiopia – interview with Tefera Mengistu

Curbing forest loss with and for the local communities in Uganda – interview with Rose Kobusinge

Projects in Sub-Saharan Africa provide evidence of a successful circular bioeconomy – interview with Darren Lapp

Involving and remunerating local communities to save the Amazon – Interview with Johan Wittkamper

Expansive approaches to inclusivity and participation are key for good governance in Rwanda – interview with Bernadette Arakwiye

Forest governance in Ghana should function with transparency and accountability – interview with Mustapha Seidu

Brazil offers many lessons to all those interested in making forest governance more effective – interview with Thais Linhares-Juvenal

Borderless natural assets can only be managed and restored through collaborative efforts – interview with Saurav Malhotra