Information for G00390
Forest Governance Learning Group - Uganda work plan 2006
The purpose of FGLG-Uganda is threefold: to (i) spread learning about workable approaches to good forest governance; (ii) make measurable progress in improving sustainable local returns to livelihoods from law enforcement, private sector responsibility and enhanced local ownership and access rights; and (iii) build long-term capacity to spread these improvements. The main direct target groups are forest policy decision makers; leaders in forest enterprise; and champions of local community rights. Activities involve participatory analysis, learning and training events, network building, supported uptake of governance tools, and taking direct opportunities for governance reform. In the inception phase (2004-2005), the group in Uganda was convened by individuals in the National Forestry Authority (NFA) and stimulated creative work by some nongovernmental opinion-formers in the sector on: an improved timber tracking system; more effective information flow; better forestry integration with the penal code; a light but effective local reporting and rapid response system at source of production and in the domestic trade chain; and a stronger system of adherence and accountability to a professional forestry code.