Forest Governance Learning Group - Update January 2006
This is the third Update from the Forest Governance Learning Group. We are an informal alliance of in-country groups and international partners currently active in seven African and three Asian countries. We try to connect those marginalized from forest governance to those controlling it, and to help both do things better. We carry out focused studies, develop tactics and tools, hold learning events, and work as a group to effect change. This Update describes activities over the last year, impacts to date, the state of play in participating countries, and the path ahead. The inception phase of the FGLG ran from August 2003 to January 2005 with the support of UK DFID. In that period a range of activities were undertaken - policy research, tool development, learning events and governance process engagement - in seven African countries and internationally. Some of the impact that this work had is described below. From February 2005 a second phase of work began with support from the EC and the Dutch government.