GFOI Plenary 2017 from 9-12 April 2017 in Viet Nam

Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI), together with the Forest Inventory and Planning Institute (FIPI) of Vietnam and partners, will host the annual GFOI Plenary meeting of 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 9 to 12 April. The open plenary sessions will be held on 11-12 April, with additional invitation only meetings being held on 9-10 April.

The Plenary meetings will gather GFOI partners from around the world to discuss the latest developments in national forest monitoring issues and GFOI’s efforts to deliver a globally coordinated and ultimately consistent package of support to developing countries forest monitoring.

GFOI has been organized to support developing countries in monitoring their forests by developing methods, guidance and advice; fostering capacity building; facilitating access to space and ground data, and identifying needs and gaps that require new research and technology. The GFOI Plenary aims to provide a forum for international partners and implementing countries to gather and discuss issues relating to improved forest monitoring techniques and MRV processes for REDD+ purposes.

Specifically the GFOI Plenary 2017 aims to:

  • Present and discuss GFOI activities over the past year and discuss plans for the next year
  • Discuss priority issues, including monitoring and reporting needs for REDD+, SDGs, UNFCCC transparency requirements and, of course national GHG and forest data needs
  • Identify key issues that REDD+ countries face in forest monitoring and explore opportunities for how GFOI can help to address these
  • Identify new opportunities for coordination and collaboration in forest monitoring that benefits developing countries
  • Allow GFOI partners to showcase their forest monitoring activities
  • Present the findings of the GFOI Review (2016) and discuss plans for the second phase of the Initiative.

More information at  the Concept note and agenda or GFOI’s website.


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