News & Events

28Jul 2014

  On July 28-August 1, 2014, Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI) and the National Forestry Commission of Mexico (CONAFOR) hosted the fifth Next Generation of Forest Agency Leaders seminar. The gathering convened 15 forest leaders from 6 countries (Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States), 7 respected scholars and practitioners from around the […]

10May 2014

Eight former leaders of public forest agencies across the world co-authored a think piece highlighting five key recommendations—stemming from the lessons learned during the first nine years of MegaFlorestais— that forest agencies need to embrace in order to address a future challenged by declining natural forests in the tropics (due largely to deforestation and climate change), […]

05May 2014

Forests in 300 years and actions now to secure them The ninth meeting of MegaFlorestais was held on May 5-9, 2014, and was co-hosted by the Cameroonian Ministry of Forestry and Wildlife, in cooperation with the Rights and Resources Initiative. Delegations of the following countries/organizations attended the meeting: Cameroon, Canada, China, COMIFAC, DR Congo, Gabon, […]

06Jan 2014

To make an investment option more attractive and economically sustainable over the long-term, two criteria must be met: informational transparency, and a stable business environment. These conditions are essential for forest concession for sustainable management, given that the sector itself demands complex preparation and proper disclosure of information. Take for instance logistics. In most cases, […]

13Nov 2013

Tasso Azevedo, a forestry manager and socio-environmental entrepreneur dedicated to preserving the Amazon rainforest in Brazil, has been selected as the inaugural recipient of the Bright Award at Stanford University. The $100,000 prize is given annually to an unheralded individual who has made significant contributions to global sustainability. It is the top environmental award from […]

21Oct 2013

The Architecture of Forest Governance in the 21st Century The eight meeting of MegaFlorestais was held on October 21-26, 2013, and co-hosted by the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry, in cooperation with the Rights and Resources Initiative. Twenty-five delegates came from ten countries: Brazil, Cameroon, Canada, China, DRC, Indonesia, Mexico, Myanmar, Peru, and the Republic of […]

27Sep 2013

*Traduction en français disponible ici.* Attending the MegaFlorestais Next Generation of Forest Agency Leaders 2013 from May 27-31, 2013 in Oaxaca was an inspiring experience: there were dynamic discussions, inspiring lectures and captivating study tours showing how advances in forest management support local development. One of the highlights of our trip was the visit to […]

27Sep 2013

*English version available here* Participer à l’atelier MegaFlorestais, destiné à la « prochaine génération » de leaders des agences forestières, tenu à Oaxaca du 27 au 31 mai 2013, a été une expérience des plus inspirantes, avec des discussions animées, des présentations intéressantes et des visites guidées fascinantes, illustrant comment les avancées dans le domaine de […]

31Jul 2013

Greetings MegaFlorestais and Next Generation Forest Leaders! We had a wonderful time in Oaxaca with many of you this past May. Through the great presentations, discussions, and dinner and drinks, we learned much about other countries’ forestry efforts, successes, and challenges. What really stayed with us were the many examples of community forestry in all […]