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Supporting forest- and timber-based MSMEs in the Mekong region to operate legally and sustainably

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are a vehicle for development and generate almost half of jobs in the formal forest sector globally. They are key to local economies, generating...

South-east Asian countries share progress to tackle illegal logging and its associated trade

The 7th Regional Training Workshop on Timber Legality Assurance took place from 19 to 21 November 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Participants discussed their efforts to tackle illegal logging and its...

Briefing note provides new insights on small and micro-sized entities in the Mekong forestry sector

Little is known about the small and micro-sized entities (SmEs) engaged in the forestry sector in the Mekong region, their characteristics, the number and gender of people involved in the...

Ghana and Liberia share timber legality lessons with Laos and the Republic of the Congo

In November 2018, a group of visitors from Laos found themselves in a forest in Liberia, learning how the country’s forestry officials track timber through the supply chain.

Two assessments inform progress on EU-Lao PDR VPA negotiation

Two reports contribute to an undertaking by the European Union (EU) and the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic (PDR) to initiate joint assessments to provide a baseline for, and inform progress of,...

Laos-EU VPA negotiations advance

The European Union (EU) and Laos have held their second round of face-to-face negotiations on a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT). The...

Laos and EU hold first face-to-face VPA negotiations

Laos and EU hold first face-to-face VPA negotiations The European Union and Laos held their first negotiations towards a Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) to improve forest governance,...

Call for tender: national forest and timber sector specialist Lao PDR

The European Forest Institute has issued a call to seek for a national forest and timber sector specialist for Lao PDR.

Southeast Asia marks progress in combating illegal timber trade

Southeast Asia marks progress in combating illegal timber trade Representatives from eight member states of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) shared their achievements in...

Lao People’s Democratic Republic hosts ASEAN training workshop on timber legality assurance

About 70 participants from nine  Association of Southeast Asian Nations  (ASEAN) member states, India and the EU attended a workshop on timber legality assurance systems held in...

ASEAN member states increase cooperation on FLEG

The ASEAN Regional Knowledge Network on Forest Law Enforcement and Governance (ARKN-FLEG), an expert network supporting the ASEAN Senior Officials on Forestry (ASOF), met in Vientiane, Laos, on 21...

Stakeholders in Lao PDR plan ways to engage in VPA processes

Twenty participants in Lao PDR from government, private sector, civil society organisations and academic institutions participated in a workshop on stakeholder engagement in Siem Reap from 7 to 17...

Stakeholder groups in Laos help further VPA negotiations

The National Negotiation Support and Development Committee, with support from the EU FLEGT Facility, identified the key elements of a roadmap for VPA negotiations during a stakeholder workshop in...

Stakeholders from Mekong countries discuss ideas for forest governance curriculum

Stakeholders from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar/Burma, Thailand and Vietnam met in a workshop in Laos on 8–10 January to discuss the development of academic curriculums on forest governance.

NGOs in Lao PDR attend workshop on FLEGT

Village Focus International held a workshop in Vientiane on 21 June to inform non-profit organisations working in the south of the country about the EU FLEGT Action Plan.

Workshop in preparation for VPA negotiations held in Lao PDR

A workshop was held in Vientiane on 22–23 November in preparation for the Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) negotiations between the European Union and the Government of Lao PDR, which...

Study for understanding timber flows and control in Lao PDR published

The key objective of this study is to improve the understanding of timber flows in Lao PDR and to understand the roles of the government agencies involved in the timber supply chain, from forest...

Laos, Germany agree support for timber trade control

In early October the Lao government and the German Agency for International Development (GIZ) in Laos agreed minutes for a new 5.8 million euro technical cooperation project.
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