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Fourth training workshop on timber legality assurance in South East Asia

Workshop proceedings: Fourth training workshop on timber legality assurance in South East Asia

Workshop participants discussing timber legality assurance

About 70 participants from nine Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states, India and the EU participated in a workshop on timber legality assurance systems held in Vientiane, Laos, from 22 to 24 October 2014. 

The workshop built the capacity of forest stakeholders on timber legality assurance systems, gave them the opportunity to exchange experiences, especially regarding negotiating and implementing VPAs, and it increased collaboration among agencies and stakeholder groups. 

The ASEAN Secretariat, the Government of Lao PDR, the GIZ ProFLEGT project and the FLEGT Facility co-organised the three-day training workshop.