Recent videos from CPF members

25 July 2014 Women in Forestry (English) PD 49/98 Rev.1 (F) This video produced under the execution of ITTO funded project PD 49/98 Rev.1 (F), shows that in many African countries, firewood is gathered by women and is utilized for cooking and heating. As deforestation increases, women must travel strenuous distances to gather wood which becomes a burden. Although women and forests are closely related, they cannot voice their opinions. During the 1990s, the women’s group “December 31st Women’s Movement” and other women expressed their views on the management of forests in Ghana. With the support of ITTO the government of Ghana provided them with 1,200 hectares of rough forest and permitted free usage of trees and crops grown on the land. This video examines how the women in Ghana improved their livelihoods by regenerating degraded forest and by planting cash crops. From: SFM Itto Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 18:52 More in Education [more]
24 July 2014 International Year of Forests 2011 | HD Forests are home to 300 million people. 1,6 billion people live off them. But forests are vulnerable. We need to use them wisely for a sustainable future. Plant, manage and protect forests for people. From: Forestry Video Views: 14782 32 ratings Time: 00:31 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
24 July 2014 Protecting forests to preserve livelihoods An FAO programme that helps local communities in Mongolia to protect their own forests is being seen as a model for action in the Asia-Pacific region. The Participatory Forest Management project has effectively stopped illegal logging and forest fires in 15 pilot districts since it began in 2007, and is set to go nationwide when the pilot program ends in January 2012. From: Forestry Video Views: 426 0 ratings Time: 03:23 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
24 July 2014 Turning the tide on desertification in Africa (7min43sec version) In Senegal, the Acacia project has involved the planting and managing of Acacia forests in arid lands helping combat desertification while providing life-changing benefits to local communities. With two thirds of the African continent now classified as desert or drylands and desertification affecting a quarter of the world's population, the breakthrough has the potential to transform the lives of vulnerable populations From: FAOVideo Views: 12082 37 ratings Time: 07:43 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
24 July 2014 State of the World's Forests 2011: regenerating forests in the Philippines FAO's 2011 State of the World's Forests report, published to coincide with the International Year of Forests, highlights some positive and encouraging trends. Asia and the Near East are showing an increase in forest regeneration and replanting projects. One such project in the Philippines uses an ingenious, low-cost method of forest regeneration that eliminates competition from undesirable species. http://www.fao.org/news/story/en/item/50437/icode/ From: FAOVideo Views: 8986 23 ratings Time: 02:01 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
16 July 2014 Nigel Sizer - Global Forest Watch: Big Data and Improved Forest and Landscape Management Nigel Sizer, Global Director of the Forests Program at the World Resources Institute visited CIFOR to demonstrate the Global Forest Watch, an online forest monitoring and alert system that provides the most current, reliable, and actionable information about what is happening in forests worldwide. The presentation looked at how the GFW can be used in Indonesia and across the world and highlighted WRI¹s plans to support Indonesian stakeholders with the early detection and monitoring of fires and haze during the upcoming dry season. From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 8 0 ratings Time: 01:13:26 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
11 July 2014 Science@10 - Herry Purnomo on furniture value chains Science@10 is CIFOR's series of knowledge-sharing sessions to engage scientists, associates and staff across the organization and beyond.Watch this week's Science@10 with Herry Purnomo, discussing CIFOR's research on improving livelihoods and forest sustainability through strengthening furniture producer organizations. Moderator: Robert Nasi, Deputy Director General Research, CIFOR.Speaker: Herry Purnomo, Scientist, CIFOR.Date: 29 April 2014 Location: CIFOR Headquarters, Bogor, Indonesia. For more information got to http://www.cifor.org From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 5 0 ratings Time: 21:40 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
9 July 2014 Forests Asia 2014: Terry Sunderland & Myrta Kaulard discuss food production systems Watch CIFOR Scientist, Terry Sunderland speak to Myrta Kaulard, former Country Director of WFP Indonesia about food security, and insecurity, in Indonesia. 15:23Forests Asia Summit, 5-6 May 2014, Jakarta, #ForestsAsiaFor more information go to http://www.cifor.org/forestsasia/ From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 15:24 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
7 July 2014 Hester Obisi, Secretary General of the XIV World Forestry Congress Hester Obisi, Secretary General of the XIV World Forestry Congress, explains how the congress scheduled to take place in Durban, South Africa, in 2015 is an opportunity to draw investments for forests all over the world and explore innovative thinking in the sector. Read more http://www.fao.org/forestry/wfc/en/ From: Forestry Video Views: 2 0 ratings Time: 01:08 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
7 July 2014 Promoting the International Day of Forests 21 March First celebrated in 2013, the International Day of Forests has become an important day for the promotion of the importance of forests around the world. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports on its communication strategy to establish the Day in the international calendar. From: Forestry Video Views: 7 0 ratings Time: 04:26 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
3 July 2014 CIFOR's Science@10 - Amy Ickowitz on the effect of tree cover on child nutrition in Indonesia Science@10 is CIFOR's series of knowledge-sharing sessions to engage scientists, associates and staff across the organization and beyond.Watch this week's Science@10 with Amy Ickowitz, discussing the relationship between tree cover and consumption of micronutrient-rich foods.Moderator: Terry Sunderland, Principal Scientist, CIFOR.Speaker: Amy Ickowitz, Scientist, CIFOR.Date: 24 June 2014Location: CIFOR Headquarters, Bogor, Indonesia. For more information got to http://www.cifor.org From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 32:26 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
2 July 2014 Forests Asia 2014: Highlights from the Summit The Forests Asia Summit: Sustainable Landscapes for Green Growth in Southeast Asia, took place 5-6 May 2014 in Jakarta. The event brought together representatives from government, research, civil society and the private sector in a regional multi-stakeholder dialogue.The aim of the Forests Asia Summit was to lay the foundations for continued dialogue, transitions toward sustainable investments, and further research to support evidence-based policymaking. All of this was directed toward achieving equitable green growth and more sustainable management of landscapes across Southeast Asia. This highlight video features the following speakers:Peter Holmgren Director General, Center for International Forestry Research Rajendra Pachauri Chairman, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate ChangeVivian BalakrishnanMinister for Environment and Water Sources, SingaporeMark BurrowsManaging Director and Vice Chairman, Global Investment Banking, Credit SuisseSarah Dickson-HoyleInternational Forestry Students' Association President Susilo Bambang YudhoyonoPresident of IndonesiaForests Asia Summit, 5-6 May 2014, Jakarta, #ForestsAsiaFor more information go to www.forestsasia.org From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 4 0 ratings Time: 02:51 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
30 June 2014 HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium appointed FAO Special Ambassador for Forests and the Environment HRH Prince Laurent of Belgium appointed FAO Special Ambassador for Forests and the Environment during the 4th World Forest Week22nd Session of the Committee on Forestry, Rome, 23rd June 2014 From: Forestry Video Views: 29 0 ratings Time: 03:52 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
30 June 2014 Ingwald Gschwandtl Team Leader of the Europe UNECE/FAO Forest Communicators' Network Ingwald Gschwandtl highlights the vital role of a communications network and the impact it can have in coordinating and connecting regional partners for promoting sustainable forest management. Read more http://www.unece.org/forests/information/fcn.html From: Forestry Video Views: 8 0 ratings Time: 01:24 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
30 June 2014 Forests Asia Summit 2014 - Interview: Gary Paoli on sustainabilty and the private sector Watch our interview with Gary Paoli, Director of Research and Project Development, Daemeter Consulting, at the Forests Asia Summit 2014.For more information go to: From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 05:38 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
30 June 2014 Forests Asia Summit 2014 - Interview: Moriz Vohrer on certification, green growth & carbon markets Watch our interview with Moriz Vohrer, Technical Director Land-Use and Forests, The Gold Standard Foundation, at the Forests Asia Summit 2014.For more information go to: From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 04:35 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
30 June 2014 Forests Asia Summit 2014 - Interview: Crystal Davis on the Global Forest Watch and technology Watch our interview with Crystal Davis, Senior Manager, Global Forest Watch, World Resource Institute, at the Forests Asia Summit 2014.For more information go to: From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 04:09 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
30 June 2014 Forests Asia 2014 - Interview: Swe Set on forests, green growth & their future in Myanmar Watch our interview with Swe Set, Land Core Group Myanmar, at the Forests Asia Summit 2014.For more information go to: From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 3 0 ratings Time: 06:00 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
30 June 2014 Forests Asia 2014 - Interview: Kanchi Kohli on farms and forests Watch our interview with Kanchi Kohli, independent researcher of environment, forest and biodiversity governance, at the Forests Asia Summit 2014.For more information go to: From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 02:05 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]
30 June 2014 Forests Asia 2014 - Interview: Alistair Monument on ecosystem services, certification & green growth Watch our interview with Alistair Monument, Asia Director of the Forest Stewardship Council, at the Forests Asia Summit 2014.For more information go to: From: Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) Views: 1 0 ratings Time: 05:30 More in Nonprofits & Activism [more]