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Presentations as Download Available: Conference on the Future of Namibia’s Forests


On 20 July 2022, the NSFM-Project together with the Parliament of Namibia, the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism as well as the Food and Agriculture Organization hosted a National Conference on the subject ‘The Future of Namibia’s Forests – Sustainable Forest Management as Key to Unlock its Potential’.

You find all presentations as a download below.


Opening Session

‘The Contribution of the Ministry of Environment, Forestry and Tourism towards Sustainable Forest Management' by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Tourism (MEFT), Hon. Pohamba Shifeta

‘FAO’s Contribution towards Sustainable Forest Management: A National and Regional Perspective’ by Mr Gift Kamupingene & Mr Fritjof Boerstler, Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

‘The Concept of Sustainability in Forests’ by Mr Lorenz Freiherr Klein von Wisenberg, International Family Forestry Alliance (IFFA)


Session I: Sustainable Development, Management and Conservation of Forests

‘Namibia's Forests at a Glance’ by Ms Albertina Fillipus, International University of Management (IUM)

‘SAFAS: Supporting Sustainable Forest Management Through Certification in Africa’ PART I & PART II by Mr Steven Germishuizen, Sustainable African Forest Assurance Scheme (SAFAS)

‘FSC – A Tool Enabling Sustainable Forest Management’ by Dr Harrison Kojwang, FSC Southern Africa

‘How to Increase Forest Cover of Namibia’s Landscapes’ by Dr Chris Brown, Namibian Chamber of Environment (NCE)


Session II: Adding Value to Namibia’s Forest Products

‘Exporting Timber in International Markets’ by Mr David Hopkins, UK Timber Trade Federation

‘Timber Value Chains of Namibia’ by Mr Leroy Diocotlhe, Founder Miombo Forestry Products

What Does FLEGT mean? A Case Study from Ghana’ by Mr Chris Beeko, Director of the Ghana Forestry Commission

‘How to Create Additional Forest Income Through CO2 Certification?’  PART I & PART II by Mr Raphael Scriba, Waldzertifikate Int. GmbH

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