A global programme that benefits poor forest-dependent people by supporting governance and market reforms aimed at reducing the illegal use of forest resources and promoting sustainable growth in developing countries. One of its main intended outcomes is to supports adopting and implementing pro-poor land tenure reforms at national level
The project will identify and help to strengthen the innovative approaches that countries have adopted to translate the VGGT principles into practice, helping them set an inspiring example for others, and fostering a space for a two-way dialogue between countries and global level.
The objective is to demonstrate the establishment and management of sustainable multifunction forest plantations with significant environmental benefits in the Project Provinces.On land tenure, the project will support collective forestland tenure reform (issuance of forest land use rights certificates).
A VGGT based forest tenure assessment framework/tool was developed and tested to evaluate the forest tenure related policies, laws, institutions, and administration in order to identify areas for improvement with respect to the VGGT principles, as well as identify and prioritize actions for strengthening governance of forest tenure in country.
The project aims to contribute to the reduction of absolute poverty and promote gender equality among 176,000 households lacking of skills and financial resources, including particularly those headed by women, in the Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region.
Framework support to RRI, a global coalition of international, regional and community organizations dedicated to raising global awareness on forest policy and tenure reforms to achieve goals of poverty alleviation, biodiversity and forest-based economic growth.
The project comprises workshops and activities to increase the awareness of Chinese, Indian and South-African investors involved in extraterritorial (i.e. overseas or outbound) investments. The scope of the study draws upon wider international experience of several BRICS countries.