The event aims to discuss the relevance and opportunity of sustainable wood energy production and use as a contribution to forest landscape restoration (FLR) with stakeholders across sectors and especially between FLR and bioenergy stakeholders.
The focus of the event will be on Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), as both challenges and opportunities for sustainable woody bioenergy to contribute to FLR – and vice versa – are concentrated in countries in this region.
Currently, there is a lack of collaboration between those requiring wood energy and those concerned with enhancing FLR. This event seeks to bring stakeholders from both groups together into dialogue to explore the views of different stakeholders, and to develop a joint agenda for action around sustainable wood energy and FLR.
The event intends to kick-off a dialogue process that will continue further in a series of events to follow, taking into account activities, interest and willingness of participating stakeholders.
The aim of the intended dialogue is to improve on knowledge and capacities related to sustainable local production and use of wood energy as well as on sound planning for sustainable landscapes and rural development.
This event is kindly hosted by the Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP), in colla-bo¬ration with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), and the International Energy Agency Bioenergy Technology Collaboration Program (IEA Bioenergy).