PEFC International has announced a joint initiative with the Myanmar Forest Certification Committee (MFCC) to work on sustainable forest management in the country.
“The project will run for three years and is committed to supporting the ongoing reform process in Myanmar’s forest sector with a clear focus on strengthening the national forest certification system,” said PEFC head of projects and development Sarah Price.
Co-funded by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation, the project is entitled ‘Working in Partnership to bring sustainable management to Myanmar’s forests’.
According to Ms Price, it will support collaboration among stakeholder partners to develop test tools that aid legal, sustainable and transparent forest product trade.
“Through building capacity and illustrating best practice we hope it can deliver tangible, small-scale impact in the short- term, but also influence the longer-term reform process,” she said.
The initiative, she added, will also increase coordination between existing donor-funded and private sector sustainability projects.
Those interested in participating in the project’s proposed certification pilot projects, or joining its ‘knowledge platform’ are invited to contact Ms Price at firstname.lastname@example.org.