We support parliamentarians from Africa with the implementation of policies that stop deforestation and forest degradation, and advance afforestation. Based on the findings from our Future Policy Award 2011, we use key tools such as Inter-Parliamentary Hearings, to bring together parlamentarians, experts, activists and youth representatives to discuss and learn from exemplary forest policies.
In 2011, Rwanda’s exemplary forest policy won the Future Policy Award. In the years 2012-2015 we organized inter-parliamentary hearings in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda for African decision makers, experts, civil society in order to spread the key success factors of Rwanda’s apporach, namely landscape management and policy implementation. Since then we actively liaise with parliamentarians and experts on a bilateral basis and advise them in the implementation of successful measures. Our second focus is on charcoal, which is turning one of the biggest drivers of deforestation on the continent.