Noticias Periodísticas - Communitarian forest management to assure Sustainable Development

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Organizing partners

CCMSS together with its partners of the Mesoamerican People and Forest Alliance (Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques) will support the activities for the side-event.
The Mesoamerican People and Forest Alliance (Alianza Mesoamericana de Pueblos y Bosques) is composed by:
• Congreso General Emberá-Wounan (Panamá)
• Congreso General Kuna (Panamá)
• Red Indígena Bribri Cabecar (RIBCA) (Costa Rica)
• Nación Mayangna (Nicaragua)
• Yapti Tasba Masraka Nanih Aslatakanka (YATAMA) (Nicaragua)
• Miskitu Asla Takanka (MASTA) (Honduras)
• Federación de Productores Agroforestales de Honduras (FEPROAH) (Honduras)
• Asociación de Comunidades Forestales de Petén (ACOFOP) (Guatemala)
• Alianza Nacional de Organizaciones Forestales Comunitarias de Guatemala (Alianza OFC´s) (Guatemala)
• Red Mexicana de Organizaciones Campesinas Forestales (Red MOCAF) (México)
• Asociación Coordinadora Indígena y Campesina de Agroforestería Comunitaria Centroamericana (ACICAFOC)
Consejo Civil Mexicano para la Silvicultura Sostenible (CCMSS)
• International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
• Rights and Resources Initiative (RRI)
• Inter Church Organization of Development Cooperation (ICCO)


Communitarian forest management (CFM) is a common practice in several countries of Latin America. Sustainable communitarian forest management helps to mitigate the effects of environmental degradation and climate change and promotes rural development by the creation of more employment opportunities in the forest sector, which strengthens the local economies and eradicates rural poverty. Thus, the communitarian forest management provides multiple ecologic, economic and social benefits, and can inspire other nations to learn from the experiences in Mexico and Central America to adopt similar strategies to promote sustainable development.

Our side event will show what is crucial for successful and sustainable communitarian forest management, how it fosters local governance and how it improves local development. At the same time, challenges and needs will be presented to foster communitarian forest management that benefits nature and society in the local and global context.

Detailed programme

The thematic focus will be put on the presentation of experiences towards Communitarian Forest Management as a viable strategy to foster sustainable rural development and climate change mitigation and adaption.
The key speakers will be:
• Betanio Chiquidama Cabrera, Congreso General Emberá-Wounan, Panamá
• Levi Sucre Romero, RIBCA, Costa Rica
• Reynaldo Francis Watson, YATAMA, Nicaragua
• Victoria Flores Aguilar, FEPROAH, Honduras
• Marcedonio Cortave, ACOFOP Guatemala
• Gustavo Sánchez Valle, Red MOCAF, México
• Deborah Barry, RRI, EE UU

Tackle the poverty with sustainable development patterns needs the creation and reproduction of models in the reality. The side event will contribute to the outcome of the UNCSD Convention showing information and technical analysis of different experiences of rural sustainable development in forest areas that can be considered for the improvement of the national policies and the international cooperation agenda.

RIO+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Develompent