The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, represented by the Wildlife Development Department, participated in a regional workshop aimed at enhancing technical capacities for assessing global forest resources. The workshop was organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in Amman, Jordan, from May 29th to June 1st, 2023.
The workshop aims to improve the quality and consistency of data reported to the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA 2025) by providing comprehensive, transparent, and reliable insights. This will enable stakeholders to make informed decisions that have an impact on forests and their sustainable management.
Approximately 15 forest experts, officially nominated by their respective countries, participated in the workshop. The aim was to improve their reports concerning forest data, enhance their understanding of FRA 2025 terminology and definitions, and learn how to effectively use the dedicated online platform for compiling their country reports.
In addition, the participants will engage in hands-on experience with innovations such as geospatial tools. They will also have the opportunity to address region-specific challenges and benefit from the experiences of other countries.
It is worth noting that in March 2023, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a strategy for capacity development and data collection for the Global Forest Resources Assessment (FRA 2025). This strategy includes a series of regional workshops aimed at providing technical assistance and guidance to national correspondents.
Furthermore, these meetings serve as a valuable forum for exchanging information and best practices. The process of completing the FRA 2025 reporting and data collection will be finalized by the end of 2023. This will be followed by data analysis and the preparation of the official FRA 2025 report and other related products.