Collaborative Partnership on Mediterranean Forests meetings in Tunisia
The Enlarged Executive Committee meeting of
the Committee on Mediterranean Forestry Questions - Silva Mediterranea - was held alongside the Steering Committee of
the Collaborative Partnerships on Mediterranean Forests (CPMF) in Hammamet,
Tunisia from 2 to 6 December 2013.
Two main items were discussed during the Silva Mediterranea meeting:
Discussion on the draft report
of the ongoing external review
Presentation of the Work Plans
of several thematic working groups
An external review of Silva Mediterranea is underway, implemented by a high level panel
chaired by Christine Farcy, University of Louvain. The draft report discussed
in Hammamet was prepared in 2013 based on interviews with representatives of
member States, working group leaders and other key partners from the Silva Mediterranea. The final report will
be ready by February 2014 and its dissemination to member States will be done
in French/English by May 2014.
final discussion with member States on the recommendations should be organised
during an Extraordinary Session of the Committee on Mediterranean Forestry
Questions - Silva Mediterranea to be
held during the Committee on Forestry (COFO) meeting in Rome in June 2014.
Working groups under the Silva Mediterranea umbrella highlighted
the key achievements for the period 2012-2013 and approved work plans for the
During the CPMF Steering Committee, participants took stock of the CPMF Programme of Work in targeted
countries (Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Turkey) during the period
2011-2013. The Terms of References for the upcoming CPMF evaluation were also
discussed in Hammamet. It was agreed that this evaluation should be implemented
during the second semester of the year 2014 and will be funded by several CPMF
members including FAO, FFEM, GIZ, Plan Bleu and the French Ministry of
Agriculture, Agribusiness and Forest (MAAF).
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