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IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative Tropical Timber Program Utrecht, TAA partner meeting, 24 November, 2011 Margriet Glazenborg Senior Program Manager Timber.

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1 IDH Sustainable Trade Initiative Tropical Timber Program Utrecht, TAA partner meeting, 24 November, 2011 Margriet Glazenborg Senior Program Manager Timber (interim)

2 Agenda Short introduction IDH The Timber Programs Tropical Timber Steering Committee Tropical Timber Coordination Meeting

3 Mission of IDH Accelerating and up-scaling sustainability within mainstream commodity markets Mainstreaming social and ecological sustainability of commodity value chains from emerging economies to Western markets Working on Millennium Development Goals 1, 7 and 8

4 Key ingredients of IDH High ambitions: market transformation Market demand driven programs Sustainable Equity Fund – Investing in source and in market – Match funding Coalitions of the willing: business, NGOs and governments Inter sector learning to face international challenges

5 Building of PP coalitions Accelerate and upscale sustainable trade Development of local entrepreneur ship Impact on Millennium goals 1, roles of IDH 1.Convene public & private partners in business driven coalitions to work on sustainable market transformation 2.Upscale programs through match funding of public & private investments in producer support programs 3.Accelerate sustainable trade through (inter)sector learning 4.Align donors & financial institutions & other programs

6 Match-funding Match-funding private sector investments In kind contributions matched only if directly contributing to the program objectives Other donors invest in our programs as well Maximum 10% overhead costs

7 Timber: one of the critical commodities

8 For a faster more robust certification process… And the necessary demand alignment...

9 Tropical Timber Steering Committee Role of the TTSC – Strategize – Approve plans and monitor progress – Act as a champion, develop business. – Outreach and secure funding. Steering Committee Members – Jack van Ham – Hans Hoogeveen – Anne Schouten – Roberto Waack – Ted van der Put (interim chair) – 1-2 vacancies

10 Tropical Timber Coordination Meeting – To enable practical collaboration on activities relating to market linking, fundraising and communication – To prevent duplication or reinventing the wheel and to facilitate joint learning. – Interested parties can join the TTCM when appropriate, for example WWF, ICCO, etc.


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