National Forest Programs and Poverty Reduction Strategies Lusaka, Zambia 25 September 2006 Preliminary Findings - Zambia.
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National Forest Programs and Poverty Reduction Strategies Lusaka, Zambia 25 September 2006 Preliminary Findings - Zambia
Key policy processes Central coordination National Development Plan Chapter 9 – Natural Resources Medium Term Expenditure Framework (2003) Work plans and progress reports National Steering Committee Sector Advisory Groups
Challenges // Opportunities Legislation and policy Forests Act (1999) National Forest Policy (1998) Zambia Forestry Action Plan (1997) New vision and strategic plan range of contributions reflected higher profile in central processes
Challenges // Opportunities FNDP still appears sectoral activities not prioritized Comprehensive agenda poverty focus cross-cutting longer term planning framework
Challenges // Opportunities Fragmented approaches across sectors and ministries at different levels Joint initiatives with FD Ministry of Energy and Water Central Statistics Office National Aids Council National Tourist Board
Challenges // Opportunities Lack of baseline data national accounts absence of indicators weak monitoring Building a case National Forest Resource Assessment forestry indicators for FNDP donor willingness to support satellite account
Challenges // Opportunities Low profile of forestry functions not well understood weak marketing of sector limited awareness High untapped potential National Forest Programme Facility new political mandate
Challenges // Opportunities Weak voice of civil society consultative mechanisms Capacity to drive reforms Support to common goals donors receptive to assisting existing network base
Challenges // Opportunities Donor harmonization support aligned to FNDP risk of forest sector exclusion Joint Assistance Strategy streamlined requests from donors forestry in natural resource management
Discussion Points What can be done to raise the profile of forestry in terms of its contributions to poverty reduction? How can civil society, the private sector and the Forestry Department collaborate more closely to reduce poverty? How can the Forestry Department strengthen collaboration with other ministries to reduce poverty?