Medforval seeks volunteers to support the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration

Medforval is looking for forest landscape restoration initiatives with some associated social and economic benefits to produce interviews for the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

Photo: United Nations / Eskinder Debebe

Have you implemented a successful ecosystem restoration which has had social and economic benefits? Volunteers are needed to take part in a survey which will be conducted under the umbrella of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (UN-DER). Several task forces are working throughout the year 2020 to prepare for this decade’s UN initiative. These include the Task Force on Best Practices, which paves the way for future capitalization and dissemination of knowledge.

Thanks to a strong background in restoration initiatives, Medforval has become a member and technical partner of the Task Force on Best Practices. Medforval will gather information on forest restoration activities and assess the extent to which they reflect the guidelines of the Global Partnership for Forest Landscape Restoration. In summer 2020, Medforval will interview organisations that have implemented ecosystem restoration with consequent social and economic benefits, a survey to be conducted under the umbrella of UN-DER and will contribute to one of the expected outcomes of the Task Force.

These interviews will last about 1 hour and will be based on a questionnaire that will be sent in advance between August and the first half of September 2020. The interviews, which may be conducted by telephone or email, will be conducted with the people who coordinate or manage the restoration initiatives.

If you are interested in participating in this survey on forest restoration initiatives, with a questionnaire and interview, please contact Serena Arduino, Istituto

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EFIMED is the Mediterranean Facility of the European Forest Institute. Based in Barcelona, Spain, it was launched in 2007.