Introduction to the Survey

Dear Colleagues,

You are receiving this survey because you are a key representative of the work of GFOI, and your feedback is important to us. The survey will take approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Many thanks and kind regards,

GFOI Office


As you know, GFOI is a global partnership for coordinating the delivery of international support in forest monitoring to address developing country needs.

GFOI is an informal partnership of countries and institutions. It is guided by a Leads Group consisting of the Governments of Australia, Germany, Norway, the UK and the USA, as well as the international Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), the European Space Agency (ESA), the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the World Bank. Other partners include the IPCC, the UNFCCC Secretariat, academia, NGOs, individual experts and the private sector. GFOI is a flagship of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO).

GFOI is supported by a Secretariat, known as the GFOI Office which is hosted by the FAO’s Forestry Department. The GFOI Office in FAO is responsible for devising a communications strategy for the partnership, in close collaboration with GFOI partners. In order to provide communications which represent the partnership nature of GFOI and the contributions of its partners, we would like to collect your views and develop the strategy in cooperation.

Through this survey we aim to collect your feedback to ensure that the upcoming Communications Workshop (10 - 12 July 2019, FAO headquarters, Rome) and the resulting strategy are focused on the needs of your organization and the partnership.  


In particular we would like to understand your views on how the GFOI communications strategy can help GFOI achieve its Phase II goals.

The GFOI Phase II goals are to:
a)       enable consistency or complementarity in support provided to developing countries to help accelerate progress towards reporting and action
b)      assist countries to develop centralized national monitoring systems that can be used to support multiple monitoring and reporting needs through consistent architectures
c)       facilitate exchanges of information and resources, utilize comparative advantages, share lessons learned, support south-south collaboration and enable learning between partners
d)      foster a large and diverse group of experts and practitioners that can be assigned to help address challenges and bottlenecks that hinder progress
e)      avoid overlaps and duplication of effort by developing countries and international partners

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