A - General review of the Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work 2018-2021

The Strategic Review is an assessment of the Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work (WIPoW) for the ECE Committee on Forestry and Forest Industry (COFFI; or “Committee”) and the FAO European Forestry Commission (EFC; or “Commission”). The review covers the scope, structure and content of the  WIPoW, as well as the resources, methods, partnerships, outputs, and objectives.

The main objectives of the review is the evaluation of the Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work 2018-2021, taking into consideration the results of implementation and past experience for the development of a proposal for the Integrated Programme of Work for 2022-2025.

The overall goal of the WIPoW 2018-2021, is to “support member States and regional economic integration organizations in their efforts to sustainably manage forests so that they provide forest goods and services to benefit society”. This will be achieved by providing the best available information; facilitating policy dialogue and communication; and building capacity.

The WIPoW 2018-2021 covers the UNECE region (hereinafter called “the region”) composed of 56 members States (COFFI members), of which 39 and the European Union are also members of the EFC. The Programme covers many traditional topics related to forest products and services, such as forest resources and forest products markets. It also addresses issues related to climate change, sustainable forest management and the linkages between sustainable forest management and the green economy such as innovation in the forest sector and ecosystem services.

The WIPoW 2018-2021 activities are structured around four work areas (WA):

- WA1: Data, monitoring and assessment;
- WA2: Policy dialogue and advice;
- WA3: Communication and outreach;
- WA4: Capacity-building.

Please answer the following 26 questions of the survey (approximately 15 to 20 min) and submit your feedback by 1 June 2020.

More information about the Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work and the related work can be found at https://www.unece.org/forests/ipow.html. 

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* 1. In what capacity have you been involved in the implementation of the Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work 2018-2021?

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* 2. How do you assess your country/organization’s participation in the implementation of the Warsaw Integrated Programme of Work?

  Fully engaged Somewhat engaged Not interested in participating
COFFI/EFC participation
JWP participation
ToS participation
Participation in technical meetings
Contribution to publications/studies
Contribution to data collection
Provision of financial/in kind support to the Programme

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* 3. To what extent were the themes of the WIPoW 2018-2021 relevant to challenges in the region?

  Very relevant and should be continued in the 2022-2025 IPoW Relevant Neither relevant nor irrelevant Irrelevant Don't know
Forest resources
Forest products and markets
Wood Energy
National Forest Policy Dialogues
Follow-up to the Rovaniemi Action Plan
The role of the forest sector in a circular bio-economy
Forest Sector Outlook
Green Jobs in the Forest Sector
Monitoring and support of international processes relevant to policy making for the forest sector (e.g. Agenda 2030, UNFF)
Organization of events and campaigns in support of sustainable forest management and forest products and services
Communication and outreach via policy briefs and press briefs
Forest Landscape Restoration and the Bonn Challenge
Organization of capacity-building workshops
Implementation of the UNDA project: Accountability systems for SFM in the Caucasus and Central Asia

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* 4. Which Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and UNFF Global Forest Goals did the the WIPoW 2018-2021 contribute to sufficiently? (choose 4)

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* 5. What do you think were the main achievements of the WIPoW 2018-2021 for the region?

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* 6. What do you think has not been achieved?

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* 7. Where do you see room for improvement?

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