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Center for International Forestry Research

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Capacity building
  • Institutional mechanisms for the advancement of women
  • Women and the environment

  • Sustainable Development:
  • Biodiversity
  • Capacity-building
  • Climate change
  • Demographics
  • Desertification and Drought
  • Finance
  • Forests
  • Gender equality
  • Indicators
  • Information for decision-making and participation
  • Institutional arrangements
  • International cooperation for an enabling environment
  • Land management
  • Means of Implementation (Trade, Finance, Technology, Tranfer, etc.)
  • Mining
  • Mountains
  • Partnerships
  • Poverty
  • Protecting and managing the natural resources
  • Rural Development
  • Science
  • Sustainable development for Africa
  • Sustainable development in a globalizing world
  • Trade and environment
  • Geographic scope: International
    Millennium Development Goals:
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 1993
    Organizational structure: CIFOR is headed by a Director General, with oversight provided by a Board of Trustees. There are two Deputy Director Generals for Research and for Operations. Research is divided in 7 teams and supported by a project management office and a resource development team. Operations includes teams for finance, Admin, HR and IT.
    Number and type of members: CIFOR has around 200 Staff
    Affiliation with NGO networks: CGIAR, CPF, RRI, ILC
    Funding structure:
  • Funds from other Non-Governmental Organizations
  • Grants from Governments
  • Fees for providing consulting or research services
  • Foreign and international grants
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