Forestry Forum

A hybrid meeting hosted by the SMP were we heard about the current state of Malawi Forestry.

UK time 11:00 – 12:30 Malawi time 12:00 – 13:30
Location Hybrid: Edinburgh City Chambers and on Zoom

The Forestry forum held on 27 June discussed the key considerations in tree-planting projects in Malawi and in approaching investment in commercial forestry there. Chaired by Professor Iain Woodhouse. We heard from Dr Henry Kadzuwa who shared the report and findings on this topic. There were expert insights into a forestry approach which does no harm, seeks to benefit local-communities, is climate-friendly, fits within Malawi’s national plans and continental commitments and offers return on investment.

In an engaging and accessible presentation, Dr Kadzuwa shared an overview of the:

1. Current state of Malawi's forest industry

2. Legal and regulatory policy framework supporting commercial forestry in Malawi, and to what extent?

3. Current socio-economic/cultural and environmental benefits and considerations associated with the management of commercial forestry in Malawi.

4. Prospects, forces/risks/impacts of running commercial forestry in Malawi.

This was a great opportunity to be informed about the development of this sector and an enabling platform in which participants shared ideas and networked.

Location: Edinburgh City Chambers and on Zoom.

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Resources for the meeting

Agenda available here.

Please click here to view chat log

Potential of Commercial Forestry in Malawi presentation and Report by Dr Henry Kadzuwa

Tree Growing -Wildlife and Environmental Society of Malawi (WESM): presentation by Dr Tiwonge Mzumara-Gawa

Progress Report on Sustainable Global Governance (SGG) - ZombaTreez Project

Watch the video of the meeting here or by clicking on the Youtube image