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                         Forestry Partnership Forum:
                  Broadening Stakeholder Participation in Forestry
                                Tuesday, 8 May 2007
                       Horison Hotel, 40 Cat Linh Street, Hanoi

The Forest Sector Support Partnership (FSSP), in close coordination with MARD, will
organize a Forestry Partnership Forum on 8 May 2007. The Partnership Forum will focus on
the theme of “Socialization – Broadening Stakeholder Participation”. It will consider
three sub-themes:
      how to engage local people and civic society, including non-state stakeholders in
       supporting forest protection, development, management, and utilization, and to
       ensure that local people receive fair benefits for their participation, and identify key
       issues needing attention to promote such participation and benefits;
      how to promote the more active engagement of the private sector in supporting the
       sector, and identify key issues needing attention to ensure that private sector can play
       a meaningful role;
      how to broaden participation not only in commercial and productive activities, but also
       in activities related to forest protection, biodiversity conservation and environmental
The Forum will start in the plenary session with two speakers, i.e., one Vietnamese speaker
and one international speaker, to provide an overview on the overall theme of “Socialization”.
The plenary speeches should be provocative, i.e. provide further discussion and debate on
the key issues and questions. The forum, then, is divided into three sessions to further
discuss the sub-themes, including A: “Engaging non-state stakeholders”, B: “Promoting
private sector participation” and C: “Promoting broader participation in, and benefits from,
forest protection, biodiversity conservation and environmental services”. The Forum will
conclude with discussions of how to move forward in promoting greater stakeholder
participation/ socialization in Vietnam’s forestry sector.
Organization of the Forum:
Forum organizing committee under the direct supervision of FSSP Chair and Co-chair is
responsible for the development of the Forum. The Forum Organizing Committee includes
representatives of Forestry Department (DoF), Forest Protection Department (FPD),
Planning Department (DoP), and voluntary FSSP Partners.
Session organizers: For each of the three parallel sessions (A, B, and C), a Session
Organizing Team takes lead and collaborate with FSSP CO and respective line-department
in organize the session, arrange presenters for different elements, etc. Members of session
organizers are as following:
   -   Session A: FD/MARD, SNV, ETSP, Oxfam GB, Care International, CIFOR
   -   Session B: Planning Dept./MARD, VIFOREST, WWF, VGF Programme/GTZ, Truong
       Thanh Company
   -   Session C: FPD/MARD, SNV, IUCN, RNE
Secretariat of the Forum: The FSSP Coordination Office serves as the secretariat for the

Chairman:     Vice-minister Hua Duc Nhi
Co-Chair:     Mr. Michel Evequoz
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          Interested stakeholders in Vietnam’s forest sector, including representatives of central and
          local government, private sector enterprises and associations, local and international non-
          governmental organizations, research institutes, universities, technical advisors,
          representatives of bilateral and multilateral donors and other multilateral organizations.

          Forum Agenda

Time        Activities                                                                     Responsible

8:00        Registration                                                                   Conference Secretariat

                                                                                           Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Binh,
8:30        Welcoming Remarks
                                                                                           Director of FSSP CO

                                                                                           Vice-minister Hua Duc
8:40        Welcoming Speech
                                                                                           Nhi, FSSP Chair

                                                                                           Dr. Michel Evequoz,
8:50        Welcoming Speech
                                                                                           FSSP Co-chair

                                                                                           Dr. Nguyen Ba Ngai
9:00        Government Perspectives on “Socialization” and how to archieve                 Deputy Director of
                                                                                           Forestry Departmetn

9:15        Participation in Forestry - International Experiences                          Dr. Katherine Warner

9:30        Discussion                                                                     Chair person

9:45        Introduction on Forum Sessions                                                 FSSP CO

10:00       Coffee Break

                             Parallel Sessions on Three Sub-Themes
10:15                                Time: 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
                         (Luncheon for all participants from 12:00 until 1:30)
            Session A. Engaging         Session B.              Session C. Promoting
            non-state stakeholders      Promoting private       participation in and
10:00 –                                 sector development/     benefits from forest       See Sessions’ agenda for
15:00                                   participation           protection, biodiversity   details
                                                                conservation and
                                                                environmental services

15:00       Tea / Coffee Break

15:15       Session Reports to Plenary (10 minutes each, then discussion)                  Chairs of Sessions

                                                                                           Chair and Co-chair of
16:00       Discussion

                                                                                           Vice-Minister Nhi, FSSP
                                                                                           Chair, and
16:45       Conclusions and Closing
                                                                                           Dr. Michel Evéquoz,
                                                                                           FSSP Co-Chair
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 Session Agenda
 Time: from 10:30 – 15:00, 8 May, 2007

 Session A. Engaging non-state stakeholders
 Chair: Forestry Department/MARD, SNV

Time            Content                                              Responsible

                Community based forest management in Dak Nong:
10:30 – 11:00                                                        Local people
                Benefits and constraints

                NGO experiences in forestry sector – opportunities
11:00 – 11:20                                                        Local NGOs
                and challenges

11:20 – 11:40   Tri-parties approach in FLEG process                 Mr. Hoa – IUCN

11:40 – 12:00   Role of research institutes                          FSIV

12:00 – 13:30   Luncheon

13:30 – 13:45   Role of media in forestry sector                     VTV

13:45 – 14:30   Group discussion

                                                                     Chair person (of
14:30 – 15:00   Summary of key issues and recommendations
                                                                     Session A)
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 Session Agenda
 Time: from 10:30 – 15:00, 8 May, 2007

 Session B: Promoting private sector development
 Chair: Planning Department/MARD, GTZ, WWF, Truong Thanh Company

Time             Content                                             Responsible

10:30 – 10:40    Introduction/ Summary Notes                         Chair Person

10:40 – 11:00    Government Policy in Promoting Private Setor
                                                                     Mr. Dinh Ngoc Minh
                 Development with focus on Forestry

11:00 – 12:00    Case Studies’s Presentations (Experience sharing)
                                                                     Invited speakers from

12:00 – 13:30    Luncheon

13:30 – 14:00    Case Studies’s Presentations (cont.)
                                                                     Invited speakers from

14:00 – 14:30    Open discussion                                     Chair Person

14:30 – 15:00    Prepare presentation to the plenary session         Convening group
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 Session Agenda
 Time: from 10:30 – 15:00, 8 May, 2007

 Session C. Promoting participation in and benefits from forest protection, biodiversity conservation
 and environmental services
 Chair: Forest Protection Department/MARD, IUCN, SNV

Time              Content                                                        Responsible

10:30 -11:00                                                                     IUCN together with
                                                                                 FPD to take lead in
                  Discussion paper on Participation and benefit-sharing          preparing the paper
                  in forest protection and biodiversity conservation             with contribution from
                                                                                 FFI, RNE, BLI, SNV,
                                                                                 FSSP CO, FSIV, Legal
                  [15 min. presentation,           15 min. discussion]
                                                                                 Department, FUV,
                                                                                 WWF, etc.)
11:00 – 11:15     Case Study #1: Local participation in protected area
                                                                                  (FFI – Mr. Quang)
                  /buffer zone management
11:15 – 11:30     Case Study #2: CDM pilot in A Luoi District, Thua-
                  Thien Hue with SNV
11:30 – 11:45     Case Study #3: Nature-based eco-tourism in mangrove
                                                                                 Yen to contact
                  forests in Can Gio BR
11:45 – 12:00     Discussion on issues in 3 case studies
12 :00 – 13:30    LUNCH BREAK
13:30 – 14:45                                                                    2 facilitators (1
                  Open Forum / Discussion on Key Issues: Participation,
                                                                                 Vietnamese & 1
                  Benefits and Forest Values for Forest Protection,
                                                                                 international) & 1
                  Conservation & Environmental services (1 hr 15 min)
                                                                                 bilingual assistant
14:45 – 15:00     Finalize Presentation (key points) (15 min)

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