Awareness Workshop - Forest Sector

On 29-30 September 2014, the Royal Botanic Garden held a training workshop, in Ajloun Forest Reserve to raise awareness on the importance of maintaining the forest sector. The workshop included the launch of a study entitled Problems and Challenges Facing the Forest Sector in Dibeen and Ajloun.

Representatives from government agencies, community organizations and local citizens, attended workshop sessions on environmental governance, mechanisms to achieve sustainable development, and the participatory approach.

This workshop was part of integrated training under an 18-month Environmental Governance Development project, funded by the European Union through the UNDP and Global Environment Facility, running until June 2015. The project is being implemented by the RBG with collaboration from the Royal Society for the Conversation of Nature (RSCN), and in cooperation with governmental ministries, community groups and members of the local community in Jerash and Ajloun.

For more information, contact Khalid Al-Khalidi and Mustafa Shudeifat at the RBG’s Community-Based Rangeland Rehabilitation programme.