This Call for proposals will support activities that address the following five priority areas:
1.Develop and test a National Forest Management Information System (NFMIS) that supports planning and monitoring of forest operations and conditions, as well as improved forest governance and value chain development.
2.Develop a strategy and tools for independent forest monitoring in partnerships with strategic non-State actors and pilot test monitoring in selected forest estates
3.Review gender roles and rights in forest decision-making and develop a gender mainstreaming manual to enhance participation in forest planning, management, and ensure equitable access to forest resources and accruing benefits.
4.Develop and establish a bar coding system for tracking timber to replace the hammer
5.Suport preparation of a mechanism to enhance responsible public procurement of timber and other forest products