Iniciativa Proforest Reino Unido

La Iniciativa Proforest del Reino Unido administra una variedad de programas financiados por subvenciones. Estos se entregan en colaboración con otras entidades del Grupo Proforest, que brindan experiencia local para entregar los programas y garantizar la propiedad local del conocimiento construido a través de los programas.

Nuestros programas apoyan:

  • Iniciativas a nivel de entorno y sectoriales que generan resultados ambientales y sociales positivos a escala
  • Procesos regionales y locales de múltiples partes interesadas que permitan una mejor gestión colectiva de la tierra y los recursos, y el respeto de los derechos humanos
  • Colaboración entre agencias del sector público y empresas para lograr objetivos de sostenibilidad compartidos
  • Desarrollo de capacidades entre empresas, agencias gubernamentales y la sociedad civil para producir y obtener productos básicos agrícolas y forestales de manera sostenible

PIUK también gestiona una cartera variada de proyectos a corto plazo que apoyan iniciativas de múltiples partes interesadas y esquemas de estándares voluntarios. Facilitamos numerosos procesos de múltiples partes interesadas, convocamos a actores en torno a desafíos sectoriales y asesoramos sobre aspectos técnicos de los estándares de sostenibilidad.

Declaración de propósito de PIUK

Promovemos la transformación de la producción de productos básicos agrícolas al abordar problemas sistémicos que son barreras para lograr resultados sociales y ambientales positivos.

Hacemos esto mediante la creación de colaboración entre las empresas de la cadena de suministro, los productores, los gobiernos, las ONG y otras partes interesadas mediante el intercambio de herramientas y conocimientos innovadores.

Como miembros del Grupo Proforest, podemos aprovechar el compromiso existente del grupo con las empresas de la cadena de suministro, así como su red mundial de experiencia local en los países productores.

¿Cómo se rige la Iniciativa Proforest?

La Iniciativa Proforest está registrada como organización benéfica en la Comisión de Caridad de Inglaterra y Gales (número de organización benéfica 1137523) y es supervisada por un consejo de administración independiente.

Fideicomisarios de la Iniciativa Proforest

Nuestros fideicomisarios ayudan a Proforest a lograr la implementación de nuestro plan estratégico y asegurar una gestión eficiente de la organización.

Dr Roger Cooper (presidente)

Roger has worked in the forestry sector for 45 years starting as a forest economist with the New Zealand Forest Service. He then moved to Bangor University where he was a senior lecturer in forest products and also served as Head of School. From 1996–2000 Roger was a member of the SGS Qualifor Certification Council, and a member of the FWC National Committee from 2007-2013. He is a trustee of Coed Cymru cyf and has served as a trustee of the Proforest Initiative since 2010.

Dr Chris Elliott

Dr Chris Elliott is an Adjunct Professor in the faculty of Forestry, University of British Columbia. He was the first Executive Director of the Climate and Land Use Alliance (CLUA) and prior to joining the Alliance worked for WWF in a variety of capacities and regions over twenty years, starting as China Program Coordinator and ending as Executive Director, Conservation, at WWF International. Before that, he was employed by The World Bank and by the Bank of Boston. He began his professional career by working for several years in organic agriculture. Chris has been closely involved in major forest conservation initiatives in the Congo Basin and the Amazon and led the development of a global partnership between WWF and IKEA. He worked on the establishment of the Forest Stewardship Council and was the organization’s first Board Chair. His education is in plant sciences, forestry, forest policy and ecosystem management at the universities of London, Yale and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL). His doctoral dissertation was on forest certification as a policy instrument. 

Emily Fripp

Emily is the Founder and Director of Efeca and has worked for more than 20 years in the field of natural resource economics. She specialises in the sustainable use and trade of natural resources (in particular timber and agricultural commodities), economic valuation and payments for ecosystem services (PES), supporting policy dialogue (EU FLEG(T), REDD, REDD+ and EU policies), and managing large, complex, global programmes. She joined the Proforest Initiative Board of Trustees in 2016.

Dr Mary Hobley

Mary is an independent consultant providing advice and support on programme design, appraisal, review, evaluation and policy-related research to bilateral, multilateral donors and NGOs. She studied forestry at Bangor, University of Wales and completed a doctorate at the Australian National University, Canberra in 1990. Today, Mary operates from the macro to micro policy level to understand social and political dynamics, working with women and men, community organisations, national governments, local governments, private sector, non-government organisations and civil society. She also works with organisations to review and advise on restructuring strategies, structures and systems. Formerly she has served as a trustee of CIFOR, a peer reviewer for the International Foundation for Science a member of the DFID Forestry Research Programme Advisory Committee, and a panel member for the Darwin Initiative Expert Committee. She joined the Proforest Initiative Board of Trustees in 2018.

Anders Lindhe

Anders has been involved with conservation and certification for more than twenty years, including four years with WWF Sweden, and six years as WWF International forest certification officer. He has participated in numerous national and international FSC processes and working groups, helped to create and develop the High Conservation Value (HCV) concept, and coordinated the FSC Plantations Review. Anders also co-facilitated the RTRS standard-setting process with Proforest, and was a member of the RSPO Biodiversity and HCV Working Group and Compensation Task Force 2011-2016. Other work over the years include developing WWF’s Paper Scorecard and Certification Assessment Tool, assisting Swedish public procurement of wood products, and supporting national implementation of the EU Renewable Energy Directive. Anders joined the HCV Network as Technical Manager in 2013, and currently focuses on responsible practises for smallholders and on procedures for participatory forest monitoring. He has a PhD in conservation biology (Uppsala), a degree in chemistry and botany (Stockholm), and many years of experience teaching forest conservation and historic land use.

Dr Ines Smyth

Ines Smyth is an expert in gender and women's rights. Before becoming a development practitioner, Ines was a lecturer and researcher at various academic institutions, including the Institute of Social Studies in The Hague and the London School of Economics. Ines was a Senior Gender Advisor at Oxfam GB for nearly 20 years, developing and implementing the policies, strategies and plans through which Oxfam contributed to the realisation of women's rights.

Ines is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Gender and Development network and of the Gender Rights ANd Development (GRAND) network, as well as  AWID (the Association for Women's Rights in Development). A concern for women's rights has been a constant in her professional and personal life.

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