New study shows fluctuating political administrations de-stabilise business environment SMEs facing vicious circle of declining profitability and inability to access finance Broad ‘Illegal’ sector reputation restricts market opportunity for exporters Lima, 5th March 2019: Global Timber Forum (GTF) today launches the results of a multi-country timber industry study highlighting the major challenges facing small […]
LONDON, 22ND OCTOBER 2018: West, Central and East African associations outline support needed for 10,000 micro-businesses. Identifies a ‘micro-business paradox’ with opportunities for change at scale being missed. Research with twenty-one wood industry associations across six African countries reveals for the first time the extent of micro-businesses within their membership, the scale of […]
ACCRA, 12th OCTOBER 2018: New study describes existing gender balance and makes recommendations. The Global Timber Forum (GTF) today publishes a commissioned analysis of gender in the wood processing sector in Ghana. The new study reveals that in the wood processing sector women workers are much less visible than their male counterparts yet are involved in […]
PAPUA NEW GUINEA, 16th AUGUST 2018: GTF’s new Asia-Pacific Representative Stephen Mitchell presented at APEC’s 14th Experts Group on Illegal Logging and Associated Trade (EGILAT) meeting in Port Moresby Papua New Guinea in August. Held twice a year and open to government representatives of all 21 Pacific Rim member economies, the meeting is an exchange of information […]
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Ghana #association leaders still smiling after 3 days taking part in GTF’s academy training. To address #deforestation & #illegallogging #associations are a key trusted mechanism to reach thousands of #SMEs & #microenterprises to engage in #responsibletrade #Flegt
As training in Ghana concludes, delegates reflected on their experiences; ‘..insightful, informative & an eye opener for effective organisation of an association’ said Wood Workers’ Association of Ghana #Flegt #responsibletrade #microenterprises #SMEs
Reflecting on a wonderful couple of weeks in the Congo Basin delivering the @ZSLSPOTT Transparency Forums and connecting with colleagues at @ZSLAfrica. Fantastic to see so much passion amongst people for securing a more #sustainable and prosperous future in the region.