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Funding Options for Adaptation
Program on Forests (PROFOR)
Funding Source Multilateral banks
Focal Sector/s Food security, agriculture, forestry and fisheries
Nature of disbursement Grant
Cofinancing Yes
Eligible Region Africa, Asia-Pacific, Least Developed Countries, Small Island Developing States, South and Central America
Summary Note PROFOR is a multi-donor partnership formed to pursue a shared goal of enhancing forests’ contribution to poverty alleviation and sustainable development through improved knowledge and approaches for sustainable forest management. PROFOR’s portfolio is diverse, comprising activities related to the four thematic areas at the international, regional or country level. The thematic areas are: livelihoods approach to provery reduction; promoting good forest governance; innovative approaches to financing sustainable forest management; and cross-sectoral cooperation (agriculture, energy, mining, and transportation). Projects are demand-driven by governments and other stakeholders, and to the greatest extent possible take the form of multi-partner, larger-scale initiatives rather than stand-alone activities. PROFOR typically funds activities that can be completed in under two years.
  • Review of conceptual understanding and practical experience of the ecosystem approach and sustainable forest management
  • Economic incentives for land restoration and sustainable forest management
Contact details for further information Eliane Kanyunyi
PROFOR Secretariat
The World Bank
1818 H Street NW, MC5-514
Washington DC, 20433
Tel: +1-(202)-473-1000
Fax: +1-(202)-522-1142
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