Form Ghana reforestation project secures major African Development Bank funding. For the AfDB the USD24 million loan to the Form Ghana project represents the first Private Sector direct investment in restoration of degraded forests, and the first Forest Investment Program (FIP) private sector project in Africa. Reforestation company Form Ghana is initiator of the project, supported by the Dutch company Form International.
NABC's 'Doing Business in Africa Award 2016' has been awarded to Form international. Managing Director of NABC Irene Visser is proud that Form international is this years’ winner. "Deforestation is one of the main challenges faced by the people of Africa. Form international's reforestation drive is having a large and important impact on the continent and we fully support their efforts."
Summer's here, which means it's time for an update. Paul Hol, initiator of the movement 'Forests for the Future - New Forests for Africa': 'In this update we share some documentation out of our Ghana conference and look forward to a similar conference in November in Tanzania. More information about this conference on UONGOZI Institute's website. They very much look forward to receiving you in Tanzania!'
Form international is founder and partner of the initiative ‘Forests for the Future – New Forests for Africa’. This initiative has been established with the aim to stimulate and drive large scale reforestation in Africa. The target to reach 100 million hectares of new forests, which African nations have set them themselves is of an exceptional size. To realize this, African leaders see the need for sustainable forestry projects based on a long-term approach and multi-stakeholder benefit. They particularly see the benefit to intensify the cooperation with the private sector as they have the resources, innovation and the ability to deliver.