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A workshop on sustainable wood management is being organised by ECREEE in collaboration with the GBEP (Global Bioenergy Partnership) and its partners to provide a forum for sharing knowledge and information on sustainable supply of woody biomass for specific stakeholders. The workshop, which is supported by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management (BLMFUW), will be held in Cotonou, Benin from 09 - 11 May 2016 and will provide information and enhance the capacities of relevant actors within the forestry and wood energy value-chain and come out with conclusions and recommendations.
Specific objectives of the workshop are as follow:
The workshop is being held against the backdrop of high dependency of the region on traditional biomass use for domestic energy supply. The harvesting and use of such biomass is highly unsustainable and has adverse consequences on the health of women and children with resultant degradation of the ecosystem.
It has been realised that for the region to move and promote Clean Cooking Solutions and sustainable biomass use, it is necessary to have a systematic and harmonized approach to the challenges confronting the domestic energy sector.
The workshop aims at achieving the following outputs:
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