MRVs in Woodland Nations 2011


2011 is the UN International Year of Forests.  To join in the global prioritisation of trees the Forestry Research Institute of Malawi (FRIM) will host a conference and workshop specifically dealing with the challenge of woodland nations in monitoring, reporting and verifying (MRV) the state of the trees.

The conference will take place between 22-24 June in Bunda College, Lilongwe.  The draft programme is now available.


The conference will includes oral and posters on:

·         REDD and other carbon credit schemes

·         Remote Sensing

·         Community mapping and participatory GIS

·         Field/Inventory estimates

·         Modelling estimates

·         GIS and data management for MRVs

·         Ecosystem services

The accompanying skills workshop will take place between 20-22 June, also in Bunda College, Lilongwe.  This will be run by staff from the University of Malawi’s Bunda College and the University of Mzuzu.

A field visit to Zomba plateau over the long weekend after the conference is also available (please note your interest in this excursion when you register).


The Department of Forestry of Malawi

LTS International,

Bunda College, University of Malawi

Mzuzu University, Malawi

The University of Edinburgh,

REDD Horizon,

The Waterloo Foundation

Malawi, 22-24 June 2011
The Warm Heart of Africa will host one of the most important conferences of the year aimed at shared capacity development for measuring, reporting and verifying (MRV) the state of woodlands.
2011 is the year that trees are top of the list